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post Apr 2 2014, 10:38 PM
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oh dang... I hate it when naturally talented people have the talent I want, but know I can never have... taunt it on the tube! doh! Still pretty impressive to watch though - if you thought the dog video was cool, here's a smug little child that tells you what note is played....

Kid demonstrates perfect pitch: YouTube http://buff.ly/1dO3Vdy

and the wiki on absolute (perfect) pitch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_pitch

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post Apr 2 2014, 11:05 PM
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I can see myself being tested for perfect pitch:

Piano man: okay, what chord is this?
Me: "D#Minor, the saddest of all keys"
Piano man: nope - it's a C Major
Me: Well then, you'll be needing to fix your out of tune piano now, won't you?"


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post Apr 2 2014, 11:11 PM
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Playing his "game" I got the first note right, and then I thought: "alright, I can do this, this is easy". And then I went everything wrong after that...


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post Apr 3 2014, 08:48 AM
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I guessed the first note wrong.. I guessed C instead of B.. it just sounded too high. But after that, I got them all up until the lady started talking. I should see if there's more and try them out.

EDIT: Again, I guessed a semitone lower for the opening note but after that can work it out. I lucked out on the augmented chord though but had a Homer Simpson 'DOH' moment as soon as it was revealed.. I could hear the A then ><

I guess I've got some form of relative pitch.. I can usually guess a note from nowhere down to a semitone but I'm not perfect by any means.

The way I seem to do it is I have a memory bank of famous songs that I know start in a certain chord. If you play music back in your head often enough (including your own guitar playing) you soon start to develop an association with pitch.

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post Apr 3 2014, 09:05 AM
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I am totally clueless about this, and I could not guess any of them. I saw it was a piano though


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post Apr 3 2014, 09:17 AM
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When the notes are played on piano, I don't have problems to guess the right notes.
But on the other instruments like guitar as example, I must listen some notes from different tonality until to I can be able for a test. This thing driving me crazy because I don't understand why on my guitar I didn't hear the same as on piano.
It's very simple and funny how I hear the notes and how I make the conection. Always I have in mind A note sound (like a tuning fork). After that I sing in my mind the notes G,E,C. When I have in mind the tonality for these 4 notes (A,G,E,C) I found the right notes from the test. But all this are made very fast in my mind.
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post Apr 3 2014, 09:35 AM
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what a gift, thats really amazing. i got a couple right laugh.gif how do you think people are gifted with that? ever looked into the study on how they are able to proccess information like that without any training? wish i could rewire my brain. ive done a little ear training and picking notes out if i have a root to go off of is a little easier, but just out of no where is really amazing. his playing was fantastic to
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post Apr 3 2014, 10:44 AM
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When I was in music school I remember there was a girl in one of my classes and she had perfect pitch, she let me test her and of course got every note right and I had said to her, that must be awesome that you can nail all the notes like that and she turns and says to me it is but it also drives me crazy, I cant listen to music that is out of tune, I just want to scream!


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post Apr 4 2014, 12:08 AM
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QUOTE (Hajduk @ Apr 3 2014, 02:44 AM) *
When I was in music school I remember there was a girl in one of my classes and she had perfect pitch, she let me test her and of course got every note right and I had said to her, that must be awesome that you can nail all the notes like that and she turns and says to me it is but it also drives me crazy, I cant listen to music that is out of tune, I just want to scream!


haha - "With much knowledge comes much sorrow". Conversely, "ignorance is bliss".
conclusion: only play in front of drunks or morons.

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post Apr 4 2014, 01:06 AM
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I Envy the instructors. They play guitar for a living. smile.gif
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post Apr 4 2014, 05:00 AM
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QUOTE (Hajduk @ Apr 3 2014, 11:44 AM) *
When I was in music school I remember there was a girl in one of my classes and she had perfect pitch, she let me test her and of course got every note right and I had said to her, that must be awesome that you can nail all the notes like that and she turns and says to me it is but it also drives me crazy, I cant listen to music that is out of tune, I just want to scream!

Yes, from what i understood, perfect pitch is not necessarily a gift for musicians. Most often there are fixed to certain pitches like 440 Hz (A), everything slightly up/down sounds out of tune for them.

Otherwise, relative pitch should (and can) be learned by every musician to hear and name intervals, chords and harmony changes.








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post Apr 4 2014, 09:59 AM
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Relative pitch can be learnt effectively

Try this course

http://miles.be/software/34-functional-ear-trainer-v2


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post Apr 4 2014, 10:12 AM
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Some of the veterans here might remember. Years ago i created this website. Hope it's still working as i didn't continue to maintain the site. There are some ear-training tools as well, which helped me quite a bit:

http://www.musiclearningtools.net




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post Apr 4 2014, 11:05 AM
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Unfortunately link does not want to work at my place sad.gif


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post Apr 4 2014, 11:17 AM
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QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Apr 4 2014, 11:05 AM) *
Unfortunately link does not want to work at my place sad.gif


There you go Darius smile.gif

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