"As stated above, having perfect pitch is like hearing the world through a keyboard in your head: Every sound that has a discernible pitch (some are just noise and don't) can be identified as a specific pitch. If the sound is not exactly on a pitch, the listener will interpret it as a slightly out-of-tune version of the pitch it is closest to. "
"Having perfect pitch is like hearing sound colors. Much like seeing all of your visual colors and having 20/20 vision doesn't make you a master painter, internalizing and interpreting these 12 pitches does not make you a true artist in music."
"Perfect pitch is like knowing every single note, the same way you know every single color. If I ask you what color this apple is you can tell me red or green instantly, you don't have to think about it at all and I don't have to tell you that my shirt is brown and let you compare the apple to that to figure it out. Someone with perfect pitch can hear a sound and instantly know what note it is."
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