you, too, can have perfect pitch!

amaze your friends! astound your co-workers! after just 10,000 hours of listening closely to too many notes you, too, can have perfect pitch!

accurately identify which note a struck bell has played even if you’re only seven years old! Identify the numerical value in hertz of a given note! (wtf?) name that tune in just one note!

all it takes is 10,000 hours of your spare time! (and maybe you could try being a little more east asian.) really!!

(no, not really.)

bonus. bonus bonus.

previously: you, too, can become a brilliant evolutionary theorist!

update: see also “The Talent Debate” and “No You Can’t”

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4 Comments

  1. From what I had heard in the past, the East Asians who are particularly prone to having perfect pitch are the Chinese, owing to their tonal language(s). If that explanation is correct, one would expect less perfect pitch among Japanese, who do not have a tonal language.

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  2. @meng – “If that explanation is correct, one would expect less perfect pitch among Japanese, who do not have a tonal language.”

    yeah! that would be interesting to know.

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  3. Perfect pitch is teachable. The part that is not teachable is having a low requirement for differences in adaptive pitch perception.

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