[Harp-L] Acquisition of Absolute Pitch

Arthur Jennings arturojennings@xxxxx
Sun Oct 28 00:06:02 EDT 2018

From Wikipedia:

'Researchers have been trying to teach absolute pitch ability in laboratory settings for more than a century,[70] and various commercial absolute-pitch training courses have been offered to the public since the early 1900s.[71] However, no adult has ever been documented to have acquired absolute listening ability,[72] because all adults who have been formally tested after AP training have failed to demonstrate "an unqualified level of accuracy... comparable to that of AP possessors".[73]

	70.	^ Meyer, M. (1899). "Is the memory of absolute pitch capable of development by training?". Psychological Review. 6 (5): 514–516. doi:10.1037/h0069034.
	71.	^ Maryon, E. (1924). The Science of Tone-Color (PDF). Boston: C. C. Birchard & Co. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-11-06. Retrieved 2006-09-05.
	72.	^ Levitin, D. J. & Rogers, S. E. (2005). "Absolute pitch: Perception, coding, and controversies" (PDF). Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 9 (1): 26–33. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2004.11.007. PMID 15639438. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-03-22. Retrieved 2006-06-11.
	73.	^ Takeuchi, A. H. & Hulse, S. H. (1993). "Absolute pitch". Psychological Bulletin. 113 (2):. doi:10.1037/0033-2909.113.2.345. PMID 8451339.'

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