Musical Intelligence

Recognizing sounds and tones with ease

People with Musical intelligence recognize sounds and tones with ease. They appreciate music and rhythm. They have a “good ear” for music and can easily learn songs and melodies. They notice when someone is singing off-key. People with musical intelligence are good at imitating sounds or other people’s voice or intonation.

Rhythm and music can be a way for them to memorize concepts. Some people with musical intelligence are especially gifted at composing, singing or playing an instrument. They often have a song running through their head. They often learn well through lectures since they are highly auditory. Musical is one of several Multiple Intelligences.

“If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.” — Gustav Mahler

Musical Characteristics

  • Highly auditory
  • Can memorize songs
  • Has good rhythm
  • Notices off-key notes
  • Enjoys different sounds
  • Likes to sing
  • Whistles or taps foot
  • Talented with instruments
  • Gifted at composing
  • Sensitive to noise

Musical Careers

  • Choir Director
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Disc Jockey
  • Music Teacher
  • Musician
  • Record Producer
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Worship Minister