Question: Tom Hess, do you know how to develop perfect pitch for guitar?

Tom Hess's Answer: A lot of guitarists think that it is necessary to develop perfect pitch for guitar to become a great musician. Fortunately, this is totally false! Fact is, 99.9% of all the great musicians today (including your favorites) do NOT have perfect pitch. These people have all developed their ears over time by memorizing the way one note will sound when played in relation to other notes. This approach of ‘relative’ pitch is a much easier approach to improving your aural skills, and is much more practical to learn than any form of perfect pitch guitar training. Learn more about how this ‘relative’ approach to ear training works by reading this article on improving your aural skills.


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