[Harp-L] Acquisition of Absolute Pitch

The Iceman icemanle@xxxxx
Sun Oct 28 09:08:50 EDT 2018

1. Wikipedia is not the be all end all response to debates
2. Researchers in the lab are not the be all and end all final proof. It just proves that they are unable to teach it.

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>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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