Re: [LAU] Developing perfect pitch

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Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 11:06 am

Hallo,
Burkhard Wölfel hat gesagt: // Burkhard Wölfel wrote:

> OTOH I don't think there is anyone born with it. It is a product of

Well, some research hints at the opposite direction: perfect pitch is something
you un-learn because it most circumstances it's useless or at least less
"useful" than relative pitch or because most people grow up in an environment,
where stable absolute pitches are rare. David Huron cites lots of research in
his book "Sweet Anticipation" where he looks at the various theories about how
music may be representated in the mind. Also S. Mithen's "The Singing
Neanderthals" also has a long section summarizing perfect pitch research with
musical savants.

Personally I had better absolute pitch when I was still playing the saxophone
(not very "perfect", more in the range of 5 halftones) and I un-learned most of
it when switching to algorithmic composition with Pd. :)

Ciao
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Frank
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Re: [LAU] Developing perfect pitch, Burkhard Wölfel, (Fri Apr 16, 8:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] Developing perfect pitch, Atte André Jensen, (Mon Apr 26, 7:39 am)
Re: [LAU] Developing perfect pitch, Frank Barknecht, (Sat Apr 17, 11:06 am)
Re: [LAU] Developing perfect pitch, Folderol, (Fri Apr 16, 9:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] Developing perfect pitch, Burkhard Wölfel, (Tue Apr 20, 4:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] Developing perfect pitch, micromoog, (Tue Apr 20, 6:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] Developing perfect pitch, Atte André Jensen, (Wed Apr 21, 6:23 am)
Re: [LAU] Developing perfect pitch, Arve Barsnes, (Wed Apr 21, 12:45 am)
Re: [LAU] Developing perfect pitch, Joseph Sheedy, (Tue Apr 20, 7:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] Developing perfect pitch, Hakan Koseoglu, (Wed Apr 21, 12:44 am)