One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The ability to recognize the pitch of a note or produce any given note; a sense of absolute pitch.
- ‘Born in 1966 and brought up in Belfast, he discovered his voice when he found he had perfect pitch in music class at school.’
- ‘Significantly, studies show that musicians with perfect pitch have the left hemisphere of their brains jumping up and down in excitement when undertaking music perception tests.’
- ‘Some have drawn parallels between synesthesia and perfect pitch.’
- ‘Several teachers all found him to be extraordinary on the piano - he had perfect pitch and an amazing memory.’
- ‘In other words, we value the capacity to turn a phrase or solve a problem more than the ability to execute a pirouette, exhibit perfect pitch or make a new friend, although the latter activities are just as challenging.’
- ‘Even at the age of four, Mozart plays the harpsichord with stunning virtuosity, and is noted for his perfect pitch.’
- ‘I can hear how he's just so full of himself and his perfect pitch and vibrato that he doesn't even notice what a dreadful and boring song it is.’
- ‘At some point I began hearing about perfect pitch, and people recognizing notes just by hearing them, and naming them.’
- ‘He proposes that people may be born with perfect pitch but lose the ability as they mature.’
- ‘They both possessed perfect pitch and that is where I got it from.’
- ‘Music included, as one with synesthesic perfect pitch it's never been an aesthetic experience for me.’
- ‘They obviously have no confidence in his voice, as he is drowned out by backing vocalists with perfect pitch but no soul.’
- ‘She was also a gifted singer and could sing French opera arias in perfect pitch.’
- ‘If I had perfect pitch I could tell you the note of my hard drive.’
- ‘Born in Paris on October 9 1835, young Camille started to learn the piano, and displayed perfect pitch, at the age of two; at three, he composed his first pieces.’
- ‘Her pitiful attempts at music making leave her envious of those with perfect pitch.’
- ‘The bird-watcher and composer had perfect pitch; he was known for ambling through the French countryside and recording the calls he heard on staff paper.’
- ‘Some musicians have perfect pitch; they can immediately identify the pitch of any note.’
- ‘Her perfect pitch and ability to quickly learn the piano led her mother to hope she would become the first successful black concert pianist in the US.’
- ‘Chapter Six, ‘Increasing the Auditory Modality,’ is about developing auditory skills and reviews such topics as developing relative or perfect pitch.’
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