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    Unbelievable ear training demonstration and a related question

    Please check the following Facebook video where a young person identifies purely by ear, chords, both classical triads and advanced Jazz chords, inversions, and single notes and intervals. He is identifying chords in an exact manner and nearly instantaneously. How can this ability be used to help and encourage with growth as a musician. How do musicians make use of this ability?.



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    Very interesting. Obviously this lad has a special gift, but I have read that 'perfect pitch' and recognition of notes can be developed in most people if they start music very young. Once you get beyond the age of seven, not much can be done.

    Even playing by ear is something that not everyone can do. I can - and my husband can't. However, he is getting a bit better at playing beyond the sheet music, so I think at any age some improvement can be made.

    Thanks for sharing the video, HarmonicSounds.
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    This is an interesting article similar to ones I've read in the past.

    http://blog.tutorming.com/mandarin-c...-prefect-pitch

    It concludes -

    If Chinese speakers are more likely to possess perfect pitch, it is not necessarily because they are of Asian descent. Rather, it is more likely because they have been exposed to tonal nuances and have trained themselves to model and match tonal nuances they hear all around them since infancy. Deutsche's findings indicated that precision in linguistic pitch production is a transferable skill, and one that is picked up much quicker early on in life, just like language. The transferability of these skills between language and music is a useful reminder that the cognitive benefits of an early childhood bilingual education are real—increased powers of observation, an enhanced capacity for critical thinking, and overall better mental health.


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    Interestingly, it seems that music and language are processed by the same brain systems.
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0927121101.htm
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