Rehoboam wrote:What do you mean by "perfect pitch"?
When you toss a banjo into a dumpster 20 feet away and it lands directly on an accordion.
Now that that's out of the way...
Keman, do you have perfect pitch only on the guitar? I think that might be possible. For years, the back cover of the monthly International Musician
magazine has run an ad from a guy who insists that perfect pitch can be learned using his method. I know a couple of people who have ordered it. They said it was very subtle, learning to identify the notes as "colors". They also said you're supposed to learn it on your instrument.
I can see how that would be helpful. If you are learning "colors", it could be confusing to also have to take into account the varying colors of the piano vs. violin, etc.
I know I don't have perfect pitch, but I like to play a game with myself when changing strings. I try to tune the E string (high or low) to pitch without using a reference. Depending on the day, I usually get it right. As soon as it's an "E", I feel my ears go sort of dead. We've thumped out that E so many thousands of times that we have become numb to it. Almost bored with it.
When I hear it, I recognise it immediately. It's like being visited by an old friend over and over again. "Oh. It's you
Can you identify all the notes on your guitar, Keman?
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