I'm looking for a word for skill or talent with musical instruments in general.

This is for a video game, there are skills like singing and dancing and I can't put "musical instruments" because its too long.


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The word is musicianship or musicality. The latter also happens to have a second, entirely different meaning, but in the context you provide it is clear which of the two you're after.


This is not limited to musical instruments, but virtuosity might fit the bill.

Merriam-Webster defines it as "great technical skill (as in the practice of a fine art)", and adds under the "Did you know?"-section: "Virtuosity is used particularly to describe musicians, but also often for writers, actors, dancers, and athletes. A virtuoso is a highly skilled performer, and a virtuoso performance is one that astonishes the audience by its feats."


Unfortunately, I don't believe there is a single word for what you want.

The shortest and most viable verb phrase I can think of is playing music.

(The use of just playing is ambiguous. Unless it's obvious from its context that it involves musical instruments, it needs to be qualified by the noun.)


A very good option would be music mastery.

Though it is a bit lengthy, I believe it will pass across the effect you want,Especially in a video game.

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