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2) Perfect Pitch SuperCourse, by David Lucas Burge
(Click HERE to enter the Perfect Pitch Ear Training SuperCourse product site)

and
Relative Pitch SuperCourse, by David Lucas Burge

(Click HERE to enter the Relative Pitch Ear Training SuperCourse product site)

What You Get   Suitable For   Lowest Price   Risk: Order Security + Guarantee   What We Think

What You Get:

Perfect Pitch SuperCourse:
24 Audio Lessons (8 CDs)
80 page Course Handbook
2 Bonus CDs:
   Relative Pitch demonstration
   Perfect Pitch for Children message

 

Relative Pitch SuperCourse:
41 Audio Lessons (41 CDs)
Footnotes Booklet
Info Booklet

Bonuses:
   Power Points Audio Session
   Chord Chart

Suitable For:

Target Audience:
   All: Musicians and Non-musicians.

Target Instruments:
   All instruments (vocals, piano, guitar, flute, drums, trumpet etc.)
   User must have an instrument to use with course (vocalists – take note!)

Course Platform:
   Compatible for both PC and Mac including a CD player.
   Also playable on all CD players.

Lowest Price:

Perfect Pitch SuperCourse:
Download Version: Not Available.
Physical Version: $139
Perfect Pitch offers Easy Payment plans of up to 10 installments.
Lowest price is available from the publisher, by clicking here
.

 

Relative Pitch SuperCourse:
Download Version: Not Available.
Physical Version: $299
Relative Pitch offers Easy Payment plans of up to 12 installments.
Lowest price is available from the publisher, by clicking here
.

 

Perfect Pitch and Relative Pitch can be bought together as a Combo, for a reduced price of $388, with easy payment plans of up to 12 installments. To access the combo, click one of above buttons and head for the order page.

 

Risk: Order Security + Guarantee:

Perfect Pitch SuperCourse: Highly Secure Order, Limited Full-Money-Back Guarantee.
Relative Pitch SuperCourse: Highly Secure Order, Limited Partial-Money-Back Guarantee.

Perfect Pitch and Relative Pitch SuperCourses orders are processed by a third party dedicated processor, over a secure and encrypted connection, so for both courses order and credit-card details are very safe and secure.

Perfect Pitch SuperCourse offers a 40-day, No questions asked money back guarantee, with one limitation: The Guarantee only holds providing you open up to the first 5 CDs of the course (these are the orange colored CDs). If so, and you are not 100% satisfied with the product, return the course via mail and once it arrives you'll receive a 100% refund - No questions asked.
Our only caveat is that obtaining Perfect Pitch using this program takes 6-12 months, and 40 days may prove too short for truly assessing the product.

While Perfect Pitch's return policy earns a thumbs up, we have a real problem with Relative Pitch's return policy:
Relative Pitch SuperCourse offers a 90-day
, No questions asked money back guarantee, with a severe limitation: The Guarantee holds only for unopened CDs (except for CD#1 which is free). Once you open a CD, you cannot return it. If you are not 100% satisfied with the product, return the unopened CDs via mail (shipping charges are on you) and once they arrive you'll be refunded for these CDs only - No questions asked.
We find this extremely limiting, as you can't use the return period to skim and sample CDs to see how the course develops - as every CD you open can be money lost. Although we fully understand Burge's unwillingness to refund for 41 opened CDs that he cannot resend to other customers, the limitation is harsh. Sorry, Burge, but we give it one thumb down.

What We Think:

Had we performed this test 1 year ago, both Perfect Pitch and Relative Pitch would have easily won first place in their respective categories. They were, simply put, the best courses around – no contest whatsoever.

Perfect Pitch SuperCourse

Teaching perfect pitch is very difficult, and as such, few courses manage to do so effectively. Until recently, Perfect Pitch SuperCourse was the only course we could full-heartedly recommend. It is very comprehensive, well thought out and mostly – it is effective. In addition, the physical CDs feel really nice, and the course can be used on any CD player – even away from your computer. For years upon years it was the only viable course, and though the basis of the course is the same as it was 27 years ago, the course constantly evolved and improved, and is now better than ever before.

