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Old 03-10-2011, 02:13 PM
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Default Chicks don't dig music!

Why is that girls in general don't care much for serious music?
I don't mean, Esperanza, Tal, etc. etc. But in general if there is a band playing some interesting music regardless of style, is more likely that guys will be able to appreciate it in some level. But girls only care about music that they can dance to. Or they might like some pop/rock bands if they like the lead vocalist. And a few here and there might come to a Jazz performance if they like the bass player!
Anyway, this reality sucks because I like playing for girls!!!
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:47 PM
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I don't think this is really true, but I can see where it seems that way. I bet if you did a survey, you'd find that a lot of the women you think don't like music actually just think the music scene is a sausage party.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:43 PM
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Che cosa Eduardo?
This is simply not true!
This is a generalisation, maybe based on some women you know? Or maybe you are shooting in the dark?
Personally I know many talented women musicians and many, many descerning female listeners; at least as many as the men I know. Generalisations about things have got the world in a lot of trouble in the past. I believe deep music to be about intuition and sensitivity; two qualities that women have in abundance. We men can only learn from these beautiful creatures.
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:07 PM
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Che cosa Eduardo?
This is simply not true!
This is a generalisation, maybe based on some women you know? Or maybe you are shooting in the dark?
Personally I know many talented women musicians and many, many descerning female listeners; at least as many as the men I know. Generalisations about things have got the world in a lot of trouble in the past. I believe deep music to be about intuition and sensitivity; two qualities that women have in abundance. We men can only learn from these beautiful creatures.

Well, that has unfortunately being my experience. I play about 7 to 10 gigs a week and most of the people interested in jazz are guys. Especially as the music becomes more intellectual.
At least 90% in not more of the students enrolled in the Jazz program of the various universities around here are guys.
According with a little research a did on my own, talking to friends and colleagues, only about 5% to 7% of women visit musicians pages on youtube.
I wish I could agree with you, but I don't think I a generalizing.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:29 AM
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Well, that has unfortunately being my experience. I play about 7 to 10 gigs a week and most of the people interested in jazz are guys. Especially as the music becomes more intellectual.
At least 90% in not more of the students enrolled in the Jazz program of the various universities around here are guys.
According with a little research a did on my own, talking to friends and colleagues, only about 5% to 7% of women visit musicians pages on youtube.
I wish I could agree with you, but I don't think I a generalizing.
Hey, I'm with Bin on this one. Are you saying that blokes are more intellectual? Should music even be intellectual? You play about 7 to 10 gigs a week? And they're jazz gigs? Well, you're obviously doing something right!
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:30 AM
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7 to 10 jazz gigs a week? Incredible!
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:12 AM
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7 to 10 jazz gigs a week? Incredible!
Nope! I didn't say 7 to 10 JAZZ gigs a week. I said : 7 to 10 gigs a week.
I think that maybe 60% to 80% might be jazz gigs.
Things are kind of slow, but I remember from about 1998 until about 2004 I was playing pretty much only Jazz, and I hardly ever even had to touch an electric bass.
I've been very lucky and blessed.
I am sure glad to hear you guys don't agree with me. It makes me feel like there is hope. I tend to feel like more there is usually more women in the audience when the music is more commercial.
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:17 AM
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So, say 6 jazz gigs a week?
Still good.
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But he's playing to a group of men. Less gigs and more women could possibly equate as a better option?
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:21 AM
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Well, unless he decides to join the other team.
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:32 AM
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But he's playing to a group of men. Less gigs and more women could possibly equate as a better option?
ha! that's funny!
I do play with a singer/songwriter that chicks really dig though... so that somewhat keeps things balanced.
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:13 AM
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Eduardo, picking up women is a different skill to bass playing.
Noo jist haud on! As we say back home.
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I beg to differ: my wife really enjoys Stravinsky, Mozart, Vivaldi, etc., and we go to the regional symphony occasionally, but then again, maybe that's one reason she's my wife and not someone else....
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:22 AM
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I beg to differ: my wife really enjoys Stravinsky, Mozart, Vivaldi, etc., and we go to the regional symphony occasionally, but then again, maybe that's one reason she's my wife and not someone else....
Scott, if your wife was someone else, would someone else be your wife? You probably wouldn't know that that someone else was no longer your wife, and you would probably just think that the someone else, who was now your wife, had been your wife all along. Though, maybe she'd be less happy about going to regional symphony concerts.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:50 AM
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Scott, if your wife was someone else, would someone else be your wife? You probably wouldn't know that that someone else was no longer your wife, and you would probably just think that the someone else, who was now your wife, had been your wife all along. Though, maybe she'd be less happy about going to regional symphony concerts.
Terry, you have succinctly summed up the metaphysics of a marriage. CSN summed it up another way, of course: if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:08 PM
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are you sure eduardo?
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:12 AM
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Anselm is a great finisher!
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:25 PM
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are you sure eduardo?
I'd like to meet the bass player.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:38 PM
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I'd like to meet the bass player.
no problem, but don´t forget: she´s a little bit older now:
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:41 AM
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So, you may not get the chicks playing jazz.... but think of all that money!
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