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by Kayd
Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: So is it going to work?
Replies: 29
Views: 9967

It seems to me that the situation is complicated by the fact that any experienced musician withouot absolute pitch has already developed at least some mechanisms to allow them to understand and express musical ideas without absolute pitch. The more skilled you are, the stronger the mechanisms are an...
by Kayd
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: My observations so far
Replies: 8
Views: 3042

Thanks for the encouragement space. It's been 84 days now. In the past month I went on vacation and did far less practicing than I had previously. When I came back I find I'm only spending about a half hour a day on it where previously I might spend an hour to an hour a half a day. In any event I ma...
by Kayd
Fri May 22, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Less Avenues to test all pitch levels sooner
Replies: 13
Views: 5199

Based on what I notice happening to my ear, I suspect there are two or more things I'm improving at when I play APA. One is I'm getting better at hearing into chords to pick out individual notes. My impression is reinforced by a marked improvement in hearing what is going on in music I listen too. E...
by Kayd
Wed May 20, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Less Avenues to test all pitch levels sooner
Replies: 13
Views: 5199

Another thing I've considered is only working on one note at a time but doing it this way: just play for 15 mins at the beginning of every hour you're awake - or as many hours as you possibly can (work tends to get in the way for most people including myself - just WISH I could do it that way!). An...
by Kayd
Tue May 19, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Less Avenues to test all pitch levels sooner
Replies: 13
Views: 5199

I don't know what the levels beyond 200 are like, but I would assume chords get denser and melodies more difficult. If so, then I think there's value in challenging your ear to pick out the note from denser chords. If you always start from level one the time investment might prohibit you from gettin...
by Kayd
Tue May 19, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Where I'm at
Replies: 5
Views: 2788

Since I'm working on only one note (for now), I have no idea what the random note feature is, but from what you've said I would infer that it randomly pick from amongst the available notes, and also that you can make progress on any of those notes. If that's true, then I think your method makes a lo...
by Kayd
Fri May 15, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Recent findings with the infamous Burge course
Replies: 28
Views: 14559

Color and sound do behave in different ways in the physical world. In most of the world light sources tend to produce white light consisting of a broad spectrum of frequencies. What we see as color are the frequencies not absorbed by an object. Sound doesn't behave that way, sound sources don't tend...
by Kayd
Wed May 13, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: My observations so far
Replies: 8
Views: 3042

It's been 56 days since I started playing APA and I'm up to the 79th Avenue. I spent a fair amount of time hanging around level 50, getting used to the octaves. I even went back to the mid 30 levels, but now I'm getting more used to them and can hear them a fair amount of the time. I find it's still...
by Kayd
Tue May 12, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: What's your take on music perception?
Replies: 2
Views: 1768

One of the cool things about absolute pitch training is that it has profoundly altered what I can hear in music. APA, and at least some other methods designed to improve chroma perception, involve practicing picking out pitches in progressively denser and denser musical structures. Even an amazingly...
by Kayd
Mon May 11, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Recent findings with the infamous Burge course
Replies: 28
Views: 14559

what specifically makes you think you aren't learning perfect pitch Learning to categorize sound sensations gains you nothing in itself. Learning their linguistic function-- understanding the concepts they represent-- is where their real value lies. The thing is I have a pretty clear concept of wha...
by Kayd
Thu May 07, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Recent findings with the infamous Burge course
Replies: 28
Views: 14559

And don't get me wrong-- it'd be great if there were someone, anyone, who had actually learned absolute pitch. So far, though, all anyone's been able to demonstrate is consistent note-naming with severely limited musical effectiveness. I've been wondering about this. Maybe I've missed it and you me...
by Kayd
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Interval Loader
Topic: Harmonic association
Replies: 25
Views: 9986

Isn't associating the interval with a symbol representative of it's solfege syllable equivelent to giving the interval a name, and isn't interval loader therefore teaching a name for the interval?
by Kayd
Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Less Avenues to test all pitch levels sooner
Replies: 13
Views: 5199

I've definitely noticed that the largest roadblock to progress is throwing too much at my ear so it can't make sense of anything. I would suspect the 120 avenue limits is to ensure you have clearly cemented the identity of one pitch before "confusing" your ear with more pitches. The real q...
by Kayd
Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Where I'm at
Replies: 5
Views: 2788

OK, that begs the question, just how many levels are there???

I thnk it will be a while before I'm in a position to try what you suggest :)
by Kayd
Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: I am depressed ...
Replies: 12
Views: 4377

It doesn't sound like you are doing badly at all. I'm at level 56 now, but it's not like I hear the C in every "egg" every time. I frequently have days where I can't hear as well as the day before, and I've had setbacks where I seemingly "lost" the ability for a few days. I've le...