Sin City Presents Magazine March 2019 Volume 6 Issue 3 - Page 14

"Perfect Pitch"

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Welcome #OnTheRoxx with Johnny Roxx! "Each month Johnny different guitar and gear tips and techniques . #OnTheROXX

About Johnny Roxx

Johnny Roxx is a musician born & raised in Southern California. During the 80's he played in the band Tarrga alongside Joey Allen of Warrant and did the Hollywood Hair Metal Scene. Johnny has played with Bill Ward of Black Sabbath, The Bay City Rollers, Richie Ramone to name a few and has been featured in Guitar Player Magazine & Guitar For The Practicing Musician Magazine. He currently plays with Blue String Theory, The Sin City Rejects and subs for Oz Fox in Sin City Sinners.

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Guitar Tips: "Perfect Pitch". Training your ears to recognize notes as colors and moods broadens your musical vocabulary. My first experience realizing I was gifted with this ability was in 1987 when we were recording the Tarrga album. I showed up at the studio one morning and our producer was playing back a song from the previous session. I immediately said "That's in the wrong key! What happened"? The producer insisted "nothing"! I kept telling him it wasn't correct, and he checked the tape machine to find the "VSO" (tape speed) had been tampered with and my ears were not hearing 440 concert pitch after all! He was pretty blown away, I was too. Now I will explain how I believe my ears were trained so early on. Basically, my brain recognizes notes by certain songs I've heard hundreds of times. At the end of this post I will list some songs that have had influence on notes/colors/moods in my head, and why I can yell out or sing any key on the fretboard on cue without an instrument nearby. It does take me a moment though & without distraction. Lol. Over the years I've gotten pretty good at it. So, in my head (in 440) I can reference notes on the fly. You can train your ears too if you listen constantly and practice recalling notes.

Flats, sharps, any note etc.


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