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Space
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New genetics study!

Post by Space » Mon May 06, 2013 3:02 pm

Looks like I'm gonna be a part of this new genetics study!

Check it:

"Hi Rob,



Thank you for completing the AP test. Your results:



Piano Tones: 47.75 (out of a possible 48 )

Sine Wave: 40.5 (out of a possible 42)

Total Score: 88.25 (out of a possible 90)



Your results placed you in group AP-1 (the highest scoring group) - Congratulations!



Are you interested in participating in the AP study? I can send the necessary information.

Study participation is not really too time-consuming - it involves completing a music questionnaire

and donating a sample of your saliva cells (we mail a self-collection kit) if you would like to be part of the genetic study on absolute pitch.



Best,

Elena"

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Post by Space » Mon May 06, 2013 3:03 pm

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

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Post by Space » Mon May 06, 2013 3:11 pm

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 some kind of 'fluke' anyway.

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Post by aruffo » Wed May 08, 2013 12:14 am

Sine wave tones are more difficult for born-with AP types...

..and yes, it's true that you could very well be an outlier. But kudos for getting yourself on that chart!

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Post by lorelei » Wed May 08, 2013 10:00 am

Which genetics study is this again?

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Post by Space » Wed May 08, 2013 3:45 pm


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Post by Space » Wed May 08, 2013 3:50 pm

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 didn't fail to recall the particular melody for a pitch). So, presumably, you (and probably a fair number of folks) could 'warm up' using melody trigger exercises, then do the test and pass.

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Post by lorelei » Fri May 17, 2013 5:24 pm

Thanks Space, and congrats on getting on that chart!

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