A musician is a person who writes, performs, or makes music. They may perform solo or in a group. Musicians usually begin to learn how to play instruments or training their voice at an early age. They may spend may hours practicing alone or with a group.
Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music: a singer is a vocalist. They are classified by vocal range such as soprano, contralto, or tenor. They may also be classified to the type of music such as rock, pop, country, reggae, etc.
A recording artist creates recorded music such as CD’s and MP3 files.