Is there a Connection between Balance and Intonation?
If someone is to have a good ear, and good sense of pitch recall, but their sense of balance is poor, would they have very inconsistent intonation also? Are the two related somehow? In my experience I think they are.
Just throwing the idea out there......
That's a new one on me but an audiologist will be able to speak more authoritatively. Of course the hearing and balance systems are closely related anatomically and there is such a thing as vestibular hyperacusis where both audition and postural control are disordered but you seem to be describing a much more subtle connection
No, I don't think balance and pitch perception have anything to do with each other.
I've known cases where Meniere's disease affected both intonation and balance - but that's both being symptoms of a larger problem, not one affecting the other.
The canals that provide a sense of balance are quite seperate from the auditory ones; but maybe inflamation in the porous mastoid bone could affect both?
"They both showed signs of a poor proprioception sense."
When I recently had my old violin taken back to pretty well its original baroque setup I took the opportunity to have the fingerboard shortened to what would have been a 2-octave length in the 18th century. One immediate effect is that I can see exactly where the top E and D are on the E-string (although my proprioception is good enough not to need the visual assistance).
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