I am not a Musician. I don't play an instrument for a living. I can't read music. I'm not just a roots & fifths player but I don't have much music theory knowledge either. I'm ignorant about keys and timings, but I can hold it down with the right notes generally, and I'm told I understand rhythm. I'm just a bass player, and I'm not even sure about that since I quit my band. I think the distinction is important, do you? How many of you are Bass players, but not musicians?