The ability to identify [tag:pitch] without having to make a comparison to a reference note. Also colloquially called *perfect pitch*.

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What are some useful and effective exercises for training absolute pitch?

I think by now most people agree that perfect pitch is not genetic. We understand that most people who do possess perfect pitch acquire it very early in life, (around the same time most people acquire ...
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Is there a way to develop “Perfect Pitch”?

I was wondering if there is/are any aural exercise('s), analogous to how playing scales can develop your muscle memory, that can help to develop "Perfect Pitch"?
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Can absolute pitch be learned or acquired by anyone?

As a companion to questions about absolute (or perfect) pitch, discussions about if the trait is achievable through training are sure to follow. After these discussions I have read up a bit on the ...
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How common is perfect pitch?

It is said here that 1 in 10,000 people have absolute pitch. I wonder if there is any serious poll that could confirm this. Do you know any study that could tell how common/uncommon it is to have ...
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How to find the key of a song without a pitch reference?

For instance, if I play the middle C or any note before a song starts, I can instantly guess the key of the song(I think this is known as RP - relative pitch). Another trick I've used is finding out ...
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Is there a term for learned “perfect” pitch?

When I was about 11 years old, my music teacher tried to test me and started playing notes on the piano, expecting me to name them. I knew he was trying to see if I had perfect pitch, but I got them ...
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How does one write any melody that he/she hums/pops-into-his-head?

I'm a total newbie who has these tons of melodies floating in his head. I know how to play a synth and when I transcribe stuff from my head on to my instrument I generally use the trial and error ...
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Can you develop relative pitch just by playing music?

I started playing an electric piano (Yamaha EZ-40) about a few months ago. At around the same time I also used the software GNU Solfege to test myself. I must say I failed miserably at recognizing ...
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Tell the difference between a natural and a sharp/flat tone?

Is it possible to tell whether or not a single note that you hear is a white key or a black key on a piano (i.e. whether a note is natural or sharp/flat)? Can anybody actually do this? I've heard ...
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What exactly is a scale, what are they for, and how does practising them make me a better guitarist? [closed]

I found a similar question on SE already, but it still didn't adequately explain what I'm trying to figure out, so here goes: What exactly is a scale, what are they for, and how does practising them ...
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How do I practice (vocal) pitch without an instructor?

Seriously. I'm not tone-deaf, but I can't seem to hit the right pitch most of the time. What can I do?
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Absolute Pitch Possessors Wanted for Online Study [on hold]

We are pleased to offer an online study about absolute pitch. This study is accessible via http://ssd.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bddUu0ZNNiQFtGZ and open to absolute pitch possessors who are at ...