Perfect Pitch – Pros & Cons

Singing in chorus with perfect pitch, is like doing a paint-by-number, where only you can see the lines. People watch you and exclaim, “wow”, but you can’t understand what the wow is about. However, trying to read sheet music while playing it on the piano at the same time, is like reading Japanese with your eyes, but speaking the translation in English, out loud, on the fly. Without practice. However, if you fumble at first and go back to the beginning to do it again, you find yourself not looking at the Japanese words really, but reciting the English version from memory.

Some people are just not meant to be molded into the rigors of an antiquated teaching system. Those with perfect pitch are usually the ones who come to that realization after falling through the cracks.

Don’t teach me. I’m done trying to learn your way. Stop telling the blind man to “try harder, you can learn to see better”.

Here’s my Youtube channel of my piano playing. 
Good-bye sheet music!

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3 thoughts on “Perfect Pitch – Pros & Cons

  1. Stephen Krisocki says:

    Hora ashimoto wo mite goran
    Kore ga anata no ayumu michi
    Hora mae wo mite goran
    Are ga anata no mirai

    Haha ga kureta takusan no yasashisa
    Ai wo idaite ayumeto kurikaeshita
    Ano toki wa mada osanakute imi nado shiranai
    Donna watashi no te wo nigiri
    Isshoni ayundekita

    Yume wa itsumo sora takaku aru kara
    Todokanakute kowai ne dakedo oitsuzukeru no
    Jibuun no sutoori dakara koso akirametakunai
    Fuan ni naruto te wo nigiri
    Isshoni ayundekita

    Sono yasashisa wo toki ni wa iyagari
    Hanareta haha e sunao ni narezu

    Hora ashimoto wo mite goran n
    Kore ga anata no ayumu michi
    Hora mae wo mite gora n
    Are ga anata no mirai

    Sono yasashisa wo toki ni wa iyagari
    Hanareta haha e sunao ni narezu

    Hora ashimoto wo mite goran

    [the translation]

    To the Future

    look at your feet and see
    this is the path you walk
    look in front of you and see
    that is your future

    Mother has given me a lot of kindness
    “Embrace love and walk” she repeated
    that time when I was childish and didn’t understand her meaning
    she held my hand
    together, walking we came.

    dreams are always from high in the sky
    it is scary that we might not reach them but continue to try
    for this reason I won’t abandon my story
    when I became anxous she held my hand
    together, walking we came.

    that kindness was occasionally unpleasant
    when I was away from mother I couldn’t obey

    look at your feet and see
    this is the path you walk
    look in front of you and see
    that is your future

    that kindness was occasionally unpleasant
    when I was away from mother I couldn’t obey

    look at your feet and see
    this is the path you walk
    look in front of you and see
    that is your future

    look at your feet and see
    this is the path you walk
    look in front of you and see
    that is your future

    slowly towards the future let’s walk
    Kore ga anata no ayumu michi
    Hora mae wo mite goran
    Are ga anata no mirai

    Hora ashimoto wo mite goran n
    Kore ga anata no ayumu michi
    Hora mae wo mite goran
    Are ga anata no mirai

    Mirai e mukatte
    Yukkuri to aruite yuko

  2. Stephen Krisocki says:

    This song, called ‘Mirai” or ‘Mirae” is beautiful sung by Kiroro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11Yw47XKgcI

  3. Stephen Krisocki says:

    A Japanese song from the ’90s can be beautiful even if you do not understand the language, because music is a universal language. I enjoy singing this song without ever having a lesson in the Japanese language because I memorized the syllables and phonemes.

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