|MadSci Network: Neuroscience|
My roommate, whom I love dearly, cannot sing to save her life. She loves to sing, however, so I get lots of time to think about the ways in which she sings off-key. She's not just consistenly sharp or flat, but puts together note combinations that never existed in the original version of the song. She recognizes hundreds and hundreds of songs, and can usually start out fine, but a few notes in, she's all over the map. Which, if we're singing together, eventually drags me off-key, too. My question is: when I'm singing alone and she's listening, if I can't remember (and reproduce) the accurate tune, does she recognize this? When we're singing together and I sound just like the radio, then, slowly, I sound just like her, does she recognize that I'm off-key, too? If she has a keenly developed sense of audio recognition (like I said, *hundreds* of songs), what is getting in the way on the production side? I guess you could sum it up: is the sing-bone connected to the ear-bone?
Re: when you sing off-key, do you hear off-key?
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