I'm in 2 rock-blues-pop COVER bands..... Band 1: Singer, standing directly in front of drum kit. Loud tambourine most every song, always on snare hit, or doubling up....Band 2: Keyboard player plays tambourine on a lot of songs, inconsistent beat-dragging hits, shakes tambourine like a rattle during dynamic transitions. Very discouraging, and maybe clashing frequencies with high-hat, cymbals? For ME, it mushes out the groove and sound I'm trying to achieve.