Poll: What do you consider your self?
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View poll results: What do you consider your self?
Guitar/bass player
4 10%
Guitarist/bassist
7 17%
Musician
20 48%
Artist
11 26%
Voters: 42.
#1
Do you consider yourself a guitar/bass player, guitarist/bassist, musician or artist?
Why?

Personally i consider myself a musician, because I dabble on a couple things other than guitar and i know a lot about theory.
Last edited by CHOCOmoney at Jan 19, 2009,
#4
I know a bit about theory, but I do not play any other instruments from guitar, so I'll just say guitarist.
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#8
Why do people feel so compelled to attach labels to what they do, rather than simply "doing".
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#9
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Why do people feel so compelled to attach labels to what they do, rather than simply "doing".


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#10
Quote by steven seagull
Why do people feel so compelled to attach labels to what they do, rather than simply "doing".

cause its all about state of mind, if you think of yourself as some who plays guitar, thats al you are, but if you think of yourself as an artist you open all kinds of creative flow and it brings emotion into play
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#11
Quote by CHOCOmoney
cause its all about state of mind, if you think of yourself as some who plays guitar, thats al you are, but if you think of yourself as an artist you open all kinds of creative flow and it brings emotion into play


... Or you just use different words and it means nothing at all.
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#12
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... Or you just use different words and it means nothing at all.

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#13
Give him a bit of credit, the only thing wrong with that is "someone who plays guitar" is already a label, for guitarist, which by definition means you are by extension all of the above, with varying degrees of skill. You just might not be a particularly outstanding one.
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#14
Artist.
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#15
I see myself as Peter Pan, thus I can now further expand my creativity which means flying without wings.

If I die you pay my insurance.



But seriously,

I work as an artist as in I play guitar to try out new creative ideas.

I don't see myself as anything except when I look into the mirror.

I don't really care how I see myself, I care about what I do yes, but it's so vague. I don't have to see myself as something to do something.

I just do it.

Or as ur new president says.

Yes I can!!!


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#16
Well, I don't think I'm an artist. Being "artsy" is probably the most un-Sue thing imaginable, bunch of God damn hippies. Am I a musician? I do write a lot of music and I've written music for instruments other than the guitar such as the voice and the violin, but I can only play the guitar. I can't read standard notation, either, and the "musical purists" (ie the pricks in jazz and classical music) always tell me to shut the hell up. I suppose that doesn't allow me to be a musician. I consider "guitarist" to be gramatically superior to "guitarist," so I suppose I fit into option #2. However, I don't just play the guitar. I do math; I research oncology; I play basketball; I check "other" on documents that ask me to identify my race, and then where is asks me to specify, I just type a space. So to answer this question, I'll check my current Facebook status.

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#17
I play guitar, bass and I compose for my band, so I'd say musician
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I consider "guitarist" to be gramatically superior to "guitarist,".




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#19
Quote by CHOCOmoney
cause its all about state of mind, if you think of yourself as some who plays guitar, thats al you are, but if you think of yourself as an artist you open all kinds of creative flow and it brings emotion into play

With all due respect, that just looks like a load of pretentious old bollocks to me
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#21
It varies. If I'm making art music, I'm an artist, If I make non-art music, I'm a musician. If I'm doing exercises, I'm just a guitarist.

What's the difference between a guitar player and a guitarist? Apart from the former being more akward in conversation than the latter.