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by aruffo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: What's new?
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: What's new?

Oh, and the reason for such a delay in my reply isn't just my being busy.. it's that the moderators' queue is regularly filled with literally thousands of spam messages, making it difficult to spot the real ones. I'm still here and active!
by aruffo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: What's new?
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: What's new?

Hallo! Nothing very new to be found online right now. Where there will next be something new is in the We Hear and Play arena, but I can't promise when. Most of my "free" time right now (ha!) is focused on developing and expanding my work in rhythmical language ( A Rational Guide to Verse:...
by aruffo
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Painter
Topic: Varying timbre
Replies: 8
Views: 3066

Re: Varying timbre

Honestly, I'm not sure-- I just know that every time I indicated a note other than the standard MIDI it didn't work on a PC. What "control change messages" are you referring to?
by aruffo
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Painter
Topic: Varying timbre
Replies: 8
Views: 3066

Re: Varying timbre

The Mac could handle that stuff just fine—but the PC build would just play noise. It was frustrating.
by aruffo
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Questions about the program
Replies: 0
Views: 985

Re: Questions about the program

There are four games in the Ear Training Companion: Absolute Pitch Avenue, Absolute Pitch Painter, Interval Loader, and Chordhopper. Absolute Pitch Avenue and Chordhopper will improve your ability to detect individual pitches in musical sounds. Unfortunately, as the success of these games made me di...
by aruffo
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Buying the course
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Re: Buying the course

Hi there! Yes, the site is still alive. I apologize for your post never showing in the forum; what you don't see is that, as a moderator, I'm receiving about 1000 spam messages every two weeks. I try to spot the real messages among the spam and approve them, but it's not easy. I'm hoping that upgrad...
by aruffo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Updates and fixes
Topic: Chorhopper Bug?
Replies: 3
Views: 3033

Re: Chorhopper Bug?

So the only solution is to quit the game and restart..?
by aruffo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Updates and fixes
Topic: Fix for delayed pitch in APP level-up round
Replies: 0
Views: 647

Re: Fix for delayed pitch in APP level-up round

Thanks for catching that. The ID3 tag isn't used by the ETC program for anything, so changing it shouldn't affect game play (except removing that split-second delay!).
by aruffo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Chordhopper
Topic: Purpose of Chordhopper for Adults
Replies: 3
Views: 2265

Re: Purpose of Chordhopper for Adults

From what I know, the "turning off" (or on) of absolute pitch isn't actually a thing. The appropriate comparison, as I understand it, is that of listening to someone talk. When someone talks to you, you hear all the individual letter-sounds (phonemes), and if you were asked name them all y...
by aruffo
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Chordhopper
Topic: Purpose of Chordhopper for Adults
Replies: 3
Views: 2265

Re: Purpose of Chordhopper for Adults

I'm sure that there are many and varied (and passionate) opinions about the value of chords and intervals to musicianship, composition, and musical experience. I'll leave that kind of speculation aside for the moment and answer the question you've asked: what good is Chordhopper to adults? The answe...
by aruffo
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Reinstalling the program-Retreive previous levels
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Re: Reinstalling the program-Retreive previous levels

I'm not sure how I missed this message for so long—sorry about that. The ETC program doesn't need to be "installed". Once run, ETC does create a passel of data files (named ETC*). If those data files exist already, ETC reads the files and does not create new ones. So if you were to recover...
by aruffo
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Good Relative Pitch can get you through APA
Replies: 6
Views: 2914

Re: Good Relative Pitch can get you through APA

Yes, that's right. My learning about the principle of perceptual differentiation is what led to Absolute PItch Avenue. I still haven't cracked the categorical-perception nut—Absolute Pitch Painter is effective to a degree, but ultimately is limited by the amount of trials it's possible to include in...
by aruffo
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Completely unrelated discussion
Topic: Reading experience
Replies: 1
Views: 1920

Re: Reading experience

Part of it I wrote about in Phase 12 (see July 11)—about how I perceive larger "chunks" than others who look at each individual word. Have you read that part?
by aruffo
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Good Relative Pitch can get you through APA
Replies: 6
Views: 2914

Re: Good Relative Pitch can get you through APA

I think it's probably fair to say that you're right, in that the further levels are "just harder versions" of the earlier levels. The increasing levels see the target tone situated in increasingly complex chords and sequences. But scientifically, psychologically, it doesn't matter whether ...
by aruffo
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Interval Loader
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 4
Views: 2500

Re: Newbie question

The full program is different from the demo because the higher levels of each game are "unlocked". Once you're using the full version, you'll be able to get past (for example) level 120 on APA, after which you can add more pitches than just C.

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