Designed and created by Blake Kearney. Please see our video for detailed information at: https://vimeo.com/220089866.
Clear Pitch explains and teaches perfect pitch, also known as absolute pitch. A user can expect to develop absolute pitch using this product, as well as improving other pitch coding abilities such as pitch memory, perfect piano and relative pitch.
Clear Pitch is suitable for children, adults, musicians and non musicians. Anyone can use Clear Pitch for its cognitive and tonal benefits.
The mechanics and algorithms of Clear Pitch are complex, but the usage is simple: Just press play and listen. You will develop better clarity in pitching and tonal hearing, and you will find your musical ability related to hearing will improve dramatically.
Perfect / absolute pitch ear training is explained clearly for the first time so you will learn and understand:
1) What it is,
2) How it works,
3) What you are trying to achieve,
4) How to achieve it.
This approach is entirely different to all other products that attempt to 'give' a user perfect pitch but provide no explanation as to how the brain actually processes and learns the skill, and no system to do so.
Clear Pitch is the final chapter in ten years of academic research and vast quantitative and qualitative research, and includes the application of the findings of academics such as Dr. Daniel J. Levitin and Professor Diana Deutsch, leading exponents of absolute pitch theory. In short, Clear Pitch works differently.
In our research of all perfect pitch applications available they divide into three types:
1) Most (99%) are simply testing devices to see if you have the ability and with the hope that the user may possibly improve with repeated testing.
2) A few attempt to guide the listener toward hearing the unique quality of a pitch with claims that some pitches sound 'twangy' or 'mellow'. This approach is interesting but has no labelling component and consequently hasn't produced any convincing results.
3) The third group uses mnemonic cues such as colours to hopefully stimulate recognition of the chromas. This is probably the closest match, but is too esoteric and still doesn't institute the simple labelling required. When you hear 'C' you want to think 'C', not 'blue'.
All these systems overlook the actual mechanism required to develop the ability, which is the neural installation of a C.L.R. or chroma-label relationship. A C.L.R. is a neural association between a pitch and its name. Clear Pitch installs a C.L.R. in memory. CLEAR stands for Chroma Label Encoding and Retrieval. A chroma is the sound colour of a pitch, and a Label is it's name. Encoding means to learn, and Retrieval means to remember. Clear Pitch is a chroma labelling system which results in a user being able to identify the name of all chromas or pitches in the chromatic scale by sound alone without reference. This is perfect pitch (absolute pitch / A.P.)
Clear Pitch contains a tutorial and on board instructions throughout the application of learning algorithms, that will explain and create a C.L.R. as you listen, and which leads to the perception of musical notes along with their names, or to be able to name a pitch without reference.
The C.L.R. is installed via mnemonic memory devices called tonal linguistic cues that stimulate the association of the chroma and its label. T.L.Cs are delivered via 4 central modes: Active Encoding, Passive Encoding, Active Retrieval, Passive Retrieval. Encoding creates the C.L.R. going in to your mind and retrieval stimulates the C.L.R. going out. Passive modes don't require any particular attention so you can listen while day dreaming or sleeping. Active modes are most effective when used interactively, but can also be listened to passively.
There is simply nothing available to date that comes as close to effecting absolute pitch as Clear Pitch does. Happy pitching with Clear Pitch.
Appreciation given to all Clear Pitch users who have offered development ideas. This version includes redesigned tutorial pages, opening swipe tutorial snapshots, easier to understand user interface, reset progress now on screen, a selection of additional menu items, and bug fixes.
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Needs more sounds...
Starts with just piano sounds needs other instruments to further testing the ear with. also maybe expand the octaves toward the extremes on the piano...it is only two octave range...also be nice to have sheet music for the 12 songs...so far I enjoy it just wish you could change to saxophone or flute or some other instrument...
Great idea, poorly executed
This idea behind this app is great. You can learn perfect or absolute pitch with the right learning. But app execution is not very good. It was actually better when it started, but then got worse. The sounds are not high quality and the sibilance of some of the words actually hurts one’s ears. The pitch is off (for sensitive ears) between the piano tones and pronounced words. And the app goes through a cycle which then stays on the last point infinitely. You have to reset the app to cycle through again! It was not working like this at first.
App needs work on these issues. At least have settings to make it work the way it originally did (or in other better ways) and change sounds to suit the user. Higher attention to detail would help make it a really great app. Still needs recognition for the great idea but hope it’s executed better. Has not been updated unfortunately in a long while.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the feedback regarding the vocal synth sounds. I used Yamaha’s proprietary Vocaloid software because computer generated voices are perfectly in tune and time. However, I agree they don’t sound good enough and I am updating soon with real human voices. If it is the piano you don’t like it is a generated Yamaha piano sample and probably the best timbre to work with. Softer more pleasant sounds are not as effective for cuing our memory to chromas. I will see what I can do to lessen the sibilance issue but whenever two melodies occur simultaneously and one is a human voice it can be problematic. Please let me know if this covers your notes in this area.
Regarding the functionality and PR2 mode, this is supposed to occur. PR2 activates once all other modes x chromas have been heard, then it stays locked on PR2 unless you reset. There are several reasons for this format, but you can consider all other modes as important preparation for PR2, so once covered you may get the most effectiveness from a long PR2 cycle. However, manual mode exists so that you can configure any mode to loop as you wish, or you can reset the app and skip through to any area you want.
Please let me know if I have misunderstood anything or if I have addressed your queries.
Cheers, Blake Kearney
Ya’ll were not kidding!
This is truly the best tool out there for developing perfect pitch. I’ve really done my research. It’s better than David Lucas Burge’s method. It’s only .99 cents too! Only thing lacking would be to extend it to develop chord progressions, melodic dictation, relative pitch training, inversions, scales etc. Some of the other main areas to developing a complete ear. I hope to see a clear pitch deluxe version or something like that one day. I would purchase in a heartbeat! Thank you so much! -Parker Nettle
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- Clearpitch Pty Ltd
- 178.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Clearpitch Pty Ltd 2017
- In-App Purchases
- Professional Unlock $7.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.