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classical music/musician/composer etc
▪ a leading classical violinist
▪ a classical repertoire
gifted musician/artist/teacher etc
▪ She was an extremely gifted poet.
▪ The thing that attracted me was that it wasn't your average plonk, plonk, three cord amateur musician.
▪ Perky was an enthusiastic amateur musician who played several instruments, his favorite being the violin.
▪ Courses would have elements which applied to both professional and to amateur musicians.
▪ His father, also called Thomas, was a stonemason, builder and enthusiastic amateur musician.
▪ My father played the clarinet in the orchestra; he was a good amateur musician.
▪ Otherwise, schemes for producing well-trained professional and amateur musicians will meet with little success.
▪ Every year amateur rock musicians compete in the Battle of the Bands competition.
▪ He was also an amateur musician who played the piano badly but with passion.
▪ Moira seemed to think that since I wasn't a black, working-class musician then I could have nothing to offer Jett.
▪ He helped start the Clef Club in 1910, a giant booking agency and union for black musicians.
▪ The Clef Club was key in providing jobs and dignity for many exploited black musicians.
▪ Did those scribes care for their hands, tend their fingers, in the way classical musicians are reputed to?
▪ She was a valued Trainer, and a fine musician.
▪ The series focuses on some of the world's finest musicians playing an interesting classical and contemporary repertoire.
▪ Just over an hour of marvellously invigorating fiddling from some of the best traditional musicians in Ireland.
▪ Like well-toned athletes and good musicians, economies work best when they are flexible and limber, rather than brittle and stiff.
▪ My father played the clarinet in the orchestra; he was a good amateur musician.
▪ All roads lead to Seattle for many computer programmers and for the best rock musicians of a certain style.
▪ And I told you, he is a good musician.
▪ He is a good musician, intelligent, with a wide range of interests.
▪ These are good musicians, they also know that they play the adagio too quickly.
▪ I would never find a better musician, his contribution to Re:Joyce was unquantifiable.
▪ And he's a great musician - lead guitar.
▪ A great musician and much admired teacher, Nikolayeva knew what she was talking about.
▪ He was just a great, great musician.
▪ And don't forget Charlie, dear Charlie, the great musician.
▪ No, he was Bob Marley, a great musician.
▪ The late John Coltrane was the most restless of great jazz musicians.
▪ They are popularly associated with Christmas, but have great value for musicians in all kinds of music.
▪ The programmes are wide-ranging and involve visiting and local professional musicians and students.
▪ The long established Opera Nova have a reputation for presenting good quality opera performance using local musicians in conjunction with some professional aid.
▪ Many stations still record local musicians in their own studios.
▪ We were always working, and other musicians used to come up to play with us.
▪ Could insight about the music of one disabled artist have some particular relevance to other disabled musicians?
▪ Now the Singers contribute once a week, alternating with other musicians, and there is a much wider selection of music.
▪ Occasionally, two other musicians would accompany her, playing violin and flute.
▪ He was a professional musician and the concourses of the Underground were his auditorium.
▪ Disturbance of musical abilities in professional musicians usually takes left-brain damage.
▪ The economic position has been put most forcefully by organizations representing professional musicians.
▪ The new accordion made him feel like a professional musician for the first time.
▪ Herschel started life as a professional musician, Hubble embarked upon the legal profession.
▪ He was a professional musician now, still sensitive and happy doing something he loved.
▪ Otherwise, schemes for producing well-trained professional and amateur musicians will meet with little success.
▪ The programmes are wide-ranging and involve visiting and local professional musicians and students.
▪ Interesting rock stars, uninspiring rock musicians.
▪ Nugent is wild on stage but certainly not the stereotypical rock musician.
▪ All roads lead to Seattle for many computer programmers and for the best rock musicians of a certain style.
▪ Manasha matheson met rock musician Jerry Garcia at a Grateful Dead concert.
▪ He sang in the choir, was a talented musician and a keen sportsman.
▪ After that he would go to medical school and become a doctor who was also a handsome and talented musician and athlete.
▪ The station had at its beck and call a talented pool of musicians, singers, actors, actresses and conductors.
▪ Sniegs, that talented but tormented musician, had been deported.
▪ My late cousin, Norman, who was a very talented musician, shared the same opinion.
▪ All four were talented musicians and difficult people, in varying degrees.
▪ Henry, a talented sculptor and musician from Faringdon in Oxfordshire fell from a top floor window.
▪ The younger musicians, influenced greatly by Miles Davis, liked their jazz, but liked it loud.
▪ Q.. What advice do you have for young musicians?
▪ Sensitive guidance may be needed for young musicians.
▪ It all began in 1981, when he was still a young egghead musician on the junior faculty at Yale University.
▪ These activities gave him an enduring influence in the development of young musicians.
▪ Because of the deejays' visibility, young musicians also flocked to Gibson and company.
