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Inarus06 321 points ago +321 / -0

Band director pede here. They make masks for instrument playing. They have overlapping holes you put the mouthpiece through and bell covers to stop aerosol sprays.

But both are bullshit.

My favorite are the flutes that have holes cut in their masks and covers over the end, pictured here

People who have no idea how instruments work are making rules that are only virtue signaling.

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KnottyJane 109 points ago +109 / -0

I’ve played the flute for over 30 years now. When we were supposed to be masked in church I told them that I would play without a mask or I wouldn’t play. I refused to even try any of the masks.

The band director at my kids’ school tried to make the kids wear them but a lot of the parents revolted… especially for beginner band kids, when it’s all muscle memory and learning how to do everything correctly, the mask is a distraction at best, worst case will lead to bad habits.

Masks are stupid anyway.

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RBK2 38 points ago +39 / -1

Yes. Anyone worth their musicianship knows these masks will do nothing but fuck up the technique needed to play almost every instrument.

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Wtf_socialismreally 16 points ago +16 / -0

My chin sliding off the violin would be a nightmare as it would probably end up smacking me in the teeth

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BurtMcGirt 14 points ago +14 / -0

Yep. It's not about health, it's about submission.

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ViaToil 8 points ago +8 / -0

With any wind instrument, you have to breath in smoothly with correct timing to be able to blow out for periods of time with any sort of control.. just like with sports.. seems dangerous w/mask on..

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Horkers4Trump 8 points ago +8 / -0

Former clarinetist here, I can't even imagine trying to use circular breathing techniques with a mask on.

Airflow be important, yo

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SiBear117 3 points ago +3 / -0

Hey I played both the clarinet and bass clarinet back in my school days. Can't imagine playing with a mask sitting let alone marching around in one while also playing.

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ViaToil 2 points ago +2 / -0

I played the trumpet for several years when young.. yeah.. the breath control needs to be there and I can NOT see it being there if your airflow is obstructed by a piece of cloth.

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coolhandcuke 18 points ago +18 / -0

I would have quit if I'd had to start learning the flute with a mask on. It's hard enough to begin with at least if you're not Mozart.

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KnottyJane 10 points ago +10 / -0

I’ve played for so long that it’s second nature now and I would struggle to play with a mask on. It’s absolutely not fair to ask kids to play with one. I will fight it everywhere I see it.

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Quietam_Unum 3 points ago +3 / -0

This is my favorite (for now) flutist video. She's watching Ian Anderson of "Jethro Tull" and freaking out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKSrq_qjB_Y

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HiddenDekuScrub 6 points ago +6 / -0

And this is why I'm glad my kid does private music lessons...

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MeinDonald 62 points ago +62 / -0

Now they make filters that go over the ends of the trumpet, and filter bags that cover the entire flute

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Catholicpede 87 points ago +87 / -0

Talk about utter insanity. Any UFO aliens monitoring the Donald, beam me up please.

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ALargeRock 69 points ago +70 / -1

No no no. Earth is a pretty sweet planet so I want to stay.

What if the UFOs took the covitards away and left it for us purebloods?

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BigIronBigIron 23 points ago +24 / -1

Haha, yes, no more mudbloods

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SirSeizureSalad 18 points ago +19 / -1

Cuckbloods. They invite some unvetted stranger into their bloodstream to fuck their bodies and love it while asking for more.

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Forgototherpassword 3 points ago +3 / -0

Already getting anal swabs and injections in the butt.

Wait... are the aliens the source of the LGBTQFO...

QFO....

Q music.

Trust no one

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IntersectionalXhe 17 points ago +17 / -0

At this point the UFOs could just… you know…. “Do some things” to DC.

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Just_An_Idahoan 1 point ago +1 / -0

Some alien's who did something

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sometimescanbefunny 1 point ago +1 / -0

And then, one day, for no reason at all.... a meteor was pulled into a direct collision course with DC.

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ThebigLMAOski17 7 points ago +7 / -0

if by "UFO" you mean "delta variant" aka "vaccine side effects" then i'd say you'll be getting your wish over the next 2-3 years.

