>I enjoy music without a full understanding of its parts or even the vaguest idea of what key it's in
Can you imagine trying to enjoy a piece of art without knowing the names of colors?
>I like... um... that color there, and how it blends together with... like, that other color next to it
It would be the purest intake of that art possible. if only we could all drop our filters so easily.
You're trolling, but badly. Lets work on it. I'll respond as if youre an actual person who thinks this.
How does knowing the key of a song increase listening pleasure?
Any moods or personalities that you attach to different frequencies are just that. personal attachments, no more than memes handed to you by other people.
One can recognize and manipulate them without knowing the names. Perfect pitch is nice to have, but relative pitch is the learned, applicable sense that you are talking about here.
You clearly don't have perfect pitch. Perfect pitch simply dictates that you can name a note and/or key by ear. Different moods per key is not exclusive to people with perfect pitch.
My girlfriend is just like you. She only enjoys musicals and Pentatonix. She has a hell of a voice, but shit she doesn't ever delve into anything exciting or unique and her range of music appreciation is vastly more narrow.
She thinks Kendrick Lamar is "abrasive".
Relative pitch (the ability to recognize intervals by ear) is a more practical skill
Analysis is wonderful and fulfilling. So is taking in a piece with an empty mind.
Variety is the spice of life.
No one here has perfect pitch. Having perfect pitch is fucking hell. As easy as it makes music things, it makes the day-to-day sounds of the world absolutely overbearing. Try having a regular day at work, or going out and hearing things in say 'A' all fucking day. It sounds silly, but you get so fucking sick of it, you just want to listen to anything else, but you don't get a choice, because it's just the world. No one is really controlling it, so you just have to put up with it. It actually affects the music you choose to listen to. After hearing a particular note far too much, you seek out songs that are in keys that may not have that note, or will use it far less.
Reading through here, it seems like no one has 'perfect' pitch, they just have a good ear. There is a massive, unmistakable difference.
>you need to be taught what emotions certain tones represent
Excuse me, I have perfect pitch and don't have nearly as many of those kinds of problems, and neither do a lot of other people. Sounds like something exclusive to either you or a select range of people, but it definitely does not apply to all people with perfect pitch.
>Imagine for a moment that your friends all see the world differently. They can see everything fine, the shapes, the shadows, the textures. The colors are there too: the sky glows blue, the leaves on trees look pretty green, and the earth is a homely brown. All is well.
>But wait! They look away for a moment then back at the same scene. The sky's purple now! The trees have turned teal, and the earth's a sickly yellow. Good thing they're still all different colors, though, or else it'd probably be hard to see. Your friends look again and now the sky's green, the leaves brown, and the ground blue. What in the world?! It's like the color wheels in their heads are rotating!
>The world always looks resolutely normal to you, no changing color shenanigans, so sometimes your friends ask you to tell them what color the sky actually is. You say it's blue. They're all amazed that you know the sky is blue and you look at them funny, puzzled by how their shifting notion of color doesn't bother them in the slightest.
>That's what it's like having perfect pitch.
L I T E R A L L Y T H I S
plus it's just an intrinsically good feeling knowing ur better than everyone else :---D
Anon you are so big a meanie. Perfect pitch is no big deal when listening to music and I think /mu/ has the right to know that.
>I just took a survey course in music theory and now I need to validate myself by pretending that my appreciation of the work that someone else has created is more significant than another person's appreciation of the same work
If thinking that makes you feel good buddy, than go right ahead. I can listen to the music I enjoy over here without paying attention to you
Perfect pitch has helped me know if I'm on the correct partial when playing trombone in high school, play simple melodies on piano without needing to think hard, and show off to friends that I know the pitch of tornado sirens. It's fun but not useful for appreciating music tbqh
>tfw specialize in historically-informed performances
>tfw perfectpitch-fags thinks a d-minor piece is played in c-sharp minor
>tfw perfectpitch-fags can't do scordatura
Feels good mate.
Absolute perfect pitch is useful for certain types of musicians. If you play classical music on a fretless instrument for example, it is useful
It has absolutely no impact on the listener besides a possible distraction from what music is actually supposed to do.
thats me in the pic when listening to music., just always :3 (my face when i hear the music)