Absolute Pitch in Naturalistic Singing: A Commentary on Olthof et al. (2015)

Authors

  • Andrea Halpern Bucknell University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18061/emr.v10i3.4904

Keywords:

absolute pitch, aging, gender, naturalistic recordings

Abstract

The parent article looks at pitch stability in an archive of folksongs recorded over several decades. Some evidence for pitch stability was found. Here, I consider some additional aspects of the archive that could be examined, offers some extensions to relevant laboratory studies, and considers some inherent strengths and limitations of the naturalistic, archival approach.

Downloads

Published

2015-09-23

Issue

Section

Commentaries