Good Pitch Memory Is Widespread

@article{Schellenberg2003GoodPM,
  title={Good Pitch Memory Is Widespread},
  author={E. Glenn Schellenberg and Sandra E. Trehub},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={262 - 266}
}
Here we show that good pitch memory is widespread among adults with no musical training. We tested unselected college students on their memory for the pitch level of instrumental soundtracks from familiar television programs. Participants heard 5-s excerpts either at the original pitch level or shifted upward or downward by 1 or 2 semitones. They successfully identified the original pitch levels. Other participants who heard comparable excerpts from unfamiliar recordings could not do so. These… Expand

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