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Unread 03-25-2002, 11:07 PM   #16
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Not necessarily, unless you do that all the time. You could've just gotten lucky. I think one of the biggest signs that you have it is when certain notes just jump out at you and you know what they are, even when you're not listening for them. That happens to me a lot when I'm listening to people play French horn (my main instrument).

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Unread 03-25-2002, 11:14 PM   #17
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The best way to tell is to have someone else play notes for you without you looking, and you should be able to name all them, including and especially the first one, correctly.
And not have to think too long about it either.
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Unread 03-25-2002, 11:26 PM   #18
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This is what works for me:
I hear songs in my head in the correct key. Always. So whenever I wanted to learn a new note, I'd associate it with a song and then listen for the song to know what the pitch was. After a few years of doing that. A lot of pitches just come automatically to me (E, F, A, Bb, and Db mainly)
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IMO, perfect pitch can be learned. I say this because, now, I can usually listen to a song and pick out the melody notes and then play them on piano, and be able to tell what a note is if someone was to play it on an instrument, while a year ago I probably couldn't do that. Over time I've gotten better at doing this, the main reason why I think that perfect pitch is something that can be learned.
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Unread 03-29-2002, 03:03 PM   #20
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IMO, perfect pitch can be learned. I say this because, now, I can usually listen to a song and pick out the melody notes and then play them on piano, and be able to tell what a note is if someone was to play it on an instrument, while a year ago I probably couldn't do that. Over time I've gotten better at doing this, the main reason why I think that perfect pitch is something that can be learned.
A think Perfect pitch is usually talent and gift...since i know some people are just totally tone deaf...
I think some people are born with the gift of ACQUIRING perfect pitch and with practice over time people get it.

but then again there are the exceptions which are those people who are just born with it and they don't need any practice or wat not and just have it.
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ok people, many of you have the wrong idea of perfect pitch. Perfect pitch is being able to sing a note without hearing it first.

Like if I say sing a C and you can and hit it right on the spot, that is an indicator that you have perfect pitch.

Being able to hear a C and recognize that is a C is not perfect pitch. That is something you learn in Music Classes.
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i AM tone deaf.
i think my phone rings in the key of C-i'm sure of it
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I"m hearing impaired... i definately DON"T have perfect pitch.
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ok people, many of you have the wrong idea of perfect pitch. Perfect pitch is being able to sing a note without hearing it first.

Like if I say sing a C and you can and hit it right on the spot, that is an indicator that you have perfect pitch.

Being able to hear a C and recognize that is a C is not perfect pitch. That is something you learn in Music Classes.
I'm going to disagree here. There are many instrumentalists who have perfect pitch but wouldn't be able to sing a note like you say. I've always been told that perfect pitch is the ability to hear a note and know what it is, and likewise, assuming you can sing in tune, being able to sing any named pitch in tune. And what you learn in music classes (I know, I'm a music minor at college and I've taken many) is relative pitch. That is, the ability to hear correct intervals. With relative pitch, you should be able to hear all other pitches once you're told what one pitch is. I've never heard of perfect pitch being taught in any classes, and I don't know anyone who has it.
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Unread 04-22-2002, 01:55 PM   #25
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i'm a musician, but i cant sing....
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