absolute pitch


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the ability to identify the pitch of a tone

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These authors found that the absolute pitch identification accuracy of so-called possessors of absolute pitch could be incrementally shifted downward through the imperceptible detuning of a piece of music being evaluated by key and pitch of notes.
This study follows up from the group's previously published work, which shows that people with absolute pitch can be "retuned" in about 45 minutes of listening, demonstrating that absolute pitch is not so absolute.
About one out of 10,000 people has absolute pitch, which means they can accurately identify a note by hearing it.
In any case, all of this remains pure conjecture and it (of course) behoves us to remember that in this context it is not the absolute pitch that matters: simply the overall natural and evocative effect of a tautly-structured musical miniature, and the dramatic role it plays in the context of Britten's cycle.
Learning the 'special note': Evidence for a critical period for absolute pitch acquisition.
Jack, 20, has absolute pitch as a vocalist, plays viola, and is a sophomore at Southern Connecticut State University.
For example, there are people who are gifted at perceiving music, such as those with absolute pitch, but who are indifferent to its emotional effects.
The ASUS Absolute Pitch Series features three audio technologies for different forms of aural enjoyment.
Among the responders, 981 people, ages 8 to 70, had scores high enough to indicate that they had absolute pitch, the scientists report in the Sept.
The second advantage of Fixed Do is that it encourages a sense of absolute pitch.
No, I mean absolute pitch dark, not a speck of light, even when you've had a while for your eyes to become accustomed to it.
Among musical savants, absolute pitch (Hermelin, 2001; Miller, 1989, Ockleford, 1998), aural melody retention and harmonic analysis (Miller, 1989; Ockleford, 1998; Sloboda, Hermelin, & O'Connor, 1985), and an ability to reproduce what is heard (Miller, 1989; Oe, 1995) have all been described as important component skills.
86) is not backed by any observations about interrelated musical features--motives and absolute pitch references--that would support his claim.
PERFECT or absolute pitch is the ability to identify one note on the musical scale on its own.
Nelson Freimer, trying to crack the genetic code of perfect pitch, or absolute pitch as it's known.