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AnacronicA 3 points ago +3 / -0

Something comes to mind. The Delta variant supposedly emerged in India. There was that week of madness in April when every media station on the planet was talking about it, then it all went completely silent. India hasn't made the major the news ever since.

Taking into account that there is no delta variant, just what exactly happened there? What caused the sudden enormous spike in April after there was practically nothing for over a year?

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ThebigLMAOski17 6 points ago +6 / -0

when did india begin mass "vaccinations"?

when did the "delta variant" hit india?

why did they change the PCR cycle rates to 40 meaning no matter what you were sick from, they could call it covid?

why don't they count people as "vaccinated" until 2 weeks after injection when all the major reported side effects and deaths happen before that?

why are they inflating infection data and hiding vaccine deaths on such an unprecedented scale?

why did all the videos coming out of china show people falling dead as they walked in the streets... and welding people inside their apartments, and mobile incinerators, and "kill your pets"... why did china want us to think the apocalypse was coming?

why do all these questions have the same answer?

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IeatCrakerzNbed 0 points ago +1 / -1

The mRNA shots. They actually supposedly have a traditional vaccine out there, but to make a vaccine for a synthetic flu, you'd have basically "reverse engineer" the prototype to have an isolated virus to deplete and add the MCAs to a shot, which kinda sounds like this may be why the WHO lady they're charging for banning IVM and HCQ to push vaccines is facing treason charges. Leaky non neutralizing vaccines act the same way that non neutralizing antibiotics take a staph infection and mutate into the highly contagious and deadly MRSA. The abbreviation describes the infection Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. This is basic immunology, the same as the animal model Marek's Disease. Where NNVs mutate viruses in livestock and generate more contagious variants that become immune to vaccination and therapeutics or prophylactics.

I'm convinced that the "experts" are trying to keep IVM and HCQ and the EFFECTIVE treatments out of operation until the shitty vaccines strengthen the virus until the effective therapeutic treatment won't work on the upcoming variants that the flu season and the vaccines produce.

Mark my words, when they quit fucking off the effective treatments, it's going to be AFTER the virus becomes too contagious and overpowers the currently effective treatments. So they can keep the bullshit narrative that these effective treatments never worked and they can keep pushing this eugenics operation and bilk taxpayers through the Commie Left and SWAMP rats. The ONLY reason they're trying everything to block the effective treatments is because they STILL work and they have to minimize as much living proof that these cheap, safe, effective treatments will eradicate the virus and create the mass natural immunity that will get us to herd immunity and squash this synthetic bug. If we do this the entire pharma racket will lose TRILLIONS in perpetuated ADE cases that they can continue to sell the vaccines and the drugs they're manufacturing now to treat all the side effects from the vaccines. If we succeed and destroy this virus the commie Left, RINOS, deep state, CCP, Gates, big Pharma and big tech FAIL miserably and they'll all be backed in the accountability corner: Nuremberg 2.o trials. And if we fuck up their next election fraud operation ( which I don't think they blow their load on the primaries, they'll lay that shit low and fire all their fraud battery at Trump's next run. If they spend all their resources on just stealing house and Senate seats, it'll be more obvious that the recall election that the election fraud is orchestrated from the top down in DC and Remotely Overseas in China, and any machine in use will be stripped of online capabilities, all mail in ballots will be verified and counted before the in person voting, the poll workers will all have cameras over each poll workers station, poll watchers won't be able to be ejected, there won't be no 3am one party unobserved counting, changed "emergency" covid laws that don't go through state legislatures, etc.

We HAVE all the technology to detect wifi connections and router log ins, all the traffic packet data. All that shit needs to be exposed. In the audits officially, for and on the record. You can present proof and not acknowledge it. With CoupVid or the Elections it's all the same one way advantages that are no coincidence that only benefit China and the authoritarian Left.

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AlphaTheBetaFish 0 points ago +0 / -0

Yeah right the aliens won’t come until we go full circle and ISIS-LGBTQ is formed. That large hadron collider through us into an alternate universe

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ThebigLMAOski17 2 points ago +2 / -0

why hope for UFO's to abduct all the annoying people when they've already done the heavy lifting of injecting themselves with a ticking time bomb.

