The profession, related to music, is not suitable for everyone. If you or your child is still in school, it’s strongly recommended that you take a professional career guidance program. By spending a small amount of money now, you can save years of life later. Musicians are considered not only those who, on a professional or amateur level, own one or more instruments, but also people who create music. Also, there are several specialties, representatives of which provide the activities of musicians, cover, or popularize it. In ancient times, musicians were generalists: they composed melodies and words, performed, and “promoted” their creation, but now all these functions are performed by different specialists. Let’s consider what are the professions associated with music. In the list is the maximum number of specialists related to this type of art.
This person creates pieces of music in different genres. He owns the technique of composition, musical notation, can compose melodies using computer programs or musical instruments. He writes down his creation in some notation, which can then be interpreted by the performers.
This person promotes the musical piece. He takes an already existing composition and interprets it. For example, from a small song with a guitar, he can make a bright performance for a large ensemble, prescribing parts for each instrumentalist and vocalist. At the same time, the author’s intention of the composer as a whole is preserved. Often, arrangers rewrite classical works for more modern genres (rock, jazz), thereby increasing interest in them.
This profession is less common now, as many performers (rockers, bluesmen, and jazz players) write the lyrics for their tracks themselves. However, in the pop and children’s repertoire, verses by professional poets are usually used. Sometimes words are written to a ready-made melody, but often it happens the other way around.
It is a relatively recent, but quickly gaining popularity profession. The disc jockey uses special equipment (DJ console) and computer programs. He mixes several compositions, adding various sound effects to them, and creates a new track, mainly in a dance style. DJ works most often in nightclubs, discos, parties, and celebrations, where continuous musical accompaniment is required.
Instrumentalists are those who play any musical instrument: string (guitarists, violinists, bassists), keyboard (accordion players, pianists), percussion (drummers, percussionists), brass (trumpeters, trombonists, flutists). Some of them perform solo, others are united in small groups (duets, trios, quartets). A large number of collaborating performers are the orchestra.
Vocalists perform a piece of music only with their voice, which is the main working instrument. Singers need to have a deep sense of the composition to convey emotion and empathize with the listener, and they can work even without accompaniment (acapella). Most often, vocalists specialize in one particular style (classical, folk song, pop, rock, blues) and use techniques characteristic of it. Performers can work solo or in a choir, ensemble. A conductor is a specialist who ensures the harmonious sound of a musical group. With the help of the movement of hands, fingers, and head, as well as facial expressions, he controls the musicians, conveying to them his reading of the performed composition.