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    Default how do i know if im singing in key

    I suck when I sing, but I want to become better how do I know if I'm singing in key?

    I mean when I sing I just sing I don't even know if Im singing in key or not so I want to fix this problem
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    Simplest test would be to record yourself singing with your ukulele
    onto you PC.All you need is a PC Mic and they start very cheap and
    go to...what you want to spend! Listen back to the Mp3/Wav that
    you have recorded;if your voice sounds in the same key as the uke
    then you are on the way! Practice,practice, practice!

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    I personally sing to my wife... if she grimaces then we know that there is something wrong.

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    I'm glad you asked this question as I have wondered about it for some time. I'm interested to hear what others say about this....

    I find it is easier to sing in a couple keys and I assume that is my vocal range (an extremely limited range at that). Finally, I decided that I am singing in key if I am having so much fun that I forget to be self conscious (regardless of any validity in said belief)!

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    I tend to serve a lot of adult drinks to others in the room. It seems my singing improves greatly as the night goes on...........
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    I agree 100% with the "record yourself and then listen" suggestion. Sometimes when I am practicing and think I am in a zone and sounding wonderful I record myself. It almost always deflates my bubble, but every once in a while I almost sound ok.

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    If your dog howls, covers his/her ears, or simply leave the room you are singing off key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roxhum View Post
    If your dog howls, covers his/her ears, or simply leave the room you are singing off key.
    I was just going to mention that. Also, if your neighbors complain.

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    Singing in key means you are singing the same notes as the key you are playing in. Say you are playing in the key of C (all the white notes on the piano starting from one C to the next C. If in the melody the note is say a D and you sing it a little flat (Db) or a little sharp (D#) you are singing off key. Hope this makes sense. Practising with a piano is a great way to help your singing. You need to be able to hear the melody in order for you to imitate it.

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