Rebuttal To Richard Bosworth's Review
Before you accept Richard Bosworth's arrogant review as gospel truth it is important we clear up any misconceptions.
1. FACT - The goal of 'Pure Pitch' is to teach you how to develop both absolute pitch and relative pitch.
2. FACT - Many intervals have more than one name. For example, a Minor 6th is spaced 8 semi-tones from the root. Augmented 5th is also spaced 8 semi-tones from the root. They are the same distance apart! Hence the same note!
3. FACT - Accidentals have alternate spelling. For example, G# = Ab. On any piano in the world a G# is the same black key as an Ab!
Richard Bosworth is of the false assumption that the people reading his review are morons and will believe anything he says. And according to him, and I quote:
"Ryan seems to think that G# and A flat are the same tones, but he doesn't understand that in ear training and interval spelling they are quite different."
That's right guys, according to Richard they are special. Even though they are the same tone they are somehow different when it comes to ear training. They are the same note! There is no tonal difference at all!
INTERVAL CHART CONFUSION
There is a major problem with the way Richard has marked so-called errors on the interval chart.
1. Richard assumes that I don't know the difference between a sharp and a flat. For the record I am perfectly aware of their significance.
2. According to Richard if you don't use interval names that only he uses you must be wrong. Again, many intervals have more then one common name.
When I created the interval chart my goal was to allow novice musicians a way to understand intervals without much need of musical theory. Therefore I chose to use only sharps and only the most common interval names. Richard unfortunately wasn't aware of this and of course assumed I was unaware of the significance of using a G# to represent a Minor 6th instead of an Augmented 5th. But I knew that most people understood that G# = Ab and therefore didn't need to bother about crowding the interval chart with alternate spellings. It would have made the chart hard to read. Again, my goal was simplicity! A fact Richard obviously missed!
A link to common interval names:
RICHARD'S TAKE ON THE PURE PITCH METHOD!
Once again Richard is going on the false assumption that if you don't learn perfect pitch his way then it's not really perfect pitch. Just by reading his review anyone can tell he didn't even attempt the method, instead he raised his nose and proclaimed, "That won't work!" Richard I hate to break it to you but it DOES work, and we have thousands of satisfied customers to vouch for this!
Anchor notes are only the beginning! They are the training wheels. Once the student masters the anchor note they no longer need to refer to it. Their mind automatically links notes to their correct name. Once again, Richard missed this fact as well, probably because he didn't even attempt the method.
RICHARD BOSWORTH : SECRET AGENT IN DISGUISE?
The first thing you'll notice when you read Richard's review of Pure Pitch is the very one-sided slant. That is of course no accident! What I find even more hysterical is the fact that this guy is assuming you the customer are ignorant about how google advertising works. I can promise you that Richard is NOT listing his review in the top 3 Pay Per Click (PPC) spots out of the goodness of his heart. It cost a lot of money to list that high. The fact is Richard Bosworth is getting paid to promote 'David Lucus Burge's Perfect Pitch Training SuperCourse'. So once again don't be foolish enough to believe he is writing the review as an outside observer... He has an agenda!