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Yes. Perfect Pitch - recognising any pitch without a reference - is a particular and quite rare skill. But Relative Pitch - 'given that this note is (say) C, what's THIS one?' - is a basic musical skill that anyone can develop. If you can establish the reference pitch internally (i.e. you have limited, one-note Perfect Pitch) all the better! I quite ...


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Yes, it is possible. In fact, that's how I identified notes by ear when I was younger. Partway through Grade 8, I found I could reliably identify Middle C by ear and reproduce it on command...and no other notes. I essentially had absolute pitch for only Middle C at that point. I had to use my relative pitch to label all the other notes I heard by ear (i.e. I ...


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There are two main things here - absolute pitch and relative pitch. Yes, a lot of musos will reach the point where they have relative pitch - which is basically interval knowledge - mostly from learning the sounds of two notes relative to each other, and knowing what that interval is called, but also from just hearing a note, and being able to play or sing ...


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Yes, in principle. What you're describing is called "relative pitch": the ability to determine the interval between two notes. Developing relative pitch is a standard part of much music training at the collegiate level, and many people develop the skill earlier. Typically this is trained by learning the distinct sound of each type of interval, ...


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