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I thought we were born with that.

Thats's what they say, and I'm sure there is some innate talent you must be born with. But you aren't born knowing what a half step is, or that 440 hz means "A" in our particular lexicon. I got to the point where, sometime after I traded my chromatic tuner in for a tuning fork and a bag of pot, I could reliably tune my guitar exactly before sounding the fork to check it. And I could tell you what key a song was in without trying very hard. And the interval tests they put us through, a lot of people struggled through, were a breeze for me. I wasn't born with that, and I couldn't do it now. I figured at the time it was because I was so surrounded by the subject.

Maybe you just call that a good ear :)
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