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March 3, 2017


We‘ve explained in the previous article called Dyscalculia what this term actually means. Today we’re going to look at another, much less known, but common, specific learning disability, dysmusia.

What does this unfamiliar word mean? It simply marks disturbed ability to perceive and reproduce music. Some individuals, suffering from so called expressive dysmusia, are able to perceive music. They hear the melody, rhythm and height of a song properly; they are just unable to reproduce it, neither by singing nor by playing on the musical instrument. Other people, who experience something called total dysmusia, don’t have the sense of music at all. It’s not only that they can’t reproduce music; moreover they don’t perceive its melody, rhythm and just everything connected with the listening to music.

We all actually know dysmusia, we just haven’t been familiar that term since now. Everybody has already met a person with horrible singing skills or a person who completely lacks musical hearing. Maybe you yourself are that bad singer who is constantly ensured by others that they shouldn’t sing at all. When someone tells you something like that next time, immediately defend yourself that you suffer from dysmusia, expressive or total one, based on your personal experience!

I personally believe that I also belong to the group of people with this disorder. Just what the truth is, my singing skills are really bad. However, most of the time I even don’t hear how much is it bad so I suppose I suffer from slighter variant of total dismusia.

I would like to highlight here singing just and simply belongs to human existence and everybody has the right to use their voice for it. It doesn't matter if they was born with dysmusia or not. Don’t be ashamed of our singing, even though it isn’t the nicest. We lose very much if we don’t sing at all. Music can be very relaxing. So let’s just be, what we are and don’t deal with what other people think about us.

Do you have a feeling that dysmusia is exactly your problem? Do you know somebody with this condition? Do you like singing? What do you think about singing and music in general? Write all what you want to the comment section bellow.

Tomorrow, the next article of your series will be published, concretely the article about dyspinxia. Don’t be afraid of that foreign word. It’s actually something very simple. Stay tuned! You’ll understand it better. We’re here for just for you!

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