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by Space
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: categorical perception of scale degrees
Replies: 14
Views: 8951

I actually already apply something like this. As part of my eartraining 'regime' I'm on now, I have groove builder play a 12-bar blues in the background while I do APA. I've been thinking for a long time of doing a video where I do a session and record my computer screen as I work and maybe get a mi...
by Space
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: categorical perception of scale degrees
Replies: 14
Views: 8951

Oh and I agree about Burge's RP course. It did do a lot for me in terms of getting all of my interval and chord spellings down, and I got really good at hearing chord qualities, like the b9, #9, and all the different 7th chords, etc. but the idea that you could follow a melody by stringing the notes...
by Space
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: categorical perception of scale degrees
Replies: 14
Views: 8951

Yeah, jazz is definitely a challenge. It took some time for me to hear keys and degrees in jazz as well. It's just more complex. Rock and pop are easy. I can listen to a pop song and walk right over to the piano and start playing along right away. But even jazz has its cliches. Over time, it has got...
by Space
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: categorical perception of scale degrees
Replies: 14
Views: 8951

Just for s***s and giggles, I went ahead and sang all those combinations in groove builder in the key of F (it's a good key for comfortably singing things in my personal vocal range). Fun stuff!
by Space
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: categorical perception of scale degrees
Replies: 14
Views: 8951

Hey, I almost didn't catch this! RP is so much more complex than AP. There can be so many different pitch relationships being perceived at one time. I guess my RP training history would be in order: Initially I was exposed to mild interval training at the CCM (Cincinnati Conservatory of Music) prepa...
by Space
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Resuming Research
Replies: 54
Views: 12243

Also, this recent discussion with zacxpacx has really got me hittin the eartraining hard again, so that's a damn good thing :)
by Space
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Resuming Research
Replies: 54
Views: 12243

Bummer! Sounds like a really interesting app. I need to get a 'smarter' phone :P
by Space
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Resuming Research
Replies: 54
Views: 12243

Oh and I've read most of Chris's research over the years but I suppose it'd be beneficial to revisit, maybe even get more in depth. The ultimate goal is to create sound methods for aquiring the ability to ID pitches in an absolute way, and to do it well, reliably, and have that ability be musically ...
by Space
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Resuming Research
Replies: 54
Views: 12243

I'll wait, but I think 'categorical anchor' is a good term for something pretty common sense. The thing about these cognitive science terms is that sometimes they are pretty much using exhaustive research to confirm the obvious. Even with Zatorre's research, anybody who has some AP or RP already kno...
by Space
Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Resuming Research
Replies: 54
Views: 12243

It's not so much that I'm trying to convince you of anything and I'm certainly not trying to create a negatively charged argument. You're saying that LEARNING to identify pitches in an absolute way isn't AP. Yes, natural born AP'ers have an AP perception that is fully 'opened' and it seems like, as ...
by Space
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Resuming Research
Replies: 54
Views: 12243

Hmmm, so I checked out this PDF: http://absolutepitchstudy.com/documents/ap-syn2013.pdf Reading the test subject's descriptions of how they relate visual color to pitch reminded me that there is some of that in my perception. First of all, I have synesthesia for letters and numbers. As far back as I...
by Space
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Resuming Research
Replies: 54
Views: 12243

abminor, tried to take the perfect pitch test on the absolutepitchstudy.com site but it said I had to have a username and password without giving me a way to make one.

Couldn't locate the pitch math thing, either....
by Space
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Resuming Research
Replies: 54
Views: 12243

And zacxpacx, clearly that girl on the youtube video DOES have partially developed AP that she didn't have to work at to develop. I have known a few people personally that had AP but I never put them on the spot about it. I was a member of the perfect_pitch yahoo group, though, that has quite a few ...
by Space
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Resuming Research
Replies: 54
Views: 12243

abminor, that sounds like an interesting endeavor. I'll check it out. Can I do it on PC?
by Space
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Resuming Research
Replies: 54
Views: 12243

At 6:30, she says "Pretty much the only notes that I know right off the bat are C, D, A, sometimes F, and, um, sometimes Bb. Other than that, I have to use relative pitch going off one of those other notes to find another note if I need it." So basically this girl has natural-born AP ability. She di...