musicians are called persons, who are concerned professionally with music. Often also persons, who control or play a music instrument, are called instead of instrument valleyist ( or multi-instrument valleyist with several instruments) musicians.

In the course of music history the picture has itselfthe musician substantially changed. Goods musicians in former times often within all ranges of the music and beyond that actively, i.e. at the same time composers, interpreters, paedagogues and music scientists, then this has itself in the course 19. Century with arisingthe Virtuosentums changed. At the latest in 20. Century had so far progressed the separation into the ranges composition , interpretation , Musikpädagogik and music science that by four different occupations the speech can be.

Musicians specialize usually in a certain category,for example jazz or skirt, whereby overlaps are possible.

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