[The perfect pitch. Birth, delights and death]
Journal/Book: Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac. 1990; 107: 377-85.
Abstract: The absolute pitch, AP, is the capacity of identifying and/or producing (singing) exact music notes without any prior indication. It appears in prone subjects owing to the assiduous practice of music, and is ruled by the temperament and diapason. It provides an incomparable subjective self-realization and makes it much easier to listen to, understand, write and read music. The false 415 compass, which spread widely as the baroque style became fashionable, stresses the subjects gifted with AP and prevents its appearance in children. This should be a cause of alarm for the medical, as well as administrative, authorities.
Note: L'oreille absolue. Naissance, delices et mort.
Keyword(s): Aging physiology; Causality ; English Abstract; Environment ; Psychoacoustics Hearing physiology; Music ; Pitch Perception Human