OT: absolute pitch 2007-09-23 03:59 pm I'm asking this at all of the music forums I frequent.I just picked up a new student - nine years old, just started alto sax (he has been playing piano for five years).After nearly completing his first lesson, he asked "Why do all of the notes sound wrong?"I didn't know what he meant because all of the notes sounded correct to me, so I asked him what he meant and he couldn't elaborate. Finally he said, "That doesn't sound like a B." <sudden realisation> I walked over to the piano, played a D and asked him if he knew what it was, and he replied (as if it were totally obvious), "That's a D." I didn't have time for a good explanation, as my next student was coming in, but I told him quickly about absolute pitch and that I would explain more next week. I also tried to explain it to his father, but his English is not yet strong so I think he didn't quite get it. Is there a guide of some sort on how to work with a student with absolute pitch who's playing a transposing instrument?Any help is appreciated.