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Musicality…

In many TV Shows, there is a discussion of Musicality.

Myself, I have a small frame on my wall, with the words… “In Tune, In Time & With Feeling”

Wikipedia suggests that Musicality is:

a noun that means sensitivity to, knowledge of, or talent for music. The word also refers to the quality or state of being musical (aka melodiousness.) A musical person has the ability to perceive differences in pitch, rhythm and harmonies. One usually differentiates between three types of musicality: To be able to perceive music (musical receptivity), to be able to reproduce music as well as creating music (musical creativity).

Musicality may also refer to fitting a dance to the music being played, with the goal of relating the dance to the music’s rhythm, melody, and mood. Dancers usually step on the beats of the music, and may vary the size of their movements with the volume of the music. This is especially true in choreography, where dancers plan a routine of dance moves, sometimes with a specific song in mind. This is also a key characteristic of improvised swing dancing. Unlike most ballroom dances which tend to use the music as a metronome to guide the dance, Lindy Hop and West Coast swing view matching your dancing to the spirit/mood of the music is the highest goal achievable.

A friend sent me this video.

The gentleman doesn’t sing, and doesn’t dance…

Doesn’t speak.

But you HAVE to have the sound turned on… (we are talking about musicality here) …to enjoy it.

A gorgeous performance… of Juggling.

Enjoy…

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