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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000687.txt from 2004/10

Subj: Re: [kl] Is Clarinet for Girly Boys Only?
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 19:35:48 -0400

> It interesting that more girls take up the clarinet than boys. That was my
> experience in school as well.
> However, VASTLY more professional clarinetists are male. I have always
> thought that playing the clarinet well and playing the clarinets
> repertoire well called for an aggressive, assertive, and confident
> personality. These are characteristics that have usually (or
> historically, or typically, or however you want to put it) been more
> masculine traits, for whatever reason (cultural, socialogical, or
> physiological - i.e. Testosterone and what it does to you).
> I wonder about the difference. Where do all those girls go?
> Sean Osborn

they are all in Texas ;-)


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