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  1. #126

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    I do admire Jason's perseverance. When he says he'll acquire perfect pitch, he is not kidding.

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  3. #127
    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    Interesting, probably irrelevant bit of info I learned in a lecture today:

    Absolute pitch
    1 in 10,000 Western World
    1 in 20 people with Autism

    It's not well understood, but it may have to do with the way autistic people process sounds - for instance early in life they hear language as musical sound, not sounds with meaning.
    I don't consider myself autistic. But based on my medical records/history, I was diagnosed with a mild form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome. This doesn't mean I am totally autistic, it just means that I'm socially inept. And it is displayed in my current life: no friends, inactive on social media, dead love life, lonely activities - music XD, hanging out at jazzguitar.be XD. However, I don't parade around that I am autistic, because I felt I was misdiagnosed or over-diagnosed. I remember the day I was diagnosed with autism: Given a multiple choice questionnaire - doctor tabulates the answers - voila! I am autistic. I was depressed during that time so that multiple choice questionnaire, I could have answered differently today. Anyways, here's another video of my progress in Perfect Pitch. - September 25, 2019.


  4. #128
    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    Interesting, probably irrelevant bit of info I learned in a lecture today:

    Absolute pitch
    1 in 10,000 Western World
    1 in 20 people with Autism

    It's not well understood, but it may have to do with the way autistic people process sounds - for instance early in life they hear language as musical sound, not sounds with meaning.
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    I don't consider myself autistic, but my IQ was tested twice when I was around 3 and 12. However, I didn't know of the results until I was already 24. The first one was when I was 3 years old, where the doctor had me to play a group of blocks. The second one was an IQ test in school. The doctor said to my mom, I played the blocks in a symmetrical manner that was not deemed ordinary. The second one: my mom and my home room teacher was called by the principal to talk about my results of the IQ test. According to the results, my spatial reasoning on the test was very, very high that it was already considered as 'genius' level. Those are the two stories in my life I like to throw in there. However, I don't buy in to these two life stories. Up to this day, that "genius" of mine hasn't really came out. But right now, I am refining and developing stuff that I am good at and I'll see where it leads me to.

  5. #129
    Relative Pitch Update - October 2, 2019 - I have a total of 27 Meludia Melody Journals already. In my 26th attempt, I finally got the coveted 3 stars. I know there's like a 4th star or something, but I am getting better at this app. I haven't peaked yet. I will try to reach my highest potential for this app.


  6. #130

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    Thanks for introducing me to Meludia. This is a really nice app!

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    Thanks for introducing me to Meludia. This is a really nice app!
    I just downloaded the app as well. It might be the best one I have seen so far.

  8. #132
    Perfect Pitch Update - October 10, 2019 - I have already amassed 164 chord voicings. Closing in on 200. I began with only a couple of few ones around late February 2019. People on the internet (not this forum), especially those Perfect Pitch Nazis, scoffed at the idea of a non-absolute adult having consistent success with Perfect Pitch. They were saying along the lines that it will not last and those who claim that an adult have success with Perfect Pitch are liars. Well, he he he, 6 months later in October 2019, I am still going strong. With the help of my jazz piano teacher, she has dumped a truckload of voicings in my notebook, most of them I haven’t used yet for Perfect Pitch. Here’s a couple of videos as evidence that I am being truthful in my progress. And I am publishing my success with Perfect Pitch to the world.




  9. #133
    Relative Pitch Update - October 14, 2019 - I got another 3 stars for Meludia Melody. For this app, I am always pushing myself to go beyond my current limits and get even more better. I have always been an advocate for self-improvement especially in music and playing by ear. The only problem is that people around me and the psychiatric people who monitor have this idea that I'm a person with permanent disability. The pros of this title around me is that I get free money from the Canadian government, because they think I am too disabled to be involved with employment, which I use the money to buy my rig, studio equipment, and accessories XD. The cons is that I am treated as a liability and not competent, but this is like my chip on my shoulder. From my guitar practice to everything else, with small accomplishments day by day, I am hoping that I am proving people wrong that even though people think I am disabled, I believe in myself as a high caliber musician and a prolific composer.


  10. #134
    Relative Pitch Update - October 15, 2019 - Got another 3 stars for Meludia Melody. But I am not satisfied with that. Hopefully next time I push myself to an even higher score. I am currently getting 62k. I'll push myself this time to get 65-66k.


  11. #135

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    This is what musicians that go to hell will have to do for eternity....

  12. #136

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic gumbo
    This is what musicians that go to hell will have to do for eternity....
    And what tasks will be assigned to those born with perfect pitch?

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    Imagine that. In that hell - you have 1 000 000 years to practice.. then they(the demons) make you go and do your first performance and you fail because of stage fright.

  14. #138

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    Quote Originally Posted by bako
    And what tasks will be assigned to those born with perfect pitch?
    They must listen to music at A = 438

  15. #139
    Relative Pitch Update - October 18, 2019 - I was able to reach my personal goal of reaching 65k in my high scores for Meludia Melody. Now I will be aiming for 68-69k.


  16. #140
    Relative Pitch Update - October 19, 2019 - I officially completed all 150 levels of the Advanced Module of Meludia Melody today. I will begin practicing with the Expert Module tomorrow. But not publishing my practice with Expert Levels yet. Like what I did with the Advanced Levels, I skimmed through it and completed the module and I ended up establishing some high scores to beat. My only problem with this app is that I find the interface of the Intermediate, Advance, and Expert a bit glaring to the eyes. Watch this video and see if you agree that this is a bit glaring to the eyes.


  17. #141
    Relative Pitch Update - October 22, 2019 - I've been doing this form of ear training for more than a year now. I started out plucking out the chords by ear the songs for the church I go to. Now I am doing any style/genre of music. There's still more to come of this.


  18. #142
    Perfect Pitch Update - November 18, 2019 - Here's something I didn't show yet with my Perfect Pitch...naming single notes!!! My perfect Pitch is weird, I excel at naming chord voicings in their absolute name, but suck at single notes. But finally got a breakthrough here. As for the chords, I am sitting at 194 chord voicings, poised to reach 200, which is my goal for this year.


  19. #143
    Perfect Pitch Update - November 24, 2019 - I reached my 2019 goal of mastering 200 individual chord voicings by Absolute Name and it's not even Christmas yet! This is a testament to the success I have with Perfect Pitch this year that I didn't have in years past.


  20. #144

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    Quote Originally Posted by bako
    And what tasks will be assigned to those born with perfect pitch?
    Their favourite musicians are on stage, beckoning to come join them and bask in adulation from an audience consisting of all people they've had tiffs with in the past. Then they turn around to pick a guitar, but only find one of those australian bwooorp bwaaarf tubes.

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    On the age of perfect pitch development, I don't think it is generally true that it only happens when kids are babies. For instance, in Japan, the Yamaha music program starts at age 4. The curriculum involves fixed do solfege and playing pieces on keyboards and they claim a high rate of perfect pitch development by the age of 5 or 6.

    They also claim that this window closes at around the age of 6 but there are instances of people developing pp even at ages older than that.

    I do think that it is almost impossible to develop as an adult.

  22. #146

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    Jason, if you're having fun with this then more power to you and I hope that you succeed in your goal.
    Last edited by Liarspoker; 12-03-2020 at 05:24 AM.

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    Whenever I think back of the awesome scene from American Dad where Roger says "nooo!" to Francine, I hear the pitch. And when singing it and checking, its very close to 220. Tried quite a few times.
    .... but here's the weird part. Roger doesn't sing it at 440. But I do when recalling it. Because it should be "A".