Video: Can you play brass while riding a bicycle?

The Dutch can.


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    • That is an unfair comparison. Contemporary traffic in Dutch cities, especially in Amsterdam where there is no space for bikes on the road network, has become a health hazard even without brass, and as the video shows: the locals manage to get through even in the worst directional circumstances. Adding a bit of brass playing is merely a fun bonus.

      The advantage of having a tuba with you when on the road on a bike, is that you can warn away other traffic very effectively.

    • Considering many kids these days don’t care about learning an instrument (smartphones don’t count) in the first place and would prefer not to ride a bicycle, I wouldn’t worry about it.

      • Annoying smartphones aside, at the school where I teach, we opened additional classes for students aged 10 to 18 who want additional music lessons, and demand is rising. All of them, apart from their normal schedule, learn an instrument and/or do vocal training. And many of them come to school by bike. No messages of gloom and doom from this side.

        • No need for an apology. As (just barely) part of the U30 demographic cohort and having been on the receiving end of the “Kids these days”+[Sweeping Generalisation] lecture in the not all too distant past, I couldn’t resist 🙂

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