Pitch Perfect isn't on Netflix yet.
I like the movie for it's melodies, comedy and romance.
Not because Anna Kendrick is hot. sigh
We still don't know if she'll be in the sequel,
I know Rebel Wilson will be. Excited for sequel! :D
I looked it up, Pitch Perfect might be ready for order on DVD,
instead of on your laptop or on Netflix screen, you'll have to get it
on DVD, but that's only a rental. :) good luck xoxo
No. Perfect pitch is not about being able to sing in tune, though the singers you mention can sing perfectly in tune, but perfect pitch is about the 'ear' being so accurate the person can tell what key a piece of music is being played in.
My Mother had perfect pitch and she told me it did have it's downside. She once attended a school concert where the violins were nearly all slightly out of tune. She said it was like listening to a crowd of people scraping their fingernails down a blackboard!
Perfect pitch is the ability to pull exact pitches from thin air. In other words the ability to hear a tone, and identify it as "A" or "G" OR to be able to sing an "A" or "G" with impecable accuracy without having to hear it given from an instrument (like a piano) first. Perfect pitch is generally thought to be a born trait. Often people with perfect pitch associate certain tones with a color or other description. Something like, "F" sounds red, or "B" is kind of fuzzy. They can actually hear the difference in the quality of the pitch. There are cases where some have claimed to "develop" perfect pitch, but many argue that they have in fact developed a good 'relative pitch.' With relative pitch, one has trained themselves to acurately identify one or a few pitches (often by the way it feels in their voice) and then are able to derive what pitch is being played by relating it back to the memorized pitch. So for example, a highly trained musician, with practice has a knack for always being able to sing an "A" on command. Then when an "E" is played, they can quickly recognize the pitch as being a fifth higher than "A" and correctly identify the pitch as "E." The best way to develop RELATIVE pitch, is to sing the same pitch often. Get an "A-440" tuning fork. Strike it and hum the pitch several times a day. After a while try to hum the pitch before striking the tuning fork and see if you have sung it correctly. Over time, you will develop a muscle memory in your vocal chords.
(I'm a voice teacher, so bear with me violinist)
VOCALLY, vibrato is the natural "tremble" or "vibration" in a singer's voice. This happens naturally when a singer is using good breath support. The pitch will "wobble" slightly. This tends to be a desirable sound with solo singing, as it warms the tone of the voice and give a fuller, richer sound. Often choral singers are asked to "straighten" a tone, or remove the vibrato in order to maximize blend within the large group. Everyone's vibrato is different and the varying pitches can get pretty muddy in a choral setting. Vibrato will come naturally with properly supported singing, and vocal maturity. Children do not have a natural vibrato. It is something that develops as a singer matures. Forcing a vibrato, by intensionally wobbling a tone can be damaging to your voice.
As I understand it, vibrato on a violin is the immitation of the natural vocal vibrato. This is a desirable sound to warm tone when playing the violin. I'm not a violin player, but I believe vibrato must be achieved by a physical wrist or hand movement. Surely, your orchestra teacher/and or private lessons instructor can help you develop this.
Hope I helped!
Perfect pitch is a very rare ability. Perfect pitch cannot be developed. "Relative pitch" can be, however, and is a reliable way to tune your guitar. A great number of musicians who claim to have perfect pitch probably have relative pitch but lie about it. What you tell people is your business, but you do not, and never will, have perfect pitch.
To develop relative pitch, take a song you can absolutely imagine in your head. It has to be one you know VERY well, because it is possible to imagine a song off-pitch. Once you have your very familiar song, you figure out what one of the notes are. From there, you can figure out any note, relative to the note you successfully imagined.
My song is "Fake Plastic Trees" by Radiohead. I know that 1st chord is an A. So I can always tune my A string perfectly and go from there.
I have been playing music long enough to where I can imagine ANY note relative to that A. If you are not to this point yet, that's ok. For now you can have several songs to do this trick. I had several songs when I was a beginner. I had one for G, D, E... But now, that A is all I need. That song has tuned my guitar thousands of times. Thank you Thom Yorke.
