International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Foundation and Principles of Music Education: Technique versus Musicality: Does Fast Technique Surpass Slow Musicality?

This study attempts to find out if fast technical piece of music surpass slow and musical piece of music among professional musicians. Eventhough musical appreciation and admiration preferences are seen as the consequences of mere subjectivity, there have been many instances where non-music majors have considered the fast technique dominated players as better or more talented than the slower but more musical players. It has been questionable on the other side whether such considerations by non-music majors are displayed by professional music majors as well, or not. Musicality is the art of expression that is only achievable via technical competency and dexterity where the technique is the aspects of skillful physical movements needed to interpret music. A survey conducted among eight professional music majors where several questions have been raised between three compositions including, A la Antiqua by Ernesto Lecuona, Etude No. 2 by Villa-Lobos, and Sonata in E minor by Niccolo Paganini.

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