Why is the trumpet world so male dominated?

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  1. mchs3d

    mchs3d Mezzo Forte User

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    Why is the harp world so female-dominated? I don't understand what is not mainly about a GIANT stringed instrument that weighs a ton!
     
  2. Ljazztrm

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    Huh? Times are changing in this day and age. Check out Ingrid Jensen. Women sometimes still have to play better jazz than men to be really super accepted...but it's definitely happening. To play really good jazz worth paying $$ for to see anyway can be challenging for any jazz trumpet player...it's what you can really figure out and live..and be willing to pay the price... Watch the future...all great jazz players more and more..from every race, creed, and sex... creed? What's creed mean? Anyway, anyone who puts the time in and the sacrifice (if they feel it's worth it) is at least worth checking out to see if you like them.
     
  3. Rapier

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    Is it because the acoustics in the kitchen are not very good? ROFL
     
  4. Conntribution

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    I'll chip in for these...
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  5. Ed Lee

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    Not all harps are the massive concert floor model. With my brass I've recorded a hymn duet with a male who played a Scottish harp (clarsach). Irish harps are lap size, and a Jew's harp one could put in pocket or purse. Adolph, later changed to Arthur "Harpo" Marx played a concert harp albeit his accomplishment skill on it questionable.
     
  6. tobylou8

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    Really??? Gotta wonder bought a fella always checking out his dog's junk!!! Old Buck don't care! ROFL

    Anyway, to the OP, it could simply be that at a younger age the horn is too heavy and it's not a "lady-like" instrument. There were several chicas playing trumpet when I was in school but they didn't start until middle school. Most switched from another instrument. How many flutes/clarinets can a band contain??!!
     
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  7. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    Wow, talk about over analyzing.

    The answer is simple - girls are nicer than boys. Boys enjoy destroying the eardrums of woodwinds, girls do not....in general.
     
  8. VetPsychWars

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    Gadzooks, after reading this thread, the answer should be obvious.

    Tom
     
  9. Ljazztrm

    Ljazztrm Piano User

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    Ha! I knew I liked you vetpsychy!:-)
     
  10. motteatoj

    motteatoj Mezzo Forte User

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    Think back to 4th or 5th grade when the instrument demos were going on....what instruments are 'female'...flute, clarinet, strings???
    This is the stereotype presented by both parents and instructors, consciously or sub-consciously.
    And at that age, no one wants to be the odd one out.
     

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