Absolute pitch correlates with high performance on interval naming tasks.

@article{Dooley2011AbsolutePC,
  title={Absolute pitch correlates with high performance on interval naming tasks.},
  author={Kevin Dooley and D. Deutsch},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={130 6},
  pages={
          4097-104
        }
}
  • Kevin Dooley, D. Deutsch
  • Published 2011
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • Absolute pitch, the rare ability to identify or produce a musical tone without a reference tone, has been shown to be advantageous in some musical tasks; however, its relevance in musical contexts primarily involving relative pitch has been questioned. To explore this issue, 36 trained musicians-18 absolute pitch possessors and 18 non-possessors with equivalent age of onset and duration of musical training-were tested on interval naming tasks requiring only relative pitch. The intervals to be… CONTINUE READING
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