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 intervals.
Then when I tested myself again yesterday, I still failed miserably, but less so than I had previously. Can one develop relative pitch just by playing music? Does the feedback of listening to the changes in frequency while covering those distances on the keyboard help you develop relative pitch? Or should I include GNU Solfege sessions in my training say at least once every week?
I read the followig question: Is there a way to develop "perfect pitch"? I am not interested in perfect pitch as music is just my hobby. Honestly I would like to have perfect pitch but I am unwilling to put in the necessary effort.