How Can We Help You?
DOES YOUR METHOD WORK ON DEVELOPMENT OF “ACTIVE” OR “PASSIVE” ABSOLUTE PITCH?
Using my method (MAP) enables you to develop “classical”, “complete”, “active” perfect pitch. Furthermore, the MAP makes sure that your Absolute Pitch goes harmoniously together with your Relative Pitch.
ARE YOU AN INBORN PERFECT PITCHER OR YOU‘VE DEVELOPED IT? WHEN DID YOU GAIN PERFECT PITCH?
I was not an “inborn” absolute pitcher, I’ve developed my absolute pitch while developing the M.A.P. method. I was well over 30 when I acquired AP.
WILL I RECOGNIZE THE PITCHES IN ALL INSTRUMENTS?
Yes. All the courses are designed for acquiring the “hard-core” and “real” Absolute Pitch, which is not dependent on the timbres and registers of the sounds.
I AM AN AMATEUR MUSICIAN. IS YOUR METHOD SUITABLE FOR ME?
Absolutely. The method is suitable for everybody regardless your current level of musicianship. From time to time I have people with no previous musical training at all, they mostly come because they are interested in audio perception.
In the beginning an amateur might even have a slight advantage because it is in general easier to learn new ways than to change the old ones. The advantage of being a trained musician manifests itself a little later, when the mind begins to integrate the new knowledge into the whole developed system of the previous musical training.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT TO ACQUIRE PERFECT PITCH USING YOUR METHOD? You must be 12 years of age or older, and if you are under 18 you must have your parents’ permission to join. My youngest student was 12. As for the maximum age, there is no limit. I had a few people well over 60 and they did just fine.
YOU SAY THAT THE M.A.P. WILL IMPROVE MY RELATIVE PITCH AS WELL. HOW DOES THIS WORK?
Imagine, I asked you to sing an interval, for ex. G – C#. How would you do it? I would have to give you the first tone (G), then you’d construct a tritone in your head and then you’ll be able to sing the C#, right?
With absolute pitch you know instantly and can sing the G, then the C#. So, you omit the mental construction and comparison.
At the moment, your Relative Pitch is overloaded because you are using your logical, for most people left, side of the brain to do several operations, one at a time: keep track on the 1 comparison tone, doing actual comparison (here, the right side of the brain comes into the play since it has to recognize a pattern, but then the left side takes over again as the recognized pattern has to be compared to the “installed” interval prototype), calculating the second tone.
For a well trained musician this process is fast, yet, it is observable in speed (not instant) AND demanding in terms of concentrating on the 1st rate “arithmetical” calculation. Often, one has to do the second rate calculation at the same time (functional degree analysis, that is, calculating harmonies).
As you begin using your absolute pitch, you gradually release yourself from the 1st degree calculation since you do not do any comparison. You RECOGNIZE, audiolize and recall (thus can reproduce) a sound as a C, an F or whatever pitch it is. Just as you recognize a face of a friend, instantly.
The amount of energy which you spend now on the 1st degree of relative pitch analysis, when released, can be used for more advanced things, like for example comprehensive analysis of the composition on the whole or analysis of the compositional language, or analysis of the orchestration. Just now, you hardly have time and energy for all these things.
For example, I used to think that Dave Brubeck’s music was complicated when I only had to go by the relative pitch. Now, when my AP took over most of that unnecessary work, I see that this music is very transparent and simple in terms of harmonies. (This does not make me appreciate the beauty of the music less than before!)
The way my method is build, you will train yourself not to switch from relative pitch to absolute pitch, but to make the two go together.
WILL I MASTER PERFECT PITCH USING THE YOUR METHOD TO THE SAME DEGREE AS AN INBORN PERFECT PITCHER?
There are no limits to our capacities and, if your intent is unbending, you can master any degree of your AP using the MAP principles.