Is a popular perfect pitch course a revelation or a scam? I can’t shake the feeling that David Lucas Burge and his Perfect Pitch Ear Training. David Lucas Burge stunned the music world when he released his original Perfect Pitch method way back in He published his method in a small booklet. However it is possible to teach yourself absolute pitch. You can buy courses such as David Lucas Burge’s Perfect Pitch Supercourse, Pitch.
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The true story by David Lucas Burge. I’d slave at the piano for five hours daily. Linda practiced far less. Yet somehow she always shined as the star performer at our school Springer Junior High, in a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware. What does she have that I don’t?
Linda’s best friend, Sheryl, bragged on and on to me, adding more fuel to my fire. Sheryl gloated about Linda’s uncanny abilities: Her EAR is the secret to her success I thought. Perrfect could I ever hope to compete with her? But it bothered me.
Did she really have Perfect Pitch? How could she know notes and chords just by hearing them? Finally I couldn’t stand it anymore.
So one day I marched right up to Linda and asked her point-blank if she had Perfect Pitch. But Perfect Pitch was too good to believe. I rudely pressed, “Can Perect test you sometime? My plot was ingeniously simple.
I made her stand so she could not see the piano keyboard. I made sure other classmates could not help her. I set up everything perfectly so I could expose her Perfect Pitch claims as a ridiculous joke. With silent apprehension, I selected a tone to play. She’ll never guess FI thought. Frantically, I played more tones, skipping here and there all over the keyboard.
But somehow she knew the pitch each time. She sang a tone. Now I started to boil. I called out more tones, trying hard to make them increasingly difficult. But she sang each note perfectly on pitch. I was totally boggled. And that was all I could get out of her!
The dazzle of Perfect Pitch hit me like a ton of bricks. I was dizzy with disbelief. Yet from then on, I knew that Perfect Pitch was real.
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On the other hand, why can’t everyone recognize and sing tones by ear? Then it dawned on me. People call themselves musicians and yet they can’t tell a C from a C? Or A major from F major?! Lkcas as strange as a portrait painter who can’t name the colors of paint on his palette.
It all seemed so odd and contradictory. Humiliated and puzzled, I went home to work on this problem. At age 14, this was a hard nut to crack. You can be sure I tried it out for myself. But it always turned into pitc messy guessing game I just couldn’t win.
Oitch after day I tried to learn those freaking tones. I would hammer a note over and over to make it luvas in my head. But hours later I would remember it a half step flat. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t recognize or remember any of the tones by ear.
I would have done anything to have an ear like Linda. But now I realized it was way beyond my reach. So after weeks of work, I finally gave up. It was like a miracle.
Then the simple secret to Perfect Pitch jumped right into my lap. Curiously, I began to notice faint “colors” within the tones. Not visual colors, but colors of pitchcolors of sound. They had always been there. The realization struck me: She laughed at me. I sat her down and showed her how to listen. Timidly, she confessed that she too vavid hear the pitch colors.
With this jump start, Ann soon ulcas she also had gained Perfect Pitch. We became instant celebrities. Classmates loved to call out tones for us to magically sing from thin air. They played chords for us to name by ear. They quizzed us on what key a song was in. Everyone was fascinated with our “supernatural” powers, yet to Ann and me, it was just normal. In college, my so-called “perfect ear” allowed me to skip over two required music theory courses.
And because my ears were open, music just sounded richer. Way back then, I never dreamed I would later cause such a stir in the academic world. But, after I entered college, I started to explain my discoveries to more people. I often said that “Pretty much any musician can have Perfect Pitch if they just know how to listen. Some professors laughed at me. My words lucaas that time bhrge completely against the common understanding about Perfect Pitch.
Still later, I toured colleges and universities in the US and Canada with my Perfect Burgs Seminar photo at right and news clipping above. I would always listen politely.
I soon learned that the ONLY way people ever become convinced they can have Perfect Pitch is when they actually hear it for themselves. Quick Tour The perfec key pages on our site: I was nearly In these three-and-a-half years with Perfect Pitch, my piano teacher insisted I had made ten years of progress.
But my youthful ambition still wasn’t satisfied. I needed one more thing: The University of Delaware hosts a music festival each spring, complete with judges and awards. To my horror, they daviv me that year as the grand finale of the event.
How I Discovered the Secret to Perfect Pitch, by David Lucas Burge
The fated day arrived. Linda gave her usual sterling performance. She would be tough to match, let alone surpass. But my turn finally came, and I went for it. Slinking to the stage, I sat down and played my heart out with advid from Beethoven and Chopin, and the Toccata by Ravel. The applause was overwhelming. Afterwards, I scoured the wall, searching for our grades among the top tier performers.
I saw lucaw Linda received an A, no surprise. I’m happy to share with YOU the exact same secrets I’ve shared with so many people, starting all those many years ago in high school. Throughout all these years, I’ve found there’s only one thing that is sure to convince you. Are you ready to start? Hear It for Yourself. Get Year Celebration Discounts Now Gain a Professional Ear for Music 1.
Burge released his Perfect Pitch method in What is Perfect Eavid What is Relative Pitch?