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May. 14th, 2006 | 10:17 pm
mood: accomplishedaccomplished
music: my own playing

Yay! Today is the first time that I can confidently say that I recognized the pitch color differences between notes played on the piano. The past few days of training have paid off! It's still quite unclear, but the perfect pitch course says that you should expect it to take some time.

According to the course, there are 4 pitch colours that are easiest to identify, and those are C, Eb, F# and A. The course starts by differentiating Eb and F#. Eb sounds "mellow", and F# sounds "twangy". The sound of A is "bright". Those words aren't enough to describe the experience, but they are a good approximation.

While doing an exercise today I could clearly hear these different sounds. I could also hear what C sounded like, although I can't think of any word to describe it. I was unable to tell the difference between D, Eb and E however, nor with any other group of 3 notes centered around one of the 4 I listed above. I expect that to improve with time :)

Anyway, I am excited :)
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can you teach babies?

from: anonymous
date: May. 15th, 2006 09:49 am (UTC)
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Re: can you teach babies?

from: btherl
date: May. 17th, 2006 07:29 am (UTC)
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I don't know. Probably. The main challenge that comes to mind is to teach them what they are "supposed" to be doing. So it needs to be arranged in such a way that the perfect pitch is learnt as a by-product of something the baby would do anyway. Working in harmony with the baby's instincts, in other words, like animal trainers do.

I'm thinking of babies who can't talk here. Though perhaps other forms of communication could work?

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