CAHSEE ELA 3.2 Fluency. What is the best way to describe the meaning of play it by ear in the previous sentence?
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What does "play it by ear" mean?
Ok, some ancient history. Not that ancient.
In the old days, when saloons had piano players instead of stereo speakers and iTunes playlists,
music was shared on sheet music.
But the best piano players could just HEAR the music and then play it -- that is, play it by ear.
Yeah, not this way.
The question is really about what's allegory and what's literal -- i.e. what's a phrase
that's a symbol for something else -- like play it by ear --
...meaning that we wait for each note to come and then... play it -- spontaneously.
Versus literal - which would be, yeah this.
When you play it by ear, you just play it as you feel it and see what comes.