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Re: Playing it by ear

Posted by ESC on January 22, 2007

In Reply to: Re: Playing it by ear posted by ESC on January 22, 2007

: : playing it by ear refers to conversation by way of melody, not playing by memory, don't you agree?

: play by ear -- to deal with something without previous planning or instructions. (Merriam-Webster)

: Regarding music, if someone "plays by ear" he or she can't "read music" or hasn't received formal instruction. At least, that's how we used the phrase in West Virginia.

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