Perfect Pitch SuperCourse contains 24 lessons, in 8 CDs. 12 lessons (CDs 1-5) are defined as beginner lessons, while the remaining 12 lessons (CDs 6-8) are more advanced.
The course (defined as a SuperCourse by Burge) is based on the principles of tonal-colors. In essence, Burge wants your ear to recognize and discern tones in much the same way that your eye recognizes colors. He encourages you to listen to the tones in a pre-specified, gradual teaching order, and come up with your own personal associations and characteristics for each note (such as: this note sounds choppy, that note sounds twangy). These characteristics are what would enable you to recognize the notes afterwards, very much like you recognize people by the unique characteristics of their faces (our imagery – not his).
If this sounds to you a bit abstract, well… it is! And this is one of several shortcomings this course has which delegate it to second place behind the Pure Pitch method. These shortcomings are:

  • The course tonal colors teaching method is very abstract, so many users just can't immerse in it, and cannot benefit fully from the course. This brings on very inconsistent results: some users obtain perfect pitch relatively easily, others hardly benefit from the course.

  • To make things worse, unlike our imagery above of different faces, the characteristics attached to each tone are very subjective and differ from one person to another. Thus, Burge refrains from providing many characteristics, and mostly settles into getting you to relax, listen to the tone without outside disturbances, and come up with your own images and characteristics. This can become hard work.

  • Learning takes a long while, and requires consistent work and dedication. Burge himself admits to 6-12 months of learning. Normally you'd need about 15-20 minutes per day of completely undisturbed focus time, at least 3-4 times per week. Rushing things up will bring no benefits – only leave you dumbfounded with a frustrating (but mistaken) feeling that the course is repetitive useless.

  • A lot of this course is unrelated, and deals with issues such as self promotion (Burge's personal history and abilities, how good this course is, how good the Relative Pitch SuperCourse is and why you should buy it), substance abuse (say NO to alcohol and drugs), etc.

  • Course users must be able to play an instrument alongside course, so vocalists without an instrument are at handicap.

  • Take note of the return policy, as detailed above.

  • If you need help with your learning from Burge - prepare to pay. The course does not include an email help line, and Burge's time is pricy.

  • Last but not least - the course is very pricy ($139 for perfect pitch alone; $388 if you want to learn both perfect pitch and relative pitch; Pure Pitch teaches you both skills for only $97). This is understandable due to the number of physical CDs, but we do wish there was a downloadable version of this course, to enable a much lower price.

The course includes two bonus CDs, which should not influence your buying decisions much:

  • The Relative Pitch Demonstration: As much as we like the course, we can't say the same of this CD. mostly, this CD should be dubbed "perfect sales pitch": it does NOT teach you Relative Pitch. Instead, it serves to show the benefits of relative pitch, thus encouraging you to buy Burge's extensive but expensive Relative Pitch SuperCourse.

  • The Perfect Pitch for Children CD provides only a few very general clues on how to teach Perfect Pitch to your children. We did not find it very useful.

Still, don't get the wrong idea that this is a bad course. On the contrary - although it only reached 2nd place, this is an excellent course. Until very recently this was the only useful course available, and it still holds a lot of merit. It is excellently produced (unboxing all the CDs is a real joy!), very comprehensive and very well structured. If you use it with dedication, open up your ears and don't try to speed things up - chances are you will obtain perfect pitch after a year or so. For this, you should be willing to spend around 15-20 minutes per day (up to 40 minutes for lessons progress) at least 4 times a week, and without interruptions - and if you do so, you will probably find this course effective.

Relative Pitch SuperCourse

As teaching Relative Pitch is much easier than teaching Perfect Pitch, the case for Relative Pitch SuperCourse is much simpler. This course too is well structured, a joy to unbox and use (41 CDs - Wow!), very well structured and extremely comprehensive. The only things to note are:

  • The return policy is somewhat problematic, as detailed above;

  • The course does not teach Perfect Pitch, only Relative Pitch.

  • The price is very steep ($299 alone, or $388 when bundled with Perfect Pitch);

  • It takes a very long time to master this course (1-2 years of work is normal). This is much longer than when using Pure Pitch Method's relative pitch lessons.

If these points are behind you, and you want to learn relative pitch alone - this course could prove very effective for you. In fact, for teaching Relative Pitch alone this course is probably better than Pure Pitch Method's Relative Pitch training, but as you probably gathered this review places more importance on Perfect Pitch.

Product Site:

For more information about Perfect Pitch SuperCourse or if you would like to order the course, click here .

For more information about Relative Pitch SuperCourse or if you would like to order the course, click here .

 

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Table of Contents

1. Perfect Pitch & Relative Pitch Reviews Home

2. ● The Pure Pitch Method

3. David Lucas Burge

4. Test Conclusions

 

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