I am very glad I am not a professional musician, especially as I prefer to have quiet evenings at home. If you are a musician, how much time do you usually spend at home, and how much do you appreciate quietness?
Unfortunately, other people's musical preferences intrude upon my life quite frequently. It is through times of silence that I can truly appreciate beautiful or dramatic sounds.
How do you compare sensory experiences? Perhaps you have never listened to any of the greatest opera singers, or attempted to compare one voice with another. How would your singing voice sound in a large auditorium with an orchestra and no microphone?