Özçelik, Sadik
March 2009
Ekev Academic Review;Spring2009, Vol. 13 Issue 39, p289
Academic Journal
Absolute pitch described as a virtue of recognizing a musical sound without any reference is not a pre requisite or an indicator of a musical skill. Most of the professional musicians do not have this skill. Musicians furnished with relative pitch skill can comparatively determine the relations or the degrees between the sounds in a much more complicated cognitive process. Some of the research carried out related to his topic stresses that absolute pitch is a genetically acquired skill while some studies claim that this skill is related to the anatomic structure of the brain. It was also determined that there was a strong relation between the absolute pitch skill and starting age of music education.


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