Survey of Pitch Memory
In what key do you hear these popular songs in your head? If you know their recorded key, try not to think of it. Just blurt out the song and figure out what notes came out using your favorite instrument. Or you can use http://www.apronus.com/music/flashpiano.htm

It's important that you're not influenced by the previous song, so in between each question, please listen to this mp3 designed to "cleanse your palate" of tonality: http://mrclay.org/mp3s/cleanse.mp3

Sing "Happy Birthday" out loud (or in your head). What note is the closest to what you sang for "happy"?
Try to forget the key in your head.
Listen to http://mrclay.org/mp3s/cleanse.mp3 very closely. Yes, this torture is important to the experiment!
Sing "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow". What note is the "he's"?
Forget that key
Listen to http://mrclay.org/mp3s/cleanse.mp3 very closely.
Sing the opening of "Hey Jude". What note is the "hey"?
Forget that key
Listen to http://mrclay.org/mp3s/cleanse.mp3 very closely.
Sing the opening line of "Hotel California". What note is "dark"?
Forget that key
Listen to http://mrclay.org/mp3s/cleanse.mp3 very closely.
Sing the chorus of "When Doves Cry". What note is "How can you you just..."?
Forget that key
Listen to http://mrclay.org/mp3s/cleanse.mp3 very closely.
Sing the 1st line of "Yesterday". What note is "away"?
Forget that key
Listen to http://mrclay.org/mp3s/cleanse.mp3 very closely.
Sing the chorus of "Beat It". What note is "Beat it"?
Forget that key
Listen to http://mrclay.org/mp3s/cleanse.mp3 very closely.
Sing the chorus of "Smells Like Teen Spirit". What note is "With"?
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