In fact, to continue to use my song as an example, I could figure out much more than an A if I needed to. I know the next chord is an F sharp, and the next is a D.
The quality of your guitar will not affect your ability to learn relative pitch. Even the instrument is irrelevant. I could hear an engine running and calculate the pitch with the ability I have developed, and so can you with practice.
There are two different types. Relative pitch, and perfect pitch.
They are just sensitivities you are born with that allow you to tell things about music that most people do not have.
Relative pitch is when you have an easy time just "knowing" what certain chords or interval is without knowing ahead of time. They can tell the structure of a certain sound, and tell what part is playing what in the scheme of the chord setup. A very limited amount of people are sensitive enough to even detect it.
Perfect pitch is when you can tell exactly what note is being played just by the way it "sounds" or "feels". I have perfect pitch myself, and I can tell people that they are singing in the wrong key just by listening to them, I can tell when you aren't singing a pitch at all, I can tell if you are sharp or flat on a certain note and I can tell how much. Different people are sensitive to different degrees, but even LESS people have this than relative pitch.
Yes, I think you can.
Relative pitch will help reinforce your goal of attaining perfect pitch.
Perfect pitch - hearing any given pitch, you can, without help,
identify its name, and probably its register. Asked to sing a given
note, you can sing that note "perfectly." Like you're walking down the street
and a taxi honks its single-note horn - you can identify THAT pitch (is it
Bb? or Gb?)
Relative pitch - given the name of a played note, you can sing (or identify) another
note "relative" to that. Most trained musicians have relative pitch,
as "ear-training" and interval studies help them develop that skill.
Perfect pitch is something different. If you're playing a transposed
version of a piece, and a perfect-pitch-person is reading the original,
in the original key, it will DRIVE THEM CRAZY (like a dog-hearing
whistling noises!) because what you're playing is not what they're seeing
(the pitches) on the music.... Good Luck!
It sounds like you do have perfect pitch. Perfect pitch is generally regarded as a talent that some people are simply born with, so your situation makes a lot of sense. What you are having difficulty on is relative pitch, or the ability to tell intervals both melodic(seperated) and harmonic(together). Unfortunatly, many self taught pianist and musicians have trouble with relative pitch, as they tend to skip over the theory portions of music lessons.
Lucky fo you, relative pitch unlike perfect pitch, is something readily learnable. Start with getting a musically inclined friend to help you by playing intervals, and try and figure out the size and quality(i.e. minor third). Then progress to dictating(writing down) simple melodies. Since you have perfect pitch, you should be able to pick this up relativly quickly.
"Perfect Pitch " like the movie?
I didn't see the film, but from the trailer, the film (as many other films) are not entirely realistic.
Yes there are acapella groups in college, and some even do pop music. However based on the trailer and even sampling of the soundtrack, the moviemakers don't quite know what "acapella" means. There is a lot of studio work that went into the vocals as well, so this is not how a lot of these songs would have sung if they were really sung "live" with no digital or electronic help.
Also, as typical of such films. The group wins the competition by ignoring rules. No, that actually gets you eliminated.
The movie was loosely based on a non-fiction book about collegiate acapella competitions. And the key word here is "loosely". Since I didn't see the film, this article pretty much confirms what I suspected. http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/10/06/pitch-...
Oh well, "Flashdance" was about a welder/stripper who auditions for a prestigious ballet school by spinning on her butt. (She also doesn't really strip)
I do know one thing--films rarely capture the amount of work that actually goes into preparation for competitions or even for performances. It can be fun, but you have to have that kind of dedication and mindset to be able to go over and over a certain song or section until it's perfected. And acapella singing isn't as easy as a lot of people think. If one person goes off pitch, it can make the entire group sound terrible.
Many college acapella groups also tend to concentrate on traditional classical music such as madrigals and early Renaissance church music.
