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Want to be pitch-perfect? Nowadays, technology has made it possible to make sure your voice pitch is on point. Apps, for instance, are a great way to track your voice and pitch, and below is a list of some of those that you can choose from:
Celebrity vocal coach, Bret Manning, makes sure you stay on pitch with the VoiceCoach app. Exercises can be adjusted based on your voice type and range. This app also helps your improve your tone, technique and control to increase your range and endurance--all at your own pace.
Your own personal voice instructor at a reasonable price, VoiceTutor is a must-have for those who want to better their voice. Like a real-life voice instructor, the app first provides you with a diagnostic to determine what areas in your singing style need to be improved.
With the data gathered from the diagnostic in mind, the app goes on to provide specialized lessons for your voice. From the fundamentals of singing theory to vocal chord strengthening exercises, VoiceTutor is a valuable tool for beginning and expert singers alike.
Pitch Pipe+ is an application for both singers and those who want to tune instruments. Some useful features include chromatic pitch pipes, of which you can choose between C-C and F-F pipes. It also enables you to playback six octaves worth of pitches. The guitar tuner view is helpful if you want to tune to Standard, Dropped D, DADGAD, Open D, Open G or Open A.
Having the ability to hear notes correctly is essential to singing in pitch. Do Re Mi Ear Training, the portable Solfège app, is an advantageous resource for pitch recognition, interval training and an overall understanding of music theory. The app also provides a plethora of exercises and customizable settings.
Another app for helping to properly warm up and develop your voice is Singer’s Friend. You can tweak settings based on your range, allowing you to choose from 15 distinct scale patterns. Proper voice exercises are important for improving technique and staying on pitch.
Want to work on your harmonies? This unique app is for you! It consists of three songs (“Lean on Me”, “Proud Mary” and “Teach Your Children”), each with four-part harmony presented by experienced singers.
The beauty of this app is that it allows you to adjust settings, such as muting certain voices, to practice harmonies by yourself or with other singers. Additional four-part harmony songs are in the works.
If you want to get even more serious with developing and tracking your voice and pitch, Vocalize is the most comprehensive app (and most expensive of these featured apps) for vocal training. Along with numerous other features, this app provides advice on topics such as songwriting and interviews from professionals, such as ENT (ears, nose, and throat) doctors.
Along with using these apps, it would be beneficial to use aromatherapy as a means of preserving and soothing your voice. For instance, a vaporizer with aromatherapy leaves would be great to use during vocal exercises. Caring for your voice in this way as well as with any of these apps will ensure you keep your pipes in tip-top shape.