5 years tops and there's going to be years worth of "that didn't age well" gold mines.

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LivebytheTendies 2 points ago +2 / -0

I mean antifa/blm seem to be looking to take that title

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ALargeRock 2 points ago +2 / -0

Pets, because they are so obedient.

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that_sound 11 points ago +11 / -0

I don't know what everyone's problem is. Those masks work just as well as normal full masks.

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SpaceForceMAGA 5 points ago +5 / -0

Bleep blorp...we will beam you up but we need proof that you have not been vaccinated, as well as a negative spike protein test. Masks are not allowed on the ship, thanks.

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Truinondupressure 2 points ago +2 / -0

Take me too.

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OXIE 2 points ago +2 / -0

If we could get the Aliens to swoop in and just take away people wearing masks it would suddenly be a much better world.

The average IQ would be much higher too.

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War_Hamster 10 points ago +10 / -0

Please tell me that at least some of these kids recognized how ridiculous this charade is and just quit.

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NvJohansson 4 points ago +4 / -0

Why not just play in a tent then? Kek

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MeinDonald 7 points ago +8 / -1

Lol they make those too specifically for band practice. Google "band covid tent"

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NvJohansson 5 points ago +5 / -0

I can't even Babylon anymore without it being true. What a bizarro world this has become.

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Cyer6 2 points ago +2 / -0

There are companies selling all kinds of portable covid bubble-boi bullshit. Just search "portable covid bubble" or similar.

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TheBoz 2 points ago +2 / -0

LINK so many LOLs...

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Luigi2586 3 points ago +3 / -0

They've also made bags that cover entire saxophones too.

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MayorofTrumpton 1 point ago +1 / -0

Reminds me of an old joke about a guy undergoing surgery, asks the doc if he will be able to play the piano after his operation. Doc confirms that it won't affect piano playing, guy replies 'fuck me doc, that's amazing, I've never played the piano before.

Obvious Dad joke is obvious, but I've now got this mental image floating around of some idiot thinking that the right sort of masks and filters will turn them into a virtuoso trumpet player lmfao.

Edited because I suck at typing.

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notCIA 32 points ago +32 / -0

Sir, with all due respect I'm going to have to physically threaten you for exposing me to that picture. My apologies, I don't make the rules.

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x79q3pb 7 points ago +7 / -0

Company policy, nothing can be done here. (Repeat inf.)

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Powhattan 24 points ago +24 / -0

Why do that? All that will happen is virus will fly out the end of the instrument instead of your mouth.

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603win 26 points ago +26 / -0

But at least people won’t think you’re a Republican. Gotta keep up appearances.

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Powhattan 11 points ago +11 / -0

2021 - When being a faggot is better than being a cool kid.

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JediDwag 14 points ago +14 / -0

Not to mention every single hole along the entire length of the flute.

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War_Hamster 5 points ago +5 / -0

Don't give them any ideas.

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BlackPillBot 5 points ago +5 / -0

I love when viruses fly out the end of my instrument. 😎

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TommyJarvis 4 points ago +4 / -0

Sir, you are under arrest for being too logical. Put your brain behind your back and face the wall.

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CyclopticErotica 1 point ago +1 / -0

And that spit release thing my trumpet had.

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TromboneFatty 14 points ago +14 / -0

There are other MAGA band directors?!

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TommyJarvis 3 points ago +3 / -0

This surprises me because as a former band kid all through middle and high school I always found my band directors to be the most loathsome human beings. I bounced around to several different schools and that was a constant.

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Inarus06 1 point ago +1 / -0

There are. My friends circle has a lot of them.

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GCotN 131 points ago +132 / -1

Trumpets require your lips to vibrate. The pressure of the mask prevents this. So....virtue signal.

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istrucktheboard 103 points ago +103 / -0

Tuba playing pede here. That whole thing is called your embouchure and it's critical to playing.

You can no more play with a mask between your lips and a trumpet than you could tap dance with concrete shoes, which, incidentally, is what the people who came up with this should be wearing. At the bottom of a lake.

