I have a theory on raising kids to have perfect pitch. It goes a little something like this: Let's say you have a baby. Congratulations! What'd you name it? That's probably the cutest baby I've ever seen, you must be such a proud parent. Naturally you'd want your kid to grow up and be a musician, right? So you go to great lengths to make sure that your kid hears nothing but atonal music until they're, say, 5 years old. I'm not necessarily talking about tripping-balls-through-space sort of stuff, but works without a defined tonal center. Then you start to introduce your kid to structured tonality. Things would seem to have a clarity that he/she didn't realize was possible. You then teach names for said tonalities and boom, your kid can recognize/name them. Sound crazy? Here's a metaphor. When you're developing, you see the world as a jumble of exciting shapes and colors. Everything makes sense, but you just can't quite make sense of it. Then you get to preschool and start to learn colors. Your teacher shows you what white is, and you can point out a piece of paper, the white board, and the ceiling tiles. Then your teacher shows you what red is and you can point out the exit sign, some kid's shirt, etc. You get the idea. Would it be logical to say that if a child were exposed only to atonal music during his formative years (much like the jumble of shapes and colors), then with the proper guidance he'd be able to pick out individual notes and identify them? Or maybe I should just never have kids. Who knows.