kloeten wrote: ↑
Sun May 07, 2017 6:22 pm
Perhaps "musicality" is a better term. Try "what to listen for in music" by Aaron Copland.
Exactly the right term, I think.
"Musicianship", at least as the term is used in music schools, refers to concrete skills such as sight reading, sight singing, ear training and harmony knowledge. It's basically how well you're trained as a formal musician.
I suppose you could call musicality a subset of musicianship, but I think that's an arguable proposition. Regardless, it's a much more subjective area. For today's classical musician, learning something about historical styles and historical performance practices is very important, and might be a good place to start exploring how to approach and teach musicality and interpretation in general. I'm no scholar in this area, but I know some here who are. Any suggested reading on HIP? Not oriented toward guitar or lute techniques, but more about phrasings, articulations, tempos, timbres, that sort of thing...