Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): If you’re one of those who avoid karaoke, then there’s something you should know: A researcher has claimed that most people possess hidden singing talent.
According to Lawrence Rosenblum, professor of psychology at the University of California, “you likely sing better than you realize.”
Rosenblum”s new book, See What I”m Saying: The Extraordinary Powers of Our Five Senses, explains that “most of us can carry a tune when given the appropriate context,” reports Discovery News.
In the tome, the expert mentioned a study, where individuals were randomly approached in a Montreal public park and were asked to sing the Quebec version of “Happy Birthday.”
The impromptu versions were then later computer analyzed for pitch and tempo errors.
“The results showed that a large majority of these park goers sung with few tempo errors, and only some slight errors in pitch,” Rosenblum wrote.
A follow-up experiment asked subjects with zero musical training to sing this same song at a slower rate. Surprisingly, 85 percent of the singers nailed the tune, with “errors so small as to rival those of a group of professional singers.” (ANI)