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Re: On "learned" A/P, lattice / grid

Kevin Austin wrote:

From Parncutt & Levitin, Absolute Pitch: (abstracted)

They, AP possessors, may work out integrated qualities (intervals and chords) by reconstructing them from the notes (note names), rather than perceiving an 'integrated' sonority (Miyazaki, 1992, 1993). There is the proposition that "melody" is not heard, but rather a string of pitches passing by.
From which one would predict that APers would make especially poor composers, their music lacking the kinds of structures observed in the kind of music that non-APer's appreciate. Obviously this is not true.

APers hearing melodies as "a string of pitches" also doesn't account for the fact that many APers do enjoy music.

-- eliot