Definition of absolute pitch in English:

absolute pitch

Line breaks: ab¦so|lute pitch

noun

[mass noun] Music
  • 1 another term for perfect pitch. I have absolute pitch and I could hear those quarter-tones
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    • A person with perfect or absolute pitch will find this easier.
    • If I had not perfect but absolute pitch as you call it, if I had it as a baby, can I maintain it by taking up music?
    • They found he had absolute pitch, and a remarkable memory.
  • 1.1Pitch according to a fixed standard defined by the frequency of the sound vibration.
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    • In other words, Movable Do abandons any sense of absolute pitch to achieve relative pitch.
    • A musician who has mastered Fixed Do and acquired nearly absolute pitch is able to grasp an entire musical phrase at once.
    • Now speaking of tone languages and just absolute pitch, it involves relative pitch and noticing intonation contours and all sorts of other complicated things too.

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