Re: [LAU] Developing perfect pitch

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Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 3:05 am

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On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 6:03 PM, Atte Andr=E9 Jensen wrote:

> Hi

Hi Atte,
Yes I am also curious to what extent absolute pitch can be learnt. I guess
its likely more difficult in my case because i grew up on a piano that was
kept tuned flat to preserve it in the Indian climate. More recently when I
got an electronic piano I often
- play pieces transposed
- play in different tunings than equal tempered

But this brings me to something related that I have been grappling with for
a couple of months -- micro-tuning.

How easy is it to understand (hear and sing) the difference between an
equal-tempered major triad, and a just or a Werckmeister-III etc?

I learnt about fmit (from this list) http://home.gna.org/fmit/ . Not sure
its much use to your intent but just mentioning it

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On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 6:03 PM, Atte Andr=E9 Je=
nsen <atte.jensen@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi

I have quite good relative pitch, but not perfect pitch. By accident I
stumbled upon some information that gave me the idea "why not give it =
a
shot, it might be possible to pick it up". Please let's not go (to=
o
deep) into either "it can't be learned" or "it makes you=
unmusical".

However, I don't really know what the steps int the learning process
would be.

One course seems to start with CDEF and then add more notes when those
are stuck in your head. However with these notes played at random I'd b=
e
able to tell any of the other if I'm told what the first note is :-( To=

I guess that wouldn't work...

Another seems to play all 12 notes at random and then you should only
focus on one at the time, for instance be able to identify whenever C
comes up.

Are there anyone here that *learned* perfect pitch (don't care 'bou=
t the
lucky bastards that was born with it). How did you learn it?

Now to the linux part: It would be dead simple to write a script that
throws notes at you, even with different constraints (which instrument,
which group of notes). Besides one would need *really* well tuned notes
of instruments like piano, guitar + more.

Would anyone here be interested in exchanging scripts, samples and
practice results for such a journey; "collecting a set of files for
learning perfect pitch with your linux box, and using them to learn
yourself perfect pitch along the way"?=
Hi Atte,Yes I am also curious to what extent absolute pitch can b=
e learnt. I guess its likely more difficult in my case because i grew up on=
a piano that was kept tuned flat to preserve it in the Indian climate.=A0 =
More recently when I got an electronic piano I often
- play pieces transposed - play in different tunings than equal tempere=
dBut this brings me to something related that I have been grappling=
with for a couple of months --=A0 micro-tuning.How easy is it to u=
nderstand (hear and sing) the difference between an equal-tempered major tr=
iad, and a just or a Werckmeister-III etc?
I learnt about fmit (from this list) http://home.gna.org/fmit/ . Not sure its much use to your intent bu=
t just mentioning it

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[LAU] Developing perfect pitch, Atte André Jensen, (Fri Apr 16, 5:19 pm)
Re: [LAU] Developing perfect pitch, ailo, (Tue Apr 20, 7:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] Developing perfect pitch, Charles Henry, (Wed Apr 21, 12:45 am)
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