haha exactly; absolute pitch is always culturally-mediated. BTW 'perfect pitch' is just the marketing name of a particular "system" that supposedly teaches you absolute pitch.
Perfect pitch is a curse. When sense of pitch is too good one always suffers from feeling any instrument or temperament out of tune. Even thirds feel dissonant, only forths, fifths and octaves sound perfect.
Not sure what you mean.
I don't think the graphics would be hard to do. The problem is defining what "out of tune" means. What is the reference?
That may be the most useful comment ever made on this forum!
Pretty hard to do on just one static graphic, but here's a slide I use in one of my teaching presentations. It compares the sizes of the scale intervals when playing Just temperament in key, just temperament massively out of key and equal temperament. If you can get a guitar to play equal temperament accurately (most don't) I find the resulting "in-tuneness" will satisfy the vast majority of people.StevSmar wrote: ↑Tue May 30, 2017 12:36 amI'd love to see a graphic which shows you how far "out of tune" the guitar fretboard is when you:
- tune it to different temperaments.
- play in different keys in the above temperaments.
- play different intervals in the above temperaments.
- (and of course move the frets...)
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