This chapter takes a closer look at the different types of orchestral musicians, specifically, string players, woodwind players, and brass players. The study of the personality characteristics of different types of orchestral players occurs within the context of a rich backdrop of folklore that is frequently apparent in musical circles. Gender stereotyping of instruments is first discussed. Certain gender-related qualities are formed in children's minds from a very early age and enhanced once they attend schooling. Pupils tend to perceive string and woodwind instruments as being effeminate, whilst brass instruments and drums are deemed as macho. Based on observations presented in this chapter, string and woodwind players tend to be more introverted, whilst brass players tend to have extraverted qualities. In the latter part of the chapter, each player's personality is discussed in detail.
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