Perfect Pitch

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Branson, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. Tomaso

    Tomaso Pianissimo User

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    I went to medical school with a big hunk of a guy who never paid much attention at first year anatomy lectures but when asked whether he had read the assignment, could recite page after page of the textbook with perfect accuracy - he had a photographic memory. Of course when I asked him how he did it he couldn't tell me, except to say that ever since he was a kid, after he read something it was all right there in his visual memory, page upon page.
    There were other kids in the class who didn't have a photographic memory but learned every last fact and could spit them back with commendable precision. My best friend, though, was tops. He would take class notes on one 3X5" card while the rest of us were scribbling like mad and filling a notebook.
    At the end of what we thought might be the "key" lecture, the one from which the final exam was soon coming, Bill said,
    "I got it all right here, Tom! Come over tonight and we'll go over it all for the exam." And he waved the inevitable 3X5 card before slipping it into his shirt pocket.

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  2. richtom

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    People once thought the following:

    The sun revolved around the earth.
    The earth was flat.
    If you sailed to the end of the flat earth, you would fall off.

    Some cannot face the fact that some people are born with innate gifts the rest of us do not have, like absolute pitch.

    Thank to Rowuk for citing my source. I forgot to include it. Wikipedia is chock full of odd and wrong information, but not on this subject.

    Rich T.
     
  3. Branson

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    I just finished reading the report and it answered many questions I had as well as bring up new ones.

    Man I'm glad I'm old, retired and have time to read these sources!

    Maybe I can find the answer before I take the Coda!
     
  4. bumblebee

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  5. Sethoflagos

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  6. Branson

    Branson Piano User

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    Thank you Sethoflagos, thank you, thank you, thank you.

    What a great group of contributors!
     
  7. BrassBandMajor

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    They also believed there was an ancient sea dragon waiting for ships on the edge of the world.
    Back in the ole Columbus days.
     
  8. rettepnoj

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  9. Sethoflagos

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    Yes, we looked at this a couple of years ago didn't we. This time I scored 1.725 Hz which I think translates to being insensitive to differences within +/- 3 cents. Just a tad above average, but happy with that for my age and the abuse I've done to my ears over the years.

    Better on the tone-deaf test (88.9%) which apparently rates as 'not quite exceptional'. Could be the title of my autobiography, that one :-)
     
  10. rettepnoj

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    I got 0.85 something, and Jerry Hey got 0.0975! :shock:
     

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