I've developed a pet interest in how people listen to music, and have been pestering my friends to spill the beans on what goes through their heads while they're listening to a piece. Do they sing along? Pretend to be playing? Think about grocery shopping? See colours? Imagine stories?
As virtually everyone I know now runs for the hills when they see me coming, I figured I'd put the question to V.commers and see what you all have to say on the matter. My interest is in non-critical listening, so I'd be happier to hear about how you experience a person's playing rather than how you pick it apart, though far be it for me to tell you what to discuss. Besides, precedent has shown that such efforts are pretty well fruitless in this neck of the woods. So without further ado, the floor is yours.
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