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    • #32






      Quote Originally Posted by Grantus
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      If you play too much in half step down, all other pitches will sound too high to you




      If they do,then you don't have perfect pitch,like Mr Empire said an Eb is an Eb .
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      • #33






        Quote Originally Posted by Grantus
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        If you play too much in half step down, all other pitches will sound too high to you




        If they do,then you don't have perfect pitch,like Mr Empire said an Eb is an Eb .
        HCGB trooper #187
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        • #34






          Quote Originally Posted by onelife
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          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




          That's so cool,it's a true gift .

          I've only met one person with perfect pitch,amazing stuff
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          • #35






            Quote Originally Posted by onelife
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            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




            That's so cool,it's a true gift .

            I've only met one person with perfect pitch,amazing stuff
            HCGB trooper #187
            A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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            • #36
              Perfect relative pitch is really what you want...



              I learned on a record player that was 1/2 step sharp, and it did mess up my relative pitch. I tend to tune by ear sharp to this day.
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              • #37
                Perfect relative pitch is really what you want...



                I learned on a record player that was 1/2 step sharp, and it did mess up my relative pitch. I tend to tune by ear sharp to this day.
                Good deals with - Yarbicus, CBH5150, BozzofAngels, Alvin Wilson, Harris Quinn

                Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

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                • #38






                  Quote Originally Posted by Chad
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                  No, but you'd be one step closer to the Slash tone, brah.




                  More like a half-step closer

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                  • #39






                    Quote Originally Posted by Chad
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                    No, but you'd be one step closer to the Slash tone, brah.




                    More like a half-step closer

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                    • #40
                      My wife has perfect pitch and tunes down to make singing easier. Seems to mess her up for the short term but the perfect pitch abilities come back. Ie the next day sing whatever note and she's on again.
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                      • #41
                        Tuning half-step down will definitely ruin your hearing. However, using a capo at the first fret to bring it back to standard is even worse. Ears have bled from that.



                        Worst thing, though? Either of the above and lipstick pickups. That's head-exploding sound if there ever was one.
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                        • #42
                          Both of my guitars are tuned half-step down. I must admit that it did not help me nail the Slash toanz. What did it for me was a new switch on my Behringer iAxe Metalien 629 through my Fender Mustang in the Twin-Reverb (Green) setting with echo, delay and some distortion. Once I did that Slash was attainable in a mere fifteen minutes.



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