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Are you left faced or right faced? Facedness (yes, it's a word) and musical ability
Poll: Are you left faced or right faced? Facedness (yes, it's a word) and musical ability
Right faced
Left faced
Fairly symetrical
Naturally very musical
Musical, but have had to work hard at it
Appreciate music, but no musical ability
Little (or no) appreciation or ability
View Results (66 votes)

Tol Eressea

Sep 30 2012, 5:06am

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Are you left faced or right faced? Facedness (yes, it's a word) and musical ability Can't Post

There is some evidence that facial dominance is associated with musical ability.

Here's a short article:

I first came across this concept in an English as a Foreign Language textbook that adapted newspaper and magazine articles for reading exercises. The one I read was slightly different than the one above, but the upshot of both is: Most people are right faced - the right side of their faces are dominant - but the majority of people with great musical ability are left faced.

The first article I read said that you can check your dominance by looking in a mirror and smiling and raising your eyebrows. You will normally see that your mouth, cheek, and eyebrow will rise higher on one side than the other - your dominant side. Well. I did this and it turns out I'm left faced. I must be a musical genius! But, alas, no Unsure Whereas, according to these articles, most musical geniuses are left faced, not all left faced people are musical geniuses.Tongue

So, get out your mirrors and smile! Are you left or right faced? There are two parts to the poll - one concerning facedness, one musical ability.

(This post was edited by zarabia on Sep 30 2012, 5:08am)

Subject User Time
Are you left faced or right faced? Facedness (yes, it's a word) and musical ability zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Sep 30 2012, 5:06am
    Statistics don't necessarily work both ways. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 30 2012, 8:15am
    Do you know how ridiculous you're making us all look ;-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 30 2012, 9:37am
    Left-faced (although it's very slight) and musical Annael Send a private message to Annael Oct 1 2012, 3:31pm
    Very much right faced dubulous Send a private message to dubulous Oct 1 2012, 8:10pm
    Left faced and fairly musical! // FlyingSerkis Send a private message to FlyingSerkis Oct 1 2012, 8:48pm
    Very weird: Left eyebrow higher, right smile higher, very musical (professional, and Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Oct 2 2012, 3:49am
    Well, a mirror is not handy at the moment. AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Oct 4 2012, 2:19pm
    left faced Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 10 2012, 8:42pm
    If you heard me hammering away at the piano... Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 10 2012, 10:27pm
    interesting Ioreth Send a private message to Ioreth Nov 14 2012, 9:52pm


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