Those are not benefits to a guitar player.
Such as? Until you give the "such as," you have not given an example.Alright. Perfect pitch is quite simply the internalization of the 12 tones. They all have their unique flavor in music. Once you internalize them, you get several abilities to add to your arsenal of music.
I and a million like me already can, and we don't have AP. Thus, this isn't a benefit to guitarists with AP.Improvising--You can truly manipulate the tones, and so you can REALLY GRASP what sound has to offer. You can compose/improvise in your head anywhere/anytime/anyplace.
I, like many, many others have obsessed on the love of music for over 40 years, to the point of it immaturely affecting income and other responsibilities. My music collection is legion, my instruments are many, and the decades of playing and loving are a fond memory. The love of music is so great that I am willing to put up with kids carrying on about synesthesia and AP just to peruse a bulletin board dedicated to "breathing music." AP is hardly required for this...Enjoyment of music--This is something that just has to be experienced. Your overall awareness of life, nature, and sounds greatly increases the quality of your life. This is my personal opinion (and obviously a personal benefit), but this is the best part of this ability. Your passion and intensity that you put into music is greatly increased simply because you enjoy it more, and the audience will enjoy your music more as a result.
This is a reiteration of #2 above. I and a million like me already can, and we don't have AP. Thus, this isn't a benefit to guitarists with AP.Performance--You know what the note sounds like before you play it. This allows you to become far more confident in your music, and thus be more active and less reactive in your musicmaking.
Your guitar's intonation will even stay set for upwards of 3 songs before you have to adjust it again (provided it is off enough to matter). So.. tuning a guitar is helped by AP. I'll buy that.Intonation--A big OBVIOUS here: your intonation will be very accurate, but the word "perfect" is misleading.
"Rythmic accuracy" has nothing to do with accurate recognition of a pitch's frequency.Rythmic accuracy--Because you're so much more aware of sound and of life, your rythmic accuracy greatly increases.
...if it is cognicised, then it is not muscle memory; it is #2 above.Musical memory--Incredible increase in memory, because you'll know what the colors sound like as opposed to simply hearing if it's higher or lower.
A classical trombonist? Unless it is a slide trombone, the pitches are tied significantly to the manufacture of the instrument, you know. AP won't help you as much as a hefty wad of cash to plop down on a supreme instrument.You're absolutely right, Relative Pitch is the cake and Perfect Pitch is the icing. But the icing can make all the difference. I'm a classical musician and I intend to audition for highly competitive jobs. This skill can potentially mean the difference between getting hired and not getting hired.
Gotcha. Real musicians pursue it, and hobbyists ignore it. Forgive me for accusing young guitarists of obsessing on it because they imagine that it will give them some sort of esoteric status.If you know that music is your absolute passion (no pun intended...), then I recommend getting this skill. If it's your hobby, you may not want to take the time to get it. If you do, however, you'll be handsomely rewarded.
But you still haven't cited a benefit other than tuning...