Questions tagged [instrumental]

For questions about music played by musical or digital instruments, without singing or lyrics. Do not use this tag to identify an instrument (use the [identify-this-instrument] tag instead).

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Has any instrumental music ever been used to carry information?

Music is often dubbed 'the universal language', but language usually carries some information. I know that music has many different notes, with letters and pitches assigned to each. Was there ever ...
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Why are instrumental chart toppers not as common as in the early days of the pop charts?

If you look at: UK instrumental number ones : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_instrumental_number_ones_on_the_UK_Singles_Chart US instrumental number ones : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Why is the Chaconne from Bach's Partita for Violin No. 2 so widely lauded?

I recently came across a recording of Bach's Partita for Violin No. 2, the fifth movement (the Chaconne), and upon researching it further, I learnt that it is often praised as a very important ...
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Squeaking of guitar strings

I've noticed squeaking of guitar strings in the songs of some of the artists I listened to, and had thought it was a mistake (and very odd that it made its way into the studio recordings) but recently ...
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I want to know more artists/musics instrumental like a song “Call of Ktulu” (Metallica)

I want to listen more instrumental metal, like The Call of Ktulu and Orion) (Metallica), or Into the Lungs of Hell (Megadeth). Can anyone help me?
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What kind of brass instrument plays the intro on Hypnotic Brass Ensemble's Spottie?

I discovered Spottie by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. It is a cover of one of the songs by Outkast. Can someone tell me what kind of brass instrument begins at 0:09 and makes this deep sound?
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Where to find instrumentals?

I enjoy rapping along with the artist while listening to (Hip-Hop / Trap) music. But sometimes I'd like to rap all myself over the beat. In such an occasion I have to search for the instrumental, the ...
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March at the end of Jean Michel Jarre concert

At the end of Jean Michel Jarre's Equinoxe VII, in the album Les Concerts en Chine, after the applause, a march or anthem can be heard. Does anyone know its name?
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What genre is this style of short fast notes played on plucked strings?

There's a kind of music that characteristically features short, fast notes on pizzicato strings, marked bass rhythm, and accompanied by orchestra, mostly long notes by the strings, such as, for ...
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Instrumental music meanings

Do instrumental song without lyrics have meanings? This instrumental song from Pink Floyd's album 'The Endless river' seems to have some vocals in it and then all instumental. Is this instrumental ...
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What instrument makes the lowest note?

I have heard that the classical Indian musical instrument, the Surbahar, makes the lowest audible note of any musical instrument. I am curious what instrument makes the lowest audible note and what ...
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Sounds produced from pure electrical circuits?

Is there any musical instrument which produces sounds from pure electrical circuits? Wherein there is no pre-recorded sounds from other instruments...
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Steve Vai logo meaning

Is there any significance in the Steve Vai logo below? To me it looks like the artist's name but I was always wondering if there is more in it since Steve always likes to put hidden meanings ...
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What is the name of the musical instrument shown on the video?

Here is the picture from the video: What is the name of the musical instrument shown there?
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Instrumental waltz music used in old “Popeye” cartoon (unknown music from 30's or earlier)

I have an animated video featuring waltz music: Popeye COLORIZED 007 "The Dance Contest" (November 23, 1934). It looks similar to The Ink Spots' With Plenty Of Money And You, but it isn't it. Can ...
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Is there a guide or database that links a specific sound to a synth?

I was wondering if there a is guide so you can link a specific sound to a synth. Or some kind of database that catalogs the synths used in popular songs.
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Instrumental song at the start of the ending credits of “Secret Superstar” (2017) Indian movie (got no info from IMDb and Wikipedia)?

What is the instrumental song that is played just at the start of the ending credits of the movie Secret Superstar (2017)? I posted this question since I couldn't find any information about this from ...
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A genre that sounds oriental but is far away from it

How does one call this kind of movie soundtrack, examples are: Eric Serra - Akta (fifth element) Eric Serra - What's happening out there (Leon the professional) and maybe Christophe Heral - ...
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In which ragams do Ganesh and Kumaresh play kalpana swarams for the pallavi in *Shantham*?

The Carnatic violin duo Ganesh and Kumaresh released a 2-disc album titled Shantham in 2002, Shruthilaya Audio Recording. The first track of disc 2 is a pallavi ("Un tiruvadi en gati") in the ragam ...
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Identify the music on Australian advertisement for Sidchrome spanners

Back in the 1980s or 90s, there was an advertisement on Australian TV for Sidchrome spanners. It showed a collection of spanners being made, starting with red hot metal being stamped out, then cleaned ...
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Have any of the Pink Floyd's instrumental pieces been vocalized?

I wonder if there exist any vocal versions of Pink Floyd's greatest instrumentals? Especially the Endless River music and Marooned or Cluster One?
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Is this string instrument making a trill sound?

https://youtu.be/H8e0PFMo_6E?list=LL8veiH4tExKaroj4Tif84cw&t=530 8:50~8:53 is this sound a trill? what bowing technique is it?
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What is the exact name of a voice free version of a vocal music?

My main goal is searching in google for some sort of rock musics, I want the best keyword for search. My question: What is the name of a voice free version of a vocal music? Is that instrumental? or ...
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Where else to find Bruce Fox-Lefriche's arr. of Bach's BWV 565 for solo violin?

I'm trying to find Bruce Fox-Lefriche: Sonata for Violin "A Tribute to Bach", also known as Sonata for solo violin, attributed to J.S. Bach - BWW 565 (in WorldCat). Here's what I've found so far: ...
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Genre of ominous music used for anime cutscenes when the villain approaches

(Migrated from anime and manga upon advice) The following piece of music is extracted from some video on the internet (which the twitter link cannot be included here due to the content is rather ...
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Modernist piano excerpt (Ravel? Debussy?) from “Dialogue entre Jean-Pierre Serre” video

I would like to know the name of the music at the beginning of the video Dialogue entre Jean-Pierre Serre. I searched with Midomi, but got no result. My guess is that it might be a composition of ...
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What is the name of this demo song for this keyboard?

