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There are essentially two types of perfect pitch. The strict definition would be a person that without hesitation, can name any given note or notes. They are not transposing from a reference point, they just simply know. They can hear someone smash their whole forearm and fist on a keyboard and tell you all of the notes that were played. This is ...


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It's sort of "acquired" perfect pitch. I think most of those with perfect pitch whom I know have that. Basically, if you ask them for a particular pitch, they strike their imaginary tuning fork and transpose from there. Your variant is actually already more extensive than that. You said "At first, I could only do it with the piano.". Now if that means ...


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I fully believe that there is no such thing as "perfect pitch", at least as it's typically described. It's just memory, plus a lifetime of hearing music. Pretty much every orchestra musician has heard tuning A so many times that they can just sing it back to you with no reference pitch. I'm a brass player, so the Bb arpeggio is seared into my brain in the ...


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To me this sounds like untrained 'perfect pitch'. I have a pretty solid sense of relative pitch - i.e., give me a note and tell me what it is, and then as long as you don't go through any convoluted chord changes I can still tell you the names of notes. Unfortunately that method only gets you so far (try following some John Coltrane solos). Thus 'perfect ...



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