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What are some general sterotypes of musicians?

And which of these have you generally found to be true.
#2
Vague question is vague? Can you be more specific?
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Most of the musicians I know aren't very good at holding down jobs.

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Bassists are tall, lanky white guys, or fat black guys who just lay down a simple groove and aren't really good.

Not true, might I add.
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Bassists are tall, lanky white guys, or fat black guys who just lay down a simple groove and aren't really good.

Not true, might I add.


I'm a short stocky White guy who plays bass.

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Guitarists don't know theory, drummers are neanderthals that hit stuff and bass players don't get laid.

(Dunno how true those are)
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Guitarists don't know theory, drummers are neanderthals that hit stuff and bass players don't get laid.

(Dunno how true those are)

I get laid, I know theory, and I'm not a neanderthal.
I play all 3 of those, might I add.
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Guitarists don't know theory, drummers are neanderthals that hit stuff and bass players don't get laid.

(Dunno how true those are)


Well, lets just say I get around..., Our guitarist spends most of his time studying theory when he's not practicing or playing.

The drummer part is more or less correct, especially in my local area. Lots of 'Hardcore' drummers renting out or local practice stuido's kit for an hour, buying a double bass pedal and going nuts to some shit.
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I get laid, I know theory, and I'm not a neanderthal.
I play all 3 of those, might I add.


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Well, lets just say I get around..., Our guitarist spends most of his time studying theory when he's not practicing or playing.

The drummer part is more or less correct, especially in my local area. Lots of 'Hardcore' drummers renting out or local practice stuido's kit for an hour, buying a double bass pedal and going nuts to some shit.



Geez, they're stereotypes, "Stereotypes are standardized and simplified conceptions of groups based on some prior assumptions.". Not all of them are true, that's the point...
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Guitarists don't know theory, drummers are neanderthals that hit stuff and bass players don't get laid.

(Dunno how true those are)


they are generally true unless we're talking about jazz guitarists and drummers.

also TS, this isn't relevant, but why put a link in your sig to your music when your profile is set to private? don't you realize we can't listen to your tunes man?
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The metalhead has some kind of social problem and can't communicate with the world, and solely listens to metal, is super anal about bullshit subgenres, and somehow has at least one classical song on his iPod to defer the fact that he solely listens to metal.
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Metalheads claim they are open minded about what they listen to and namedrop 5 different metal bands from 5 similar genres.
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#17
That guitarist have giiant egos, drummers are f**king insane, and bassist are socially challenged,
And singers have even bigger egos than the guitarists.
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Metalheads claim they are open minded about what they listen to and namedrop 5 different metal bands from 5 similar genres.

This is mostly true.
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This is mostly true.


+1

To add to the thread, I generally presume that a musician is going to be egotistical, self-indulgent, condescending and socially awkward before I know them, which unfortunately appears to be true most of the time.
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Metalheads claim they are open minded about what they listen to and namedrop 5 different metal bands from 5 similar genres.


What I usually see is something along the lines of:

"I listen to everything from Metallica to Cannibal Corpse to Aerosmith to Opeth"

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Metalheads claim they are open minded about what they listen to and namedrop 5 different metal bands from 5 similar genres.


while i do have to agree with this to some extent, the irony is that many people (not you though) that say this are people that are just as close minded, and listen to only classic rock, blues, and indie, and generally very generic artists within those genres. not all, but many of them.
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Ah let's make a list!

- The 13 year old Bullet For My Valentine fanboy with a Jackson V
- The guitarist who suffers from Guitar Acquisition Syndrome
- The guitar teacher who likes every type of music out there
- The guy is shorts with an acoustic guitar who can only play 3 chords
- The rich guy with tonnes of gear
- The noob. Speaks for itself
- The chilled out hippie
- The rock guitarist wearining some weird item of clothing
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That guitarist have giiant egos, drummers are f**king insane, and bassist are socially challenged,
And singers have even bigger egos than the guitarists.
I'm a guitarist and I don't have a ego at all, I'm just God!


The ego thing is incorrect.

It's just natural to have a big ego when you're as good as I am.

