I'm back to 'playing in tune' again. Seems a place I visit an awful lot!
But whats dawning on me is that playing in tune is really (primarily) a learned mechanical act. Your finger has to hit exactly the right spot without hearing the note. Sure you can fix it or fake with vibrato but that sounds awful.
So try this: record yourself playing a tune - pick one that is in your comfortable range technically (so beginner baa baa black sheep and world class virtuoso something by Paganini will do). Then record yourself again but with ear plugs.
My prediction is that the more seasoned a player you are, the more in tune your deaf recording will be. I actually wonder if this is a way to learn intonation since it will identify finger placements that need more work.
That said I had better go try this myself :)
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