“I am musical director for HeartSong, a hospice chorale located in Belfast, Maine. When we’re singing in small groups and very intimate situations when people are near death, we’re singing in four part harmonies and unaccompanied. Especially in those situations, we believe that our pitch and bending need to be as good as possible. Here’s our website for more information on our work: http://www.heartsongmaine.org
Two of HeartSong’s leaders purchased PitchPerfector™ previously and we were shocked to see that our own pitch was not what we thought it was. UsingPitchPerfector™ just a few minutes a day has helped us both tremendously.
About a month or so ago, I began taking my lap top with PitchPerfector™ to rehearsals for people to try for about a half-hour before we began our warmups and singing. We were all very surprised to notice how much more in tune our singing was — and I was pleasantly surprised that so many singers could hear the difference. Since then, more than half the chorale has ordered their ownPitchPerfector™ and we’re looking forward to the results both personally and for the group. We’ll keep you posted.
Thank you Stephen for this amazing tool. We’re grateful!”
May 7, 2013
“When I first started using OnPitch, I discovered that I was a little low on my thirds and fifths. After using OnPitch a few times I was consistently hitting them without much effort. Thanks Stephen!”
“My wife and me have been singing together for over 35 years, currently my brother has joined us to form a trio. We travel throughout the US & Can. sharing what God has given us by way of concerts and doing the music for many Evangelistic crusades. Close harmony is and accurate pitch is an absolute necessity when you are on the road and the “Pitch Graphing Tool” has proven to be a great asset in helping us reach that goal. Thank you so much.”
” Being a graduate of The Boston Conservatory, I had always considered myself to be a great singer. But it wasn’t until my senior year that I was told by the jury panel I had some “minor pitch problems.” As you can imagine, I was quite upset considering how much pride I had always taken in my singing. The revelation stayed in my thoughts, and even after I started booking high profile singing and acting gigs, it still affected my confidence. The worst part about it was I had NO WAY to monitor my pitch! A music director could give me a correction, but I still felt absolutely powerless. So even if I was singing perfectly in tune, my performances would sometimes lack the commitment that makes them memorable for an audience.
When I first found out about Pitch Perfector, I was skeptical… I had always figured that your musical ear was something you were born with. You could learn theory, but your ear was your ear and you were stuck with it. When I saw that the price seemed reasonable and offered me my money back if it didn’t work, I decided to take a chance.
And it was the best decision I’ve made in a long time… Not just has it improved my overall pitch and musicality, but it has alerted me to ‘problem areas’ in my range. Now I know that my tendency was to go a little bit sharp when I sang an F natural on an ‘O’ vowel, etc.
Armed with this new knowledge, my confidence has sky rocketed! My fear of singing out of tune has vanished. And the best part of it all is when you’re not worried about singing in tune, you are truly able to focus on what you’re singing about.
Awesome product! Thanks so much!! “
Boston Conservatory Graduate Class of 03?
“I had never thought much about pitch until my drama teacher brought it up to me. I was a backup singer in a production show, and he would constantly remind me, “David, you’re a little flat. David, you’re voice is standing out a little to much. David, can you just lip sync and act like your singing for me?”
After rehearsal, I asked him about my singing. He replied, “You’re just a little flat, nothing that can’t be fixed.” He recommended that I get a vocal coach, but after some research I learned that the cheapest coaches charge over $100 a lesson! I didn’t pursue a vocal coach, but instead took my search online, and ended up finding a complete set of vocal warmups on youtube.
However, a problem remained. I had no idea if I was singing the warmups on pitch! While this may seem funny to trained musicians, it’s important to know that I had zero experience playing an instrument. Pitch was a relatively foreign concept to me. I often confused volume and softness for pitch, and had a hard time accessing my own range.
I came across PitchPerfector googling around for a tool that would tell me my pitch. At first, I was skeptical. And sixty-seven dollars was a lot of money to be spending on a tool that I wasn’t sure about. But, I rationalized my skepticism by reminding myself that a single vocal lesson would cost me double!
So, I purchased PitchPerfector and it’s been a godsend in helping me understand pitch. Within a couple of minutes I felt my muscle memory improve. At first, I didn’t know what middle C was. But after a few minutes, I could sing it on demand (along with other notes). PitchPerfector has definitely helped better my understanding of pitch. “
– David Crawford
Los Angeles, Ca
“I was never much of a singer to begin with but was willing to try anything to get better. I use your application almost every night and have noticed HUGE changes. While I know my technique still needs work, it’s nice to know that I don’t have to worry about hitting the notes anymore. It gives me time to work on the other aspects of singing. Anyway, it’s a great application and well worth the money in my opinion. “
– Dirk Peterson
San Jose, Ca
“tried Pitch Perfector tonight and I’m pleased with it. I found I did improve my pitch a bit over a 30 minute period. I learned that I tend to sing sharp ascending and flat while descending. I had thought I just sang flat all the time. It was very interesting to see what my voice was doing and I think this program is going to be very helpful with my voice lessons.”
“My daughter is thrilled! She says it’s the best birthday present ever!”
Wahpeton, North Dakota
“…fantastic product. Thanks, Daniel”
San Francisco, CA
“I really like the software… ”
“Thank you a million times! Product is GREAT!!!”
– Delphine C.
“This is a really great product! :)”
– Mona P.
“I go flatter on lower notes, stay mainly on pitch with upper medium notes and then tend to go sharper on higher notes. I need to practise relaxing my throat and chest when i sing, because I feel I have something to share, but it often feels forced, even when i feel I’m enjoying the music, and genuine about the song. I don’t understand why that is, but it’s probably because o need to develop more experience and skills.
I have an audition this Sunday and so the pitch perfector will really help! Thanks again so much for your prompt reply to my emails, I really feel supported by you.
Best wishes and God bless you, Caroline”
Upper Beeding, UK
“Thank you very much for your quick reply! The download and install went perfectly! This is a great product and I’m sure I’ll be using it for years.”
“I’ve just been using V1.0 for a week or so and have made HUGE improvements. I’ve practiced for about an hour and a half each day, in one session. The great thing is that you can SEE your improvements on the screen – it takes away all the ‘doubt’ from your own ear. When I use the scales I close my eye’s so I don’t ‘chase’ the line. If I’m over 50 cents off then I will do it with my eye’s open and ‘chase’ the line. After about 3 x goes, I will start hitting the line. So, then you know you can do it!
I guess a lot of this goes into the unconscious mind and you just start to improve naturally. It’s also great fun to use, you don’t get bored or anything. The thing is, because you improve so quickly you actually WANT to do your scales each day!
I was singing along to a U2 cd in the car today and I was also singing in the bits where Bono didn’t and I just KNEW I was ‘on-pitch’ with the song, it felt really good.
You have a great product here. The extra things in V2.O are just the ‘icing on the cake’. In a way, I’m glad I started with V1.0 because the Scales in that were challenging enough for me, at my level. However, now I feel I’m ready to move it up a gear, all thanks to this amazing product.
I will let you know how I get on with V2.0.
“I got this yesterday and its great! It
does everything I need to do and its so great to finally be able to see whats wrong as I have been struggling to find a way to improve my pitch. I love using it and Im sure I will get a lot out of it. I also love the guide to the training excersises. I think is so important because like most people I would probably have gone straight into trying to fix things by starting with a song. Its great to have that step by step guide on how to get the most out of it. It’s a very cool piece of kit and its just what Ive been looking for!!