- bristol ozturgut
- New York, NY
- United States
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Is there something inherently masculine about playing an instrument?
I was listening to Artie Shaw's "Stardust" and realized the rich timbre of the lead trumpet was the same as any heart-on-sleeve singers.
So then I was made curious by the feminine - vulnerable, sensual - characteristic of the trumpet. How is that men can afford to be so expressive? I wondered if male expression is made more masculine once it's removed to an instrument - tool. And then, in turn, does that say something about the instrument?
And then - hang on, the giant extrapolation - is there perhaps an inherently-masculine nature of tool-based skills?