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Re: absolute pitch

No, it makes no such assumptions.  It assumes that a person can recognize and
identify a pitch regardless of what scale is used.  The scale used simply
provides a reference but has nothing to do with pitch recognition except perhaps
for differences such as those with half vs quarter tone scales.  Just as using a
warble tone in your audiometer ranging from 970-1030 technically differs from a
pure tone of 1000 the difference is seldom the issue and where it is using a
1030 or 970 rather than a 1000 will produce differences seldom seen.  Of course,
all numbers above are in cycles per second.


Tom Brennan  KD5VIJ, CCC-A/SLP
web page http://titan.sfasu.edu/~g_brennantg/sonicpage.html

On Wed, 28 Apr 2004, susan allen wrote:

> Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 10:53:02 -0700
> From: susan allen <susie@SHOKO.CALARTS.EDU>
> Subject: absolute pitch
> This is presuming that the (reduced) western scale of 12 pitches is
> the "absolute" or "perfect" scale?
> Susan Allen