How Good Are Your Ears?, perfect pitch?
How good are your ears
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I have relative pitch: being able to correctly identify the melodic interval between two notes [ 18 ] ** [31.03%]
I can immediately spit back a short lick without seeing how its played [ 7 ] ** [12.07%]
I can listen to a solo and re-create it through trial and error (or maybe perfect the first time :o ) [ 14 ] ** [24.14%]
I can hear a triad and identify the correct inversion [ 5 ] ** [8.62%]
I have perfect pitch, I can identify exactly what note/ triad [ 1 ] ** [1.72%]
I can listen to a song/melody/tune and determine what chords are being played the way the solo is being played. [ 4 ] ** [6.90%]
I can listen to a song and immediately identify the age and blood type of the person that wrote it. :o (No one should be picking this one :lol: ) [ 9 ] ** [15.52%]
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Ctodd
Mar 31 2008, 12:34 AM
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How good are your ears?

Personally I have only been around music and music theory for about 8 months now.

And i really need to think about it but i believe i have developed a good sense of relative pitch

I was just curious how long it takes to develop these skills

and is perfect pitch something devoloped? or are you just born with it. ( I have heard both)



in your post please include how long you have been studying music/playing guitar.
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Mar 31 2008, 12:54 AM
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Well it's all very relative really. I can play and sing E note with my voice and go from there. SO I guess it's a relative pitch for now. About recreating solos, it depends how fast the solo is being played.

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Mar 31 2008, 01:43 AM
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I know the age, bloodtype, and favorite food of the musician!

Nah, my ears need training...

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Mar 31 2008, 01:49 AM
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Where is the "I hardly learn songs by ear, but I can play whatever is tabbed tongue.gif " option?

hehe

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Ok, ok, I know I shouldn't have chosen last option but I couldn't help it! wink.gif

I guess I'm the trial & error kind: my ears are not that good!, but I usually know after a few tries if I'm hitting the right chords, or right notes in a simple (slow) solo.

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Wow, the last one is tied for 2nd, either GMC must be full of great eared musicians! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif









































Or a bunch of liars .. dry.gif laugh.gif

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My ear pitch recognition is pretty weak, I can identify 5ths, octaves, 7ths ect. but thats about it.

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Nemanja Filipovi...
Mar 31 2008, 05:13 AM
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I have relative pitch...
but I have the ability to say with out looking if it is a male or female singer biggrin.gif

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I chose the second option, I coud get better smile.gif

And I agree with Nemanja about the sex of the singer laugh.gif

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Mar 31 2008, 02:54 PM
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Eh... Nemanja really? Look at Tokio hotel.. and tell me.. biggrin.gif

Trial and error for me:)

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I can improvise over a chord sequence without knowing the chords and I can tab out songs quite straight forward but I still have a lot to learn.

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QUOTE (Jakub Luptovec @ Mar 31 2008, 03:54 PM) *
Eh... Nemanja really? Look at Tokio hotel.. and tell me.. biggrin.gif


Thats obviously a girl tongue.gif

My ears are pretty trained since in Blind Guardian we don't write down music, we only record it and whenever we have to "look something up" (like before every tour) we don't read our songs, we just hear them.

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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Mar 31 2008, 05:14 PM) *
Thats obviously a girl tongue.gif

My ears are pretty trained since in Blind Guardian we don't write down music, we only record it and whenever we have to "look something up" (like before every tour) we don't read our songs, we just hear them.


You make all your songs in the studio? Doesn't that cost quite a bit?


I have no ear training at all nor do i know how to do it. If someone played me a note i would have no idea what it was

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I can identify the intervals with 70-90 (depending of the day laugh.gif) because I've been practicing with some software to help my ear training. So with this skill I can know what note is played but spending lot of time and with a probability of a 50% to be 1 tone up or down... that's because I usually speak with a B note and i can know the interval between my own voice and the note played. biggrin.gif

Well I wish in few years I will be able to identify all notes fastly, but that's not too much important for me smile.gif

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QUOTE (Jakub Luptovec @ Mar 31 2008, 03:54 PM) *
Eh... Nemanja really? Look at Tokio hotel.. and tell me.. biggrin.gif

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

he he....you got me there....

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QUOTE (steve25 @ Mar 31 2008, 09:25 PM) *
You make all your songs in the studio? Doesn't that cost quite a bit?


Not really, we all have our little studios at home, based on Pro Tools or Logic, so when we write songs, we use those setups, and when it comes to recording our albums, we also have our own "big" studio for this, so whenever we want to record something, there is for sure a way.

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hey Juan did you made all that progress with that GNU SOlfege that you recommended a while ago?

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yes, I'm doing this progress with the Solfege biggrin.gif

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Number 1 and 3 for me.

I sometimes surprise myself though, as I find my hearing skills sometimes better than other times, meaning that sometimes I can figure out the chords and the scale by hearing the song 1 time. Other days I might have to hear it a couple of times, of course it also depends on the difficulty of the chords, if there are a lot of extended chords it usually takes some time. tongue.gif

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Must try solfege mysesf, it is a good one and I see it brings good to you to wink.gif

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