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Jul. 19th, 2008 @ 07:26 pm just curious...
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From:a_invi
Date:July 21st, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)

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i'm not a teacher either, but i think hiding it would be silly. it's just a nifty thing. i don't think it's a clear-cut distinction either. sometimes i hear a note and i'm like 'hey i think that's an A (or whatever)' and i play a reference note and sure enough it is. But in general throw a note at me and i have a 1/12 chance of guessing it right. everyone has the perceptual ability of perfect pitch at the core (since the individual tones, due to their unique complex arrangement of overtones, each have their own particular 'flavor' or 'personality'), it's just a matter of how fleshed out that subtle awareness is within each listener. I'd say, if absolute pitch relates somehow to the subject at hand don't hesitate to bring it up, just try to make it all relate to avoid alienating those who don't understand (and actually that would be a good reason TO bring it up - to perhaps take away a little of that built-in trepidation and 'bridge the worlds' so to speak)