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Old 01-08-2009, 07:22 AM
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Default Re: Trying my hand at guitar

Handy skill being able to recognise pitches. If you can name pitches out of the air without a reference, then you have what is known as 'Perfect Pitch' which is both a blessing and a curse (my brother has it). Essentially, you can work out notes easily and listen for chords with greater accuracy - without having to use cheeky tricks like intervals to transcribe music. I do not have perfect pitch and sometimes I wish I had, and then I realise that most people with perfect pitch get highly irritated when a note is played slightly off the norm.

I couldn't deal with that. I listen to a lot of music that doesn't necessarily deal in straightforward tones...

As for guitar - go with it. I play all the time (I just put one of mine down actually) and there's nothing like a late night (in this case, early morning) noodle to see what you can get.
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