Top 5 Annoying Instruments

These are my top 5 instruments that sound awesome at first but after about 2-3 minutes sound annoying.

  1. Steel Guitar – actually this sounds annoying to me just about the entire time, but I can put up with it for the first stanza
  2. Bagpipes – yes, Amazing Grace on them is amazing.  But the longer it goes, the more piercing the high notes are and the more annoying that one constant low note is.
  3. Harmonica – I love the harmonica.  I used to play it.  But there is a reason you only hear it for a few seconds in most songs
  4. Cowbell – Even though this is an unpopular stance to take for we all know the only cure for a feva is more cowbell, but I’ll take the hard stance and say that it’s awesome at first but annoying after about 3 minutes of consistency in 4/4 time.
  5. Harpsichord – You don’t hear it that often, but when you do it’s really cool at first.  Then it turns into high-pitched headache.
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  • I love bagpipes! And I went to a boarding school where they practiced in the morning and afternoons and played all the time. Now that was annoying and way too much. But I still love hearing them.

  • It’s not often that you’re wrong, but — when you are — you hit it right out of the park.

  • I knew I’d ruffle some feathers 🙂

    For the record, I like all of these instruments. It’s just after a while…

    Anyway, ironically we heard a Canadian Bagpipe Rock Band (Off Kilter) last night at EPCOT and they were great!