As a Musician, I thought this might make for an interesting thread...
From what I, and many others have observed, there is definitely a stereotype, or even stigma, attached to playing certain instruments, by gender. I wish there wasn't such a stigma attached to certain instruments, but it seems to be pretty well the case.
So three questions really:
-Have you guys noticed a similar trend?
-Why do you think this is the case?
-What instruments would you classify as having a Masculine/ Feminine/ Gender Neutral image or reputation?
Based purely on observation and reputation, these are the most common pop/ orchestral/ band/ jazz instruments, I would classify as having "gender connotations" attached to them:
Very Feminine instruments:
-Flute and Piccolo
Slightly feminine instruments:
Gender neutral instruments:
-Alto and Soprano Saxophone
Slightly masculine instruments:
-Guitar (acoustic and electric)
-Tenor and Baritone Saxophone
Very Masculine instruments:
-Brass band horns, i.e Tenor, Baritone Horn etc.
This does seem to be changing however, I have noticed a lot more boys playing Flute, and girls playing Trombone for example. One of the best drummers I've known was a very pretty girl at Uni
Discuss. And no trolling please
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- Thread Starter
- 08-11-2015 13:00
- 09-11-2015 20:43
I'm a female tenor horn player, in fact the entire horn section in my brass band is female! I do see your point though with some of them, there is probably some investigating needing to be done
- 09-11-2015 20:50
I consider bass guitar fairly neutral. I think mallet instruments are fairly feminine too.
- 09-11-2015 20:54
That's all rather sexist of you.😱