A musicologist is someone who has a knowledge of language and a knowledge of music history, and writes about music.
So...Is a musicologist a musician?
I guess I should have stated my stance first, lol.
No, I don't think a musicologist is a musician. A musician is someone who participates in the creative process of music or performance of music.
I think there are different fields of musicology. I'm sure many are musicians but those who focus on how music differs with cultures and it's historical influence may not all be musicians.
There's a difference between being a musician and someone who plays piano every now and then.
How's your class coming along?
I'm actually debating musicologist with the instructor, lol. (that came after this post - previously he'd only asked me to clarify)
I went to my first concert last night, it was called Strike with Jeffery Meyer on Piano and Paul Vaillancourt on Percussion.
Quite interesting!! It wasn't like any music I'd ever heard before!! lol But the instructor said it qualifies as Classical Music. I took pages and pages of notes but have no idea how to describe what I heard! Other than saying the pianist reached in and plucked the piano wires, at times. lol
It's certainly going to be an interesting semester.
...some could be if they are also a musician...i'm sure there are some that do not play anything...for those that don't play - i wouldn't consider them a musician...
That person started the medical college because his parents wanted him to become an oncologist. But he loved music better, so he went to study music instead... and became musicologist.
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