#1
Has anyone used this?

http://www.perfectpitch.com/

If you own any Guitar Player mags it's almost always advertised in the back few pages. So I'm wondering, ould this be good to help me learn how to play by ear, etc?
If not can anyone suggest any other programs, or any other such things to help me learn how to play by ear.

Thanks for the help
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#2
Playing by ear will help you play by ear better than anything else.

Seriously, just start transcribing songs by ear to train your ear for guitar playing.
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#3
i have this program. helps you get an ear for singing, too. i never got very far with it tho, i never really committed to it because i don;t have the time right now. it takes dedication
#4
Even if you could have perfect pitch, you wouldn't want it. It's a very limited skill on its own. People with perfect pitch can't play in non-A440 tunings. ..just an aside.

By all means, try it anyway. Attempting to get a great ear is better than not at all!
#5
aaahhhh.... I posted a thread about PP a while ago and got flamed like crazy...

I'd use a flame shield, or atleast have many Burn Heals.
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#6
Quote by food1010
Playing by ear will help you play by ear better than anything else.

Seriously, just start transcribing songs by ear to train your ear for guitar playing.

And what exactly is transcribing songs by ear?
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#7
I have the program too, seems cool but I was never commited enough to finish it. Ive only read the booklet and listened to the first few lessons
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#8
^Tabbing them out/learning to play them, without resorting to tabs people have already made.

Transcribing songs by ear is how tabs are made.
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#9
In my opinion you'd be better off spending your time developing relative pitch instead of perfect pitch.
#10
Quote by jsepguitar
In my opinion you'd be better off spending your time developing relative pitch instead of perfect pitch.

and whats the difference between relative and perfect?
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#11
Quote by JAHellraiser
and whats the difference between relative and perfect?


Relative means you compare a note to another note. Like when you tune up a guitar.

Perfect is where you KNOW the note without needing to compare it to any other note.

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#12
don't waste your time and money on it

basically this guy just rambles on and on about how perfect pitch is gonna help you and bla bla. i wasted an hour listening to the first CD's and i still haven't learned anything

after that i got bored and never listened to it again
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#13
Quote by osXtiger
Relative means you compare a note to another note. Like when you tune up a guitar.

Perfect is where you KNOW the note without needing to compare it to any other note.


It's worth mentioning that most people would regard perfect pitch as genetic and not something you can teach to most people, and that relative pitch is probably better to have if you want to try and develop a good ear.
#14
Quote by osXtiger
Relative means you compare a note to another note. Like when you tune up a guitar.

Perfect is where you KNOW the note without needing to compare it to any other note.


Yep. If you have perfect pitch (also known as absolute pitch) you recognize the notes. If you have relative pitch you recognize how far apart the notes are (the intervals), but not the notes themselves. So if you were figuring out a song using relative pitch, you'd hear the first note. Find it on your guitar. Say it's an E. Then you hear the second note, and recognize that it's a perfect 5th higher than the first note. Since you know that B is a perfect 5th up from E, you have your note.
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#15
so why would learning relative pitch be better than perfect pitch?
It would seem to me that knowing the exact note would be alot better off.
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