I own this keyboard, and I'm trying to identify its 95th demo song. I can't seem to find its name in the resources that came with the keyboard. I've also tried Shazam and keyboard search websites such ...
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Which is the song on this cello tune video (《往事》)?

I've got the following music song which can be found in these videos at YouTube: a cello tune (大提琴曲 《往事》) learn from a cello tune (大提琴曲 《往事》 amateur violin) which my friend would like to learn to ...
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Quiet solo piano piece in Youtube video

I would like to know where the music piece in this video is coming from (from 0:00 to 2:30, and it starts again from 2:38). Typically, what is the artist, the title, etc.? (Ultimately, I would like ...
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Electronic instrumental music - the album cover is a comic of a woman punching herself in the face

That's all I remember... It's electronic contemporary instrumental music - the album cover is a comic of a woman punching herself in the face, something like Eatlot or Eatlow or Loweat... Lost in ...
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Identifying kalpana swaram ragam in the RTP by Ganesh and Kumaresh in *Samarpanam*

The Carnatic violin duo Ganesh and Kumaresh released an album titled Samarpanam in 1999, Shruthilaya Audio Recording, in which they play 6 songs. The fourth is a Ragam Tanam Pallavi ("Isai kelada") in ...
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Does the written music exist?

I've been playing 'Left Bank Two' for some time now, sometimes recognised as the t.v. theme for 'Vision On' in the '70s. I've transcribed it, and there is an arrangement out there, but, since it was ...
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1980s Song/Instrumental on MTV

I am trying to find the name of a song/instrumental (1985 to 1988), and it was also a music video on MTV. The music video had a beach scene, children playing, rainbows, and sailboats. The song was ...
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What does “High C's” by Two Steps From Hell have to do with the ocean?

I enjoy listening to Two Steps From Hell's song "High C's". The name is quite obviously a pun on the high seas (the ocean) and High C (the note). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGh4FcZKekA What ...
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What is the english translation of dialogs spoken over this song?

The song "Exploring Yourself With A Knife" is a track form the Russian post-rock band April Rain's album "Waiting For Sunrise". some Russian dialog is spoken between a man and a woman starting at 4:37....
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Sad slow acoustic steel-string guitar instrumental used in “Lima 1960” video

http://youtu.be/-15VUePHSaU The song in the link have been really hard for me to find it. I have tried apps to identify the song's name, but I haven't been able to. Does someone know what is the name ...
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Construction of a Musical Theatre song

In musical theatre, we have lyrics. Would you say, therefore, that you have to make sure you had the tune for this first before you added the brace for the grand staff for the melody and bass line? ...
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Name of this Instrumental Track I've been trying to identify for almost a decade

I have been looking for the name of this song (as well as the artist) for nine years. Here's a link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwLTAjBJlFk The person who posted it says in the comments ...
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What is the music in Sarah Hughes's 2002 Winter Olympics ice skating video?

The video titled "Amazing Figure Skating Gold For Underdog Sarah Hughes - Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics" from the official Olympics YouTube channel shows figure skater Sarah Hughes's long program in ...
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Does anyone know the song that starts with maracas (Maybe some other shaker) and has a guitar in it too. The song has no lyrics

The song starts with the beat of the maracas going "Cha, Cha, Cha, Cha" and then an electric guitar comes in. Theres drums and another guitar, and I would say the music is pretty relaxing. The song ...
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Help identifying this piece of music

I heard this piece of music https://youtu.be/G2CcgbFU-fI and recognise it but can't for the life of me remember what it's called/how I know it. Is anyone able to help please?
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Instrumental used for “Devotions” on WBAL-TV 11

There is a song in the video that is an unknown music piece. It was used in a devotions segment on WBAL-TV 11 in Baltimore, Maryland in 1988 and it is a beautiful piece. Does anyone know the name of ...
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A unknown disconsolate classical piano piece [closed]

Does anybody know the name of this classical piano pieace? https://youtu.be/BlsT4TazrUE
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Instrumental with descending bassline loop, gypsy violins and bell sound

I found a piece of music in a remix on this podcast series: Masquerade with Adarsh Mohseni | Episode 10 I'm interested in identifying the instrumental piece playing at the beginning, with the ...
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What song is used in these videos? There are two examples:

What song is used in these videos? There are two examples: https://youtu.be/0m63LNVHP1U https://youtu.be/Vt5TYS3tGE8
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Sites for licensing of Meditation sounds and music

I am planning to create a meditation app which will have meditation music. There are many nice youtube channels which don't provide licensing options for any of their music. Is there any well-known ...
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Looking for the title of this may be Mexican music

I think I had played this music 25 years ago, when I was living in Mexico. It sounds like a Mexican traditional song, or Mariachi. I can only remember the phrase written in the score bellow. It's ...
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Help to identify this song from “Richard Pryor Omit the Logic” documentary

In the documentary "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic", exactly 2 minutes before the credits start, there is a slow, calm instrumental that plays over an image of a newspaper with the news of Pryor's ...
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Instrumental: lead guitar, orchestral accompaniment

I have this beautiful instrumental music on my computer, but it has no information attached: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1iqp0kGPjWsb3B2RkUzeTNPcE0/view
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tubular bells in well known classical and modern music pieces

I'm part of music group that consists of three violinists, trumpet player (who can also play piano) and piano player/percussionist. For an upcoming event we have to include some songs with tubular ...