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What is perfect pitch?

What is perfect pitch?

Update: 2019-06-0650
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Perfect pitch, or absolute pitch, is when you can sing a note with no reference from other notes, perfectly on key. Is it an asset? Chuck says yes. Learn all about this musical rarity today. 

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Stacie Juin

First, I dig you guys. however, everyone doesn't have relative pitch, not even close. relative pitch is more common than perfect. perfect pitch is rare. like someone being able to identify like a random pitch like a car horn in the middle of traffic and to be able to say whatever note that is, and so in tune that any degree of sharp or flat is grating on the ear. relative pitch is like playing/singing by ear and being able to sing random notes. Flats and sharps are based on which key you're in. Major scales tend to not use flats or sharps, minors do. when you say everyone has some level of absolute pitch... how does that apply to completely tone deaf peeps?

Aug 22nd
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Joshua Urban

here ya go. http://deutsch.ucsd.edu/psychology/pages.php?i=212

Jun 12th
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Vindell Santiago

I thought it was about baseball pitching...boooooriiing..

Jun 7th
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What is perfect pitch?

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