Now updated for CSW19. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.
|one who accompanies another e.g. on the piano.
|one who plays the accordion.
|orig. the highest adult male voice, properly counter-tenor; now more usually CONTRALTO, a low female voice > ALTOS.
|one who takes the ALTO part.
|one who plays the bagpipes.
|one who sings ballads; (verb) to sing ballads.
|the conductor of a band.
|a member of a band of musicians.
|one who plays the bandura.
|one who plays the banjo.
|of or like a BARITONE.
|baritone baryton barytone
|a deep-toned male voice between bass and tenor.
|a low singing voice (the lowest of all except for basso profundo); one who sings this.
|a person who plays a double-bass.
|the bass or lowest part; as, to sing basso > BASSOS or BASSI.
|a performer on the bassoon.
|one who practises beatboxing.
|one who plays BEBOP, a kind of jazz music.
|one who plays the blues.
|one who plays the bongo.
|one who plays the bugle.
|one who entertains esp. by singing or reciting on the street or in a pub.
|a strolling singer; a second-rate musician. [Ital. cantambanco].
|a female singer > CANTATRICI or CANTATRICES.
|a choir or orchestra leader.
|one who sings carols.
|a male singer castrated in boyhood to preserve his singing voice; this voice is higher than the counter-tenor and sweeter > CASTRATI.
|one who plays a cello.
|one who plays a CEMBALO.
|chanter chaunter chantor
|a singer; a precentor (leader of a choir).
|a female nightclub singer.
|a female CHANTER or singer.
|a type of orchestra used to perform Cuban music.
|a male member of a choir.
|a female member of a choir.
|one who sings in a choir.
|the leader of a choir.
|choralist chorist chorister quirister
|a member of a choir.
|a player of the cithara, an ancient Greek musical instrument like a lyre.
|one who plays the clavecin.
|one who plays the clavichord.
|one who plays the pianoforte.
|a highly ornamented, virtuoso (musical passage); a singer, especially soprano, of such music.
|a small dance or jazz band > COMBOS.
|a role of secondary importance; a singer or dancer playing such a role > COMPRIMARIOS.
|one who plays the concertina.
|one who guides an orchestra.
|the man at the end of the row in a negro-minstrel performance.
|cornetist cornettist cornist
|one who plays the cornet or horn.
|the highest alto male voice (not counting CASTRATO) (so called because a contrast to tenor).
|one who croons, i.e. sings softly in a sentimentally contemplative manner.
|a fiddler, spec. a player of the 'crowd' or CRWTH.
|cymbaler cymbalist cymbaleer
|one who plays the cymbals.
|a female opera singer.
|a male opera singer.
|one who plays a drum.
|one who takes part in a duet.
|a group of musicians playing together.
|one who executes or performs; esp., a performer on a musical instrument.
|a bassoon player.
|a high-pitched voice (esp. of an adult male) forced to notes above its natural register; a person who uses such a voice > FALSETTOS.
|one who plays on a fiddle or violin.
|one who plays the fife.
|to play the guitar with fingers rather than a plectrum.
|flautist fluter flutist
|one who plays the flute.
|one who plays the FLUGELHORN.
|a folk musician; a lover of folk music.
|a person who writes or plays FUGUES.
|a performer or fan of pop music.
|a performer upon the viola di gamba.
|a female GLEEMAN. (I regret to report that there seems to be no GLEEPERSON*).
|an itinerant minstrel or musician.
|a person who gongs.
|one who plays the guitar.
|a performer on the GUSLA, a one-stringed Balkan musical instrument.
|one who plays a harmonica.
|one who plays the harp.
|one who plays the harpsichord.
|a TENOR with striking dramatic quality suitable for heroic roles. [G. Held, hero].
|one who plays a horn.
|an (Italian) improviser; an improviser in an Italian manner > IMPROVISATORI or IMPROVISATORES; IMPROVVISATORES
|one who plays a musical instrument, esp. as opposed to a VOCALIST.
|a jazz musician.
|jodel yodel yodle
|to sing in a style popular in the Alps.
|a medieval wandering minstrel; a troubadour.
|one who plays the keyboard.
