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WinSingad is a Microsoft Windows based software for singing training.


WinSingad is software for singing training. It started life as SINGAD, which stands for "SINGing Assessment and Development", running on a BBC Micro [1] and it was designed for use in primary schools to develop and assess children's singing pitching skills.

It was later ported to the Atari range of computers [2] to take advantage of MIDI and more recently to Windows. [3] SINGAD enabled the pitching strategies used by children to be explored and compared with adult singers [4] and its use for real-time visual feedback in singing training was beneficial. [5]

WinSingad displays

WinSingad offers displays of:

In addition, a web camera window is often placed on screen with the camera positioned at the singer's side to provide a side view to enable posture to be viewed. In effect, this is a 90 degree mirror which gives a clear indication of spine alignment.



  1. Howard, D.M., and Welch, G.F. (1989). "Microcomputer-based singing ability assessment and development", Applied Acoustics, 27, (2), 89-102.
  2. Howard, D.M., and Welch, G.F. (1993). "Visual displays for the assessment of vocal pitch matching development", Applied Acoustics, 39, 235-252.
  3. Howard, D.M., Brereton, J., Welch, G.F., Himonides, E., DeCosta, M., Williams, J., and Howard, A.W. (2007). "Are Real-Time Displays of Benefit in the Singing Studio? An Exploratory Study", Journal of Voice, 21, (1), 20-34.
  4. Howard, D.M., and Angus, J.A.S. (1998). "A comparison between singing pitching strategies of 8 to 11 year olds and trained adult singers", Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 22, (4), 169-176.
  5. Welch, G.F., Howard, D.M., and Rush, C. (1989). "Real-time visual feedback in the development of vocal pitch accuracy in singing", Psychology of Music, 17, 146-157.

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