STUDY: 50% Of Young Guitarists Are Women For The First Time Ever

More girls are choosing up guitars than ever earlier than, in keeping with a brand new study. Which is thrilling — as a result of this could inevitably imply extra females within the music business.

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The analysis performed by guitar model Fender reveals that 50% of younger, aspiring guitar gamers within the US and within the UK are feminine. Over latest years, the corporate has focused millennials, not essentially females or males specifically.

Fender’s examine additionally investigated the that means behind choosing up a guitar for the primary time. For 72 % of gamers, it was to realize a life ability or enhance themselves. Meanwhile, 61 % wished to be taught to play songs for household, mates, or just themselves. 42 % seen the guitar as a part of their identification.

Fender CEO Andy Mooney spoke on the present tendencies he’s listening to —  “Today’s gamers have grown up in a distinct cultural context and well-liked music panorama, and rising artists like Mura Masa, Tash Sultana, Youngr, Daniel Caesar, Grimes and Ed Sheeran are altering the best way guitar is getting used. As a model, we’re dedicated to creating instruments – each bodily and digital – that this era of creators wants for self-expression, now and sooner or later.”

And, on the supposed “Taylor Swift issue” — “There was additionally perception about what folks known as the ‘Taylor Swift issue’ perhaps making the 50 % quantity short-term and aberrational. In reality, it’s not. Taylor has moved on, I feel taking part in much less guitar on stage than she has previously. But younger girls are nonetheless driving 50 % of recent guitar gross sales. So the phenomenon looks like it’s bought legs, and it’s taking place worldwide.”

While this in all probability has far much less to do with Taylor Swift than one would possibly suppose —  the long run is certainly feminine.

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