Re: Perfect pitch problem. (SKoT McDonald )

Subject: Re: Perfect pitch problem.
From:    SKoT McDonald  <skot(at)>
Date:    Thu, 29 Oct 1998 12:20:41 +0800

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 frequencies? 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 SKoT McDonald email:skot(at) Computer Music Laboratory Computer Science Department +61 8 9380 2279 (uni) University of Western Australia +61 8 9380 2716 (fax) Crawley, Australia, 6907 +61 8 9386 8764 (home) Email to AUDITORY should now be sent to AUDITORY(at) LISTSERV commands should be sent to listserv(at) Information is available on the WEB at

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