Just for fun!! Which of these musical instruments, do you think would be the most boring to play?

By MarieN . Created on May 11, 2020
So many interesting and sometimes complicated musical instruments, such as the piano, saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, etc., takes a LOT of practice, talent and skill. Which of these types of instruments, (while certainly an important part of a musical performance), do you think would be the most BORING and simple to "play"?? JUST FOR FUN! Please, no "nasty or negative" comments. Thanks :-)
Music 186 votes | 10 Comments
Triangle (musical instrument)

Triangle (musical instrument)

Symbols (musical instrument)

Symbols (musical instrument)

Blocks (musical instrument)

Blocks (musical instrument)

Gong (musical instrument)

Gong (musical instrument)

Slide Whistle (musical instrument)

Slide Whistle (musical instrument)

Sticks (musical instrument)

Sticks (musical instrument)

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Symbols (musical instrument)
Robert said on May 21, 2020
Can one get any more boring than "Finger Cymbals"?
Milan said on May 12, 2020
Would lean toward the dinner bell knowing I would eat soon!
Slide Whistle (musical instrument)
alfromal said on May 12, 2020
funny thing about all this is that anyone who plays music and specializes with 1 of these could prolly be making decent money, and find good use not boring,, unfortunately for the slide whistle, i find that the most boring, no offense to all y'all slide whistle players
Sticks (musical instrument)
MarieN said on May 12, 2020
al, you are likely correct, it just seems like the more simple musical instruments would be the most repetitive, or "boring" to play. Slide whistle would be pretty boring, noisy and somewhat annoying, that's for sure :-)
Slide Whistle (musical instrument)
alfromal said on May 12, 2020
not to mention Marie,, i think slide whistles are a thing of the past mostly,,,
Gong (musical instrument)
Fred Zacher said on May 11, 2020
The Gong was featured as an opening for the Muppets Season one, Episode one by Gonzo and runs approx. 2.5 minutes and is on You Tube. I didn't remember this one at all. The incident at Cape Cod will be repeated all over the country in coming weeks. Just thought of the original black and white movie, Flash Gordon, Ming the Merciless had a huge gong sound when he made an entrance.
Gong (musical instrument)
Brian said on May 11, 2020
Then there was The Gong Show...an early version of all the talent shows we have today...but I am babbling down Memory Lane again.
Gong (musical instrument)
Fred Zacher said on May 11, 2020
I was thinking of that as well. But too late to answer more.
Sticks (musical instrument)
Tammy said on May 11, 2020
I think just having drum sticks with no drum or anything to tap on with the sticks, would be boring .
Sticks (musical instrument)
MarieN said on May 11, 2020
Tammy, I know that in elementary/middle schools sometimes the kids have larger round "sticks" with which to hit together for some kind of musical "rhythm", BUT, with the limited picture choices, the closet thing I could find to those were drumsticks. I guess "sticks is sticks", LOL!! :-)
Sticks (musical instrument)
Tammy said on May 11, 2020
Oh ok Marie I know what you are talking about now ...lol
Gong (musical instrument)
Fred Zacher said on May 11, 2020
The Gong which can summon the hired help. (lol) Marie I looked up the comment on the swamped ice cream shop. It was the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour on Cap Cod. Reported on the Boston 25 news. It was only open 2.5 hrs. before the assembled mass of people became mean that the ice cream delivery was slow and the other half screaming about social distancing and facial masks. In wondering about the gong, it was used as ...
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Sticks (musical instrument)
MarieN said on May 11, 2020
Fred, that is the place, I just couldn't recall the name of it off the top of my head. VERY SAD! Depressing that a shop owner tries to do something nice to help out the community, AND the people needing a job, and the "ravenous wolf pack" would act that way. I suspect that there is going to be a LOT of that kind of uncivil behavior, before things get better. Two innocent men have both lost their lives...
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Triangle (musical instrument)
Brenda said on May 11, 2020
Tinking on that triangle would really bug me lol
Sticks (musical instrument)
MarieN said on May 11, 2020
Brenda, that is SO funny, and ironic in a silly way. My husband, for some "unknown" reason, actually found, on YouTube, a woman demonstrating the different "sounds" of a triangle. I kid you not, I think she must have had some serious "mental deficiencies" to even think there was a difference. "Tink-a-tink-a-tink", versus "Thinka-tinka-tinka". UH-huh, sure, right, LOL...
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Gong (musical instrument)
Fred Zacher said on May 11, 2020
The only reason I'd want to hear a triangle is Come and Get It, Dinner is Hot and Ready to Eat. I'm thinking of a nice farm family dinner outside after a barn raising or going to church meeting.
Slide Whistle (musical instrument)
Damien said on May 11, 2020
Once you see the sound goes up, down, then back again, what's left? That you can stop part way? Some of the others at least let you tap out a beat.
Sticks (musical instrument)
MarieN said on May 11, 2020
Actually, I think, depending on what "notes" someone wants to play on a slide whistle, it can be stopped part way, and makes different sounds. Longer, shorter, etc. I think my late m-I-l sent some to our kids when they were little. I NEVER could figure out just why that woman hated me so much, LOL!! I got her back though, I made sure to take all the slide whistles with me on one of our many road trips to &...
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