Can you guess this note? Perfect Pitch and Physics

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What is perfect pitch, or absolute pitch? Can it be learned? How does timbre, or the type of instrument affect perfect pitch? Physics explains!

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Creator: Dianna Cowern
Editor: Jabril Ashe & Dianna Cowern
Videography: Eric Birkemeier
Animations: Kyle Norby
Story Consultant: Kate Furby

Many thanks to Anna, Miren, Jeff, Cat, Teresa and Idella!

Sources and further reading:

http://asa.scitation.org/doi/10.1121/1.4808626
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK11007/
https://news.uchicago.edu/article/2015/05/28/acquiring-perfect-pitch-may-be-possible-some-adults
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150528123917.htm
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/41194498_Learning_the_Special_Note_Evidence_for_a_Critical_Period_for_Absolute_Pitch_Acquisition
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010027715000621

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