What is Absolut Ear?

What is absolute ear?
What is absolute ear?

Absolut ear is the ability to identify the pitch of a musical tone without the use of an external reference pitch. It can come up with many names such as "Perfect Pitch, Absolute Ear, Absolute Pitch". People with absolute ear feature make up 0,01 percent of the population. When the music community is taken as a basis, an average of 15 percent has absolute ears.

The musical ear should not be confused with the absolute ear. While the musical ear is a feature that can be acquired and developed later, the absolute ear is innate. There is also information that absolute ear is a genetic feature in studies.

According to Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, Director of the Music Comprehension Laboratory at the University of Arkansas, the absolute ear is found in one in 10.000 people, but the remaining 9.999 have similar characteristics to the absolute ear.

A person with an absolute ear can understand the detonation between them by looking at the harmony and spacing of the sounds. Even the intonation problems of solo instruments in symphonic works can disturb these people. Therefore, the absolute ear may not be an advantageous situation for a listener.

Different methods such as Yamaha or Suzuki Method were used in music education given by music pedagogues at an early age.

In another study, he says that Asian countries are much more advanced than other countries in the discovery of absolute ear talent.

Musicians with Absolute Sensation: Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Frank Sinatra, Freddie Mercury, Jimi Hendrix

Michael Jackson In a song recording in 2009, he reported that he was uncomfortable warming up for 5 hours for a 3-minute song.

Florence Henderson for her excellent singing talent, she received a college scholarship and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart When he was only three years old, he started playing the harpsichord pieces played by his sister Maria Anna, who was five years older than him, and started playing by himself.

Ludwig van Beethoven He started taking intensive music lessons from the age of 5.

Jimi Hendrix, When he first started learning the guitar, he was able to easily find the right chords and tune his guitar, even though he did not have a tuner.

 

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