TSori Posted April 24, 2011 Report Share Posted April 24, 2011 I think there's a difference between the stereo type of people that play the instrument and whether or not the instrument fits you. I play trumpet and the stereotype usually goes something like this: Energetic, show off, highly competitive, fun-loving, arrogant, and very invested in their own interests which may or may not coincide with the rest of the ensemble (ok maybe just a superiority complex). ehhh some of that fits, some of its way off for me. though I have known a lot of trumpet players who fit that description perfectly. Personally I'm extremely high energy, I love playing the "show off" kinds of parts, though i don't like getting recognition or attention for it, I'm very competitive when i think its warranted, and while i think all of the stuff our trumpet section did in college to separate itself from the rest of the band was hilarious, I really only supported it as far as the interest of good fun, and I never took it seriously. Bottom line: trumpet (instrument, not stereotype) fits my personality perfectly. I play a couple others too, but trumpet is by far my primary and I can't imagine anything else fitting as well. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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