Can true musicality be taught and learned? Does it come from so deep a level that it must be innate (will it feel calculated or false otherwise)? Is there a such a thing as true musicality versus creating the impression of musicality through technical means (shading with the bow and vibrato, dynamics, principles of phrasing, etc.)?
Similarly, what about "style"? My gut feeling says that style is something that has to come completely from within you and can't be "learned" through imitation, otherwise it will leave the impression of fakeness. Can style be successfully imitated?
What do you think?
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