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  1. one-man band(Noun)

    A musician who plays several musical instruments at once.

  2. one-man band(Noun)

    An organisation or business that is effectively run by only one person.


  1. One-man band

    A one-man band is a musician who plays a number of musical instruments simultaneously using their hands, feet, limbs, and various mechanical contraptions. The simplest type of "one-person band" — a singer accompanying themselves on acoustic guitar and harmonica mounted in a metal "harp rack" below the mouth — is often used by buskers. More complicated setups may include wind instruments strapped around the neck, a large bass drum mounted on the musician's back with a beater which is connected to a foot pedal, cymbals strapped between the knees or triggered by a pedal mechanism, tambourines and maracas tied to the limbs, and a stringed instrument strapped over the shoulders. Since the development of Musical Instrument Digital Interface in the 1980s, musicians have also incorporated chest-mounted MIDI drum pads, foot-mounted electronic drum triggers, and electronic pedal keyboards into their set-ups.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of one-man band in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of one-man band in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kevin Gillese:

    Listening to the ideas of others is the foundation for collaboration. If you're a one-man-band, then disregard this note, but if you need a healthy, functional team, then do the hard work of actually listening to those around you.

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