Originally Posted by samato
The definition here for perfect pitch is very incomplete. It's true someone with perfect pitch can do what you mentioned but it's a lot more than that too. I could probably learn to tell when someone plays Bb out of blue just like I learned to hear an open low E on guitar but that's not perfect pitch. These people "feel" the notes in a way that those of us who don't have it can probably not fully understand.
Yeah, I know that.
My point is that I think that some of us don't really know what RELATIVE
So to be clearer ... a person with perfect/absolute pitch can tell you the pitch of not just any instrument but an engine, a circular saw, a spoken word, a bird, a door slam ... etc., ad nauseum.
, I know folks who have learned it and at least to their knowledge (they're musicians so I think they'd know) did not possess it before hand.
I'll re-iterate - IT TOOK YEARS of dedicated consistent training.
*the kid in Michelles band ('the Dolls'), the young Asian guy who plays keys has been working on it and it's coming - slowly but he's persistent and that's kind of his 'personality'.
I don't have it. I admit I'm just not gonna put in the time on that. My 'relative' pitch has always been good enough to keep me working and it improves all the time.
And just because "I" don't want to put in the time doesn't mean metaphorically
that I still believe in unicorns or that the the sun goes around the earth.