=?ISO-8859-1?Q?=A0=20Re:=20musical=20hallucinations?= (David Spondike )

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From:    David Spondike  <Dspondike(at)AOL.COM>
Date:    Thu, 8 Aug 2002 07:11:30 EDT

Dear List: My 2 cents: Pierre L. Diveny wrote: One person's musical hallucination is another person's rehearsal. >From my experience, the above statement is certainly not true. I am a musician and I mentally rehearse often. Through my life (of 41 years), I have on occasion experienced true musical hallucinations. These are generally classical music (that I have never heard before), in full orchestration, and it sounds just like someone if playing a compact disc in my head. I am not thinking of the sound, I am actually HEARING it in my brain. I cannot control the sound, and such increased concentration tends to make the music disappear. These incidents generally last for only a few minutes and there are years between occurrences. The music is fantastically beautiful, perfect, not a wrong note... like Mozart. Not that I can add much, but this has been my experience with musical hallucinations. The first experience I can remember was as a teen in junior high school, and the last time it occurred was about four years ago. Therefore I do not associate this with hearing loss. David Spondike Dspondike(at)aol.com

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