Absolute pitch correlates with high performance on musical dictation.

@article{Dooley2010AbsolutePC,
  title={Absolute pitch correlates with high performance on musical dictation.},
  author={Kevin Dooley and Diana Deutsch},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={128 2},
  pages={
          890-3
        }
}
Absolute pitch (AP)--the ability to name a musical note in the absence of a reference note--is a rare ability whose relevance to musical proficiency has so far been unclear. Sixty trained musicians--thirty who self-reported AP and thirty with equivalent age of onset and duration of musical training--were administered a test for AP and also a musical dictation test not requiring AP. Performance on both types of test were highly correlated (r=.81, p<.001). When subjects were divided into three… Expand
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