Often, people struggle with hearing and differentiating pitches or struggle staying on pitch once they start singing and they call themselves “tone-deaf.” Studies have found that there is a medical “tone-deaf” condition. There is actually have a medical condition where people can’t hear and differentiate pitches. This condition is called “amusia,” which is either caused by either brain damage or a processing anomaly at birth. Fortunately, only about 4% of the population suffers from amusia. Most often, people who associate themselves with being tone-deaf are not suffering from amusia, but rather are suffering from a lack of training with pitch differentiation.
But never fear! Even if you didn’t have the right training as a kid, it doesn’t mean you’re doomed to be a “tone-deaf” adult! With the right concentration and practice, you can succeed at being a great musician. By doing some pitch ear training and practicing singing simple songs, you can work to develop and improve your inner-ear’s ability to hear and differentiate pitch and you can improve your vocal chord strength which will help to develop more control over your voice.
If someone has ever told you that you’re “tone deaf” or narrow-mindedly ever told you that you “can’t sing”-take heart! They’re most likely wrong. We at Premier Performing Arts Studio can help you take control of your voice and turn you into a confident, competent, and talented musician!