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by Space
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Absolute pitch and timbre
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Chroma/Chromata. Ha, that works I guess :p

I honestly don't like the terms "Chroma" or "Color" in reference to whatever it is that makes the pitches sound different. Unfortunately, there isn't much else.
by Space
Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Absolute pitch and timbre
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Not that different timbres occupy different locations. Any pitch tends to be a fundamental frequency accompanied by an overtone sequence pattern that is common to all types of vibrating structures. The pitch of the overtones can be slightly off due to physical considerations but in general, this pat...
by Space
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Brain plasticity pill on NPR
Replies: 1
Views: 1778

I posted a link to the actual study in another section here. Sure, it sounds wacky but apparently the results were above chance.
by Space
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: What are some cool things you're able to do now?
Replies: 4
Views: 2900

Ok, I'm confused. That post is by someone named "siamon" yet, it is my words.
by Space
Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Resuming Research
Replies: 54
Views: 12243

Cool, cool. Well definitely keep up the violin. More than anything, just playing is ultimately the goal. Also, don't know if you saw my post about that new study where a drug was given that somehow induced the same neuroplastic state children experience? It allowed adults with little to no prior mus...
by Space
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Resuming Research
Replies: 54
Views: 12243

"I don't think I'll get serious with ear training until another program is released, since we already know APA doesn't impart perfect pitch. But I'm still training with it to make sure I'm ready whenever the next version is released." Given you're also busy with school and everything (best of luck!)...
by Space
Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: ETC for Mobil Devices
Replies: 25
Views: 9000

My phone is android and I've also considered the awesomeness of having something like ETC (particularly APA) for it. I've tried a handful of eartraining apps and they're all pretty weak. I truly believe that AP and all eartraining for that matter, is a matter of short-term to long-term memory. Not t...
by Space
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: An idea- how about vowel voice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2137

Hmm, just to clarify, it's more like the whole vocal apperatus - the throat and mouth - and not really the vocal cords themselves at all. There's a mental sensation in that area of the throat and mouth attempting to take the 'shape' of the pitch. Not necessarily the same thing as the tension one put...
by Space
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: An idea- how about vowel voice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2137

Again, not so sure about the formant hypothesis itself, but for many years now there was that list of vowel-like descriptions of the pitches that some woman gave to Peter Devetten (probably spelling his last name wrong...not to mention, wonder whatever happened to him?). I'm noticing the deeper I go...
by Space
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: C...G...
Replies: 6
Views: 3456

I have done Prolobe (stuck at level 30 since 2004) but it's never been a primary focus. I started out buying the Burge course when I was 18. I essentially went through the course and was able to ID single pitches rather well but there was a lot of internal relating of pitches going on and I failed t...
by Space
Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Absolute pitch and timbre
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Absolute pitch and timbre

This subject has come up before but I thought I'd revisit it. I really feel like, as far as the basic concept goes, Bryce Alexander was onto something (though I never got his full course). The more I streamline my AP eartraining, and the more I focus on this 'pitch chroma' thing, the more I feel tha...
by Space
Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Real music AS APA
Replies: 2
Views: 2055

Hey man, that's exactly what I've been saying for years not only about APA, but AP training in general. I feel that it is attending to the interference of tonal sensation that seems to be most lacking in AP training programs. Some of the musical examples in APA, especially in the last handful of ave...
by Space
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Absolute Pitch: Definitions
Replies: 17
Views: 5981

Most interesting. Yeah, I'm kind of a little of both. Sometimes I have to imagine the pitch in my mind to compare it to the outside. But many of the pitches I instinctually identify are entirely direct, based on the sound of the pitch and as far as I can tell, no comparison to an internal representa...
by Space
Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Absolute Pitch: Definitions
Replies: 17
Views: 5981

I think that's fantastic what you've described. I do feel, however, that not everyone has a pitch memory that stable naturally. I believe it can be developed and/or strengthened, though. I've worked on AP development off and on for almost 16 years now and still do not have the level of ability you d...