When I sing off the beat or while being played, I do not know for sure when I am making a mistake. I just know I usually do so when you are listening to me on the phone. Sometimes I sing and then I don’t sing, or sometimes when I am playing a tune I sing while it is playing, but I can’t figure out if it is just my imagination.
The “Oops! I sing it off the beat” mistake is quite common if you are working at a record label. I know of people doing this for two reasons. First, they are just bad at singing. Second, they have to make a number of albums with singles, which involves playing some songs very good and some bad songs, and making the wrong decision on which ones you put on the album.
Let’s look at the examples:
Example 1 : Here is an example of a mistake where I am not sure whether it is a mistake or not. I am trying to sing “I’m Not Going to Miss a Beat,” but my mouth is moved too close to the beat.
Example 2 : Here is an example where I am sure it is a mistake because my voice sounds very unnatural. But my mouth moves too close to the beat.
Another example is the time I had to wait to see if I would make the show, so I sing “I’m Not Going to Miss a Beat” and the record label puts the song on the second side.
I think the best way to avoid these errors is to learn to stop playing music when I am singing off the beat or without my voice being able to carry the melody. Here are a few tips on this issue:
Listen closer to a song or even play it yourself (without headphones).
I have tried to listen more to music that I am not going to be singing and I am not sure exactly what I will be singing about, so I have had great results. Once I am done with the listening, I try to hear a track again, usually about 5 times. That way I will start to guess what it is. If I want to sing this song, I will just start up the piano, and it will sound great. If it works, then I will start with another track and let it take a bit for my voice to recover so I have a nice smooth song.
If the song is not going to be that smooth in real life, I might as well not take part in