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#1
I searched, couldn't find a thread on this.

Is it just me, or is everyone else fed up of YouTube being full of guitarists, who happen to be young or female, and the biggest draw to them is that they're young or female? I have nothing against them, but they seem to be relying on pure sexism/ageism that people will go "Holy smokes, and girl that plays guitar! I thought they were all confined to the kitchen or bedroom. Woah, who knew!"

There are some really good female guitarists out there, but they get labelled as female guitarist rather than guitarists. Gabriela from Rodrigo Y Gabriela, for example. To top everything off, those girls/young people on YouTube, I bet they hate being labelled a female guitarist, but that seems to be half the reason they're famous.

/Rant.

I don't mean to come across as ignorant or anything (Prepares for flaming), because I respect female musicians just as much as male musicians. There are a lot of female guitarist that could kick my ass at playing, and the same for guys.
#2
Usually on youtube, if you are female you will get more views regardless of ability. If female is quite attractive then 324 times as many views, if they can play guitar exceptionally well then more views.
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#3
Yeah, it's stupid. The only female guitarist on youtube who's impressed me is Sophia Di. She's awesome as shit.


Edit: I take that back. Elena Zucchini is a ridiculously good classical guitarist.
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#4
Couldn't agree with you more. Learning to play an instrument has no bias for age or sex, so acting like you should have praise heaped on you or getting endorsed because you're a girl or young is just silly and wrong. Physical handicaps(regarding arms, hands, fingers ext.) are a different story.
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#5
I don't understand it, honestly. If they're good, it's cool, if they're bad, they're still awful to listen to, and that's unappealing. It might even be worse if a girl is bad at guitar, because it's annoying to watch 23489234 guys lie to them about their abilities white knight style like it's going to get them laid.
#7
maybe if i compliment this internet girls guitar skills she might touch my willy
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#8
I stay away from little kids and their Spider 3 amps on Youtube as much as possible.
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The thing that annoys me almost as much as females getting attention because they don't have a ****, is the guys in the comments who try to make out they're a thousand times better than the girl.

I know I'm not as good as certain girls on YouTube. I'm not going to watch a Satriani vid and try to make out I'm better, so why the hell would I if she's female?!
#11
Every time I've watched girls playing instruments, they just look awkward at it. Different techniques etc, that seem gender specific...and for that reason I'm yet to see a girl match a guy in actual ability

I'd love to be proved wrong, as I don't actively seek this out to compare...just what I've seen though.
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#14
young = wow look at him he has acquired skills that take years upon years for most people.

girl = wow i like guitars and i enjoy looking at girls, why not watch this video its got 2 things i like?


suck it up, princess.
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#17
Problem is, 90% of the time, those girls put "SUPER AMAZING GIRL GUITAR PLAYER ONLY 14 YEARS OLD" as the title of their videos.
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If I could have sex with one person on this whole earth, it would be her. Her music taste alone gives me a boner.

she looks like she is 12, however shes pretty good
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I searched, couldn't find a thread on this.

Is it just me, or is everyone else fed up of YouTube being full of guitarists, who happen to be young or female, and the biggest draw to them is that they're young or female? I have nothing against them, but they seem to be relying on pure sexism/ageism that people will go "Holy smokes, and girl that plays guitar! I thought they were all confined to the kitchen or bedroom. Woah, who knew!"

There are some really good female guitarists out there, but they get labelled as female guitarist rather than guitarists. Gabriela from Rodrigo Y Gabriela, for example. To top everything off, those girls/young people on YouTube, I bet they hate being labelled a female guitarist, but that seems to be half the reason they're famous.

/Rant.

I don't mean to come across as ignorant or anything (Prepares for flaming), because I respect female musicians just as much as male musicians. There are a lot of female guitarist that could kick my ass at playing, and the same for guys.


A good 80% of the time I see a female guitar player on youtube the title of the video reads "female guitar player plays or covers" whatever the fuck.

Most of them label themselves that.
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#23
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young = wow look at him he has acquired skills that take years upon years for most people.

girl = wow i like guitars and i enjoy looking at girls, why not watch this video its got 2 things i like?


suck it up, princess.


1st - If they're (Not just him) 11, he may have played since he was 6, perhaps. And if a guy was 34, and had only been playing a year but was exceptionally good, no one would care really.

2nd - You've proved my point. If it was a guy with a beer gut in a white stained vest, would you give it a second look? As I said in my first post, the female guitarist seem to rely on the fact that they are female.
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1st - If they're (Not just him) 11, he may have played since he was 6, perhaps. And if a guy was 34, and had only been playing a year but was exceptionally good, no one would care really.

2nd - You've proved my point. If it was a guy with a beer gut in a white stained vest, would you give it a second look? As I said in my first post, the female guitarist seem to rely on the fact that they are female.

yeah, its called guys like girls

its the same difference at a club, you go there and there a hot girl in short shorts with a nice rack, all the guys will be attempting to dance with her,

an old guy with a beer gut will be left out in hte dry.


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#27
I agree with the titles, girls labeling themselves as such.

But I wonder how many times they'd shout a guy down if he offered a seat on the bus because she was female, or anything like that.

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yeah, its called guys like girls

its the same difference at a club, you go there and there a hot girl in short shorts with a nice rack, all the guys will be attempting to dance with her,

an old guy with a beer gut will be left out in hte dry.


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Doesn't mean I can't find it annoying. Women fought for equal rights for years upon years, yet for some, when it will be beneficial, they flaunt it.
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#30
Also, being able to play a 4 chord song qualifies you about as well as an 8 year old. I don't really count female or male guitar players that record themselves and put that on youtube. Have at least some difficulty to the piece.


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**** YEAH! She's not epic because she's female. She's just ****IN' EPIC!


Saw this a couple weeks ago and she is great. I think her hands look too small for the guitar though, going back to the "awkward" style also mentioned in this thread, that most female guitarists I've seen have.
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#31
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Problem is, 90% of the time, those girls put "SUPER AMAZING GIRL GUITAR PLAYER ONLY 14 YEARS OLD" as the title of their videos.


Exactly. Sometimes I really wonder if my whole gender (or age group for that matter) is that shallow.

It would be funny, or at least interesting, if someone would put up a video titled: SUPER AWESOME GUY GUITARIST ONLY 45 YEARS OLD.
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It would be funny, or at least interesting, if someone would put up a video titled: SUPER AWESOME GUY GUITARIST ONLY 45 YEARS OLD.


If someone does this it'd be amazing.
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#40
i've been saying this exact same thing for forever.
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