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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.