Many singers want to improve their ear for music so they can sing better, and they’re right that ear training is the key. But what kind of singing ear training can you do?

The short answer is: Focus on pitch.

Specifically, singers should use ear training to develop their sense of relative pitch. This helps a singer in a number of ways:

Better intonation

A more accurate sense of pitch helps a singer to hear whether they are singing in tune and correct any pitching errors.

Pitch ear training builds this core sense of pitch.

More powerful musical expression

Having strong relative pitch skills allows a singer to artfully manipulate pitch (e.g. with slides and vibrato) for the sake of musical expression, cr