As for Texas, I googled and here is an acapella group from the University of Texas. They perform contemporary and "classic" (not classical) oldies. They are on Youtube, but the sound quality on the videos are terrible. Here is their website (the sound seems better there)
Pitch Perfect Soundtrack Information:
Audio CD (October 2, 2012)
Original Release Date: 2012
Number of Discs: 1
Below you can view the complete Pitch Perfect soundtrack list:
1. Don’t Stop the Music – The Treblemakers
2. Let It Whip – The Treblemakers
3. Since U Been Gone – Ester Dean and Skyler Astin
4. Cups – Anna Kendrick
5. Riff-Off – The Barden Bellas, The Treblemakers and The BU Harmonics
- Ladies of the 80s (includes Mickey, Like A Virgin, Hit Me With Your Best Shot)
- Songs About Sex (includes S&M, Let’s Talk About Sex, I’ll Make Love To You, Feels Like the First Time, No Diggity)
6.Bellas Regionals – The Barden Bellas
(includes The Sign, Eternal Flame, Turn the Beat Around)
7. Right Around – The Barden Bellas (feat. My Name Is Kay)
8. Pool Mashup – The Barden Bellas
(includes Just the Way You Are (Amazing), Just A Dream)
9. Party in the U.S.A. – The Barden Bellas
10. Trebles Finals – The Treblemakers
(includes Bright Lights Bigger City, Magic)
11. Bellas Finals – The Barden Bellas
(includes Price Tag, Don’t You (Forget About Me), Give Me Everything, Just the Way You Are, Party in the U.S.A., Turn the Beat Around)
12. Toner (Instrumental Suite) – Christophe Beck and Mark Kilian
I think it helps .....
8 /9 if you've not seen it get it.
Four out of Five stars
Running time: 112 mins
Hugely enjoyable comedy that hits all the right notes, thanks to a razor-sharp script, impressively staged musical numbers and a pair of brilliant comic performances from Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.
What's it all about?
Directed by Jason Moore, Pitch Perfect stars Anna Kendrick as Beca, a wannabe DJ who's only attending college to keep her professor father (John Benjamin Hickey) happy. When her father tells her he'll allow her to leave university and chase her DJ dreams if she proves to him she can get properly involved with something, she reluctantly joins all-female a cappella group The Bellas, led by projectile-vomit-prone control-freak Aubrey (Anna Camp) and Chloe (Brittany Snow), who forcibly recruits Beca in the shower, after hearing her sing.
With Beca on board and the group containing other less than conventional members such as self-nicknamed Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) and sassy Cynthia-Rose (Ester Dean), The Bellas get down to the business of rehearsing for a competition, where they'll face off against their arch-rivals The Treble Makers, led by the obnoxious Bumper (Adam DeVine). Meanwhile, Beca begins to fall for her fellow volunteer at the college radio station, Jesse (Skylar Astin), only for him to join the Treble Makers and for them both to fall foul of Aubrey's steadfast rule that no Bella can date a Treble Maker.
The performances are excellent: Kendrick makes a likeable lead as Beca, playing her in line with her usual drily cynical, razor sharp screen persona. Astin is equally good as Jesse, sparking passable, if not smoking chemistry with Kendrick, while there's terrific support from both Camp and Snow. However the film is completely stolen by the one-two combination of Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy and Jinhee Joung as whispering Kimmy Jin, whose Vomit Angel moment is flat out hilarious and has to be seen to be believed.
The script crackles with great one-liners and Moore's direction ensures a constant stream of decent laughs, from both verbal gags and sight gags. Similarly, the musical sequences are both infectious and well staged, thanks to some judicious and skilful editing – highlights include the enjoyable audition sequence (Kendrick's turn is inspired) and the film's stand-out scene, a riff-off between rival groups. The finale is also extremely clever, managing to use the competition song in such a way that it contributes to the film's emotional climax (though to reveal how would be to give away one of the best moments).
The only real problem is that two of the film's most promising characters (Ben Platt as Jesse's roommate Benji and Brittany Snow's Chloe, who initially seems to have a crush on Beca) get cruelly sidelined, possibly as a result of securing a more Glee-friendly rating.
With a frequently hilarious script, catchy musical numbers and a host of terrific comic performances, Pitch Perfect is a hugely entertaining comedy that's both emotionally engaging and laugh-out-loud funny. Highly recommended.