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Absolute pitchlocked

  • Richard Parncutt
  •  and Daniel J. Levitin


The ability either to identify the chroma (pitch class) of any isolated tone, using labels such as C, 261 Hz or do (‘passive’ absolute pitch), or to reproduce a specified chroma – for example, by singing or adjusting the frequency of a tone generator – without reference to an external standard (‘active’ absolute pitch (AP): Bachem, ...

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Journal of Research in Music Education
Sammelbände der Internationalen Musik-Gesellschaft
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America