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shofutamura
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Mharman
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Is Mayonaise a instrument?

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Mharman
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/13/2017 Category: Music
Updated: 8 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 615 times Debate No: 105008
Debate Rounds (3)
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shofutamura

Pro

I think that mayonaise is an musical instrument. What do you guys think?
Mharman

Con

I believe it is not a musical instrument.
Debate Round No. 1
shofutamura

Pro

A mayoniase container can technically be used as a drum. You can hit the top of the can like a drum.The drum is classified as an instrument. Thus I have proved my point.
Mharman

Con

Yes, but the mayonnaise itself is not being used as an instrument, its container is.
Debate Round No. 2
shofutamura

Pro

The mayonaise itself can be used as a instrument if used properly. If you dump a pile of mayoniase on a table,and pat the mayonaise,it creates a squsihy and drum like pattern. Pat your hand over and over on the mayo creates a drum like pattern. I have proved my point.
Mharman

Con

This brings us to my final argument.

This is the definition of a musical instrument.

noun
noun: musical instrument
an object or device for producing musical sounds.

Since mayonnaise is made for consumption, and is not specifically made for producing musical sounds, it cannot be considered a musical instrument.

Vote con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by TheDragon5 4 months ago
TheDragon5
Horse radish is not an instrument either.
Posted by conner4real 6 months ago
conner4real
What if the mayo has some additives such as chipotle peppers? Would that change the acoustics or aural quality?
Posted by BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2 7 months ago
BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2
This debate is stupid!
Posted by Simple_Logic 8 months ago
Simple_Logic
An instrument is a tool

A tool is used to achieve a task

Music is an arrangement of sounds, tones, harmonies

Musical instruments are primitive to complex in the range of sounds they can create

Mayonnaise can be used as a musical instrument, although it may be primitive in form
Posted by Mharman 8 months ago
Mharman
No shofutamure, mayonnaise is not an instrument.
Posted by Debating_Horse 8 months ago
Debating_Horse
why is this EVEN AN DEBATE?
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Vote Placed by BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2 7 months ago
BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2
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Reasons for voting decision: Con by default!
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Reasons for voting decision: Con refutes Pro's first argument about the mayonnaise jar, indicating that the jar is the instrument, not the mayo. Finally, Con gives a good reason why mayo is not an instrument. Though this was done in the last round, and should have been done earlier. Nonetheless, Con prevails even disregarding the last round.
Vote Placed by QueenDaisy 8 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con correctly pointed out that the jar was being used, not the mayonnaise, in Pro's first example. While Pro's second example does illustrate mayonnaise being used to produce sound, it does not meet the definition Con provided- it is not intended to be used to make sound. I think Pro could actually have won this had they speculated that one could make one's own mayonnaise explicitly to make sound with- in which case it is intended to produce sound and could be used to do such. As it stands, Con wins.