▪ What we try and do here is show young musicians how a major studio works.
▪ The young musician Diego Huerin has kept this same vision in mind in his new arrangement of La Pasión.
▪ All of them continue to enhance the role of the church musician by their devotion and perseverance.
▪ Whatever the reason for a refusal, the church musician has to abide by the publisher's decision.
▪ It is a distraction to other worshippers and detracts from the importance of church musicians.
▪ Furthermore, preparation of students to work as church musicians without regard to their religious convictions can lead to confusion or insincerity.
▪ The picture includes the provision made for amateur and professional, part-time and full-time church musicians.
▪ Those with a professional approach have provided structured courses for church musicians lasting a year or more.
▪ Also included in this chapter is a description of those areas of insurance which apply to church musicians and their instruments.
▪ This is significant for any analysis of the training of church musicians.
▪ In addition to a number of internationally recognised jazz musicians the Festival attracts a number of artists and attractions from around the region.
▪ But from the viewpoint of a bona fide jazz musician, it is not really jazz.
▪ I am delighted that an accomplished jazz musician should choose a tune of mine to improvise upon.
▪ When jazz musicians go to a club, the first place we go is the kitchen.
▪ Max is a jazz musician, a black cat with Negro features, who owns a talking saxophone, his Alto Ego.
▪ Before then, we are inclined to believe only hip jazz musicians and self-destructive beat poets did dope.
▪ Born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, in 1929, Kundera worked as a labourer and a jazz musician before turning to writing.
▪ By then Mike, though insecure in his ability to improvise, dreamed of being a jazz musician.
▪ Dozens of street musicians have been gathering in Cheltenham as part of the fringe festival.
▪ A street musician with a particularly lousy, one-note act?
▪ He liked listening to the street musicians who played at Covent Garden.
▪ Tourists snapped photos. Street musicians played.
▪ He remembered the street musician with his little monkey.
▪ She screams Read in studio Dozens of street musicians have been competing for the title of Britain's best busker.
▪ As principal harpist here for the past 30 years, Harris has established herself as a leading musician.
▪ Already computers are beginning to produce music as good as leading jazz musicians.
▪ Equally, what many parishes pay their musicians is barely sufficient to cover their expenses.
▪ It has been proposed that these instruments were played by extra musicians.
▪ When they played, the musicians and secondary singers seemed linked up with Rana Khan like nerves to a brain.
▪ Some of these programs play along with the musician to make practice easier and more entertaining.
born leader/musician/teacher etc
▪ Because Karajan was a born teacher, he was always interested in young musicians.
musician/player/car etc of the year
▪ A former Car of the Year winner, it has done well on the Continent but has been under-rated here.
▪ All won national Player of the Year honors during their Bruins careers.
▪ Going up against league player of the year Mary Raskauskas, Thompson tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds.
▪ Jeff was voted their Player of the Year last season, but they've let me have him for six months.
▪ On defense, Mutombo, the three-time defensive player of the year, hung around the lane to block and alter shots.
▪ Then came the news of Price, the two-time City 4-A Player of the Year.
travelling musician/circus/exhibition etc
▪ A Bradford Museums Service travelling exhibition.
▪ However, John Reynolds, the latest addition to this high-speed travelling circus, could be one of the surprise packets.
▪ The stables turned out to be remarkably solid structures for a travelling circus, made mostly of wood with canvas roofs.
▪ This year a travelling circus put up its tent and offered the public a horse-riding show.
▪ a talented young musician
▪ Ellen is one of our most talented young musicians.
▪ The group is made up of local musicians who have been performing together for several years.
▪ In this century, the list has expanded dramatically to embrace scientists, aviators, musicians, artists, authors and entertainers.
▪ Like well-toned athletes and good musicians, economies work best when they are flexible and limber, rather than brittle and stiff.
▪ That's a pity, for the Czechs themselves are musicians of style and spirit.
▪ The musicians have to be full partners in the downsizing.
▪ The economic position has been put most forcefully by organizations representing professional musicians.
▪ Unfortunately, Edison was not himself a musician, and the technology he fathered was never used for mass-producing serious musical records.
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.

  1. n. someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession) [syn: instrumentalist, player]

  2. artist who composes or conducts music as a profession


A musician (or instrumentalist) is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented. Anyone who composes, conducts, or performs music may also be referred to as a musician.

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 (video game)

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 (magazine)

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 (rank)

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 (United States Navy)

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.