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How do you tell if someone as perfect pitch?

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by boneyguy, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. boneyguy

    boneyguy Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 31, 2007
    victoria b.c. CANADA
    Don't worry, they'll tell you.
  2. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    if you throw them and they land in the bullseye
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  3. BopT

    BopT Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 6, 2011
    Throw them against the wall and see if they stick!
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  4. chris m.

    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

    My mother has it. Play any note on the piano and she can immediately tell you what it is without looking and without
    first hearing a reference tone. I have great relative pitch-- once I have a reference tone I can pick out any of the 12.

    My perfect pitch is imperfect-- if I sing an E in my head when I haven't touched a guitar or heard any music yet,
    and then pluck the low E on a guitar, usually I'm either right on the money or within a half step. So not quite there....but close.
    It's a fun thing to try yourself. Wake up in the morning, take your best guess at a low E by singing it, then pluck the low E on
    a guitar and see if you nailed it.
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  5. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2006
    Near Athens GA USA
    So, the same way you find out if someone is into keto or cross-fit?
  6. Deeve

    Deeve Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 7, 2009
    or Vegan
  7. CigBurn

    CigBurn TDPRI Member

    Nov 6, 2018
    Same Shed Different Forum
    Might be of interest.. or not, what do I know. :)

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  8. El Famoso

    El Famoso Tele-Meister

    Sep 16, 2016
    I was just going to throw out cross-fit and vegan, but not one but two people beat me to it...
  9. beyer160

    beyer160 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 11, 2010
    On Location
    They can throw a banjo in a dumpster without hitting the sides.
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  10. sax4blues

    sax4blues Friend of Leo's

    Perfect pitch is throwing an acordian in a dumpster and hitting a banjo.
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  11. bcorig

    bcorig Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Mar 11, 2018
    Chino Hills CA
    You made me laugh out loud when I read this. Absolutely true!! I can’t stop laughing.
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  12. bcorig

    bcorig Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Mar 11, 2018
    Chino Hills CA
    WHAT?? Again I can’t stop laughing.
  13. bcorig

    bcorig Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Mar 11, 2018
    Chino Hills CA
    My son has it. He’ll visit and tell me which strings are out of tune.
  14. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    So true!
    I only have good relative pitch.
    I know when something is out of tune, but I need a device (tuner) to help me fix it.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
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  15. chris m.

    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

    Once I have a reference E I can hear all six notes very clearly in my head and tune my guitar really accurately without a tuner so I guess that’s excellent relative pitch...
  16. Brian J.

    Brian J. Tele-Holic

    Nov 12, 2012
    they tell you about having perfect pitch every 5-10 minutes
  17. cyclopean

    cyclopean Friend of Leo's

    Aug 14, 2009
    innsmouth, MA
    i only ever find that out if i'm eating with someone.
  18. JL_LI

    JL_LI Tele-Afflicted

    May 20, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    I have perfect pitch but only on the recognition side. I can always tell when I'm singing out of tune. That's the difference between professionals and people like me who should confine their vocalizations to home or if out, around the fire pit.
  19. codamedia

    codamedia Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2009
    Western Canada
    Not my experience...

    I've worked with a young keyboard player for about 3 years... I never knew he had perfect pitch until one of the other members told me he did. He NEVER talks about it unless he is asked about it.

    Once I learned he had it I would throw him a bone every now and then... just play some whacky chord on the guitar. Within moments he answers back with the exact structure on the keyboard... with a big smile on his face. He's got full recognition and recall.

    One thing he can't do is use the transpose button on the keyboard.... that messes with his mind! Guess what I do every two or three gigs :D
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018
  20. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Same way you tell if someone is a vegan!
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