Heres a post I wrote elsewhere before I had 2 Shades up and running
Experiments by concert pianist and psychologist Dr Chia-Jung Tsay ( a good name for a psychologist) showed that when it comes to a live performance it’s what you see that counts most – and that applies equally to professional musicians and the novices.
They were more accurate at picking out good performances by watching silent videos rather than audio recordings.
You might have noticed how many classical musicians, especially women, seem to trade on their looks. There are some good looking female musicians out there and the fact they they often appear scantily clad on CD covers hasn’t escaped my notice.
Naturally the study, published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and which used 900 participants judging a mixture…
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