[Harp-L] Perfect Pitch / It's childs play :)
Sun Nov 18 13:19:12 EST 2018
In one of Beato's videos he quizzes his son Dylan using a keyboard tuned a quarter-tone flat. Dylan successfully recognizes the two pitches the keyboard is playing between.
It's at about 3:20:
> On Nov 18, 2018, at 10:05 AM, Joseph Leone <3N037 at xxxxx> wrote:
>> On Nov 18, 2018, at 3:09 AM, Laurent Vigouroux <laurent.vigouroux at xxxxx> wrote:
>> Hey hey
>> I'm trying to educate my newborn daughter's ear thanks to Rick Beato advice and application.
>> I'll tell you in 10 years if it works __
>> Le 18/11/2018 03:51, « Harp-L au nom de F F » <harp-l-bounces at xxxxx au nom de franze52 at xxxxx> a écrit :
>> Why Adults Can't Develop Perfect Pitch<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=816VLQNdPMM>
>> I am responding to the hundreds of adult musicians that are mad at me for telling them the truth about Perfect Pitch. Unless you are a baby reading this, forget about ...
>> So, I’m sitting in McDonald’s with a musician friend and this is what I came up with.
> 1… I’m assuming that the piano in the video was in tune. The boy picked the notes out. Amazing.
> 2… BUT what IF the piano was tuned one note LOW or one note HIGH? Ok, I would STILL expect the boy to pick out the notes.
> 3… BUT if he were a musician, could he play that piano? I suspect that at the very least he would be confused. As ALL the notes would be under DIFFERENT keys.
> 3a. (me? I would use a guitar..much easier to change the tunings.)
> 3b. Would he be able to play a guitar that was ‘mis’ tuned one note high or low? The notes being on DIFFERENT frets?
> 4… What if we tuned to beTWEEN notes. In other words sour or sharp? In other words out of tune. What would that be? 50 cents up or down? I don’t know.
> 5… In that case, I would expect the boy to say “That’s not a Bb, it’s too high” and “That’s not a B, too low”. Or would he stare into space?
> Scenario: 6 guys are sitting at a table in the lobby and having a jazz jam. 5 are playing C chromatics. 1 is holding a Bb. Michael Peloquin calls a tune in Eb. the 5 guys are
> having no problem playing the tune on THEIR C chromos. The 1 is having no problem playing that same tune in Eb. BUT he has to play in the F fingering. What’s THAT called?
> Scenario: A fantastic ear player is playing a tune in F on a C chromo. He ONLY uses a C chromo. Another guy is harmonizing. The C player get this pained look on his face,
> is having trouble concentrating. Why? It turns out that it WASN’T because that second player was doing anything wrong. It was because that second player wasn’t playing the
> same notes as the first player. And it was throwing off his ears.
> I suppose that a person with perfect pitch has a note LOCKED into their brain and then everything is referenced from that. It is much better to have NO note locked into your
> brain and have a free mind and adjust to ANY pitch change extemporaneously. And as far as pitch goes, if 440 is the current standard, what did people do when the standard was
> 400? Aaargh. Instruments are never perfectly in tune anyway. Close but not possible. I can see the tuner move. It is never perfectly still. So from the time you tune something, it
> is already going out of pitch. Imperceptibly..maybe. But still doing it.
> Just some cranial drippings. No offense intended. Use for educational purposes only. lololol.
> smokey joe & the cafe’s (only one of which is still alive)
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