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A musician is a person who plays or composes music. Musicians can be classified by their role in creating or performing music: Music is a form of expression in the medium of time using the structures of tones and silence. ...

Musicians may also dance or produce choreography. The concept of the musician and the status of the musician in society varies from culture to culture. Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Human voice consists of sound made by a person using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, screaming or crying. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Improvisation is the act of making something up as you go along. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Musical composition is: an original piece of music the structure of a musical piece the process of creating a new piece of music // A musical composition A piece of music exists in the form of a written composition in musical notation or as a single acoustic event (a live performance... A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... A musical ensemble is a group of two or more musicians who gather to perform music. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... Choreography literally dance-writing, also known as dance composition), is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ... Human relationships within an ethnically diverse society. ... The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ...


Musicians can be distinguished as amateur or professional. Professional musicians are paid musicians. They may work freelance, enter into a contract with a studio or record label, be employed by a professional ensemble such as a symphony orchestra, or be employed by an institution such as a church or business (such as a bar). An amateur musician is one for which music is a pastime and not an occupation. The word amateur has at least two connotations. ... A professional provides a service in exchange for payment in accordance with established protocols for licensing, ethics, procedures, standards of service and training/certification. ... A professional provides a service in exchange for payment in accordance with established protocols for licensing, ethics, procedures, standards of service and training/certification. ... A freelancer or (freelance worker) is a self-employed person working in a profession or trade in which full-time employment is also common. ... A contract is a promise or an agreement that is enforced or recognized by the law. ... A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The word ensemble can refer to a musical ensemble an ensemble cast (drama) a statistical ensemble in mathematical physics, for example a thermodynamic ensemble a quantum ensemble a fluid mechanical ensemble a Climate Ensemble ensemble forecasting (meteorology) ensemble averaging a distribution ensemble (maths) a neural ensemble a DAB ensemble Ensemble... Orchestra at City Hall (Edmonton). ... A church building (or simply church) is a building used in Christian worship. ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ... Tourists sit outside a bar in Chiang Mai, Thailand A bar in Switzerland. ... The word amateur has at least two connotations. ... Music is a form of expression in the medium of time using the structures of tones and silence. ...

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Types of musicians

Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... Improvisation is the act of making something up as you go along. ... A session drummer at practice A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... A Double-bassist is a musician whose instrument is the member of the viol family known variously as the Double Bass, Acoustic Bass, Upright Bass, Contrabass (among other names in many languages). ... A Fox Instruments bassoon. ... Greek (tetrachordo) Bouzouki The bouzouki (gr. ... Alternate meaning: Cello web browser A cropped image to show the relative size of a cello to a human (Uncropped Version) The cello (also violoncello or cello) is a stringed instrument and part of the violin family. ... A clarinetist (sometimes also spelled clarinettist) is a musician who plays the clarinet. ... 4-valved euphonium The euphonium is a conical-bore, tenor-voiced brass instrument. ... An electronic musician is a musician who composes or plays music from synthetic sounds generated with synthesizers, samplers, drum machines or music sequencers. ... A flutist demonstrates flute-playing technique A flutist or flautist is a musician who plays the flute. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... A hornist is someone who plays the French horn. ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... An Oboist is a musician who plays the oboe. ... An Austrian organ grinder with his barrel organ in Vienna The organ grinder was a musical novelty street preformer of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. ... An organist is a musician who plays the organ, whether pipe or electronic. ... Pianist Glenn Gould, Toronto, 1974 A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... A recorder player is a musician who plays the recorder, a flute-like woodwind musical instrument. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... Playing a musical saw A musical instrument plucked from the toolshed, the musical saw is often a standard, manual wood-cutting saw. ... Premla Shahane playing a sitar, 1927 The sitar is probably the best-known Indian instrument in the West. ... Timpani, or kettledrums, are musical instruments in the percussion family. ... A trombonist is a musician who plays the trombone. ... A trumpeter may be one of several things: A trumpeter is a musician who plays the trumpet. ... The tuba is the largest of the low-brass instruments and is one of the most recent additions to the modern symphony orchestra, first appearing in the mid-19th century, when it largely replaced the ophicleide. ... Turntablism is a subgenre of pop music which emerged from hip hop. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Uilleann pipes (IPA: ) are a unique form of bagpipes originating in Ireland. ... A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin. ... Violist is a term sometimes used for a musician who plays the viola. ... In popular music an arrangement is a setting of a piece of music, which may have been composed by the arranger or by someone else. ... For the use of the term orchestration in computer science, see orchestration (computers) Orchestration or arrangement is the study and practice of arranging music for an orchestra or musical ensemble. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Usage note

Many times a musician can be named according to his or her instrument (a violinist, for example, is one who plays violin.) The "-ist" suffix is most common, though not universal (e.g. "trumpeter," not "trumpetist.") A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin. ... A violin The violin is a bowed stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a perfect fifth apart. ... A trumpeter may be one of several things: A trumpeter is a musician who plays the trumpet. ...


Suggested reading

  • A. P. Merriam, Anthropology of Music, 1964
  • John Blacking, How Musical is Man?, 1973
  • Sheila Whiteley, Music, Identity & Sexuality, London: Routledge 2000

External links

  • moture.co.uk Musician portal.
  • ILiveMusic.com Resources for people that do music for a living.
  • Real Music Production Resources for musicians and music teachers.
  • Lyrics and Chords for Musicians by Vaga-Lume
  • God's Pocket Forums
  • NINJAM Music Collaboration
  • Recording Artistes

Ninjam is a collaborative musical jamming software system which has pioneered the concept of virtual-time jamming (as opposed to real-time). Groups using Ninjam connect to a common server, and as the jam goes on each user plays a measure. ...

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Musician - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (228 words)
The concept of the musician and the status of the musician in society varies from culture to culture.
An amateur musician is one for which music is a pastime and not an occupation.
Many times a musician can be named according to his or her instrument (a violinist, for example, is one who plays violin.) The "-ist" suffix is most common, though not universal (e.g.
Music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4119 words)
Amateur musicians compose and perform music for their own pleasure, and they do not attempt to derive their income from music.
Performing music is an enjoyable activity for amateur and professional musicians, and it is often done for the benefit of an audience, who is deriving some aesthetic, social, religious, or ceremonial value from the performance.
A performer is called a musician or singer, and they may be part of a musical ensemble such as a rock band or symphony orchestra.
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