The Myth of the Deafness

  title={The Myth of the Deafness},
  author={Daniel Kazez},
  journal={Music Educators Journal},
  pages={46 - 47}
ost teachers, especially those who teach beginners, have at one time or another encountered students who play consistently out of tune. The temptation is to label these students tone deaf and recommend they discontinue their musical studies. In almost every case, however, this is both inappropriate and counterproductive. Using almost any definition of the term, there is little chance a person is truly tone deaf. Tone deafness (formally known as "asonia") is defined by Butterworths Medical… Expand
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