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by lorelei
Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Key Triggers rather than melody triggers
Replies: 1
Views: 1540

Interesting idea, certainly. It may be possible since a sense of key can be established and likewise obliviated within a couple of seconds. What kind of trigger should be used though, that is the next question. For me, anyway, melodies do have a key but it's really the tonal context and harmony arou...
by lorelei
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Resuming Research
Replies: 54
Views: 11225

Yeah, it is an interesting app. It tests the ability to remember a pitch over a brief interval of time, and has several levels- in the first ones, you just turn the dial to the same pitch that you heard a few seconds ago, by the last levels you have a long string of random pitches and then you have ...
by lorelei
Fri May 17, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: New genetics study!
Replies: 7
Views: 2416

Thanks Space, and congrats on getting on that chart!
by lorelei
Fri May 17, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Teaching AP'ers AP
Replies: 4
Views: 1883

Great ideas Space! You've got me thinking... I probably could learn some other scales, it would take a lot of time and practice though. Kind of like learning a new language, I feel. I have a theory about this too- could AP-ness be learned in a certain temperament as a child? Probably as kids, we hav...
by lorelei
Wed May 08, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: New genetics study!
Replies: 7
Views: 2416

Which genetics study is this again?
by lorelei
Sun May 05, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Just Intonation vs Equal Temperment
Replies: 4
Views: 3747

I too would much appreciate just intonation for the Interval Loader. Ideally one should be able to switch between equal temperament and just intonation, and then select key for just intonation. The advantages as I see it, People with natural absolute pitch use just intonation The harmony is better ...
by lorelei
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Amount of Time to Go Through All 12 Tones
Replies: 63
Views: 14127

I've been wondering about how people with absolute pitch experience what we call "relative pitch" or more accurately, the recognition of intervals between notes. Well, that's a bit tricky... certainly I do perceive intervals, but I'm not sure how much of it is absolute pitch and then calculation vs...
by lorelei
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: What is learning?
Replies: 9
Views: 3875

I don't think they hear a quarter-tone flat C as being a completely unique chroma - it's a flat version of the C pitch. Well, either a flat version of C or a sharp B... the two chromas are around equal. Of course, all sensory experiences are unique but we have trained ourselves to perceive specific...
by lorelei
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Amount of Time to Go Through All 12 Tones
Replies: 63
Views: 14127

The point being that we have a strong "height" sensation. The quality we hear as low, absolute listeners hear as a timbre for the chroma. The scale to a relative listener is low-to-high, without any categories binding the underlying chroma, just variations in the intervals moving from low to high. ...
by lorelei
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Amount of Time to Go Through All 12 Tones
Replies: 63
Views: 14127

Some interesting thoughts going on here. if you want to stick with your own color analogy: All tones played to a relative pitch listener are yellow, and the perception of "a different note" is just a change in brightness of the same yellow. This change in brightness encompasses chroma, timbre and he...
by lorelei
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Amount of Time to Go Through All 12 Tones
Replies: 63
Views: 14127

Ideally, when doing perceptual differentiation exercises, a relative pitch listener slowly peels away layers of a tone until the chroma is fully differentiated from all other qualities of tone. But without knowing what chroma sound like, how is a relative pitch listener able to say "there it is, th...
by lorelei
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Completely unrelated discussion
Topic: Nemo the winter storm
Replies: 4
Views: 2170

Nemo the winter storm

Who else is getting hit by Nemo? Apparently I will have 2-3 feet of snow when I wake up in the morning tomorrow.
by lorelei
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Amount of Time to Go Through All 12 Tones
Replies: 63
Views: 14127

How do we know when we've performed enough perceptual differentiation? At what point can we confidently say "what I'm hearing in these tones is chroma" and not some mix of chroma/scale-degree feeling/whatever else there might be? Well, you would be hearing two different things that interact with ea...
by lorelei
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Amount of Time to Go Through All 12 Tones
Replies: 63
Views: 14127

How would one separate chroma perception from scale-degree feeling? The obvious answer would be to perceptually differentiate between a C as one scale-degree and a C as a different scale-degree. But scale-degree feeling is created from a precedent of tonal structure developed over time and with mul...
by lorelei
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: This one made made me think
Replies: 4
Views: 1803

Hello, I just realized you had asked me a question and I hadnt responded for a while... Sorry about that. Yes, I certainly have noticed that it is a skill that can be improved. Mine has improved during the couple years I have spent in music school. As for how much effort and practice it takes to bec...