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OconusLurex 14 points ago +14 / -0

First thought looking at this was an idly wondering if it'd make even the most advanced player sound like this.

Second thought was how dispiriting it would be for someone learning. Third thought: brass are really the most joyous of instruments; everything about this goes criminally against nature.

Fourth: some vestigial memory from when I was maybe 4 or 5 years old of watching a professional brass player clean the spit out of his instrument and being in awe at the collection. Haha.

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istrucktheboard 10 points ago +10 / -0

It'd be impossible to learn like this. Actually impossible. That photo is just for show.

It isn't spit that collects, but water from the moisture in your breath that has condensed on the cold metal. Though they do say that brass players should never eat biscuits and then play....

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OconusLurex 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm reassured to hear that this insane photo would have been just for show. Also, that all that stuff coming out of the instrument, which made more of an impression on me as a kid than which brass instrument it actually was, was condensation not spit :)

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Inarus06 1 point ago +1 / -0

I argued with an idiot on Reddit for a full day about this fact. It's not spit. It's water.

Their associate in music was more qualifying than my bachelor's and 11 years teaching experience.

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istrucktheboard 1 point ago +1 / -0

At the very most it might be 2% spit, I suppose, but how someone can't work out that the same process that happens when you blow on a cold window is happening inside a brass instrument is bizarre.

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sometimescanbefunny 1 point ago +1 / -0

You're talking about the level of critical thinking that allows for "the mask stops the virus!!!" and "man, I can smell that fart/smoke through my mask"

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AussieTrumpFan 1 point ago +1 / -0

As the bassist in the school concert band, I got to sit behind the flautists and trumpets (conveniently all girls from my year...). The strongest memory is how icky the floor used to be in front of the trumpet players' chairs.

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karn 5 points ago +5 / -0

Why foul up a perfectly good lake when there are plenty of volcanoes that won't even notice the difference?

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istrucktheboard 3 points ago +3 / -0

Got to get them to the top of a volcano. Easier to say, "Look at this lovely lake view." Splosh, job done.

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Kekislaw 2 points ago +2 / -0

That was worth reading. Last bit was beautiful

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istrucktheboard 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ithankyew...

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FormerGraveheart 1 point ago +1 / -0

When mobsters do that concrete shoes thing, do you suppose they use that quick-setting fencepost concrete?

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istrucktheboard 2 points ago +2 / -0

Unless they want to have to hand around and make sure you don't scarper, it must be.

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nankingRoastie 0 points ago +6 / -6

would you like me to embouchure your anus?

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istrucktheboard 2 points ago +2 / -0

You've not thought that one through much, have you, ducky?

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BigIronBigIron 0 points ago +3 / -3

Raspberrying a butthole, add it to urban dictionary

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Americansupremacists 0 points ago +1 / -1

Having not had that experience yet, I would welcome it.

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Mintap 17 points ago +17 / -0

Virtue signal or satire?

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cnn_can_dox_my_balls 10 points ago +10 / -0

Probably the photographer just asked softieboi to pose. It’s unintentional satire or farce

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10MeV 16 points ago +16 / -0

I'm pretty sure there's a hole in the mask. Trombonist here. That mouthpiece simply must make contact with the lips to work at all.

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TheMadManDidItAgain 7 points ago +7 / -0

No hole. You can see the rim of the mouthpiece. Staged pic.

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TommyJarvis 5 points ago +5 / -0

Trombonist

The proper term is “Tromboner”.

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10MeV 1 point ago +1 / -0

Heh. I've often said I'm a trombone picker. Or a trombonifier. Maybe trombonificator. Lots of good words!

Yeah, the non-low-brass types usually called us "tromboners". Endlessly amusing in high school!

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Moonlight 3 points ago +3 / -0

Trumpets also require Trump pro spirit.

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BlackPillBot 3 points ago +3 / -0

Can you go into more detail about the vibrating lips fren?

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I_Used_to_be_me 2 points ago +2 / -0

Read comment. Looked up expecting to see “Barack-obama” username. Kinda disappointed

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BlackPillBot 1 point ago +1 / -0

🤣

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Rydanovich 53 points ago +53 / -0

Depends on the instrument.

