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by lorelei
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: A new idea
Replies: 10
Views: 5252

The thing with color is that you constantly see it all day long, it is reinforced from the moment you wake up to when you go to sleep. So, like a melody trigger, if you forgot what blue was when you were a child, you could look at mom's blue jeans and remember that the sky was blue too. I think you...
by lorelei
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Some observations about APA
Replies: 11
Views: 5877

I have noticed as well that ringtones become extremely recognizable in an absolute sense. It's probably because that automatic recognition is deemed necessary by the subconscious mind. That often happens to me as well. At one point, I had Ravel's bolero as my ringtone, so anything that started on a...
by lorelei
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Instructors
Topic: Games for training musical skills for adults
Replies: 1
Views: 6306

Maybe try to identify pitches of random sounds?
Try to see how long you can hold a single pitch?
What about singing a melody and spontaneously inventing a harmony in your head?
by lorelei
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Parents
Topic: What next?
Replies: 11
Views: 3215

This really is much more complicated than I thought. I suppose I thought, as a non-AP posessor, that AP possessors simply hear notes as separate "things", without any concern for the relationships between them. I realise now (and Lorelei seems to confirm) it's really not like that. It's almost like...
by lorelei
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Question for Lorelei
Replies: 41
Views: 8687

I guess I do have both, since I do hear things like dissonance of tritones, consonance of fifths and octaves, major and minor thirds depend a lot on context, e.g. G and B (major third) sounds major in G major, in E minor it sounds like the top two notes of the triad (besides sounding like a major 3r...
by lorelei
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Question for Lorelei
Replies: 41
Views: 8687

What I love most is when music does something unexpected, e.g. a flat VI chord at the end of a cadence, or it modulates somewhere unexpectedly. I just kind of listen for what music does. I know that just sounded really vague and general, but it's not like I can explain myself...
by lorelei
Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Question for Lorelei
Replies: 41
Views: 8687

Does chroma behaves similar to color? Like mixing two colors you can get an other color. It’s hard to explain music in terms of color, but in my personal experience, I think the closest to that would be microtones. Chords don’t have the chromas mush together that much. And different voicing does ma...
by lorelei
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Question for Lorelei
Replies: 41
Views: 8687

When you transpose something, you just keep all the relationships the same but you change the chroma. I kind of transpose pitch by pitch, but not really, since it's a lot faster. As a matter of fact, I don't even know how it happens besides just the basic chroma changing. I could start the melody on...
by lorelei
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Question for Lorelei
Replies: 41
Views: 8687

As for something that only works for chroma, I guess something you could try to do is transpose something entirely by ear. I can't think of anything perfect, of course. It's hard to come up with something like that, but transposing something entirely by ear and listening for how it sounds different ...
by lorelei
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Question for Lorelei
Replies: 41
Views: 8687

Functional hearing is a result of understanding how music works. The most basic function here, I guess, is just hearing that one chord resolves to another. The more you learn, the better you understand exactly what resolves where and how. This is a useful skill, but it is not the same as AP, which, ...
by lorelei
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Question for Lorelei
Replies: 41
Views: 8687

C= red, G= orange...
...F as being brown and F# major being like night-time.
Well, everyone is a little different, so we all hear things differently. Nothing is inherently "wrong" though e.g. hearing Db major as being bright is unusual.
by lorelei
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Question for Lorelei
Replies: 41
Views: 8687

The "lightness/darkness" or "pitch height" is scrambled, but not the chroma itself. A good anecdote would be when you see a rainbow with the red stripe as light pink, orange is normal but yellow is a very dark shade (of yellow), green is slightly lighter than bright green, blue is navy and purple is...
by lorelei
Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Question for Lorelei
Replies: 41
Views: 8687

Yeah, I have discussed this with other APers I know, and think some things seem to say the same even with different people. For example, E major seems to be bright to several people, and d minor seems to be dark and gloomy to a few people. These are among the keys with the most obvious characteristi...
by lorelei
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Question for Lorelei
Replies: 41
Views: 8687

@Karoma here is the answer to your question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concert_pi ... _standards.
Also, here is another APer's description of keys: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_i ... 4707290194[/i]
by lorelei
Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Question for Lorelei
Replies: 41
Views: 8687

C# major does not sound as good as Db major IMO; it's not as interesting.
And that is why Db major is my favorite key, not C# major.