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Jul. 1st, 2009 @ 12:01 pm perfect pitch curiosity
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From:matthras
Date:July 1st, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Nope. My hearing impairment's entirely congenital.

The basic idea that I've read in research in developing absolute pitch is due to the stage of development that the child starts learning music. When the child is growing up, at first he'll concentrate on individual sounds, and then later shift to perceiving the relative nature of sounds.

However when I was diagnosed with my hearing impairment at the age of 2, I went straight into speech training which attempted to improve my vocabulary by repetition of words in sentences. i.e. 'The penguin is waddling. Waddling. Waddling.'

My theory is that because I've learnt to focus on individual words, that this has shifted over to my musical training (I started on the cello at five) and hence the development of absolute pitch.