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Perfect Pitch ?

Discussion in 'Children Of Bodom' started by The Child Of Bodom, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. The Child Of Bodom

    The Child Of Bodom Awating A Dopamine Shock

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    I was just wondering :
    who's got the perfect pitch here ?
    And do u know if any of CoB guys, or any guys from bands u like got it ?
     
  2. -Gavin-

    -Gavin- Gavornator

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    Yngwie has it
     
  3. spellbound-by-the-bodom

    spellbound-by-the-bodom Brighton - metal warrior

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    I'm pretty sure alexi , roope and janne have it. I know people who have it , mainly classicaly trained musicians. My musical ear isnt to bad for someone who does 0 ear training exercises. IMO its all about learning how the intervals sound .
     
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    sindlei New Metal Member

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    perfect pitch has to do with instantly recognizing a pitch without any reference, nothing to do with intervals.
     
  5. goth_fiend

    goth_fiend happiness is jagermiester

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    ive pretty good relative pitch, but i really got to work on perfect pitch.
     
  6. delt

    delt and his staff

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    i have it, i bought it off ebay.
     
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    The Wayfaerer New Metal Member

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    You cant practice perfect pitch its something u are born with...u can practice relative pitch though
     
  8. The Child Of Bodom

    The Child Of Bodom Awating A Dopamine Shock

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    what about roope, janne and alexi ?
     
  9. Heavenscent

    Heavenscent FUCKIN' YAAAAAARRRRRRRRR!

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    Michael Angelo
     
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    (hums) what notes was that delt? lets see if your perfect pitch works.

    haha...bought it off ebay....reminds me of Weird Al's song.....good stuff

    by the way it was a C flat minor pentatonic scale
     
  11. HalfpintHenkka

    HalfpintHenkka OriginalHalfpintyGoodness

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    people have said i have an extremely good ear, but i dunno if what i've got could be called perfect pitch...i don't really care one way or the other, actually. as long as i can still make music it's fine by me, hehe.
     
  12. AlphaTemplar

    AlphaTemplar Morgan Freeman

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    Notice how pop songs used as openers at concert always have 5-10 seconds of synth before the singing starts.
     
  13. delt

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    oh cool. so because someone is a good musician, that means he has "perfect pitch".

    Less than 1% of people have "perfect pitch" or absolute hearing (in fr: oreille absolue). The normal human hearing treats tones as relative to each other, and that's why people don't hear notes, they hear intervals. Those who have absolute hearing, it's caused by the part of the brain that perceives sound working kind of like the one that perceives sight. you can tell a color is red or green or yellow without comparing it to a reference.

    i'm happy to have relative tone-hearing like 99% of people. absolute hearing can be an advantage for a musician who just plays an instrument, but in the most part, it can also be a disadvantage. you have a completely different conception of music (and sound) from almost everyone else, this certainly does NOT help in composing/songwriting. + those who have absolute hearing often have a hard time learning diatonic modes, and transposing music, etc. because those concepts are irrelevant to them. it's like asking someone what's the "color interval" between green and blue.
     
  14. HalfpintHenkka

    HalfpintHenkka OriginalHalfpintyGoodness

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    i have very sensitive ears; not quite up to perfect-pitch level i think [because i can't tell notes off by ear], but they're really sharp.

    for example, let's say that somebody plays a note that is different from the note it should be according to the key signature, i.e. when F# is played when the key signature says it sould be F, just plain old F. however, no matter which natural+flat/sharp combination it happens to be, when something like that is played a wavy sound always comes up in the air. my ears can pick that up even when i am playing in my 60-piece/6-section concert band at school.

    for me it's practically hell, having hearing like that, because i hear the "wave" as something very clear and very prominent. but for my bro, it doesn't bother him much because unless the note conflict is amplified by speakers or whatever he won't hear it as clearly; it just comes across to his brain as a slight disturbance, whereas for me it's like thunder.

    [i guess you could say that's one disadvantage to having that kind of hearing, heh.]
     
  15. delt

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    that "wave" is a subharmonic dissonance of 2 or more frequencies. the closer these 2 frequencies are, the lower that subharmonic will be. hearing them is -very- useful when tuning instruments.

    an example of how this happens is when you're watching the flashers on two cars. one minute they seem to be in sync (both on, both off) then they're not, then they seem in sync but reverse-phased (one on, one off) ... the closer the rate between the 2 flashers, the longer it will take for this sync-out-of-sync relationship (the subharmonic) to change.
     
  16. HalfpintHenkka

    HalfpintHenkka OriginalHalfpintyGoodness

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    heh, ok then...well, that's the best i've ever heard it explained; my science teacher went around in circles explaining when i asked her, and i never really bothered to ask my music teacher...interesting to know what the hell it is i'm hearing tho, so thanks. =)
     
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  18. Poof Daddy

    Poof Daddy I'm back

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    Didnt mozart have perfect pitch, and he seemed to be pretty good at composing. I heard some story of him as a kid hearing a pig squeal, yelling out G#, running to a piano, and finding out the squeal was a G#
     
  19. HalfpintHenkka

    HalfpintHenkka OriginalHalfpintyGoodness

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    yeah and not only was Mozart a perfect-pitch person, he was a child prodigy. anyone here seen the film "Amadeus"? oh gawd that was an awesome movie...
     
  20. The Child Of Bodom

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    bethoven didn't have it, and he was still a fuckin' good composer !
     

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