PREFERRED TERM
absolute pitch  
DEFINITION
  • Absolute pitch (AP), also called “perfect pitch,” is the ability to identify pitches by name (e.g., B-flat)—or to produce pitches when named—without reference to an external standard such as a musical instrument. Pitch identification by AP possessors is typically rapid, effortless, and accurate with respect to pitch class (letter name), although errors may occur in octave placement. [Source: Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia; Pitch, Absolute]
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