Another way to look at pitch matching issues...
I hope this the correct forum for this. I want to come clean and admit <gasp> I have trouble matching pitch. Sometimes I do better at it than other times.
Just becasue I hvae this trouble I believe I am in no way tone deaf. I acutally think I have a very fine ear for music. If an instrument is out of tune it bothers me just as much as the next guy.
Where I think a big part of my problem comes in is hearing the differnce between pitch and timber. I can conceptualize it but I have trouble hearing it sometimes. Here let me explain...
This is how you are taught to tune a guitar..... You fret one string at the 5th fret and and you strike that string and the adjacent one and you adjust the second string till they sound the same. To my ears the timber is so differn't that the two strings never quite sound the same to me. Does this make sense? As I have become more skilled I have learned to listen for the beats and have learned to use harmonics.
So my question is something like this... How do I train my brain to listen to the fundamental tone and less to all the overtones?
Last edited by WashburnAB95 : 01-03-2014 at 08:57 PM.