Percussion? Sure. This shit? No. You can't blow into a flute with a gay diaper on your face.

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BringTheCat789 8 points ago +9 / -1

That's a trumpet.

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Rydanovich 7 points ago +7 / -0

I'm aware of that. Trumpets aren't the only instrument you blow into.

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Femprep 3 points ago +3 / -0

I just thought of clarinet and oboe players. Good luck reed friends!

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ParticleCannon 5 points ago +5 / -0

Accidentally catching the reed on the mask material as you bring it to and from your face would destroy the reed

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bejeavis 3 points ago +3 / -0

Nah bro percussionists have to emote it's part of the experience

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Donaldino 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yep. Any and all masks hurt society by removing expression.

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hillaryforprison 1 point ago +1 / -0

You gotta put a mask over each drum. Science says so.

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Winter_Is_Coming2020 36 points ago +37 / -1

That’s a staged pic. There are however other photos on the net of kids playing wind and other instruments with slits cut in the masks - I think I’ve seen some with adult orchestras too - clown world.

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KINGOJ007 15 points ago +15 / -0

clown world is all that comes to mind when I see this kind of shit, just like people driving in their cars alone wearing them

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TruthyBrat 16 points ago +16 / -0

I Wear My Face Mask In My Car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G30M80YF81U

To the tune of I Wear My Sunglasses at Night. 16 months old and still pointed and funny as hell.

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Zskills 4 points ago +4 / -0

So fucking good omg. Thank you

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TruthyBrat 1 point ago +1 / -0

You're very welcome. I've been throwing it out there for 16 months when appropriate, and I still get a laugh out of it.

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NoFakeNewsCommies 1 point ago +1 / -0

Eh depends if you're working full hours with one and, like your t shirt or glasses, just forget it's on

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notCIA 7 points ago +7 / -0

Are n95 masks black tie formal?

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Zskills 1 point ago +1 / -0

N95 is more business casual.

Black tie formal needs custom cloth mask with zero actual filtration. 100% virtue signaling.

See met gala for reference.

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RonBohr 30 points ago +30 / -0

It's possible...maybe...to get air through, but there will not be the proper seal btw lips and mouthpiece. It won't play, it'll sound like a dog passing gas.

/trombone pede

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dudeweedbro 15 points ago +15 / -0

We trombone pedes gotta stick together

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TromboneFatty 15 points ago +15 / -0

I agree! MAGA bones! Any way we could get saaaayy 76 of us to lead the next trump parade?

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10MeV 5 points ago +5 / -0

I'm in! MAGAbones!

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BlitheringIdiot 3 points ago +3 / -0

Don't forget the cornets.

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Sparks1017 2 points ago +2 / -0

KEK, the song is now playing in my head!

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dudeweedbro 1 point ago +1 / -0

It'd be the best damn band in the land.

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DomTullipso 3 points ago +3 / -0

Here here! I wonder what they're doing about the spit valves

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SirJiub 2 points ago +2 / -0

Which is why the student has that exact look on his face. It's too damn hard to play through the mask.

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ShillScreamsOfTerror 20 points ago +20 / -0

Too many brassholes in here. :)

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ChikfilaFan 15 points ago +15 / -0

You need to have your embouchure formed correctly to properly be putting vibrations into the mouthpiece. It'd be quite hard with a mask. Even if you can, the quality would be shit

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Bubblegumbro 12 points ago +12 / -0

I like the picture of the kids in little tents playing. All because of a cold that had a .2% chance of death

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Tyrone_biggums 17 points ago +17 / -0

For them? More like 0.0001%, or less

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DinosaurAlert 9 points ago +10 / -1

I keep seeing .2% or “ 99.9% chance of survival”

That would be very high. That would be many children dying in school districts. It is 99.9% for obese 68 year olds. For kids is it like 99.9999% or something.

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ChocolateEvryday 7 points ago +7 / -0

I can't believe ppl are ok with that shit. I would have pulled my kid out day 1.

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BoerboelMummy 10 points ago +10 / -0

I would suggest the mask is a significant impediment to a proper embouchure, which is the technique wind players use to get the full range out of their instruments. If you were standing in this kids vicinity all you'd hear is a loud pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft. So... SHOCK HORROR PROBE more fake news from the NYT.

