Our goal is to train musicians with absolute pitch who can initiate change in the world. - Professor John Amaral
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013
At around $10,000, the Perfect Pitch Bootcamp™ intensive 14-day residential ear training perfect pitch course is not inexpensive, but, as US School of Commercial Music's Director Professor John Amaral says, "For many musicians, Perfect Pitch in the context of Relative Pitch is a priceless career-enhancing skill, a long-term 'holy-grail' goal and a foundation of their artistic practice. History has shown that precocious artists who have it often create peak musical experiences for others and powerfully leverage positive world change! USSCM has the only music college perfect pitch training, ear training course – our goal is to train musicians who can initiate change."
According to Professor John Amaral, “For years, we've been asking the question 'How can we train fundamental music listening strategies (Absolute, Relative, Intervallic and Perfect Pitch) at once in a musical context? It sounds simple but it's actually not. We normally rely on only one or two of the strategies, which is a weak position for a musical artist to be in. Finally today, by selectively manipulating many learning factors gleaned from recent cross-disciplinary research, we are able to train motivated individuals to divide their attention, multitask their perceptions and 'hear different'.'”
True Perfect Pitch is the ability to remember, reproduce, recognize and distinguish musical pitches and their combinations within larger musical events. Throughout history, many great performers and composers have had the skill, which is a natural rarity in the West (less than 1 in 10,000 individuals) . Relative Pitch, the ability to recognize relationships in music, is a common skill but it is not maximally developed, even among musicians. What if Absolute Pitch and Relative Pitch listening skills could be perfected in isolation, then combined for full synergistic effect? A recent nexus of findings in technology and research makes it possible to create conditions whereby the brain can be influenced to rapidly 'rewire' at any time of life and reinforce new music recognition strategies.
By incorporating the latest research from scientists Diana Deutsch (perfect pitch and music psychology), Poppy Crum (music games), Aniruddh Patel (music and language), Thomas Münte (brain neuroplasticity), David Peterson (biofeedback) and Bob Cooley (genotypical flexibility) with Apple Computer's iOS gaming platforms, US College of Music, Inc. has developed Perfect Pitch Bootcamp, a personalized training environment that incorporates proprietary technologies and processes to bypass the second state of consciousness and trains Absolute Pitch Recognition to actively cooperate with Relative Pitch within a larger context of real music in real-time.