Postscript to "Absolute Pitch Perception and the Pedagogy of Relative Pitch" (JMTP vol. 21, 2007)

Author(s): 
Elizabeth W. Marvin
Volume: 
22
Year: 
2008
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Abstract: 

March 17, 2008 TO THE EDITOR: I am writing to correct an omission from my article "Absolute Pitch Perception and the Pedagogy of Relative Pitch," published in the most recent issue of Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy (vol. 21, 2007). Among the strategies I suggested for teaching relative-pitch skills to students with absolute pitch were (1) the use of scale-degree and roman-numeral singing and dictation without staff notation or key specified, and (2) the use of dictation excerpts drawn from music literature (for the variety of timbres and textures). I discussed these strategies with reference to several sight-singing and dictation textbooks: Wittlich and Humphries (1974), Yasui and Trubitt (1989), Karpinski (2000, 2007), and Phillips et al. (2005).