22 December 2015

Absolute pitch ("perfect pitch") demonstrated

The video should be subtitled, since the audio doesn't pick up the boy's poorly-vocalized responses, but we'll trust them on the details.  It's an impressive talent.
Generally, absolute pitch implies some or all of the following abilities, achieved without a reference tone:
  • Identify by name individual pitches (e.g. A, B, C) played on various instruments.
  • Name the key of a given piece of tonal music.
  • Reproduce a piece of tonal music in the correct key days after hearing it.
  • Identify and name all the tones of a given chord or other tonal mass.
  • Accurately sing a named pitch.
  • Name the pitches of common everyday sounds such as car horns and alarms.

1 comment:

  1. No point in my trying this. I have no pitch. I struggled to master the piano, but finally realized I just have no talent. My youngest daughter, however, sings like an angel and plays piano beautifully.


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