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|If you view a turntable as musical instrument then they are musicians although a DJ who just played records would be like a guitarist who just played one chord.|
|Generally? No, they are not musos. To call a wax-tugger a musician is degrading to genuine musicians.|
You can't compare these people to a capable vocal or instrumental performer. I know - there were some of these guys in one of my audio engineering classes. Not only did they not know anything about music proper, but they also did not respect genuine musical or composition ability.
*** - one of them actually said that Mozart 'wasn't THAT great'; that apparently the only reason Mozart could do what he did was because 'they didn't have anything else to do back in the day'..... nuff said?
|Some DJs are a lot more creative than others.|
The problem is the definition of "musician". I think it used to mean someone who could actually play music on a musical instrument. Or someone who understood music theory. Usually both.
But as with "artist" the term has been kinda diluted. If "music" can be defined as any sound that evokes a reaction or emotion from the listener, then I guess anyone who generates/produces that sound, ie "makes music", is a "musician".
A word means what the majority decide it means - popular usage rules, and in that respect the dictionary reflects usage as much as it dictates it. So if the definition of "musician" has softened to the point of being almost meaningless, we have to find other ways of acknowledging the difference between someone stabbing out random notes on a synth, and Beethoven.
|Ive been a working musician for 20 yrs playing live gigs,
Sometimes I get ticked off when DJs catoragise themselves as musos , yet most of them dont create any live mixing at their work.
My old pet hate was the sequencers 15 yrs ago , when everyone came out of the garage to create working bands, luckily that fad
seems to have almost past.
any thoughts , lover of natural soundz