Music Agnosia

I recognize that the intention of my project was to study perfect pitch and precision, but I’ve stumbled upon something so interesting I just had to make a short post about it – it’s a disorder called music agnosia. Music agnosia is an auditory perceptual disorder that renders one unable to recognize pitch (or even […]

Absolute Pitch

Most people that are musically inclined have at one point or another been asked if they have perfect pitch. What is perfect pitch, and does it really exist? Scientifically, perfect pitch is really referred to as absolute pitch. By definition, absolute pitch is the “ability to produce or identify specific pitches without reference to an […]

Is musical ability genetic?

As this is my first post, I’ll start with some basic definitions: 1) pitch perception: determined by the basilar membrane in your ear, human hearing ranges lie from 20 to 20,000 Hz. Our perception of pitch is influenced by the sound’s duration and intensity; we can recognize melodies played by instruments, sung by voice, or […]