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  • #16
    perfect pitch (absolute pitch ) is the ability to determine musical notes and identify them on any number of instruments



    with true perfect pitch you can pick out the individual notes of a chord



    it's not something you can really mess up if you have it,nor can it really be learned AFAIK



    you can train your ear for relative pitch and intervals



    I would say no,you won't mess up your ears
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    • #17
      perfect pitch (absolute pitch ) is the ability to determine musical notes and identify them on any number of instruments



      with true perfect pitch you can pick out the individual notes of a chord



      it's not something you can really mess up if you have it,nor can it really be learned AFAIK



      you can train your ear for relative pitch and intervals



      I would say no,you won't mess up your ears
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      • #18
        The only way you can mess up your ears is by playing at excessive volumes repeatedly. Tuning differently doesn't mess anything up. An Eb is an Eb regardless whether your guitar is tuned to standard, half step down, open G, open D, DADGAD or any other tuning.
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        • #19
          The only way you can mess up your ears is by playing at excessive volumes repeatedly. Tuning differently doesn't mess anything up. An Eb is an Eb regardless whether your guitar is tuned to standard, half step down, open G, open D, DADGAD or any other tuning.
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          • #20






            Quote Originally Posted by privatejoe
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            or it doesn't matter because if you weren't born in perfect pitch, you are not going to have it anyway?




            No, but you might tear a hole in the space time continuum. I don't recommend it, what with the wormholes to other dimensions and whatnot.

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            • #21






              Quote Originally Posted by privatejoe
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              or it doesn't matter because if you weren't born in perfect pitch, you are not going to have it anyway?




              No, but you might tear a hole in the space time continuum. I don't recommend it, what with the wormholes to other dimensions and whatnot.

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              • #22






                Quote Originally Posted by Bubbluz
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                perfect pitch (absolute pitch ) is the ability to determine musical notes and identify them on any number of instruments



                with true perfect pitch you can pick out the individual notes of a chord



                it's not something you can really mess up if you have it,nor can it really be learned AFAIK



                you can train your ear for relative pitch and intervals



                I would say no,you won't mess up your ears




                my wife has perfect pitch but has absolutely no formal musical knowledge at all - she remembers thousands of songs simply by the sound - if i want to know the key of a song i will ask her to sing it for me and she just pulls it out of the air - she can tell me if i'm playing the wrong note in a guitar riff and then sing the line for me as it should be - she does not think it is anything special and does not believe she has any talent at all - she thinks everyone can sing


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                • #23






                  Quote Originally Posted by Bubbluz
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                  perfect pitch (absolute pitch ) is the ability to determine musical notes and identify them on any number of instruments



                  with true perfect pitch you can pick out the individual notes of a chord



                  it's not something you can really mess up if you have it,nor can it really be learned AFAIK



                  you can train your ear for relative pitch and intervals



                  I would say no,you won't mess up your ears




                  my wife has perfect pitch but has absolutely no formal musical knowledge at all - she remembers thousands of songs simply by the sound - if i want to know the key of a song i will ask her to sing it for me and she just pulls it out of the air - she can tell me if i'm playing the wrong note in a guitar riff and then sing the line for me as it should be - she does not think it is anything special and does not believe she has any talent at all - she thinks everyone can sing


                  you can't control the wind but you can learn to sail

                  contentment is true wealth

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                  • #24






                    Quote Originally Posted by privatejoe
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                    or it doesn't matter because if you weren't born in perfect pitch, you are not going to have it anyway?




                    Not your ears but...



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                    • #25






                      Quote Originally Posted by privatejoe
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                      or it doesn't matter because if you weren't born in perfect pitch, you are not going to have it anyway?




                      Not your ears but...



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                      • #26
                        If you play too much in half step down, all other pitches will sound too high to you
                        No sig.

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                        • #27
                          If you play too much in half step down, all other pitches will sound too high to you
                          No sig.

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                          • #28
                            No, but you'd be one step closer to the Slash tone, brah.

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                            • #29
                              No, but you'd be one step closer to the Slash tone, brah.

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                              • #30


                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69fFZ9v6fG4

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