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Personnaly people know I'm a musician because I have long hair and have a goatee.

Maybe it's just me, I don't know.

As for others, I can't seem the be able to stereotype people based on the instrument they play. In the band I'm in, we had : one huge drummer who was able to be gentle on the drum, one small mexican guy who didn't understand anything we said but was playing like a god of drum.

As for the bass we had a guy who got married with a prostitute, and our currenty bassist is an akward but nice shy guy, studying in programmation and reading about Hitler and zombie.

As for the guitar, we've had a crack-head who was strangely very serious about his study. As for the current guitarists : Me, a guy who's introverted and misanthropic, and study theory alot. And the other one is my best friend. A very good player with a HUGE ego.

tl;dr : I've never seen any stereotype on musician, exept for the fact that they are crazy as fuck, all of them
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while i do have to agree with this to some extent, the irony is that many people (not you though) that say this are people that are just as close minded, and listen to only classic rock, blues, and indie, and generally very generic artists within those genres. not all, but many of them.

Oh god, you just described my soul with the exception of the indie part
I feel like a walking stereotype


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Guitarists don't know theory, drummers are neanderthals that hit stuff and bass players don't get laid.

(Dunno how true those are)

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Musicians have a hard time accepting authority; they are left leaning; they have a hard time maintaining their sense of individuality in society and therefore resort to rebelling through various means including violence, aggression, drug use, and acts of instability.
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Singers are egotistical. This is mostly true.

Although one thing i didn't expect was my drummer complaining about his drum sound on recordings. -_-' I thought the stereotype was that the lead guitarist wanted to turn his own tracks up in the mix but thats what he does. He's complained at me for 'turning myself up too loudly' and 'consuming the mix' with my guitar before too.

In fact, my bassist is always complaining at me for 'robbing his frequencies' as he puts it -____-
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Singers are egotistical. This is mostly true.

Although one thing i didn't expect was my drummer complaining about his drum sound on recordings. -_-' I thought the stereotype was that the lead guitarist wanted to turn his own tracks up in the mix but thats what he does. He's complained at me for 'turning myself up too loudly' and 'consuming the mix' with my guitar before too.

In fact, my bassist is always complaining at me for 'robbing his frequencies' as he puts it -____-

I'd say that guitarists, especially lead guitarists, have an overinflated ego as well. Guitar in general actually....
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#32
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I'm a short stocky White guy who plays bass.

Did I just break the universe?


Lol U mad bro? It's a thread on stereotypes, you dont have to get offended.
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The metalhead has some kind of social problem and can't communicate with the world, and solely listens to metal, is super anal about bullshit subgenres, and somehow has at least one classical song on his iPod to defer the fact that he solely listens to metal.


I get those too. Of course in addition to metalheads being Satanists.

I'm a Christian.
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Every guitarist wants to know, or thinks he knows modes and all the theory in the universe
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while i do have to agree with this to some extent, the irony is that many people (not you though) that say this are people that are just as close minded, and listen to only classic rock, blues, and indie, and generally very generic artists within those genres. not all, but many of them.


True that.

I listen to absolutely everything.

Just to cred myself a bit, been listening a lot to Astor Piazolla lately.

And I've even started to get into Burzum. I love their ambient stuff.
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Metalheads claim they are open minded about what they listen to and namedrop 5 different metal bands from 5 similar genres.


This on a case by case basis.

Musicians have a hard time accepting authority; they are left leaning; they have a hard time maintaining their sense of individuality in society and therefore resort to rebelling through various means including violence, aggression, drug use, and acts of instability.


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Lyricist/songwriters:

When asked what the songs they write are about, they always start with "Well, uhm, you know, it's kinda hard to explain...it's about, you ever noticed that...you know, when people just...".

I am the songwriter of my band and I often find myself doing that, helping the stereotype. Can't help it, my songs really can't be explained quickly.
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Quote by SmoothJazzBass
Bassists are tall, lanky white guys, or fat black guys who just lay down a simple groove and aren't really good.

Not true, might I add.

I'm average height, fat and white. Also, Irish.

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