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by lorelei
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Calibration between hearing and producing a tone
Replies: 1
Views: 1383

The ability to calibrate the voice to match a tone heard. Basically warbling around until I match it. This ability is called pitch matching. It does depend on your ear, but is also related to vocal control, or basically the ability to control your vocal chords. While it relies on a fairly good ear ...
by lorelei
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Levels of perfect pitch: Tone v.s. Chroma
Replies: 1
Views: 2102

Well, here you have some of my thoughts and experiences on the matter. Hopefully you find this interesting or helpful. he perceives primarily by pitch-class / chroma. So first/instantly he hears a note as a G. And as a secondary brain movement he figures out the 'pitch range': where on the keyboard ...
by lorelei
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: This one made made me think
Replies: 4
Views: 1803

Is there a similar experience for perfect pitch? Maybe we can hear, or at least interpret the notes like a perfect pitch person, but can't name the notes. Maybe, as I mixed up some intervals in my head, it is possible that an unexperienced person with perfect pitch will mix some notes. Some could s...
by lorelei
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: A New Approach
Replies: 35
Views: 9153

Perfect pitch could be dependent on a child to use different areas of their brain to make sense of the sound they hear. If adults cannot be prompted to use those areas of the brain associated with perfect pitch when listening to sound, then it's hopeless. The brain is surprisingly plastic though. I...
by lorelei
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: A New Approach
Replies: 35
Views: 9153

I think it depends on the speed of the glissando. If it's a relatively slow one, such as the shepard tone, or an airplane going by, it feels like there is a transition to all the notes, although you hear the note becoming sharper/flatter while in its own little category. If someone asked me to name ...
by lorelei
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: A New Approach
Replies: 35
Views: 9153

To address what you're saying Axeman: You're saying we need a new language, new terminology, to express what we conceptualize and abstract as pitch chroma. What's more important, and what Chris Aruffo is working on, is first developing a categorical perception of chroma. Then we can give names to e...
by lorelei
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Another question for lorelei
Replies: 8
Views: 2300

So you can see how the human being is simply naturally more adept at naming colors because he has color eyes just like AP possesors can name notes because their brains work that way. Your point does make sense. However, colorblindness is caused by lack of certain cells in the eye. Unless we somehow...
by lorelei
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Another question for lorelei
Replies: 8
Views: 2300

Well, I can't influence it in that way. I can't make myself hear a G when an A is coming out of an instrument. However, as I spend a little more than a month every year in Europe, and many in the states use A=442 instead of 440, I find that I'm getting used to it, and can live with 442 or 440. 432 d...
by lorelei
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Another question for lorelei
Replies: 8
Views: 2300

Sorry for the long wait there. I've not been able to answer that question due to lack of an internet connection for a few days now... you know all the notes internally and compare them to what you hear externally I guess this does happen, but it's not exactly concious... Can't you just ignore an out...
by lorelei
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Questions about APB and APA
Replies: 10
Views: 4866

Hmm... Well, I can't really comment on whether or not learning absolute pitch requires unlearning relative pitch and relearning it, because I don't really remember anything about acquiring it besides just remember having it. However, I can say that relative and absolute pitch do complement each othe...
by lorelei
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Questions about APB and APA
Replies: 10
Views: 4866

Hmm, sounds like it has helped you. I especially appreciate your descriptions... Another thing you may consider is training your relative pitch capability. I can assume that it will help you (though I can't speak from experience). In any case, it will add more to your musical experience, and unlike ...
by lorelei
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Another question for lorelei
Replies: 8
Views: 2300

Also, if anyone else has questions, feel free to ask! I will try to answer them.
by lorelei
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Another question for lorelei
Replies: 8
Views: 2300

Hello there, I will try to answer your questions for me. 1. How do I know a note is out of tune? Well, it does not conform to what I have as my inner standard. It just sounds wrong to my ear. 2. As for what the feeling is, I might compare it to something like an itch you can't scratch: you know it's...
by lorelei
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: requiring pitch to perform daily functions
Replies: 41
Views: 15766

Absolute pitch has been observed in canines, and, of course, in birds-- but there's some argument as to whether that represents a more or less sophisticated perception of sound frequency. Last year I did a research project (for school) on birds, and apparently birds do not perceive relative pitch, ...
by lorelei
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: I want to be able to hear the music in my head...
Replies: 3
Views: 2832

I think Magick's point is valid. Once you have learned relative pitch, you can recognize scale degrees and all you need is a starting pitch. It's a lot like taking melodic dictation. Of course, the ultimate aim of this course is to not need a starting note at all. However, it seems that nobody has b...