On a recent show, a caller was trying to describe a high note emanating from his engine…one of the guys jokingly said, “What, the F above middle C?”
Being both a nerd and musician, I guffawed aloud while I was driving on my way to work.
But then one of them (not sure who) actually sung a note, in a crystal clear falsetto! I laughed again, but then I paused. Could that have been…it seemed awfully close to the F above middle C! As I have relatively perfect pitch, I’m usually pretty good at sensing these things. Someone with absolute pitch would’ve been able to confirm right away if indeed he sung that precise note. Since I don’t have absolute pitch, I struggled for about 30 seconds and determined that if it wasn’t spot on, it probably was really close!
I wonder, can anyone find that particular broadcast and test it?
If so, DAMN I’M IMPRESSED.
If not, it’s only off by a semitone or two, and that’s still impressive!
Ah the mellifluous tones of click & clack!