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#2016310 - 01/17/13 08:48 PM OT  
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Just thought I would share this interesting video. I have a dog that howls along at correct pitch to our piano so I was even more impressed by this. Thought it might have been time/ sequence trained at first but later in the clip you can see that there is definate relative pitch going on.

http://www.wimp.com/dogpitch/


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#2016320 - 01/17/13 09:13 PM Re: OT [Re: Emmery]  
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Wow. I don't know what to make of that. I will say that I've had human students with far less talent;-}


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#2016335 - 01/17/13 09:55 PM Re: OT [Re: Emmery]  
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I think I've mentioned before on this site that I tuned a piano at a house once where a Husky dog would pick a note a minor third above or below whatever note I played. It was fascinating until the lady of the house came in and broke up our howling party.

That video is uncanny.


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#2016340 - 01/17/13 10:03 PM Re: OT [Re: Emmery]  
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That's pretty impressive. At first I thought it was a trick but towards the end it gets convincing. Thank's for that link, I'll send it all the pianists I know smile


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#2016363 - 01/17/13 10:33 PM Re: OT [Re: Emmery]  
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Hard to tell if the dog is responding to off screen cues.


It makes me wonder if all dogs have pitch recognition?


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#2016534 - 01/18/13 06:54 AM Re: OT [Re: Emmery]  
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There are certainly some cues involved. Towards the end, but before playing Old Mac Donald, she moves her head in the direction that the dog needs to move. When the dog needs to play a semitone, she moves further back, and when a natural is required, she moves further forward.

Still, I find it very impressive.


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#2016559 - 01/18/13 09:05 AM Re: OT [Re: Emmery]  
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Have shared it on the FB. Thanks.


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#2016563 - 01/18/13 09:11 AM Re: OT [Re: Mark R.]  
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Originally Posted by Mark R.
There are certainly some cues involved. Towards the end, but before playing Old Mac Donald, she moves her head in the direction that the dog needs to move. When the dog needs to play a semitone, she moves further back, and when a natural is required, she moves further forward.

Still, I find it very impressive.
'Good observation. I was noticing that the dog never looked at where his paw was going.


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#2016596 - 01/18/13 10:29 AM Re: OT [Re: Emmery]  
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Thank you Emmery, I'll show it to my dog smile
He is only talking to cats.

#2017294 - 01/19/13 03:19 PM Re: OT [Re: Emmery]  
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Thanks for posting this Emmery, interesting study in response training.


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