hello and sorry for the long winded post!
i picked up a learn-absolute-pitch" course i'd say about 5 or 6 years ago and never followed through with it due mostly to a lack of a second person with whom to practice and lack of access to a piano. this christmas i got a nice keyboard and GPO (oh yea!) so on and off i've been practicing and today something strange occured.
a few weeks after i started the course i started noticing there actually was a difference between the notes other than some sounded "higher" or "lower" than others. i was listening really intensly and trying to do stuff like count the vibrations of the notes & memorize them - that didn't work.
then maybe 3 years ago i attempted it again and i started hearing what i can only describe as a "humming" in my ears when i'd play the notes. it was a real shock to hear that humming in some of the songs i'd hear on the radio too - but that was rare.
then maybe a year ago i started hearing something else and it really intrigued me out. when playing notes i started hearing something very faint, almost like inside the note (it's the only way i can describe it) like when you run your finger around the outside of a crystal glass or something.
i've been trying again these past couple weeks and i really noticed that the notes had a different feel to them - like no matter how hard i struck some notes i couldn't get them to sound louder than others.. it's like everytime i come back to this all the differences between notes get more and more intense!! and finally tonight I was closing my eyes and hitting different notes and i could just feel what note i was playing - like each note had a personality/shape/ or something. it was really really bizarre.
have any of you taught yourselves absolute pitch? is this kinda that progression you went through or am i just really going nutz? what the heck am i hearing?!?!?
i'm really really curious now -