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Absolute pitch

Definition of the noun absolute pitch

What does absolute pitch mean as a name of something?


  1. the ability to identify the pitch of a tone

Alternative definition of the noun absolute pitch


  1. perfect pitch

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Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

Absolute pitch. The ability to name a pitch (in reference to the musical scale, generally by letter name) or to produce a pitch designated by name without recourse to any external source or standard. The term perfect pitch is misleading because ...

Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music (1910)

absolute pitch 1. The fixed position of a note with regard to all the other notes in the entire range of musical tones ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Perception (2010)

by E. Bruce Goldstein

Absolute pitch (AP) is the rare ability some people have to instantly and effortlessly name the pitch of musical tones, as readily as most of us name the colors we see. Others are said to possess AP if they can produce (such as by humming, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics (2014)

by Eric C.R. Reeve

Absolute pitch: an approach for identifying genetic and non-genetic components. American Journal of Human Genetics 62: 224-3 1 Baharloo, S., ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (2003)

VolumeII: Performance and Production by John Shepherd

Absolute Pitch 'Absolute pitch' refers to an individual's ability, based on acquired experience and long-term memory,

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Christine Ammer

absolute pitch The ability to identify a musical tone by name, or to sing a particular ...

Google previewTHE AMERICAN CYCLOPAEDIA: A Popular Dictionary of GENERAL KNOWLEDGE. (1875)

Moreover, it indicates directly absolute pitch, and only indirectly relative pitch. In order to ascertain the interval between any two notes on the stave, we must go through a little calculation, involving the clef, the key signature, and perhaps, ...

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Absolute pitch Meaning

Video shows what absolute pitch means. The exact pitch as established by its rate of vibration based on a standard scale.. Perfect pitch; the ability to identify or ...

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