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awarded  Yearling
Mar
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comment How common is perfect pitch?
My point it that might never know because language and training in and of itself is required to test it: the biological facility is not accessible without priming it. I think this differs quite a bit from your summation?
Mar
27
comment How common is perfect pitch?
Where do you see me denying personal differences in people? This is the typical binary discussion that many people have about these types of things. "Perfect pitch" is distinct from "fast-processing relative pitch" in every single discussion I have seen on the topic, including scholarly articles. "Better at recognizing pitch" is not Perfect Pitch. The topic here is not about actualizing potentials, it is about how common is something that hasn't been established to exist.
Mar
27
comment How common is perfect pitch?
I think we can both agree that proving something doesn't exist can be difficult, and you will note that my point was by the time anything concrete can be tested, it is almost too late to know: "it is very difficult to disentangle language and training from the phenomenon."
Mar
27
comment How common is perfect pitch?
@MeaningfulUsername: I am absolutely certain your friends who you think exhibit this have training in it. I know non-professional people who play games trying to guess (named) pitch of notes. The fact is that if one has the words to describe the pitch, they have training. The earliest studies in children suggest that (a) people have a natural ability to identify pitch in some manner, and (b) people who are raised without tonal languages gradually "lose" the ability. Now couple that with the answer above regarding trainability.
Feb
18
comment What numbers (on my tuner) to tune my guitar to
For guitar specifically, the E2 at the fifth fret is the same note and octave as on the open A2. This pattern repeats, except on the B where the 4th fret is the same note and octave as open E4. This at least gives one a check against octave doubling or can get one into the ballpark and then fine-tune with the tuner.
Jan
23
comment How to enhance a basic drum kit without buying
is it an alesis dm5 head unit?
Jan
22
comment Hammer on and pull off
If you are speaking about the "intro," then the tab is wrong. While it is true that a hammer/pull can sound a lot like quick picking, the guitar setup and sound in this particular song really highlights the attack you get from striking the string with a pick. the easiest thing for you to do to test for yourself is to record that passage playing it both ways and then listen for the pick attack.
Jan
22
comment How to enhance a basic drum kit without buying
do you mean to say "there are no more open trigger ports to plug into on the head unit" or "I have no money for more triggers"
Jan
8
comment Electric guitar amp won't switch to distortion channel
AFAIK, you can test it with a stereo plug by shorting the tip to ground. Google "peavey classic 30 footswitch schematic"
Jan
7
comment What is bad about Roman Numeral Analysis?
This is an old thread which somehow got revived, but I am wondering about your characterization of horizontal and vertical. Are you saying that the "vertical" concept is, say 3 notes, stacked in a moment in time (a time-slice) whereas the "horizontal" is looking at those three notes stacked as the convergence of three melodic lines (etc)?
Jan
7
comment Setting up Distortion on an Amp
if that is the song by Godsmack, then "no" you will not be getting that distortion effect from the amp by itself.
Jan
7
comment Help me to find a way not to bar A-shape guitar chords with my ring finger
@CarlWitthoft: indeed: I am struggling to conceive of any possible connection between a benign cutaneous growth and death. For a bit of humor I am reminded of my grandmother who died number of years after giving birth to my father.
Jan
3
answered Noise after restringing a classical guitar
Dec
27
comment Training muscle memory without focusing. Is it necessarily bad?
Perhaps the aphorism is more about providing a place for meditative study rather than speaking about an almost obsessive attentiveness.
Dec
27
comment Training muscle memory without focusing. Is it necessarily bad?
I think you provide a good answer, but "focus" is a very fuzzy word. I expect that the "focus" in the aphorism is more akin to "fewer distractions" than "don't take your eyes off the object." I agree about your problem with focus which you intimate in the linked question. I think that type of hyperfocus is a problem because your analytical mind is trying to evaluate and adjust to something which has already happened and this just introduces timing problems and interferes with what people call "flow".
Dec
18
awarded  Revival
Dec
17
answered How to make the bass in beatboxing
Dec
4
comment Guitar string not in tune with itself
I don't have a true answer, but if it was my guitar I would probably try making a huge bridge saddle adjustment on the string and see if it improves or gets worse, eventually homing in on the best bridge adjustment. Telecasters typically have two-string saddles on the bridge IIRC, so you might need to compromise a little.
Dec
4
comment Guitar string not in tune with itself
I have never used a tuner across the fretboard like the OP, but his claim of "half step" off is probably farther than the sort of temperament compromises you mention.