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Re: Perfect pitch problem.

Re the resonant teeth idea for perfect pitch detection:

I remember reading somewhere that people with perfect pitch
experience an upward drift in perceived frequencies as they
get older.

Could this be explained by aged teeth having a greater
proportion of decayed or missing matter, and hence a
smaller resonant volume, meaning they respond to higher

Presumably such an effect could be counteracted with
some good bridge work, or a good set of dentures in which
attention has been paid to their acoustic, as opposed to
masticular, properties.

- SKoT

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