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    Why are there more male musicians than female musicians?

    Well, the doll thing is a terrible example... we talk to boys and girls differently and give them different things and even hold them differently from the time they are born. We even talk to them differently in the womb if we know the sex of the baby. So yeah, you’ve been encouraged to be...
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    Tips on recording drums?

    Cool. Will check out those links. :)
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    Tips on recording drums?

    So, I’m mostly a guitarist and lyricist, and our band can’t seem to find a straight up drummer who isn’t a flake. Rural area, not many people to pick from. Our bassist is a little better on drums than me, so we were thinking of having him record the drum tracks and then laying everything else...
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    Why are there more male musicians than female musicians?

    Of course you have to persevere. But it amazes me that anyone would even be clueless enough to ask why there aren’t more female musicians. It’s so obvious. Being jaded doesn’t mean you despair and give up. It’s not hopeless; it’s just harder. So you work harder. Disgust at the state of things...
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    Why are there more male musicians than female musicians?

    Good. It should show. Somebody needed to say it. But there are plenty of other good topics in this forum.
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    Do your neighbors complain?

    I’ve been having regular band practice for months now. Upstairs. With a sliding glass door and a couple of windows open. It’s summer, and upstairs. The neighborhood surely hears us. I also play alone after practice and it’s a much more abrasive style. The only complaint I’ve gotten o...
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    Why are there more male musicians than female musicians?

    As a woman in a male dominated field, to approach the same level of recognition as a male peer whose skills are just “adequate,” you have to be perfect. you have to be 10 times as good with 10 times less support and 10 times more discouragement. As soon as I can go into public and be seen as a...
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    Why are there more male musicians than female musicians?

    Obviously intrinsically, there is no gender difference. At all. People like to play music. Testosterone doesn’t have shit to do with it either. But as far as the samba thing goes, if we have the same kind of music being full of women in one country and devoid of them in another, it must just...
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    Why are there more male musicians than female musicians?

    I thought it was the funniest comment in this whole thread, personally. It’s way more than parents enforcing gender roles on children.
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    Why are there more male musicians than female musicians?

    All of the women I’ve played in bands with play guitar or drums. Irrelevant. I guess many men would rather have clean, soft fingers than plan guitar too. Irrelevant.
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    Why are there more male musicians than female musicians?

    The thing about dreams is that it’s hard to imagine things that have never been shown to you as a possibility for your life, and it’s hard to build dreams if you’re consistently shamed out of them, and if there are so very few examples of people like you to look up to. Would we entertain a...
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    Why are there more male musicians than female musicians?

    Hm. I just utilize the truss rod, for instance, and some appropriate strings so the guitar is in such a state where I can play hard for hours and hours on end if I want without the guitar eating my fingers. Maybe he just needed to build up some callouses.
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    Why are there more male musicians than female musicians?

    Thanks. Nobody wants to exist in a vacuum. i can only speak to my own experience in the United States, and to the many decades of rock n roll and it’s various iterations in the United States. The one exception I can think of is the early stages of punk in the US. There were plenty of women...
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    Why are there more male musicians than female musicians?

    Well, the main reason we don’t see more female rock musicians is because we end up surrounded by idiots like the ones in this forum who assume we are more interested in having dainty fingernails than in playing guitar for 8 hours straight or carrying heavy amps around. These are probably the...
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