With enough repetition and practice, can I condition myself to associate colors with certain pitches?

Note: I am talking about a relative pitch here, within a certain key . . . so assigning colors to scale degrees. I am not seeking to acquire absolute pitch.



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    it's an honest question . . . why is everyone so quick to downvote here :(
    – 286642
    Jul 27 '20 at 20:14
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    Like this question - music.stackexchange.com/questions/12314/… - I struggle to see what this question has to do with musical practice and performance. In short, this off topic. Jul 27 '20 at 20:18
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    Consider rewording. As a suggestion: what does current research say about teaching/learning chromasthesia?
    – Aaron
    Jul 27 '20 at 20:47
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    @BrianTowers having a feeling for melody and relative pitch is relevant to composing
    – 286642
    Jul 27 '20 at 21:07

Yes, you probably could.

When I was a student at London's Royal Academy of Music my pastoral tutor was a lady called Margaret Hubicki. I didn't know it at the time, but she invented the 'Colour-staff' system of notation, aimed at helping people with dyslexia read music. Seems similar to what you're asking for. If they could do it, I expect you can too.


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