Inner Potential

Absolute Pitch

If you hear a musical note, can you sing it back? While matching pitch comes naturally for some, it's almost impossible for others.

Your Result

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Absolute Pitch is

High

What does it mean?

Likely to be able to match a musical pitch.. Likely to be able to match a musical pitch.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle Recommendations

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Absolute pitch could be nurtured by early musical training during childhood. Absolute pitch has been reported in 40 % of musicians who had started training before or at four years old, while only 3 % of those who had started training at nine years old or later could develop absolute pitch.

What Is Absolute Pitch
and How Can It Affect You

What is Absolute Pitch

If you hear a musical note, can you sing it back? While matching pitch comes naturally for some, it's almost impossible for others. Either way, genetics plays a role in the ability to match a musical pitch. This ability is also known as absolute pitch, or perfect pitch. It is distinguishable from relative pitch, which the pitch of a tone is determined and inferred by mental comparison to a reference tone. Whether singing professionally or just in the shower, matching a musical pitch requires the intricate coordination of several tasks. Upon hearing a sound, the singer's brain identifies the pitch and decides which vocal muscles are needed to produce a similar sound. Then, after singing the note, the brain identifies the new pitch, determines if it matches, and adjusts the vocal muscles if needed. The ability to match a musical pitch is a complex process with equally complex genetics.

Understanding Your Results

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

Your genetic risk assessment is

High

Genes tested

This result is based on the SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism) that are associated with Absolute Pitch.

GenesYour GenotypeWhat It Means
ASAP1CTLikely to have absolute pitch

Limitations

This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.

This result is limited to existing scientific research.

Consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

If you think you have the symptoms, consult with a healthcare professional.