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Re: AW: absolute pitch & animals

Robert Zatorre said:

> In fact, musicians without AP can sometimes achieve what may be called
> pseudo-AP in that they develop a long-term memory for a single reference
> note (e.g., many orchestra musicians can reliably identify A 440 because
> they've heard it so often).

I was told that a similar phenomenon occurs in professional audio
equipment and radio technicians, who develop a pseudo-AP for reference
tones, e.g. 1 kHz.

Pawel Kusmierek
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