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by lorelei
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Solfege
Replies: 12
Views: 5696

I haven't used that particular style of fixed do, but it's fascinating. I have been using fixed do, and that is something I would like to start using.
by lorelei
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: C...G...
Replies: 6
Views: 3295

Before you could distinguish between the "C-ness" of C and "G-ness"of G, how did C and G sound to you?
by lorelei
Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Why DON'T people develop perfect pitch?
Replies: 26
Views: 11237

I took a listen, and i noticed the octave jumps (it's an Eb, by the way) When I say "higher"or "lower" I mean being different the same way as eg. red is a "warmer" color than blue. Yes, I hear them as being different from each other, although if it's an octave's difference the chroma stays more simi...
by lorelei
Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Why DON'T people develop perfect pitch?
Replies: 26
Views: 11237

I took a listen, and i noticed the octave jumps (it's an Eb, by the way) When I say "higher"or "lower" I mean being different the same way as eg. red is a "warmer" color than blue. Yes, I hear them as being different from each other, although if it's an octave's difference the chroma stays more simi...
by lorelei
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: 'Fixed do' solfege and absolute pitch
Replies: 27
Views: 23450

Going back to the "fixed do vs. movable do" issue, I think that teaching in fixed do might be better than teaching movable do. From talking to people, I found that many of them think in "movable do" while listening to a piece of music, eg. assume the 1st note is do, then from that deduce the next on...
by lorelei
Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Why DON'T people develop perfect pitch?
Replies: 26
Views: 11237

Sort of. Wow, that's really hard to describe, but I will try. When I hear an ascending or descending scale, I perceive the frequencies as whatever note they are, and also whether they are higher or lower. It's not like physical movement... it's just higher or lower frequencies, so it's more like I h...
by lorelei
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Different kinds of fluency in a second language
Replies: 2
Views: 2613

If AP is like speaking in a foreign language and not thinking in "English," what would the native language be? To me, AP is not like speaking a language, it's more like having color vision vs. being colorblind. Btw, I'm bilingual, so I speak English and Finnish, but I'm also learning Chinese. I can ...
by lorelei
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: made it to Eb......WHOOPPEEEEE!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3468

Does this method help you know what key something is in by listening or does it just help you to learn what note is played?
by lorelei
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Perfect pitch: is it real, is it genetical?
Replies: 3
Views: 3447

DeadLugosi, interesting story about your cousin. I don't know about her, but I have AP and I don't use songs as references for notes, I just know which note is which. They all sound different, and if you play a song for me, I can tell which key it is in, because each key sounds different. I don't kn...
by lorelei
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: a question for you
Replies: 20
Views: 11985

its the most important note of Eb Major and Eb Minor, which are both "mellow" and "soft" keys
by lorelei
Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Why DON'T people develop perfect pitch?
Replies: 26
Views: 11237

Sleeper, here's a reply to your question "What do people with perfect pitch hear things like?" You said the answer to how a person without AP hears things like is: ""It sounds kind of like humming." No individual note has a particularly well-defined pitch. And there's probably little to no harmony."...