correct term is "absolute pitch" (Martin Braun )

Subject: correct term is "absolute pitch"
From:    Martin Braun  <nombraun(at)POST.NETLINK.SE>
Date:    Fri, 4 May 2001 11:04:55 +0200

Dear Rebecca, Kevin, Tom, László, and all others -- PLEASE - don't say or write "perfect pitch". The correct term is "absolute pitch". Research has shown that so-called absolute-pitch possessors have no better accuracy in pitch discrimination than other people. You can find plenty of material on absolute pitch on Dan Levitin's web site: All the best, Martin Martin Braun Neuroscience of Music Gansbyn 14 S-671 95 Klässbol Sweden nombraun(at)

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