leegordo here Just a thought! Someone recently said to me that ear -training was the same as learning a foreign language, I naturally beg to differ-as usual!because I maintain that A poor ear or tone deaf person cannot be trained to have a good 'ear' no matter how hard he/she may study or 'Train
the anology of learning languages will never be as difficult as is the art of recognising harmonies and/or chords I put to you like this.
If a chord consists of....Say up to 5 or6 different notes, which can be inverted in any old fashion to suit the music , then it must be admitted that,being able to tell what kind of chord is playing-without reference to any musical source-is almost impossible for a tone-deaf person!
For the anology to be more accurate therefore, I say that the foreign language student should be able to tell what a native speaker of the language is saying,even if the speaker mixed up all the vowels and consonants ,like the notes are mixed up in chords and harmonies.....Languages never change whereas chords are always subject to being changed as long as music exists.
There are always different pieces of music being composed/written
There are never any changes being made to specific known languages!!!!!!!