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What's amusing about amusia?

Welcome to, a place to find out more about something called amusia. If you're not familiar with amusia, here is what Wikipedia says about it: "Amusia is a musical disorder that appears mainly as a defect in processing pitch but also encompasses musical memory and recognition." (This is a "sticky post" dated in the future so it always appears first.) Some studies suggest that about 4% of people are born with amusia. This is referred to as congenital amusia, which has been described as "a deficit in fine-grained pitch discrimination" ( Wikipedia ). In 2018, I discovered that I am one of those people. That discovery has impacted my outlook on life in numerous ways, some of which may be hard for some people to understand (based on my initial efforts to describe them). When time permits, I plan to blog about my own journey with amusia. Meanwhile, I will posting commented links about amusia. Those link posts will be brief posts and should