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A musician usually composes music, also they can produce choreography or dance. Musicians can be ordered by their function in creating or performing music:
  • A conductor coordinates a musical ensemble.
  • Composers and songwriters write music.
  • An instrumentalist plays a musical instrument.
  • A singer (or vocalist) uses his or her voice as an instrument.

Types of musicians

  • Amateur
    An amateur musician is somebody that considers to music as a pastime and not as a main occupation.

  • Professional
    Professional musicians are paid musicians who dedicate all time to their main occupation. Usually professional musicians can work in a studio, freelance or record label.

    Musicians constantly practice to be able to develop the skills and their chosen style. For example, the practice of modes & scales by Instrumentalists.

    • Orchestrator
    • Improviser
    • Rapper
    • Conductor
    • Singer (vocalist)
    • Record producer
    • Composer
    • Arranger
    • Instrumentalist
      • Accordionist
      • Bassoonist
      • Cellist
      • Clarinetist
      • Electronic musician
      • Flautist
      • Guitarist (Electric, Acoustic)
      • Keyboardist (Keyboard player)
      • Organist
      • Pianist
      • Percussionist
      • Saxophonist
      • Trumpeter (also Trumpet player)
      • Violinist
      • Violist (Viola player)