Almost all singers and musicians would give anything in order to possess the “gift” of perfect pitch. It is supposedly a gift that was possessed by such classical masters as Beethoven, Mozard and Chopin to modern music legends, like Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews, Stevie Wonder, and Barbra Streisand.
But what is “perfect pitch“? It is the ability to recognize and identify tones and chords with genuine precision. Let me give you an example. You have probably noticed how some piano tuners can tune your instrument without a tuning work. They can even play entire music pieces by just listening to it on a record in one passing. This is perfect pitch.
Perfect pitch is a “gift” that all singers and musicians aspire to have because of the many benefits it will provide to their careers. In the case of singers, they can sing the correct notes without being guided by a starting pitch. Singers and musicians can sing and play songs by ear immediately after listening to them. You can also create matching chords to certain notes. It can aid in sight-reading and sight-singing, as well as enable you to compose music inside your head.
David Lucas Burge debunked the persistent belief that only a few singers and musicians are born with the “gift” of perfect pitch. In his best-selling ear training method PERFECT PITCH EAR TRAINING SUPERCOURSE, he proves once and for all that perfect pitch is a skill that can be developed…if you have the patience and the motivation to learn.
The entire “supercourse” consists of eight audio CDs, together with a handbook, of exercises that will teach you how to recognize exact tones and chords purely by ear. It also includes a free bonus for parents and teachers who want to develop perfect pitch in their kids.
However, with a price tag of $175.00, the “supercourse” may be too expensive for average music buffs who want to develop certain musical skills. Let us take a closer look at Burge’s product to see if it would be worth your money.
The Pros of Perfect Pitch
Perhaps the main advantage of the PERFECT PITCH EAR TRAINING SUPERCOURSE is that you will hear very few music terms in the CDs. Most people don’t have the musical background to understand terms such as “absolute pitch”, “relative pitch” and so many others. Instead, Burge gives immediately exercises on the various tones, and teach you the techniques to remember them. It may seem tiring at first to listen to the same tones over and over again. But with a little time spent every day and a lot of patience, you will soon discover that you can already recognize the tones that you’ve been hearing in the audio CDs. It is a gradual learning process. In fact, many who have tried the “supercourse” don’t even realize that they’ve already developed the skill until they unwittingly apply it to a task or activity in their daily life, such as singing karaoke.
Perfect Pitch’s Downsides
What can be considered as the PERFECT PITCH EAR TRAINING SUPERCOURSE’s main advantage can also be its primary disadvantage. Because the techniques being taught are so practical, professional singers and musicians will find it very difficult to accept that Burge’s method is “technically sound”. Naturally, these people would gravitate toward products that will quote specific music terms, something which you will not find in the “supercourse”. It is not surprising, therefore, that you will read reviews from these so-called “pros” about the course’s being just a scam and then attempt to debunk the product without even trying to finish the entire course. And, yet, those who are unskilled “music-wise” have benefitted when they have studied the course from start to finish.
If you are looking to develop the skill of perfect pitch and you lack musical training, Burge’s PERFECT PITCH EAR TRAINING SUPERCOURSE is one of the best tutorial products to try out. He won’t waste your time with music basics. Instead, he cuts right to the chase and will teach you how to recognize exact tones and chords through repetitive exercises. But again, no course would prove beneficial unless you have the determination and the motivation to learn. If you do possess these two qualities, then Burge’s “supercourse” is the product for you!