Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The different sounds between Major and Minor scales and how it relates to develop the singing skills

It is very important for a singer to know and need to master and practice the difference between the sounds of Major and minor Scales because it has a big impact with your hearing techniques in singing. Once you are being able to identify and sing the major and minor key soon it is very easy for you to sing. Try to get your available instrument and play the C Major scales and also the minor scales the B minor. The C major sound is like the feeling of happiness and lively whiles the B minor sound is like a tone of sadness.

Picture of C Major Scales

Here is the example of C Major Scales and try to play the scaling on your guitar or piano and you will notice the Major scales is like climbing up to the mountain without hesitation also if you play the scaling going down, is like running the stairs from 4rth floor until ground in a comfortable condition. When it applies to the singing skills, once you are going to sing a major key, try to express it with full of energy and have a strong feeling into it, so that you can give the meaning and interpret the piece very well.

Picture of B minor Scales

Again play the minor scale it in your mastered instrument. Minor scales are always below the pitch of major scales. So, if you sing in a minor key your singing style must bring has its expression in a sad mood and mysterious tone. In fact, minor key is the most expressive the way you sing. It needs more deep feelings and it must be true emotions when you try to interpret and sing a song in a minor key.

A simple example with this is a “Happy Birthday song” you will easily know that this is a Major Key because from its title itself. What if there are times you celebrate your birthday alone because no one remembered your birthday, can you sing the happy birthday song in a happy mood? Maybe not because the current emotion will affect automatically through the song you sing. The minor tone has big impact when you sing love songs.

Picture of C Major Chord & A minor chord, F Major Chord & D minor chord