Can some people only hear harmonies?
August 26, 2011 10:10 PM Subscribe
My friend never seems able to sing melodies but always accidentally harmonises. Is this as rare as I think it is?
posted by joboe to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
A friend of mine, who definitely has a good ear for music, claims to be a bad singer. The strange thing is that whenever I hear him singing, he always seems to be harmonising perfectly. I'm a musician and teacher, so have heard a lot of people who struggle to be able to vocalise what they hear but this is the first time that I have come across this. I have a feeling that it may be something to do with lacking confidence in his own voice, but the range or key doesn't actually seem to be an issue. Has anyone else come across this?