Tambourines Should Be Discontinued.
The last time the sound of a tambourine sounded good was when Janis Joplin was the one shaking it.
The one hit wonder, "Green Tambourine" was simply obnoxious.
I see no reason why anyone would think a tambourine would improve the quality of any song.
Sure, it's the last bastion of unmusical people trying to find a way to perform, but the public should not be subjected to such a tinny racket just to appease a wannabe performer.
Some may argue that a kazoo is in the same category as the tambourine, but that's untrue. Any person who can sing in tune can create some very nice music with a kazoo.
I'd say the bagpipes or a diggerydoo run close seconds to the tambourine, but you rarely hear those instruments being played, so they are slightly more tolerable.
Does anyone reading this agree that the world would be a better place without tambourines? If you actually like the sound, please defend your position in the comments section.