— Rabindranath Tagore
Musicians can bridge the gap in individuals, groups, religions and countries. India has a rich tradition of music. In fact it would not be wrong to say that it is an integral part of socio-religious life in India. Music includes singing, playing instruments and dancing. There are multiple varieties of music in India like classical, folk, pop music and of course Bollywood music. As an industry it is quite big and provides employment to many in various forms.
Who is a musician?
A professional musician is a person who makes music his/her profession. Musicians and singers play musical instruments, compose or arrange music and sing. As it is a performing art, therefore there are successful examples of professional musicians, both with and without formal education in music. Many successful professional music composers have listed three key things to become successful in this field, one the person must be very good with either an instrument or vocals, two, he/she must have a music philosophy that he/she must stick to and three, he/she must be a good marketer.
Either musicians perform solo or they become part of a musical group. They may perform live in theaters, stadiums or on TV Radio else they may record their performance to be played later in various forms. Singers sing character parts or they may perform in their original style. Music directors direct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups or in a movie. Composers create original music in the form of songs and scores or jingles. Composers create and write music and combine with lyrics to make a song.