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Jul. 1st, 2009 @ 12:01 pm perfect pitch curiosity
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toneblend:
From:toneblend
Date:July 5th, 2009 09:21 am (UTC)
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Ok, the way you perceive music is more a consequence of AP not the reverse. That makes senses.

As for the genetic origin of AP, I think it's true that some have predisposition that makes AP activation more likely even without musical training but there are other studies that tend to prove that AP may be acquired by most of us if it's enabled during the critical learning period (I think it goes to 12 years old).

Anyway it's certainly to late for me but I can leave without it :-)

However, I wonder if the critical period thing is also a requirement for "absolute piano" (The ability to recognize notes by their timbre on your own instrument). Do you guys have any stories of people having learned this skill in adulthood?