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  • n. The skill of a musician or of a composer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Skill in musical composition or expression; musical acquirements.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. artistry in performing music


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  • Although we fought all of her pushy efforts to foist her old-fashioned, haute-bourgeois culture on us, I would have to say, 40 years later, that my amateur classical musicianship is one of my greatest pleasures.

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  • And the musicianship is so ingrained that it's inseparable from the fact of her: she's not "being" a gospel singer, she's not "being" a blues guitarist, she's at the point where she's just being.

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  • But that's part of the specialness of the place? the musicianship, which is of a supremely high level.

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  • However, his musicianship has been a model for many pianists in various genres.

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  • To call their musicianship inadequate really doesn't capture the existential void that album represented. Front Page

  • You can tell the musicianship is a lot better on the second album.


  • Now, their musicianship is not the musicianship I was raised with - that is, the idea of musicianship that was instilled in me.

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  • Their sound was unique, their musicianship was a breath of fresh air which means they actually played musical instruments as opposed to the Britney Spears of the world who just wear virtually nothing and jiggle a lot…not that there isn’t a market for that, obviously and sitting in the audience, I couldn’t help clapping along with the Chicks like a three year-old at a Wiggles live show.

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  • At the end of the show, people were coming up to us and saying how refreshing it was to see that kind of musicianship, and also to see a metal band have the balls to play a hip-hop show.

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  • However the two live tracks also show that this band has the kind of musicianship that is always ready to spread out and get creative.

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