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by aruffo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Chordhopper
Topic: Purpose of Chordhopper for Adults
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Purpose of Chordhopper for Adults

From what I know, the "turning off" (or on) of absolute pitch isn't actually a thing. The appropriate comparison, as I understand it, is that of listening to someone talk. When someone talks to you, you hear all the individual letter-sounds (phonemes), and if you were asked name them all y...
by aruffo
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Chordhopper
Topic: Purpose of Chordhopper for Adults
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Purpose of Chordhopper for Adults

I'm sure that there are many and varied (and passionate) opinions about the value of chords and intervals to musicianship, composition, and musical experience. I'll leave that kind of speculation aside for the moment and answer the question you've asked: what good is Chordhopper to adults? The answe...
by aruffo
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Reinstalling the program-Retreive previous levels
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Reinstalling the program-Retreive previous levels

I'm not sure how I missed this message for so long—sorry about that. The ETC program doesn't need to be "installed". Once run, ETC does create a passel of data files (named ETC*). If those data files exist already, ETC reads the files and does not create new ones. So if you were to recover...
by aruffo
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Good Relative Pitch can get you through APA
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Good Relative Pitch can get you through APA

Yes, that's right. My learning about the principle of perceptual differentiation is what led to Absolute PItch Avenue. I still haven't cracked the categorical-perception nut—Absolute Pitch Painter is effective to a degree, but ultimately is limited by the amount of trials it's possible to include in...
by aruffo
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Completely unrelated discussion
Topic: Reading experience
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Reading experience

Part of it I wrote about in Phase 12 (see July 11)—about how I perceive larger "chunks" than others who look at each individual word. Have you read that part?
by aruffo
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Good Relative Pitch can get you through APA
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Good Relative Pitch can get you through APA

I think it's probably fair to say that you're right, in that the further levels are "just harder versions" of the earlier levels. The increasing levels see the target tone situated in increasingly complex chords and sequences. But scientifically, psychologically, it doesn't matter whether ...
by aruffo
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Interval Loader
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Newbie question

The full program is different from the demo because the higher levels of each game are "unlocked". Once you're using the full version, you'll be able to get past (for example) level 120 on APA, after which you can add more pitches than just C.
by aruffo
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Good Relative Pitch can get you through APA
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Good Relative Pitch can get you through APA

That's why there are more than 37 levels.
by aruffo
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Musings on a game that could induce categorical perception
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Musings on a game that could induce categorical perception

I suspect that might be at least somewhat effective for little kids, but I don't think it would work for older children or adults—even if it did make an impression, I'm not certain that the impression would last outside the game. Conversely, though, I wonder how effective it would be if the player h...
by aruffo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Interval Loader
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Newbie question

Bruce Arnold argues that you don't need "regular" relative pitch at all: you might find that his explanation is the most complete (despite the heavy sales pitch). http://muse-eek.com/ear-training-one-note-for-musicians-book-with-audio/ Essentially, the point can be stated that "distan...
by aruffo
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Parents
Topic: 5 year old - too late to begin?
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: 5 year old - too late to begin?

When it comes to learning absolute pitch, yes, the 5-year-old is probably out. All the available science points to the critical window of learning being between ages 2 and 5. It wouldn't be a waste of time to try WHaP, because it would provide a solid early approach to musical education, and the you...
by aruffo
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Absolute Pitch Painter
Topic: categorical perception training
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: categorical perception training

I'm still figuring out exactly what you mean… and while I do, let me post a brief summary of what I see as the target parallel in language. It's been a few years now since I connected the dots between absolute pitch and phonemic awareness. People do not achieve phonemic awareness unless they become ...
by aruffo
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Painter
Topic: categorical perception training
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: categorical perception training

(Well, admittedly, "life" here is deader than it used to be, but it's not a shambling zombie yet.) What do you imagine that this would do, in the listener's brain? Why do you suspect this would be (more) meaningful? I'm not sure I follow, entirely, what you're suggesting, but my memory of ...
by aruffo
Tue May 30, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Just Ordered
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Just Ordered

That's strange.. I respond to those immediately when I get them. I wonder why your e-mails have not been reaching me?

Upgrades (and re-downloads) are still always free; I've just refunded your order.
by aruffo
Thu May 25, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Chordhopper
Topic: Stricter In Later Levels
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Stricter In Later Levels

It's been a while since I looked at the code, but yes, that does sound right.!

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