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We use a musical ear, and, very accurate, constantly. Without it, we wouldn’t recognize people by their voices. But we can tell a lot more about our interlocutor by the voice. It allows us to determine the mood of the person we are talking to, whether we can trust them, and much more. Nonverbal, that is, non-verbal, characteristics of speech sometimes give us much more information than spoken words.
Is it possible to say that someone does not have a musical ear? Of course not! Every person who has learned to speak independently has a musical ear. Continue reading
Musical hearing is a set of abilities necessary for composing, performing, and actively perceiving music.
Musical hearing implies a high degree of subtlety of perception of individual musical elements or qualities of musical sounds (pitch, volume, timbre), as well as functional connections between them in a musical work (fret sense, sense of rhythm, melodic, harmonic, and other types of hearing).
Among the various types of musical hearing that are distinguished by different characteristics, the most important are: Continue reading