Friday, March 11, 2011

Finely tuned minds: The secret of perfect pitch (New Scientist)

While this article requires one to either log in or become an online subscriber to view, the subject matter is worth nothing for future reference. As it happens, I have perfect pitch and from my experience, having it requires accurate tonal memory (which can be fooled, however, into misassigning a standard pitch to the wrong frequency).

- John Wheeler (יוחנן רכב)

1 comment:

Torah Scribe said...

Hi John,
Thank you for keeping the contributions of S.H. Vantoura alive. I recently purchased her book and have found it fascinating reading. It seems that her other publications and recordings are no longer available, do you know of a source for them? I'd be especially interested in her transcriptions of the psalms.