What is Perfect Pitch & Why Do You Need It?

What is perfect pitch? This is a phenomenon that a few people are born with and millions more wish they had. It is the marvelous ability to simply hear a note (or chord) played and be able to recognize and name that note (or chord). I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that this trait is a really big asset to have if you’re in the musical performing business or even if you’d just like to go out with friends and sing karaoke without seeing other people plug their ears in pain when it’s your turn to sing!

So, we know now the answer to, “What is perfect pitch?, here are a few facts about it you might find interesting:

There are two types – Relative pitch is when you can tell where different notes are in relationship to each other. Perfect or Absolute pitch is when you can hear a note and then name it. Most people have relative pitch as opposed to absolute. Either quality is wonderful to have for the hopeful performer.
Non-musical people can have it – There was a new test developed recently that checked people to see if they had the ability to recognize pitch or keys and they discovered that many of the people found to possess this ability had no musical training at all. It seems that tests in the past had been made only for people with musical training. This new test, based on the process that babies use to recognize words or phrases, made it possible to test anyone.
Absolute pitch can be learned – That’s right! It use to be thought (and is still thought by many) that it’s an inherent trait. That is not true. It’s a skill like anything else and can be developed as such.

So, what is perfect pitch? It’s a necessary talent you need to have if you want to perform music well.

Fact is, a lot performers and really talented songwriters, who love music and want to succeed, never will because they don’t have perfect pitch. They figure they weren’t born with it and will never get it. So they go through life writing words to songs they’ll never be able to perform in front of others. They end up singing in their car by themselves with the windows rolled up tight so no one will hear. Without knowing what perfect pitch is and acquiring it, this will always be the case.

Fortunately for all, there IS a fast, easy way it can be learned. To find out exactly how go to http://www.SpeedyPerfectPitch.com.

How do I use music scales to play melodies without having to read music?

Manuel C asked:

I know how to read music, and everything about scales. But I do not know how to use them to play the melodies that i hear on the radio. I want to be able to play melodies by ear.

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Will learning to read music take me to an advanced level where I can play classical?

Stacy M asked:

I play the piano, but know very little about reading music. I want to be able to play the really complicated classical pieces, which I know takes years of practice and dedication. I need a true pianist for this question. If I start learning to play by ONLY reading the sheet music, will progressive lessons get me to the point that I can play the Beethoven and Bach?
I play the piano, but know very little about reading music. I want to be able to play the really complicated classical pieces, which I know takes years of practice and dedication. I need a true pianist for this question. If I start learning to play by ONLY reading the sheet music, will progressive lessons get me to the point that I can play the Beethoven and Bach? I can already read music, but I’m limited. I took lessons as a kid and I remember alot of what I learned, but the way I play, I can read what I play on the treble clef but make up my own rhythms on the bass clef. I want to know if formal lessons will help me to look at a complicated piece of music and be able to play it at first glance.

Posted in Other - Music by David. 3 Comments