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Absolutely not. Although there's an argument to be made that production is its own kind of musicianship... Most famous producers aren't performing professional musicians, and that's partly because the mindset is so different. As a pro musician, you worry about technique and executing the music live. As a pro producer, you're not worried about technique and ...


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I producer's job is not to play but to help structure music that is sell-able to mass audiences. The fact is that with NO musical background it would be hard to convince people that you know good music or how to structure music. On the other hand there are many great musicians, real virtuosos, who have no idea how to structure a song or what sound "...


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I've always considered the musicianship of producing to be… "You don't need to be able to play a part yourself, so long as you know exactly how it is that playing it just right differs from playing it averagely." You need to have a feel for it. Technically, to be a producer you don't need to be a player at all, or even a sound engineer, but if you'...


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I find them quite opposite. Most of what happen in a live performance is not captured inside a studio room (that's why many bands like Kiss wanted to release a Live album instead of a studio one). Recording VS Performing Focus on sound VS focus on stage Creation VS Maintenance In here where I live people often differ Stage Musicians and Studio Musicians. ...


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