How to Sing in Tune
What you'll learn
- You will have a clearer understanding of musical intervals (the distance between notes)
- You will sing with more confidence, knowing exactly where to locate the pitch of every note
- You will develop the muscle memory necessary to “feel” where each note should be placed in the throat
- This course is for singers who already know a bit about vocal technique, mainly breath support and vocal placement
- You should plan to dedicate at least fifteen to twenty minutes a day to ear training in order to perfect your perception of the various intervals [= difference between two pitches]
Last updated: 8/9/2021
You’re convinced that you have good singing pitch, but you keep receiving feedback from others that you’re not quite “on” all the time;
You want to develop your musical ear to be able to detect the slightest imperfection in your and others’ intonation;
You’re ready to take a definite step toward sounding really professional...
Then...this course is for you!
Many singers believe that, in order to have good pitch, all it takes is having some basic vocal technique, and that will do it. Good pitch, however, comes primarily from training the ear; then you need a solid vocal technique in order to seamlessly translate what your ear perceives into a good singing tone.
This course will focus primarily on ear training. Since it’s targeted for intermediate singers, we’re assuming that whoever takes this course already has some basic knowledge of singing technique (although some of the essentials will be touched on at the beginning of the course as a reminder). If you don’t have any knowledge of singing technique, I recommend you first take my other course, Singing For Busy People.
"I'm a lot more confident about my singing voice after taking this course! It was fun and the instructor is very clear about what to do." --J.A.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for intermediate/advanced singers who already have some vocal training but find it hard to sing with good pitch.
- Are you convinced that you have good pitch, and yet you’re getting feedback from others that you’re not quite on all the time? Then this course is for you!
Ramesha Nani was six years old when he started classical guitar lessons at the Scuola di musica Colombo in Lugano, Switzerland. He began studying the violin in middle school, receiving his Diploma in violin performance from the Music Conservatory in Como, Italy.
After becoming disillusioned with music performance as a career, he turned to teaching music in middle school, quickly discovering that he had a gift for relating to students and opening their eyes to the wonders of sound.
During this time he started singing with rock bands. However, he felt the need to increase the range and flexibility of his voice; and so he began taking singing lessons from renowned Swiss-Italian soprano, Giovanna Zaugg-Casella. In the seven years that he worked with Madame Zaugg-Casella, Ramesha discovered a versatile tenor voice that he can apply to many different musical styles, as well as a thorough knowledge of how the voice works.
Ramesha met his wife, Bhagavati, when they performed together at Ananda Assisi and moved with her to the United States in 2006 in order to participate more fully in the music ministry of Ananda. Ramesha is in demand as a vocal instructor; in addition to in-person lessons, he teaches online to students throughout the world.
From 2010 to 2013 Ramesha lived in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to teaching voice, he still plays violin and guitar as part of his music ministry with his wife, Bhagavati Nani. They both are part of the singing quartet "The Joy Singers", whose mission is to share positive, uplifting music. He's also a member of the NAMTA, the North American Music Teachers Association.
In 2013 he moved back to Ananda Village, in Nevada City, CA to help lead Ananda Music worldwide.
“Ramesha has helped me to develop as a singer. He has supported me and continuously encouraged me, without which I might not have been able to uncover the joy of singing. He believed in me even when I did not. I could not have made as much progress as I have without Ramesha's practical guidance." -- I.K., Nevada City, CA
“I first met Ramesha when I was living at Ananda for a couple months. The first time I heard his voice I was mesmerized. Having taken voice lessons for about 7-8 years previously and missing singing, I jumped at the opportunity when he announced he was teaching voice. His technique of teaching is superb and I am very pleased with the results!!! I look forward to learning more from him in the future." -- L.K., Tucson, AZ