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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)

by Edward Dickinson, George Whitfield Andrews, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

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

Google previewAmerican History and Encyclopedia of Music (1910)

by William Lines Hubbard

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 previewThe Audio Dictionary (2005)

Third Edition, Revised and Expanded by Glenn White, Gary J Louie

Absolute pitch is simply an accurate pitch memory, and persons who have it almost always acquire it at an early age. Nobody is born with it, but there may be a genetic factor that facilitates its learning. It is also sometimes called "perfect pitch.

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

absolute pitch n.

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

absolute pitch ' absolutes Gehör n (aes) —> perfect pitch absolu)te possibility e absolute Möglichkeit f (epi absolute poverty ' absolute Armut f (ec0‚ soc) 4-) relative poverty absolute power ' absolute Macht f. unbeschränkte Herrschaft f ( pol) ...

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 previewA Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player (2015)

by Elisa Koehler

absolute pitch, perfect pitch. A vivid memory for pitch. In musicians it takes the form of the ability to identify the name of an isolated note without any surrounding context of a given key or related pitches. In nonmusicians without the musical ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Clarinetist (2014)

by Jane Ellsworth

absolute pitch. The ability to hear a pitch and identify it exactly without comparing it to, or measuring it against, another reference pitch. This ability is usually innate ( although ...

Google previewThe New standard encyclopedia (1907)

by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar

The absolute pitch of sounds is ...

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 previewThe Dictionary for Human Factors/Ergonomics (1992)

by James H. Stramler, Jr.

absolute pitch accident extent of a curve; see also relative minimum absolute pitch a skill or ability of a person to identify the pitch of a pure tone without the use of any external reference absolute temperature scale see Kelvin absolute ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Psychology (1991)

by Stuart Sutherland

absolute pitch. The ability, possessed by a few people, to judge accurately the pitch of a single tone without comparing it to others. absolute rating scale. A scale on which the strength of some quality is ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Audiology (2003)

by Brad A. Stach

COM: relative bone conduction absolute latency in auditory brainstem response analysis, the time in msec from signal onset to a waveform peak; COM: interpeak latency, interaural latency absolute pitch rare capability of identifying the pitch ...

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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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