Perfect pitch, also known as absolute pitch, is a rare ability that allows a person to identify an exact musical note just by hearing it, without the help of a reference note. There are very few people who are born with this talent. ENHYPEN‘s Heeseung is one of them.
— heeseung media. (@archiveoflhs) June 21, 2022
There are several instances where Heeseung’s perfect pitch enamored fans, like that one time he tuned Jay‘s guitar by ear
heeseung tuning the guitar by ear with his perfect pitch 😳 pic.twitter.com/MWzLdjbdiV
— heeseung media. (@archiveoflhs) August 5, 2022
or when he could guess the notes Lee Mi Joo played on the glockenspiel very quickly.
희승이 이걸 맞춰???? pic.twitter.com/zbuudQONPF
— 땅콩ෆ (@enhshs1015) July 13, 2022
But nothing beats the story of how Heeseung realized that he possessed this rare ability since childhood. It all started when with the sound of a fart.
During ENHYPEN’s appearance on Weekly Idol a year ago, Heeseung shared this hilarious story. When he was in elementary school, Heeseung was on a car ride with his father. While driving, his father let out a fart, and he immediately recognized the note as ‘So.’
[속보] 엔하이픈 희승, 절대음감 아버지 방구소리로 알게돼••• pic.twitter.com/IHVtFZzfzX
— 판다 (@pandaa__S2) December 23, 2020
Though Heeseung shares this ability with some other K-Pop idols like BTS‘s Jungkook and TWICE‘s Dahyun, it will be difficult to find anyone who can outdo this discovery story.