Tips on Developing Your Musicality

What is Musicality?

Musicality is defined to be the “sensitivity to, knowledge of, or talent for music”, and commonly used to talk about particular if roughly defined aspects in pieces and/or types of music, including melodiousness and harmoniousness.

A person considered to possess musicality has the capability to recognize and regenerate dissimilarities in characteristics of music, including pitch, rhythm and harmony. Musicality can be differentiated in two capacities, the capability to discern music, are also known as musical receptivity, and the capacity to recreate music and uniquely make music, or also known as musical creativity.

But, how can you improve your musicality?

Tips on Developing Musicality:

A musical performance without musicality is boring and uninteresting, even though you’re really good at playing your own instrument. But through developing your musicality, your musical performances will become more colorful and artistic.

  1. Listen

Listening to a several types of music is one of the best ways to understand the music you play. Aside from listening other musicians performing a similar instrument to you, strive to listen as many other types of instruments as you can. Also, make sure that you do not stick listening to your favorite musician.

  1. Record yourself

Recording yourself may not be the easiest task as a musician, but this can be a satisfying activity. Recording yourself playing can give a really useful method of examining what you really sound like, and giving yourself an opportunity to an unbiased listening to what you played.

But, it is not good if you aim to have the best recording. You don’t have to buy expensive recording equipment. Just observe and listen intently to what you’ve recorded and compare it to others to see if you want to adjust something.

  1. Ask for other people’s opinions

Another difficult task to develop musicality, but an important part in developing musicality. If you’re a shy person, you can ask someone you’re most comfortable with to give you feedbacks. However, they shouldn’t be biased, and instead should be constructed when giving opinions about your music. And if it is possible, ask several people to give feedbacks so you can be given different ideas on how to improve your musicality.

  1. Study music that influences you

Inspiration arrives at the weirdest timing. You can’t predict when it will come, and it’s commonly ambiguous. But, if you listen to an unchanging stream of music that inspires you, it is like a destiny to happen more often. Listen, analyze and learn from the music you listen to.

  1. Practice without your instrument

If you are a drummer, exercise some beats on your lap. If you’re a guitarist, you should give air strumming a try. And if you’re a pianist, tap your fingers on a table. The objective in these exercises is to imagine the sound without seeing or hearing it. This method practices you to think about musical probabilities, instead of just putting your hands on your instrument all the time. Be creative. Visualize something new and unique.

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How I Kept Gaming While Getting a Degree

game1College was great for vices, trying out new things, and even video games. I mean, yeah, sure, I learned some things. For me, attending lectures, being the “responsible” student is the most boring part in college.

During my college years, there is no day that you won’t see video games, and other things, like alcohol, partying, sex, and drugs. But even with my “busy” college life, I still managed to graduate and play lots and lots of video games at the same time.

I know right? Wow, that’s so awesome, “teach me how to do it”.

Pack for college as a gamer

I had no problems finding a place to stay for college, but the next difficult task is deciding what to bring with you. 18 years living in one room, and a hell of a bunch of favorite video game collection, it’s really hard to make a decision. And especially if you’re going to live far away for college, you need to be efficient in what you’re going to bring. All of your things should fit in your new small room. Really think hard on what to bring, don’t end up regretting not bringing a single (or two, or many) video game(s).

If you both have the old and new systems of video games, leave the new ones at home and bring the old ones, they’re actually more favorable, especially if you want to invite people to play with you. Compared to newer systems, you can safely leave your older systems in common rooms without having to worry if they get stolen. You’ll probably be surprised how many college students are still playing using GameBoy bricks.

Drinking mug after mug of coffee

Did I mention my gaggia anima machine? Yes, it’s no surprise that espressos are one of the popular ways to keep yourself awake during the night. After a long day of running around, attending lecture after lecture, studying for examinations (not that I always do) and partying all night, you’d still want to be wide awake to play the next level of your favorite video game.

Most dormitories have semi auto machines in the common area or the canteen. In my place there was no coffee machine, which is really odd. So, I brought one for myself. My parents were kind of proud, thinking I bought it for late night study, but mum, it’s actually late night video game marathon.

Become friends with other students who love video games

Your parents probably didn’t allow you to bring your video games to college, since they inspect you to focus on academics and socialize with other people. And even though you sneaked a few, you probably won’t be able to satisfy your cravings for video games. Therefore, make your mum proud by socializing with other gamers like you. They surely have multiplayer systems that you can play together.

In my college, there was surprisingly a house for video games, where often gamers like me gather and play with the systems available.

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