Definition of Absolute pitch

1. Noun. The ability to identify the pitch of a tone.

Definition of Absolute pitch

1. Noun. perfect pitch; the exact pitch as established by its rate of vibration based on a standard scale. ¹

2. Noun. The ability to identify or reproduce any tone heard perfectly. ¹

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Literary usage of Absolute pitch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Scientific Papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh (1899)
"AT the present time the question of absolute pitch is attracting attention in ... The application to determine absolute pitch, however, does not require ..."

2. The Psychology of Musical Talent by Carl Emil Seashore (1919)
"V. absolute pitch Nature of absolute pitch. Many musical people to-day speak of having " absolute pitch." But when we come to inquire what is meant by ..."

3. Acoustics for Musicians by Percy Carter Buck (1918)
"CHAPTER IV absolute pitch WE have now three facts at our disposal on which we can build our ideas of pitch: (1) A steady rate ..."

4. Essays and Studies Presented to William Ridgeway ... on His Sixtieth by Edmund Crosby Quiggin (1914)
"on a more primitive form of awareness of absolute pitch which arose long before ... Such memory for the absolute pitch of a single note must be the basis of ..."

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