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is there any benefit or damage of singing while ears closed?

musicalmanmusicalman 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 30
ken said this in his pitch section of course about singing while ears closed

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    TerenceTerence 3.0 Streaming Posts: 364

    ken said this in his pitch section of course about singing while ears closed

    If you mean with earplugs or fingers in your ears, it's intructive to do so, now and then, to hear and feel the sensations in your head and body. For me, it also helps prevent oversinging when using in-ears during performance. Be careful to take the plugs out periodically to prevent oversinging, which seems to be the primary risk.
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    musicalmanmusicalman 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 30
    @terence what do you mean by oversinging?
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    musicalmanmusicalman 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 30
    @terence i tried to practice relative pitch training while ears closed, after that my relative pitch seemed to be weaken.
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    TerenceTerence 3.0 Streaming Posts: 364

    @terence what do you mean by oversinging?

    Singing too loudly or with too much air, or both. If my in-ears mix during performance is wrong (my vocals to low) then I tend to oversing. If my vocal is turned up then I tend to sing more lightly which is more often correct. The same can happen if you're simply using ear plugs and singing exercises to feel the sensations in your body.
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    TerenceTerence 3.0 Streaming Posts: 364

    @terence i tried to practice relative pitch training while ears closed, after that my relative pitch seemed to be weaken.

    I don't think you want your ears blocked when practicing to obtain better relative pitch, or some form of perfect pitch with your instrument. I have this with guitar and am getting it with voice but don't know of any shortcuts. With guitar the 'shortcut' was thousands of hours on the instrument. With voice it shaping up to be the same thing.
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    musicalmanmusicalman 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 30
    @Terence
    how do i learn to tune a guitar without tuner like ken did in his video of better pitch section of volume 1
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    TerenceTerence 3.0 Streaming Posts: 364

    @Terence
    how do i learn to tune a guitar without tuner like ken did in his video of better pitch section of volume 1

    With guitar, the 'shortcut' was thousands of hours on the instrument. With voice, it shaping up to be the same thing.

    Maybe someone out there has made a course?
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    musicalmanmusicalman 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 30
    @Terence i didnt really understand what he explained in that video ,can you explain it to me?
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    michaelmusicmichaelmusic 2.0 ENROLLED Posts: 267
    Not sure what you are looking to do by plugging your ears. When performing in loud bars with insufficient monitoring it helps to have at least 1 ear plug in one ear to hear your voice resonate in your head. Although not as ideal as singing in a small room where you can hear your voice bounce off the walls in front and around you without any loud interfering noises it's still better than a loud area such as a bar where theres no surface near your voice to bounce the voice back to you.
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    musicalmanmusicalman 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 30
    can you explain what ken said in second last video of better pitch section in hts 2.0 volume 1?
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    HumanRobotHumanRobot Member Posts: 247

    ken said this in his pitch section of course about singing while ears closed

    HI

    Ears closed ? Thats very intiruging to me ? Do you mean literally shut off the connection bewteen what you hear
    and what is played ?

    I guess if thats what you mean - it would like being deaf and your other senses would feel things in a deeper,
    more connective way I guess?

    As music isn't just about hearing but feeling as well . But shutting off your ears to music is very intrigueing to me.

    If that's what you mean - there is a famous deaf percussionist and she plays by vibrations - so maybe there
    is something in that. Fascinating stuff.

    Human Robot
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