You might try to make music without grace but I can tell you from experience that whatever it is you are creating without grace, it is not music.
Grace is a bit of a tricky concept. We have all watched someone move gracefully and felt the calmness of soul that accompanies such movement. That sudden feeling that you would like to be, or be with, another person, almost always involves a person with grace.
Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers come to mind, as do Laurel & Hardy, John & Yoko, Bill & Ted, Barack & Michelle, and Billie & Finneas. There are new couples filled with grace popping up all the time. I see them everywhere I go.
Grace has a religious meaning but, not to throw shade on true believers (peace be upon them always), I do not believe that a being created and rules the universe. So, when I speak of grace I mean a secular grace. That grace, in music, requires silence as well as sound. It requires fluidity of movement and an approximation of life without limitation. It requires creativity and tapping into the god inside each of us.
It is a lot to ask of anyone. Too much, probably. But some people still find a way to find that thing inside of themselves that makes music. That thing is grace, because music requires grace in every single beat and note.
Grace She takes the blame She covers the shame Removes the stain It could be her name Grace It's the name for a girl It's also a thought that Changed the world And when she walks on the street You can hear the strings Grace finds goodness In everything Grace She's got the walk Not on a ramp or on chalk She's got the time to talk She travels outside Of karma, karma She travels outside Of karma When she goes to work You can hear the strings Grace finds beauty In everything Grace She carries a world on her hips No champagne flute for her lips No twirls or skips between her fingertips She carries a pearl In perfect condition What once was hurt What once was friction What left a mark No longer stings Because Grace makes beauty Out of ugly things Grace finds beauty In everything Grace finds goodness in everything