Photo: Cindy Moorhead
Throughout the hallways of any music college, a swirling maelstrom of unfounded egos and unwashed clothing blends into a silent storm of tension, with eyes darting to and fro, analyzing, judging, comparing.. It’d be a nightmare if it weren’t a dream come true for these blissfully ignorant young musicians (I’m speaking from experience).
During my time at a higher music education establishment, there was constant competition, which is meant to, whether on purpose or otherwise, to emulate the music industry. Who had the coolest licks, who was in the most intense ensembles, and who was always seen burning the midnight oil in the practice rooms were all trumped by one characteristic, whispered about longingly by most: “Do you have perfect pitch?”
As if touched by some holy musical force, perfect pitch distinguished you beyond even the best musicians in the school. You were the most rare flower, the most special star, and despite the fact you didn’t really have to work hard to achieve your status, you were looked upon with great respect and admiration. If only there was a way to develop this majestic power.
Tyler Larson is the founder of the guitar-centric website Music is Win. His entertaining and educational content receives millions of views per month and has enrolled tens of thousands of students in his online guitar courses, which rank among the highest satisfaction ratings of any online educator in the music industry. Check out Tyler’s flagship course Guitar Super System and follow his daily content on YouTube.