I often wondered if I am. I know I'm not professional since I don't play for cash. However I do know you can stick me in the mix in most cases and I hold my own w most of the local pros. So does one need formal musical training. Do you need to have been in groups/bands. Years on the road playing for audiences. Or just a home player w some friends for fun once in a while. What if one is just shitty and keeps playing for the enjoyment or love of it. Is he a musician. Or one with no training but a great ability to feel the music and just hang by ear. Where do you fit and what do you feel qualifies someone to be called a musician/artist?