On a thread that has been moved to the Theology forum, an Old Regular brother posted some information on why Primitive Baptists and Old Regulars do not use instrumental music in worship. That topic properly belongs elsewhere. But a proper topic here would be to discuss at what point many Baptists began to accept instrumental music in worship. We can surmise that it was after the early 1830s because the Black Rock Addresses (1832 and 1834) make no mention of instrumental music among their complaints about what they see happening to contemporary Baptist churches. Yet by the middle of the century Francis Wayland was concerned that the prevalence of organs and choirs was drowning out traditional Baptist congregational singing. (See Notes on the Principles and Practices of Baptist Churches, 1857). Is anyone aware of specific points of time that Baptists embraced instrumental music?