The following absolute pitch distinctions will help you determine where you currently are–if you possess any type of absolute pitch–and also help you identify your growth along the path of absolute pitch development.
Active Absolute Pitch is the ability to sing or hum a pitch without hearing it first.
Passive Absolute Pitch is the ability to identify individual notes after hearing them. Some passive AP possessors can identify several notes played simultaneously.
It’s interesting to note that many people possess one or the other, but not both. And if you are a student of my course, Absolute Pitch Power, then you may find yourself developing a strength in either active or passive absolute pitch. Ideally, you want both types of absolute pitch.
If you have one type of absolute pitch and want to develop the other, please leave your questions in the comments area and I’ll do my best to help.
If you are using Absolute Pitch Power, then you are following the path to both types of absolute pitch. And now you have the understanding of which type you are developing first. There is no correct order of development. Everybody’s different.