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Old 06-08-2016, 06:32 PM   #1
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Are there any particular musical instruments that you hate? Are there any that just grate on your ears? Here's my top 3


1.) The Accordion: Shittiest instrument ever invented! God the sound of this thing irritates me to no end! And yes, I hate polka music!



2.) The Sitar: I hate everything about this instrument! I hate the way it sounds, I hate the way it looks, and I especially hate it when rock bands incorporate it into their songs.



3.) The Harmonica (and bass harmonica): In the 90's there wasn't a band I hated more than Blues Traveler. It just irritates me to no end. Likewise with the bass harmonica, it sounds like buffalo farts!



Honorable Mention: The Steel Drums: Those annoying steel "drums" you hear played in the freaking Caribbean! That terrible "ping ping ping ping ping ping ping ping ping" sound makes me want to punch kittens! Get that Arial Little Mermaid "Under The Sea" shit out of here!
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I hate bag pipes!

God bless you always!!!

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Old 06-09-2016, 04:55 PM   #3
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The scratchy turntable thingamabobs, if that counts.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:54 PM   #4
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Bagpipes, sitar, harmonica. All of them grate my ears.

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Anyone who could watch this scene and say they hate the sitar is my enemy.

...and they probably worship the antichrist.

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I'm going to block the sitar haters.

And I'm going to kidnap their wives and pets.
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He lets the last Hungarian go.

He waits until Ravi Shankar is in the ground and then he goes after the rest of the sitar haters.

He kills their kids, he kills their wives, he kills their parents and their parentsí friends. He burns down the houses they live in and the stores they work in, he kills people that owe them money.

And like that he was gone.

Underground.

...Nobody has ever seen him since.

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Another one I just thought of are those annoying "pungi" horns that "snake charmers" blow.

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Old 06-20-2016, 04:26 PM   #9
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Bagpipes can be found all over Europe from Spain to Russia and can sound beautiful, just listen to Kathryn Tickell play the Northumbrian pipes. The Great Highland bagpipes are an instrument of war, created to tell enemies that a horde of angry Scotsmen are headed their way. Death probably comes as a relief.
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Bagpipes can be found all over Europe from Spain to Russia and can sound beautiful, just listen to Kathryn Tickell play the Northumbrian pipes. The Great Highland bagpipes are an instrument of war, created to tell enemies that a horde of angry Scotsmen are headed their way. Death probably comes as a relief.
Bagpipes are cool. Amazing Grace, that Scottish anthem or whatever it is, sound amazing on them. And if AC/DC and Blind Guardian can use them on their records, they're OK with me.
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I've never liked Keytars
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3.) The Harmonica (and bass harmonica): In the 90's there wasn't a band I hated more than Blues Traveler. It just irritates me to no end. Likewise with the bass harmonica, it sounds like buffalo farts!
I never heard a bass harmonica before but I do like the blues harp sound that the harmonica produces. A couple of songs that I like that include the use of the harmonica are "Suicide Blonde" by INXS and "Pink" by Aersomith.
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There are no instruments I dislike hearing when they're used appropriately. So I'm going to go with something a bit different and say autotune is one of the worst things ever incorporated into music.
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Steelmaker, if you hate the harmonica, then you don't like the J. Geils band? I'm not a big fan of the harmonica, but The J. Geils band uses it perfectly in my opinion. Like Abbey is Q says, just about every instrument can sound good if they're in the right hands. Look at how the Beatles used the sitar in the song Norwegian Wood. I think that was the first time it was used in a song by them.I found this on Wiki about the first time the sitar was used by a rock band.



The first known use of the sitar in a rock music recording session was made by the Kinks for their song "See My Friends". However, the Yardbirds were more notable when they hired a sitar player to play the main riff for their single "Heart Full of Soul". However, the version with the sitar riff was not released at the time and George Harrison is now recognised as having introduced the instrument to pop music. During a break in the filming of The Beatles' second movie, Help!, Harrison picked up a sitar left on the set as a prop and attempted to play it. His initial interest eventually led to his taking lessons from Pandit Ravi Shankar and Shambhu Das. He subsequently played the instrument on the Beatles song "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" on the LP Rubber Soul in 1965, which became the first released Western pop song to feature the sitar.


You can read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitar_in_popular_music
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The scratchy turntable thingamabobs, if that counts.
Yeah, those really annoy me too. Very few songs have used them which I can listen to.
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After some thinking, I may have to go back on what I said earlier.

Because the vuvuzela is one of the most obnoxious things ever.
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Every single instrument can produce something interesting in one way or another when handled by the right people.
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