Something that really bothers me but probably shouldn't is when singers that don't play instruments, call themselves a musician. They haven't put in the hours and hours and years that I've put into playing guitar. They don't know what key we're playing in, they don't know even what notes they're hitting (typically). I guess the reason it bothers me is that I identify so much of myself by music. These years that I've been playing and the music I play define me as a human. I'm honored to be in this global elite club of musicians. It bothers me that someone could so easily join the club without those years of hard HARD work. What in your mind makes a musician? Are you a musician the moment you learn your first chord? When you learn how to play an entire song? When you can play fluidly with others? When you first figure out a song just by listening to it? Does music theory play a role? Do you consider singers musicians? Do you have a general definition of a musician? I realize the lines are blurred and that there's a lot of room for gray area. I'm just interested in your opinions on the subject.