This episode may be a reality check to a lot of cocky producers, but the reality is.. most beatmakers ARE NOT musicians, and can barely play an instrument.
That does not mean they are not good beatmakers, however.
A musician is incredibly talented, and practices their instrument for hours a day, perfecting timing and loudness (velocity) of each note played.. (this is not an easy task).
A beatmaker takes on MANY ROLES that a musician does not.. such as actually making the beat, arrangement, mixing, mastering, and sound design.. and learning about many different aspects of the whole production process.
Listen close in this episode to understand the difference between beatmakers and musicians, and hear my piano beat and live piano playing example..