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Siteless_Vagrant 8 points ago +8 / -0

Eyes squinted like he's blowing, mask not puffed out, NEW YORK TIMES, yeah faked.

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slimcoat 8 points ago +8 / -0

I played trumpet in middle school. The instrument requires direct contact to make the correct sound. This would never work.

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Meisenmouse 7 points ago +7 / -0

If you can blow enough to get thru a trumpet, aren't germs able to get thru too

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bluebahloo 11 points ago +11 / -0

THE SCIENCE BEHIND COVID-19 IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING. CLICK THIS LINK TO GET THE LATEST FACTS AND VACCINATIONS.

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GainesvilleFlorida 5 points ago +5 / -0

Anyone else read this and get solemnly sad for society?

It’s right almost there at official 1984

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Darkheartisland 3 points ago +3 / -0

Except when the science is settled.

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orange_dit 1 point ago +1 / -0

If you can blow enough

Kamala enters the chat

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IBentMyWookie 7 points ago +7 / -0

If you want an aneurism, yes.

I have to mask at work, and I can blow up latex gloves to put them on better, with my mask on.

This whole thing is stupid.

Fake edit: actually maybe not possible for trumpet, it’s partly activated by wind, partly by your lips vibrating on the mouth piece.

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Nighknight 5 points ago +5 / -0

My son is in a woke symphony that demands face diapers while playing. They literally have a hole cut into them. Defeats the purpose. The amount of air needed to play his tuba is blocker by a mask. My child never wears one and gets asked repeatedly to put it on. Not complying.

Just waiting for them to ask for proof of vaccine. Then I will hit them with a lovely $5000 fine from DeSantis.

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Brando 5 points ago +5 / -0

Trumpet player here, that mask would be fuggin drenched and stinky as hell. A sanitary nightmare if you will. If you ever get a chance to take a wiff of a well played brass instrument you'll know immediately what I'm talking about.

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Everyonelovesblacks 5 points ago +5 / -0

The person who decided to make this photo shoot should be required to get on their knees and open their mouth wide and allow the whole brass section to empty their spit valves into their maw.

That's the punishment for virtue signalling.

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Pumpitrealgood 4 points ago +4 / -0

sure, while choking to death each time.....

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JaevlaSkit 4 points ago +4 / -0

I used to play trombone, baritone, and tuba. No it won't work.

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Diotima 4 points ago +4 / -0

Used to play trumpet in band yeah this is bullshit no way can you play it through a mask

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Independenceforever 4 points ago +4 / -0

Everyone who's ever been in band knows

Trumpet players never make that face while playing. They have to be literal blowhards. Surly lot.

But they are staring at sheet music or band director or pretty flute players.

Even if he was soloing on stage for jazz band and likely to be jamming out

His hands and posture show he ain't playing correctly to be closing his eyes and enjoying being in a face gag

Everything about this continual NDAA Psyop we live in makes me sick.

NEW YORK TIMES IS FAKE JOURNALISM RUN BY LITERALLY RETARDED, MENDACIOUS, COMMUNISTS

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MustafaJones 4 points ago +5 / -1

Yeah that’s not gonna work. Wind and brass instrument need the lips to be pursed in a certain way to work. This is 100% virtue signalling.

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dres3 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ask Kamala. She's the blowxpert.

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ZombieJSBach 3 points ago +3 / -0

Every comment on this thread is heresy! Masks work! Glorious Fauci says so! If people would stop asking questions and do what they're told we could go back to normal in about 14 years!

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Andthen 3 points ago +3 / -0

Lips have to form a fluctuating seal depending On the notes played.

This is a picture of a teen trolling or goofing off.

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Susurro 3 points ago +3 / -0

This is ghey.

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landsolo 3 points ago +3 / -0

Played the Trumpet for a fair number of years. It is possible to produce sound with the mask on. Quality of sound is a different subject and the amount of effort required would be significant, not to mention that its going to become saturated with saliva and become a biohazard after one song.

