The other thread on whether musicality can be taught has left me quite confused---some say yes, some say no, almost no one says why or why not, and at the heart of it, I suspect that not everyone is even talking about the same thing. So what is it, really? Is it completely tied to technical ability (can you have it without excellent technique)? Is it made up of things like intonation, timing, dynamics, etc.? Does it depend on originality? What about mimicry of various sources combined in the musician's unique fashion? How do you know if someone is musical or not? Or does it not really exist at all?
A corollary to this is---if it can be taught, how?
I haven't made up my mind on any of these things yet, but there are many musicians here who seem to have strong opinions on the subject, and I'd like to learn more about it. All input welcomed!
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