The Development of Absolute Pitch: A Theory Concerning the Roles of Music Training at an Early Developmental Age and Individual Cognitive Style

@article{Chin2003TheDO,
  title={The Development of Absolute Pitch: A Theory Concerning the Roles of Music Training at an Early Developmental Age and Individual Cognitive Style},
  author={Christina Chin},
  journal={Psychology of Music},
  year={2003},
  volume={31},
  pages={155 - 171}
}
  • C. Chin
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Music
Absolute pitch (AP), the ability to identify or sing pitches without an external reference, is apparently neither completely inherited nor completely teachable. Based on AP research findings and the literature on cognitive development and cognitive style, this article proposes that the reason why some musicians have AP and others do not depends on both the developmental age at which music instruction began and individual differences in cognitive style; children who had a particular type of… Expand
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