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by Nikolaus
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: AP journal
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

February 12th pitches: B4, C5, C#5, D5 attempt one: messed up at question 49! however, i was quite convinced for a second there that B4 was C5, and that is an unacceptable mistake. attempt two: made it to ten before i confused B with C again. this always happens when i don't listen carefully enough...
by Nikolaus
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: AP journal
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

AP journal

okay... i've decided to start my own perfect pitch routine using a combination of ear master and APD. now for EM, in essence what i've done is configured the program to play a cadence in a random key followed by the tonic of that particular key, and all i've gotta do is select what pitch i think it...
by Nikolaus
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Switching keys up?
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

APA can train the ear up to a point, but ultimately the problem here is that so long as one is merely dealing with single pitches, then one will ONLY require perceptual differentiation to pass the levels, and this does not do enough to develop a truly functional AP or RP. and moreover, even if one d...
by Nikolaus
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: ms gs wavetable synth
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

yeah download Finale Songwriter (demo will suffice here) download and install MIDI Yoke for ETC you're gonna need something to change the default MIDI device on windows (unless you're using XP) the link is here: http://akkordwechsel.de/15-windows-vista-und-der-midi-mapper/ pretty simple to figure ou...
by Nikolaus
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Chordal ear training?
Replies: 15
Views: 5962

Lyle, your ear training app is brilliant. especially the chord progression exercises. it's exactly what i hoped chord progression ear training would one day become (as opposed to what it typically is). my only regret is that everything is presented in only one key (something that i regretted about b...
by Nikolaus
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: help anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 2957

nothing I'm sure you haven't already heard of, except that you have yet to tie all that knowledge into a truly coherent and effective system. Or maybe you already have (I don't know). All the relative pitch you do should center around scale-degree recognition. As for interval and chord quality dril...
by Nikolaus
Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: help anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 2957

The pseudo-relative pitch drills found in "Perfectone" won't teach you relative pitch, and the perfect pitch drill won't teach you perfect pitch -- I think they're catering to the crowd that wants to pass some worthless ear training exam. As for the few exercises on that thing that might actually be...
by Nikolaus
Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: some wild and crazy ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 13995

I remember reading in an atonal sight-singing book called "Modus Novus" that apparently passive absolute pitchers oftentimes have trouble sight-singing atonal melodies at first. Kinda interesting. Also a few people who have used the MT method on the Prolobe forum have mentioned how when listening to...
by Nikolaus
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: My Long Term Results from APA/ETC
Replies: 10
Views: 4506

you know the funny thing is that I would not be doing these drills if I wasn't making whole tone and semitone errors. These days absolute pitch has become pretty much synonymous musical literacy, so it is no wonder that absolute pitchers don't make any such errors, simply because the possibility of...
by Nikolaus
Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: My Long Term Results from APA/ETC
Replies: 10
Views: 4506

I would argue that musical literacy needs to be developed first in the adult listener before any sort of absolute listening is even possible, and even then it can be developed in only one timbre at a time. I also disagree with the notion that a good test for genuine categorical perception is whether...
by Nikolaus
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: 'Fixed do' solfege and absolute pitch
Replies: 27
Views: 22735

ultimately I don't think the color analogy to be a good one, as it misleads people into thinking that sheer exposure to individual pitches will teach them perfect pitch. Nor do I like the accepted definition of perfect pitch, because it encourages people to train themselves using random, truly atona...
by Nikolaus
Sat May 22, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: chord progressions in APA?
Replies: 0
Views: 2257

chord progressions in APA?

Hey, I remember reading somewhere that in the later levels APA would obscure the target pitch in various (and musical) chord progressions -- is this the case, and at exactly what level does this become available? Also, what sort of chord progressions, and in what keys -- is it just that if the targe...
by Nikolaus
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Solfege
Replies: 12
Views: 5360

One thing that dawned on me awhile back is that to a certain extent it doesn't really matter what syllables one uses -- the brain is going to process sound the way it wants to and all we can really do is devise a system that not only conforms to those parameters but encourages growth within them.
by Nikolaus
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Chordhopper
Topic: Which chords are covered in this game?
Replies: 13
Views: 4104

This game does a wonderful job of teaching harmonic function and a poor job of teaching perfect pitch, which makes me lament the fact that it isn't presented in all twelve keys (major and minor included).
by Nikolaus
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Katja Keller's method
Replies: 8
Views: 8961

Much of what you're saying here wreaks of nonsense --- and I say this only in the utmost sincerity as I feel you've been duped. An amusing thing I've noticed with those who have taken her course (including yours truly) is that they experience noticeable results with one tone but almost nothing with...