I have some songs that I have wrongly counted one-two-three-four in my head when I was very young. Because of this, when I hear it today, I often sing one-two-three-four wrongly. I know when the first ...
I am an amateur guitar and piano player. I have spent a lot of time learning musical theory and various techniques, but I don't know how to improve my hearing abilities. My current approach to ...
How can we sing in tune, given a perfect ear for music, if we always hear ourselves lower than we actually sound?
According to this BBC article, we hear ourselves bassy compared to how we sound to others. What makes a recording of our voice sound so different... and awful? It’s because when you speak you ...
I recently played at Open Mic on the violin and today I saw the video of it and it was completely out of the tune that I wanted to tear all my hair. I never play so badly even when I just practice. ...
I noticed that when a certain note is played I can immediately attach to it songs that begin with that note. I was wondering if: 1 - I have the potential for perfect pitch 2 - Is there a way to check ...
Just like Optical illusion happens to our eyes. can this happen to our ears? Consider a well tuned Piano. can we make hearing illusion with music? because of my horrible English and lack of ...
I'm an advanced guitar player, I play classical, acoustic and electric guitar - and generally if I hear something, I can play it if it's not really really fast. Also if it's an instrument other than ...
First off, the (unrolled) length of our cochlea maps out frequencies such that high frequency sounds cause excitation (neural signals) from the front part of the cochlea, and low frequencies result in ...
You might have experienced this a few times : when you listen to music and yawn, what you hear seems to transpose slightly. Why does this happen? I'm thinking it could be the tension of the eardrum ...
Are the highest pitches always the easiest to hear in a musical texture (all other factors, such as dynamic, timbre, articulation, etc. being equal)? Is this why melodic parts tend to be the highest ...
Ear plugs are likely a good idea for anybody performing amplified music (or even enjoying amplified music). But what is the effect on the ability to hear your fellow musicians when playing in a ...