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Jul. 1st, 2009 @ 12:01 pm perfect pitch curiosity
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From:toneblend
Date:July 2nd, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
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I have heard about quasi-absloute pitch already but it seems to be quite different. If I remember correctly people with QAP don't have instantaneous tone recognition even for their reference tone. It's more like they have to consciously compare a heard pitch to their memorized one so it's slower (but better than nothing I agree).

Would you say that each pitch has a disctinct feeling or is it more like an information (this is just a pitch that happens to be a B flat)?
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From:matthras
Date:July 2nd, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
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To be honest I haven't met anyone who claims QAP. My younger brother's a violinist without absolute pitch, but he can recognise the concert A when it's played (obviously because he tunes to it!) so I think that people are able to develop QAP once they learn to play a tone in their head that they are familiar with.

Both, actually. Although for me it's more an information aspect because I tend to struggle to find emotion in music in a general sense. However I do feel that 'G' is a happy note, 'A' sounds overconfident, 'Eb' is annoying, etc. but I usually identify them in an information aspect.