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Mite:

Interesting view on the remainder of the post having "not a word on the ones who try to sing hard as they can but don't hear the tones."

A couple of months ago I had a post on power ad collaboration linking to a Davos video with Ben Zander, the Boston Philharmonics Director. In it he explains how nobody is tone deaf [http://tinyurl.com/3w9m5y ]. I also believe that when the intention is pure, it comes across, regardless of form.

Connie,

Your post got my attention by its introduction that gets it right, I think, on conversationally tone-deaf people - " others seem genetically incapable of picking up verbal or written cues that keep the conversation flowing". I am a little sad that you managed to miss the point entirely in the remaining of the post. What you described in 1 and 2 are the behavior of would be internet marketers who tries to get the maximum effect with a minimum work and in 3, the behavior of those who are not even trying to listen. Not a word on the ones who try to sing hard as they can but don't hear the tones.

Dear Connie,

My own experience is that of some one that can sing in tone only when mimicking others. I am tone deaf in my own voice. Do I sing like others or sing like myself? Is it wrong to sing in your own voice or must we lose our voice to avoid offense.

Peter

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