perfect pitch ads!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by God_of_bass, Oct 27, 2001.

  1. what about those perfect pitch ads in bp magazine?does i work?should i invest?anyone wanna sell me a copy?
  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    No; those "programs" are snake oil. Perfect pitch is a neat parlor trick, but it's not a musical necessity. Work on developing relative pitch, ie. identifying intervals and chord forms.
  3. Well, i disagree a little. I would love to have perfect pitch. It would make learning songs easier, playing lines I hear in my head is easier, and some other cool things.


    I'm assuming you're talking about the David Lucas Burge method, it doesn't work, trust me.
  4. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
  5. I bought the Perfect Pitch course by David L. Burge over ten years ago. My only problem has been having a partner to do it with; this is a nescesity. Yet, the little I've managed to do has helped me a lot. I dare say it DOES work based on my experience so far.
    I know several musicians with perfect pitch. Their benefits are that, if their instrument goes out of tune mid song, they know exactly what note is out and can fix it right then and there. It's also easier to pick up songs by ear and music seems to be more enjoyable.
    On the other hand, if somebody is slightly out of tune, it can really be torture, whereas others might not even notice.
    I've experienced all of the above; but I can't say I have perfect pitch yet.
    If you decide to buy the course, I suggest you team up with somebody who is at least equally serious about it as you. Follow the instructions word by word; and if there's anything you don't fully understand, go back and clear it up with a dictionary or anything that might help you. Remember, all that he really asks of you in the course is that you listen without stress; just listen. It is not meditation.:)