What does It Mean to Have Perfect Pitch?

26th March 2016

Bruno Mars 2

Some people think that they have the perfect pitch or are trying to achieve it, but they do not truly know what the perfect pitch is. How can you truly attain anything that you are uncertain of? Even experts cannot seem to agree on what it actually is, and even fewer agree on its origin.

Most can agree that the perfect pitch is an ability to identify a tone without any interference or assistance. It is something that some people are seemingly just born with. Whether or not the perfect pitch is something that can be learned is debatable among critics. The truth is few actually have the perfect, perfect pitch.

A commonly unknown fact is that most people who have an absolute pitch are not musically inclined at all. Another statistic that many do not know is that most that are born with the perfect pitch are also those diagnosed with savants or autism.

The perfect pitch is also known as the absolute pitch. If you can identify a tone and its musical qualities with no outer assistance or interference then you may have the perfect pitch. If you hear the doorbell and identify it immediately as an A above middle C then you likely have the perfect pitch.

Some experts have said that the ability to exercise the perfect pitch is inherent. A natural identification of the tones and frequencies is compared to natural arts or athletic abilities. Those with a true perfect pitch can identify the musical notes and tones without any training. However, most children with the perfect pitch who do go through training are not convinced that they have anything more than a basic skill.

This is comparable to an athlete’s muscle memory. A tone that is recognizable is sung or played and the recognition of the note is instinctive. There is no time to ponder whether it is right or wrong, it just is what it is.

On the other hand, there are some experts that say that the perfect pitch can, over time be learned. Golden Voice professionals tent to agree. They say that those who are around music all day everyday will acquire it to some degree over time. Others will after a few years of great music classes and instruction.

To come into contact with an individual who is able to decipher every note in a cord is a magnificent thing. A vocalist that has the perfect pitch will be a sought after commodity in the entertainment and music world for sure. Most successful musicians do not have the perfect pitch, but the ones who do truly stand apart from the rest.


Georgia Kamolins (Jorja) a14 Year old student at AML Golden Voice recently returned from the World Championship of Performing Arts competition held in L.A (USA).

Georgia was selected along with 41 other Australians from across the country to represent Australia to compete against 42 other countries in the United States.

Georgia performed 5 songs in the following categories Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Open, Varity, 2 Acting pieces & participated in the group performance.

Georgia came home with 1 x Gold, 2 x Silver, 2 x Bronze & 2 x acting Scholarships for New York.

Big thanks to Jasmina & Antonio for their ongoing support and training over the past couple of years. Antonio’s training has really taken Georgia’s vocal ability to a higher level; we can’t wait to see what her voice sounds like in the coming years after she has completed her training.