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Perfect Pitch!


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Posted 07 September 2006 - 12:52 AM

I found myself have perfect pitch since i was 12, and since then, ive never heard of anyone else that actually have perfect pitch. Tell me if you have it too!!

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 04:50 AM

no one?

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 03:55 AM

ok

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 09:17 AM

How can you find out if you have perfect pitch? I sure would like to think I do. hehehe

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 09:20 AM

Are we talking baseball or singing? :thumbsup:
Color me confused. lol
BTW I don't rate in either category. :flowers:
I can smack a ball pretty far considering my size.
And sing like an Angel but only when no one else is listening. :trumpet:

Edited by Scarlett, 09 September 2006 - 09:22 AM.

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 10:57 AM

Maybe he means "pitch" as in "pitching an advertisement", or "pitching an idea", like writers do....

If you mean the baseball term, i think "perfect pitch" would classify any ball that wasn't touched by the batter. What may be a perfect pitch for 1 batter may be the worst pitch for a different batter.

If you're talking about pitch in music tones, it's incedibly hard to be "perfect". You'd have to produce exactly the same wavelength as a given standard for pitches. I've heard a few tuners that vary in pitch very, VERY slightly, some being more sharp or flat as other tuners.

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 01:56 PM

Just for clarification of the term.

Perfect pitch - The ability to hear and identify a note without any other musical support.

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 04:48 PM

Ok Thanks Animal. :thumbsup:
Is that at all like "playing by ear"?
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Posted 09 September 2006 - 07:42 PM

Ok Thanks Animal. :thumbsup:
Is that at all like "playing by ear"?


Although unsure, I suspect not, somehow. For instance, I could listen to a song and play it on piano without sheet music, etc - but my singing even scares me! Grin.
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Posted 10 September 2006 - 02:12 AM

Oh, in that case, i can SORT of do that. I've had that test before in high school jazz band, i was able to identify about 85% of the notes played.

My band director would play a note on the piano, and, with our backs turned, we had 1 chance to play the same note on our instrument. I played trombone/bass trombone, and was able to get within a few cents almost every time.

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 10:23 AM

Perfect pitch is the ability to be able to identify the note of a tone. A person with perfect pitch can hear a note and know that it is a "C", or an "E flat", or whatever. It's like seeing colors. We know red without having to look at a red "tuning fork" first, if you will. There are courses for sale that claim to teach perfect pitch; I've never tried them. Also, there are people who have relative pitch. It's like a "step down" from perfect pitch. These people can hear one tone, and then another, and be able to tell exactly how many "tones apart" they are from each other. For example, most of us can tell two tones that are exactly one octave from each other, as long as we hear the second tone immediately after the first. But if you hear a "C" note on a piano, and are told it was a "C", can you tell that the second note is an "F" (or whatever)?

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 01:37 AM

you got the point, but does anyone have it? Because normally people have relative pitch rather than perfect pitch like me.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 08:09 PM

Although I have been a rock musician for about 25 years, I do not have perfect pitch. And even with all those years of experience, my relative pitch is much better than it was as a teen, but still far from perfect. (Perfect as in "flawless", not as in "perfect pitch".

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 03:54 AM

wow, a rock musician? r u serious? what a pleasure to get a post from you.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 04:56 AM

I found myself have perfect pitch since i was 12, and since then, ive never heard of anyone else that actually have perfect pitch. Tell me if you have it too!!


who toll you that you have it?
Iknow I don't have it
if you have it what do you do with it?
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