Musicking er et udtryk opfundet af den new zealandsk-fødte musiker og musiksociolog Christoffer Small. Ifølge Small er Musicking ikke kun musik, men hele den sociale adfærd der opstår i tilknytning til dét at lytte til, engagere sig i, eller producere musik.
The act of musicking establishes in the place where it is happening a set of relationships, and it is in those relationships that the meaning of the act lies. They are to be found not only between those organized sounds which are conventionally thought of as being the stuff of musical meaning but also between the people who are taking part, in whatever capacity, in the performance; and they model, or stand as metaphor for, ideal relationships as the participants in the performance imagine them to be: relationships between person and person, between individual and society, between humanity and the natural world and even perhaps the supernatural world.
Uddrag fra: Musicking: The Meanings of Performing and Listening (1998)