Definitely a great singer @whitepaws ! But I especially loved the note about the speech and music brain processing. @MWollaeger that illusion thing was super cool! Everyone should try listening to the Demo 1 and Demo 2 files (in order).
I read to my daughter almost every night*, so I do a large portion of my fiction reading aloud, and I'm very aware of how the sentences / phrases sound. I do my best to bring this awareness to my own writing too.
(Incidentally I also have a pet peeve with many modern books who have taken the "reduce dialogue tags" advice too far, so that when you read the book aloud, it becomes very difficult for the listener to parse out who's saying what! Since they don't have the advantage of seeing the paragraph breaks.)
* she's 13 now and we read some pretty cool books, right now it's Book 2 of Brandon Mull's Beyonders series. We've been doing this her whole life, and I'm well aware that it's probably darn rare for a teenager to let her dad read to her every night, so I'm afraid to go more than a night or two without this routine. Don't want her to start questioning it!