How one learns and how one plays
I know the question of learning by standard notation, or ‘dots’, versus learning by ear has been discussed to death, and it’s not my intent to revive those discussions. However, something did occur to me as a kind of thought experiment:
Person A learns using standard notation, but also listens diligently to the music they are playing
Person B learns only by ear, and, obviously, would have to also listen diligently to the music they’re playing
Would there be any difference between the two persons in how they interpret (play) the music on their instruments?