musico-, music- +
(Greek: mousike [techne] > Latin: musica, music; originally an art of the Muses)
Pertaining to the Muses, especially the Muses of lyric poetry and song. From Muse plusicos, meaning "the art of combining sounds in sequence so as to produce aesthetic pleasure in the listener".
Today, the scope of musicology for a musicologist may be summarized as covering the study of the history and phenomena of music, including (1) form and notation, (2) biography, (3) the development of musical instruments, (4) music theory (harmony, melody, modes, etc.), and (5) aesthetics, acoustics, and physiology of the voice, ear, and hand.
2. The inability to appreciate musical sounds.
The discipline is subdivided into what can be called speculative and analytic theory.
Speculative theory engages in reconciling with music certain philosophical observations of man and nature.
It can be prescriptive when it imposes these extramusical contentions to establish an aesthetic norm.
In more general usage, the term musical theory is used to include the study of acoustics, harmony, and ear training.
2. Unable to sing.