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TraitorsShouldHangq 2 points ago +2 / -0

This is what it looks like for America to be on its knees.

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The_Knight_of_sunset 2 points ago +2 / -0

Pede who played the violin in the past here.

While I don't really require my mouth or nose on the instrument to actually play, I do think unrestricted air and oxygen intake is vital to play well. It helps to make sure you think right, get the beat down, and combat stage fright while playing on the big stage.

That photo? A complete joke in the name of COVID-1984. Any musician knows that this will not work. Even an amateur knows that.

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SteelyardJesus420 2 points ago +2 / -0

All I see is an asshole.

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ConcernedFrenchFrog 2 points ago +2 / -0

Can't work. Lips have to be freely vibrating to make sound. can't have that if your lips are pressed against a mask

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Nerdrem 2 points ago +2 / -0

I played the trumpet in elementary school; it's been a while, but no, I don't believe you could play with a mask on. You don't just blow into the thing, the lips play a big part.

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TickleTh1sElmo 2 points ago +2 / -0

Played trumpet for 8 years. No. Also, if you cut a hole through that to put your lips through, it's still restricting access for anyone who uses circular breathing since they can't breathe into their nose.

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benfranklin207 2 points ago +2 / -0

My daughter has played the bass clarinet for years, the have her and her instrument in a mask. She left the band because she said it gives her head aches.

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spezholio 2 points ago +2 / -0

Duh. The mask goes on the biggy end of the trumpet.

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7thGenTexan 2 points ago +2 / -0

To answer your question, no, you cannot play a trumpet (or any wind instrument) through a mask. It would not work.

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MAGASquatch 2 points ago +2 / -0

It looks like this kid just shart his pants. 🤣🤣🤣

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51cab 2 points ago +2 / -0

Music teacher here. That particular mask - no. The lips have to buzz against the mouthpiece. There are other kinds, though, which have openings (lol). I teach elementary music, and I do recorders with the kids. Thankfully, masks are optional where I am, and the kids get so excited to play that even the ones in a mask will lower it to play the instrument.

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VirPopulus 2 points ago +2 / -0

To make a trumpet sound, you need to purse your lips and blow air through in such a way that they buzz together ... sort of like whistling on a blade of grass. The mask would prevent the vibrations between your mouth and trumpet, so this is complete bullshit. Heck, it's barely possible to whistle with a mask on.

Source: guitar-player who has a hell of a time making sounds come out of trumpets.

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SaltySteffie 2 points ago +2 / -0

To answer your question (professional wind musician here): that picture is possible, yes. If he has his lips pressing enough of the right way into the mouthpiece and enough air is blowing through that stupid mask, yea, he will get a sound. It won’t be right, though.

The mask thing while playing instruments- even the “instrument specific” masks, are absolutely pointless. TRULY, FACTUALLY POINTLESS. Most of the”instrument specific” masks don’t even cover where most of the air comes out. 😂😂😂😂😂

Ridiculous.

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Maxberg 2 points ago +2 / -0

When I played trumpet it was hard enough without a mask, requires a lot of mouth manipulation.

This is straight pandering.

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ah_hell 2 points ago +2 / -0

What a crock. It's like having to wear pants to play guitar.

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paramour 1 point ago +1 / -0

Lolz 🤣

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iIndianaJones 2 points ago +2 / -0

Being a horn player, you won't have much success getting any type of good sound playing with a mask on.

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Thejudge6060 2 points ago +2 / -0

I've never tried, but I did play trumpet 15 years ago. Idk how it would work

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Canadianrebellion 2 points ago +2 / -0

Trumpet player here. No, not possible.

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BeBest 2 points ago +2 / -0

Probably fuck up your embrasure (spelling? Wtf do I know; I played strings).

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johnqpublic864 2 points ago +2 / -0

He's got the wrong kind of mouthpiece for a mask. You gotta get one shaped like a dick. Then you gotta shove it up your ass and blow.

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NvJohansson 2 points ago +2 / -0

is it even possible to play an instrument with a mask.

I don't wear a mask, but im pretty sure l could play my electric guitar with a mask. On a bet.

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Goozmania 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's possible, if you're fucking retarded enough.