Perfect Pitch Ear Training
Perfect Pitch Ear Training has a pretty simple premise. Listen to a pitch and try to identify specific characteristics of each note. Initially you probably won’t notice let’s say the difference between “C” and “G.” But as you listen each day keep a list of any thought that comes into your mind and write it down. For me a “C” looks like a vanilla ice cream cone. It’s a round sound and has a textured surface. A “G” on the other looks like the obelisk in 2001 “A Space Odyssey.” It’s blue in color and travels very low along the floor when heard.
No Special Talent Needed to Master Perfect Pitch
You don’t need to have any special talent to learn perfect pitch. It’s certainly not something you have to be born with. Imagine within a short amount of time getting your first note memorized! Even just having one note memorized gives you amazing power because you can relate any other note you want to know to your memorized pitch!
Perfect Pitch is Learnable
Many people are surprised to hear that perfect pitch is learnable, but it is. Perfect Pitch is all about learning how to remember sound. In the Perfect Pitch Course I’ve written there is a simple 12 page book explains how to organize a perfect pitch ear training regimen. Basically you just need to do the exercises each day to achieve this remarkable ability.
Perfect Pitch is Learned on One Instrument at a Time
You simply need to pick out an instrument that you want to learn on. I often recommend that it be the instrument you play and surely you’ll want to do piano and guitar, two of the most common instruments that play chords. The exercises with the accompanying MP3s can be done anywhere, so that you can work on developing your Perfect Pitch abilities as you commute to work or anywhere that you have a few minutes to listen.
The Pluses and Minues of Perfect Pitch Ear Training
Having perfect pitch is certainly not the be all end all method for identifying pitches. Keep in mind that your mind is only so fast in it’s ability to process sound. I usually say as a yard stick rule you can think about as fast as you can talk. Music notes are going by much faster than this so memory has to start playing a role. If you haven’t read my article about memory I think that would be a good thing to do. One other issue is most music is heard in a key center. If you don’t develop your ability to hear in a key center the pitches that you pick out with your perfect pitch won’t mean much in a musical context. Yes you need key center ear training whether you learn perfect pitch or not.