Re: Male vs. Female Players 13:01 on Friday, February 18, 2005
I have wondered the same thing and i have come across some professional female trumpet players. Some of which are in an all female big band and or jazz combos. Alot i have found sit in an orchestra or military band. However, i think most become music teachers or whatever they want. But i think female musicians are cool. I have met some really cool female trumpeters and they could kick my butt in the style, tone and intonation area...I listen to them especially to improve my own sound. It seems like i have to compete with the other male trumpeters if i try to learn something... LOL whatever.
Re: Male vs. Female Players 01:03 on Wednesday, March 09, 2005
hey, i myself have been looking at the professional music world and have noticed (or it seems) that there are more male musicians. i hope to one day be a professional musican, but with the arts people tend to like to keep it old fashioned. i have done a little research (it`s still in the process) and have found a female trumpet player from the 1900s. she goes by the name Valaida Snow and from what i have read, she wasn`t a bad musician. she has become my inspiration so i hope for any other female trumpet players, just remember Valaida and what she accomplished in the world of men. we can do it to. good luck to all of you
Re: Male vs. Female Players 05:48 on Thursday, March 10, 2005
At the moment the whole thing is male-dominated, yeah, but that`s not to say it won`t change. I went to a music styles seminar today and there was a majority of girls. However, when my stage band went to this big jazz comp... (we`re a girls school) we were the only all-girl band there.
Re: Male vs. Female Players 19:15 on Thursday, March 24, 2005
I am part of a band in Ontario, Canada where there are 200 people in total and 27 trumpets. Out of the 27, two are female. We are just as good, or better then the guys and I am sure more and more women will succeed in this area because even though you do not hear about female players there are plenty waiting for their moment, like myself.
Good luck to all (guys too) The trumpet is an amazing instrument and anyone who plays well enough to reach fame I admir completely!
Re: Male vs. Female Players 18:02 on Tuesday, March 29, 2005
In our stage band 3 out of 5 trumpets are females. And we sound good We had one year where all of us were female. I think more and more kids are choosing instruments that are not considered common for their genders. And thank goodness
Re: Male vs. Female Players 23:34 on Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Great commentaries by all so far. Recalling in high school a very technically good female cornet player (very pretty too)...she sat 1st chair cornet. I was 1st trumpet. What drove her nuts was that I usually took everything up an octave (even the concert stuff). She would never join me into the stratosphere...honestly, I don`t think she had the chops for it...but I had other far more interesting plans for those chops.