Originally Posted by Pollyanna
I take it you play by vibration like Evelyn Glennie does ?). What's fascinating is how absorbing music through senses other than hearing is obviously deeply satisfying too. To feel those vibrations as pleasing patterns ... it seems pretty amazing to me.
Sorry to hijack, but I want to clear up a common misconception. No, I don't. When I'm at home plugged into my sound board, everything I experience musically comes down that headphone wire (which is plugged into my hearing aids). I hear it. I don't feel it. To me, feeling it like some deaf people supposedly do has no comparison to actually hearing it because there is a LOT of auditory information that can't possibly be felt by a human, such as the difference between an oboe and a clarinet, a man's voice and a woman's voice singing in the same register (so that you can't mistake one for the other in a song), or an Ovation guitar from a Les Paul. No way. Sorry :-)