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Perfect Pitch

Perfect Pitch
By: Wes Wallace

You've probably know someone who can play piano by ear. 

You probably haven't met Reggie May.  He's a man who could win big on the old game show "Name that Tune."

"Having perfect pitch is helpful.  I can learn music faster, because I can really hear the melody," explained May.

He first found out about the musical gift when he was in elementary school. 

"The music teachers was playing piano, and I told her that thing needs tuning," May said.

Bandmate and keyboard player Dan Bell plays a note.  "D!"  answered May.  

Of course he was right.

Researchers estimate only about 1 in 10,000 people have the perfect pitch ability.

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