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