[time-nuts] Re: Low cost synchronization, kitchen appliances

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Aug 21 14:27:59 EDT 2005

In message <4308B7FF.6050308 at erols.com>, Chuck Harris writes:

>No doubt, but even the best most gifted world class musician with
>perfect pitch cannot resolve pitch to  better than 1 cent.  More usual
>is around 4 cents.

That's actually not always true.  Some musicians develop or have a
tinitus tone which allows the to cold tune their instrument with
much better than 1% precision.

It is theorized that people with "absolute hearing" actually reference
the tone to one or more tinitus tones which may be at the edge of
their hearing threshold but the disonances might not.

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