|lutanist lutenist luter lutist
|a musician who plays on the harp or lyre; a composer of lyrical poetry.
|one who sings madrigals.
|an all-male vocal pop group which was formed as a boy band, but whose members have reached maturity.
|one who plays the MARIMBA.
|a composer of melodies; a person skilled in melody.
|one who sings mezzo-soprano > MEZZOS.
|a medieval musician, itinerant or attached to a noble household, who sang or recited his own or others' poems, accompanying himself on a stringed instrument.
|a performer or composer of music, esp. professional.
|a musician > MUSOS.
|one who plays the oboe.
|one who plays the organ.
|a person who plays a steel drum.
|one who plays one or more percussion instrument.
|one who plays the piano.
|a female PIANIST.
|one who plays the PIANOLA.
|one who plays the piccolo.
|one who plays the piffero > PIFFERARI or PIFFERAROS.
|one who plays the pipes.
|a person who plays or performs a prelude.
|fem. of PRIMO: first, the first or principal part in a duo.
|one who attends a PROM.
|a woman who plays the PSALTERY. Oddly, there seems to be no word for a man who plays the PSALTERY. Perhaps the instrument was regarded as a bit PSISSY?
|a punk rock musician.
|a singer of qawwali, devotional Sufi music.
|one who plays RAGTIME music.
|one who gives recitals.
|one who plays a reed instrument.
|a person skilled in rhythm.
|a supplementary instrumentalist.
|one who plays the sarod, an Indian instrument like a cello.
|saxophonist saxist saxman
|one who plays the saxophone.
|an Anglo-Saxon poet and harpist > SCOPAS.
|a group of seven performers. Also SEPTET.
|the solo singer in shanties.
|one of the members of a band other than the leader who does occasional solo passages.
|a (male) professional whistler.
|a (female) professional whistler.
|one who reads or performs music readily at first sight.
|one who sings.
|one who plays the SITAR, an Indian musical instrument.
|a performance by one person > SOLOS or SOLI.
|a singer, a member of a choir.
|a composer of songs.
|a SOPRANO singer.
|the highest singing voice; one who sings in this voice > SOPRANOS or SOPRANI.
|a singer of soul music.
|one who STRUMS i.e. sound the strings of a guitar etc with the sweep of a hand.
|a bass soloist in a choir.
|one who plays or (rarely) conducts symphonies.
|one who plays on the TABOR.
|a player on the TABOUR.
|a TABORER, one who plays on the TABOUR.
|the adult male voice intermediate between BARITONE and ALTO; one who sings in this voice.
|a high tenor.
|one who sings tenor or plays a tenor instrument.
|a person who plays tenor saxophone.
|one who plays on a theorbo, a double-necked lute.
|one that THRUMS, strums rhythmically and monotonously.
|a performer who keeps good time.
|one who plays the TIMPANI.
|one who toots; one who plays upon a pipe or horn.
|one who tootles, makes feeble sounds on a flute.
|one who plays the trombone.
|any of a class of poet-musicians flourishing especially in southern France and northern Italy during the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries.
|one who plays the trumpet.
|one who plays the tuba.
|a songwriter or composer of light music.
|a person who or thing which twangs; a person playing a stringed instrument.
|one who twangles, sounds with a slack twanging.
|a fiddler; (verb) to tweedle.
|one who TWEEDLES, plays casually on an instrument.
|one who beats a drum.
|a person who plays the vibraphone.
|one who plays the vibraphone.
|a viol player, a fiddler.
|one who plays the violin.
|of or like a VIOLINIST.
|a player on the viol.
|one who plays on a VIRGINAL.
|a female VIRTUOSO > VIRTUOSE, VIRTUOSAS.
|exhibiting the qualities of a VIRTUOSO.
|a person who has special knowledge or skill in the technique of a fine art, esp. music > VIRTUOSOS or VIRTUOSI.
|a singer, as opposed to an INSTRUMENTALIST.
|one who plays the saxophone.
|to sing or shout changing rapidly from normal to falsetto > YODELED/YODELLED. Also YODLE, JODEL.
|yodeler yodeller yodler
|one who yodels, sings or shouts changing rapidly from normal to falsetto.
|one who plays the zither.