Elusive Musical Gift Can be Taught to Very Young

Elusive Musical Gift Can be Taught to Very Young

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el-sistem-violinist.jpgThe gift of perfect pitch — the ability to identify a note simply by hearing it — may teachable, after all.

The Eguchi Method is used by more than 800 teachers around Japan to teach perfect pitch to very young children, claiming a success rate of almost 100 percent for those who start before they are 4 years old. At the end of the training, which starts by matching chords with colored flags, a teacher will play random notes on the piano and the child, without looking, can identify them. 

(Continue reading in the Washington Post – with video)

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