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University of California Genetics of Absolute Pitch Study

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Musical Education and Experience

Musical training is an important ingredient for developing absolute pitch. We are interested in learning the extent of musical training of our participants and whether any particular type of training correlates with pitch-naming ability. We use this information to compare the types of training in absolute pitch possessors to non- possessors. These findings may provide some clues into musical experiences that are particularly helpful in augmenting pitch perception.

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* Have you had formal musical training (music lessons)?
Yes   No
If you answered yes to this question, how old were you when you began musical training?
If you answered no to this question, proceed to * below.
Why did you begin musical training?:
Explain why you began musical training:
How many years of training have you had?
Have you had ear training?
Yes   No   Unknown
If so, how old were you when the ear training began?
Have you studied the Suzuki method?
Yes   No
If so, at what age did you begin Suzuki lessons?
* What instrument did you first learn to play?
Which instrument(s) do you currently play?
Do you primarily assign English letters (A, B, C, etc.) or solfege designations (do, re, mi, etc.) to notes?
English   Solfege   Both   Neither
If you use solfege, do you use Fixed-Do or Movable-Do designations?
Fixed-Do   Movable-Do   Unknown
Have you ever attempted to learn absolute pitch?
Yes   No
If so, using which method?
Are you a music professional?
Yes   No
If you answered Yes to the previous question, please describe your profession.
Do you participate in any professional or amateur music organizations/groups?
Yes   No
If so, please explain.
If you would like to describe your musical training and experience in more detail, please do so here.
   

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