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Musician (Instrumental)

A person who plays a musical instrument or musically talented is generally known as a musician or instrumentalist. The musician can compose, conducts, or performs music. It is believed that a musician can specialize in any musical style, and some musicians play in a variety of different styles depending on cultures and background. 

Career Options

  • - Music Composer - Singer - Specialized Instrument Player

Educational Qualifications

  • Education Qualification- 10+2

Personal Skills

  • - Musical ability - Technical skill in their area of specialization - Perseverance and determination to succeed in a very competitive industry - Stamina to perform at their best for long periods of time - Confidence in front of the audience - Time management skills

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor of Arts in Music - MFA in Music and instrument - Short term courses in music management - Certificate course in music production

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Working Conditions

Singers normally work for long hours more than that they usually work at night or on weekends and often practice and record on weekdays. They rarely have holidays and family time. This field provides with name and fame but some singers go on tour and have little money for living. The singers often perform only part time and work irregularly. Some need other jobs to enhance their income.

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Successful Persons

Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar is the best-known and most respected playback singers in India. She started her career in 1942 and has spanned over seven decades. She has recorded songs in various regional languages including hindi and marathi and Nepali.

Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam is an Indian musician, singer, composer, music producer, recordist, music programmer, live performer and actor. He is often called as the Lord of Chords and the Elvis Presley of India. He prominently sings in Hindi and Kannada language films. He has also sung in various other regional languages such as Bengali, Gujrati, Tamilans etc. He has also released Indian pop albums and acted in a number of films.

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