Absolute pitch.

  title={Absolute pitch.},
  author={Atsuro Takeuchi and Stewart H. Hulse},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={113 2},
Absolute pitch (AP) is the ability to identify a tone's pitch or to produce a tone at a particular pitch without the use of an external reference pitch. AP exists in varying degrees among people generally described as AP possessors. AP possessors vary not only in the accuracy with which they can identify pitches but also in their ability to produce pitches absolutely and in their ability to identify tones of various timbers and in various pitch registers. AP possessors' memory for pitches is… CONTINUE READING
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