Originally Posted by Beat
i for one do think that writing songs and playing an instrument is crucial to being "a musician". people like brandy, christina aguilera or britney spears are performers, they interpret songs written by other people. it's an art form, but it's not being a musician. i don't mean this in a judgmental way. but would you really talk about "that musician kelly rowland"?
Well I disagree. Vocals are an instrument if you consider the fact that most of the songs these artists do would be nothing without their vocals (with the exception of Britney's Femme Fatale album - the instrumentals are AMAZING!!!!!)
and just to add to the discussion, if someone hypothetically hits a cowbell or a cymbal in a song does that make them more of a musician than Christina or Brandy who put a lot of effort into their vocals, harmonies etc just because they're playing an "instrument"?