7 Even in the case of lifeless things that make sounds, such as the pipe or harp, how will anyone know what tune is being played unless there is a distinction in the notes?

Read 1 Corinthians 14:7 Using Other Translations

And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?
If even lifeless instruments, such as the flute or the harp, do not give distinct notes, how will anyone know what is played?
Even lifeless instruments like the flute or the harp must play the notes clearly, or no one will recognize the melody.