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by Space
Tue May 28, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Real music AS APA
Replies: 2
Views: 2055

Real music AS APA

So I was listening to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LgdyIHHnbBM after a session where I play through 5 avenues of APA on the current single pitch, and then 5 avenues with random pitches while my 24 measure groove that cycles through all keys on groovebuilder runs in t...
by Space
Sun May 19, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: APA possible improvements
Replies: 5
Views: 3057

I've tried all kinds of stuff, but what I do on the daily is I program 12-bar blues grooves into groove builder. I'll set the thing for 12 bars and the bars will go like this: |: I | I | I | I | | IV | IV | I | I | | V7 | IV | I | V7 :| Hopefully that comes out looking right when I post it :P This h...
by Space
Fri May 17, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Teaching AP'ers AP
Replies: 4
Views: 2012

Also, all of this is coming from thoughts I'm having as I read through Chris's research. I've just started and am just getting into phase 1. Another thought I just had is in reference to this notion: "By now you've probably encountered-- even if only on this website (although if you've made it here,...
by Space
Fri May 17, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Teaching AP'ers AP
Replies: 4
Views: 2012

In writing this, I was also reminded of a member of the Perfect_Pitch yahoo group who was complaining that they were losing his/her (can't remember the gender) AP and seemed completely at wits end over what to do about it. I remember thinking (and subsequently saying), "well just relearn it" but tha...
by Space
Fri May 17, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Teaching AP'ers AP
Replies: 4
Views: 2012

Teaching AP'ers AP

I'm pretty sure I've touched on this subject before, but one way of studying the phenomenon of AP in actual 'natural' AP'ers would be to attempt to teach them AP at say, another tuning standard, or even better, an entirely different scale - say, 19TET, or 53TET. See how long it takes an adult with '...
by Space
Thu May 09, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Annoyances annoyances...
Replies: 1
Views: 1416

The real point here being that I think people at large simply don't take the development 'all the way'. It's a very involved thing to do and requires a lot of consistency and dedication for what might not seem like a terribly great reward. Personally, though I've found that on the path to integratin...
by Space
Thu May 09, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Annoyances annoyances...
Replies: 1
Views: 1416

Annoyances annoyances...

"Tonal memory may be used as a strategy for learning to identify musical tones absolutely. Although those who attempt the strategy believe they are learning absolute pitch, the ability thus is generally not musically relevant, and their absolute tonal memory declines substantially or completely over...
by Space
Wed May 08, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: UCSF Study
Replies: 17
Views: 4600

Also, with time and consistent training, the boundaries are further narrowed so that half-steps are no longer an issue.
by Space
Wed May 08, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: UCSF Study
Replies: 17
Views: 4600

Interesting stuff. Don't you think, though, that a category can have various degrees of 'looseness'? For example, many, hell, almost ALL people who begin AP eartraining run into the issue of half-step errors. Those that do oftentimes also experience that those half step errors are confined to only 2...
by Space
Wed May 08, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: New genetics study!
Replies: 7
Views: 2601

The other thing, though, Chris, is it's pretty plain to see that what these guys are testing for is something we've established IS possible for most people: that of learning to 'name notes'. You talked about using that widget with the trigger melodies to identify pitches rather well (as long as you ...
by Space
Wed May 08, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: New genetics study!
Replies: 7
Views: 2601

by Space
Wed May 08, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: categorical perception of scale degrees
Replies: 14
Views: 8951

I spent a lot of time focusing on that kind of thing myself. I had Bruce Arnold's "Fanatic's Guide" book which came with a CD of 12 tracks with each track being a I-IV-V-I and then a drone chord every 4 second for 5 mins in one of the 12 keys. So I came up with a little exercise where I would pick a...
by Space
Mon May 06, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: UCSF Study
Replies: 17
Views: 4600

Nice!
by Space
Mon May 06, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: New genetics study!
Replies: 7
Views: 2601

Of course I realize all I'm really doing is providing a DNA sample to a a massive pool of samples and my specific results will never be known in distinction to the others. Hell, if my genetics don't correlate with the majority of other AP'ers, mine will probably just be discarded and thrown out as s...
by Space
Mon May 06, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: New genetics study!
Replies: 7
Views: 2601

Also, notice how I didn't do as well on the sine wave tones :P