Does sight dominate sound in music competition judging?
Some of us take part in music competitions (the Fleadh, for example); some of us perform on stage; others play in dance bands or orchestras. All these have in common the feature of performing in public. According to a recent scientific investigation - see the BBC link below - sight dominates sound when judging a music competition, and that goes for any public performance. I wouldn’t say it is an absolute conclusion applicable to all occasions but it is certainly something any competitor (or performer) would do well to bear in mind. In my experience if I see a musician coming on stage with a positive demeanour and exuding confidence then there is every chance I’m going to be hearing and seeing something special.
Here is the link: