Crossword clues for musician
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Musician \Mu*si"cian\, n. [F. musicien.] One skilled in the art or science of music; esp., a skilled singer, or performer on a musical instrument.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "one skilled in music," from Old French musicien (14c.), or a native formation from music + -ian. Sense of "professional musical performer" first recorded mid-15c.
n. A composer, conductor, or performer of music; specifically, a person who sings and/or plays a musical instrument as a hobby, an occupation, or a profession.
Musicians can specialize in any musical style, and some musicians play in a variety of different styles. Examples of a musician's possible skills include performing, conducting, singing, composing, arranging, and the orchestration of music.
Musician is cartridge number 31 in the official Magnavox/Philips line of games for the Philips Videopac. It came in a cardboard box roughly double the size of a standard Videopac game box, containing a keyboard overlay in the style of a piano keyboard; the cartridge, in a standard Videopac box with a single sheet where the manual would usually be; and a landscape format manual, over double the size of a standard game manual.
The purpose of the set is to turn the user's Videopac into a musical keyboard. It supports recording and editing sequences of up to 81 notes, although there is no way to save apart from writing a composition down on music manuscript. In the manual there are the following pieces of sheet music:
- " Badinerie" (Bach)
- "Brother Jacob"
- " The Entertainer"
- "Eurovision Tune"
- " Happy Birthday to You"
- " Liebestraum" (Liszt)
- "Lightly Row"
- " Merrily We Roll Along"
- " Michael Row the Boat Ashore"
- "Mosocow Night"
- " Old McDonald Had a Farm"
- " This Old Man"
- "Three Young Drummers"
- " Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
Musician (1976–1999) was a monthly magazine that covered news and information about American popular music. Initially called Music America, it was founded in 1976 by Sam Holdsworth and Gordon Baird. The two friends borrowed $20,000 from relatives and started the publication in a barn in Colorado.
Subtitled "The Art, Business and Technology of Making Music", it became known for its extended and thorough articles about the stars of rock music. Musician was not intended to be a fan magazine—the founders envisioned it as a publication about the musician's craft, and as a result, it earned it the respect of people in the music business.1 As Holdsworth told an interviewer in 2003, the magazine "...created a level of trust that made the musicians feel they were talking with peers".2 In that same article, he noted that Musician was also known for finding out the little things that the average magazine did not—such as why a musician chose a particular brand of instrument, or what was the inspiration for a certain song.
But Musician never gained a wide following, although it had a devoted base of fans. The magazine was respected by the critics for the quality of the writers—among the best known writers for Musician were rock critic Lester Bangs and soon-to-be film director Cameron Crowe. Due to the expense of running it, Holdsworth and Baird sold it in 1982, to the company that owned Billboard magazine; but Holdsworth and another company executive bought it back in 1985 and they ran it until selling it again in 1987.
Holdsworth did more than just sell his magazine to Billboard : he went to work there, eventually rising to the position of Executive Vice President and Publishing Director of parent company Billboard Publications Inc. (BPI), then located in New York City. He ran their publishing group until 1991. His sale of the company made him millions. In 2000, he became CEO of Rykodisc, a Massachusetts-based independent record company. He retired from that position in 2008, and has remained in Massachusetts, where he had moved in 1981. He currently lives in Gloucester with his wife and three children. He has become a well-known local artist, and some of his paintings have been displayed in museums.
Musician (Mus) is a rank equivalent to Private held by members of the Corps of Army Music of the British Army and the Royal Marines Band Service. The rank was also previously used in the United States Army.
Musician (abbreviated as MU) is a United States Navy occupational rating.
Musicians perform on one or more designated instruments to provide musical services onboard ships and at Armed Forces bases to inspire patriotism, elevate esprit de corps, enhance retention, and foster pride in the Naval service; provide musical services off base that reinforce recruiting efforts; provide musical services to the general public, therefore increasing community awareness, promoting respect, and enhancing the reputation of the Navy; and perform other musical skills as may be required in performance of the rating.
Usage examples of "musician".
By the time Miss Tyler had returned with a tray, Lady Millicent had re-entered the parlor, and the musicians had switched to an allemande, from a suite by Herr Bach, whose sonorities included the sound of a few string instruments.
The horse knows that, and so does the artiste, and so does the band of musicians, if there is a band.
One of the musicians, a red-dad fiddler with instrument case strapped to his back like Kevin, handed the bardling a switch broken from a bush.
The brasses had disgusted him because the musicians were, he thought, always shaking spit out of them.
The musicians were doing a blasting oom-pah-pah of brassy Bavarian folk music, and the girls, although they were cavorting on soft sawdust, contributed to the noise with the repeated thigh-slapping that the dance demanded.
Two years later the Marquis, wishing to engage a master of singing for his son, sent to one Nicolo, the German, at Ferrara, and this musician recommended Giovanni Brith as highly qualified to sing in the latest fashion the best songs of the Venetian style.
How dare they, he thought, fight their trivial buttles over which musicians would play at whose ball when four miles away men and women were struggling for their lives against an invisible slayer and the air dripped with the stink of corpses smoke, and death?
He also reports the case of a distinguished musician who, by reason of hypospadias, had never impregnated his wife, and had resorted to injections of semen with a favorable result.
Murk gestured the mariachi into the storeroom, indicating that he could bring in the other musicians.
He was pointing out the first marimba player that they had seen, and Margo had time to study the musician while the car paused for others to peer at the university.
I looked past Messire to see Allin giggling with the musician, who handled his mettlesome grey horse with considerable skill.
Surely, as we read, those that have already seen all or most things, those who at their first birth have entered into the life-germ from which is to spring a metaphysician, a musician or a born lover, the metaphysician taking to the path by instinct, the musician and the nature peculiarly susceptible to love needing outside guidance.
Behind the metics came the musicians, the old men with olive branches, the armed warriors in chariots, the cavalry, and finally the mass population of Athens, carrying gold and silver and ivory gifts for Athena.
As the boat now touched the bank, Madame de Montaigne accosted the musicians, thanked them with a sweet and unaffected earnestness for the compliment so delicately offered, and invited them ashore.
Even if he took the posters off it, even the canvas cover, people would see him for a traveller, a seller, quack, musician or a mountebank, but if he left it and just took the nag, he gave up his home, his bed, and all his trade trickery.