While trying to improve your voice you may be thinking, “How can I tell if I’m singing on pitch?” Here’s a few tricks you can use while you’re still improving your ear.
Use Vibrational Tracking.
This is (probably) not a term you’ll find on google (at least as it relates to voice). Vibrational Tracking is a term I’ve come up with to basically mean tracking the vibrations your voice creates while you hit different pitches. You see, as you sing higher notes, the core of the vibration of sound basically moves up higher in your skull with each ascending pitch. Try humming the note you are trying to singing and memorizing where you feel the vibration in your body. Then the next time you are trying to return to that pitch, direct your sound to that area.
Use a recording device.
Sometimes a student can feel cringey about listening to themselves sing on a recording. But this is a great way to assess how well your voice is matching pitch, and if you need to make any adjustments. You don’t have to worry about producing the sounds at the same time as you are evaluating them.
Use a pitch tracking App.
Apps like Onpitch or Singtrue are great for singers because they give you real time feedback on how you are doing matching notes by creating a visual representation of where you are currently singing in relation to the note you are trying to hit.