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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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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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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What is the instrument in the intro of They Might Be Giant's cover of “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”?

What is the instrument playing the intro part in They Might Be Giant's cover of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"? And any ideas on where I can find more music which sounds similar? In an attempt to be ...
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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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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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Identify piano instrumental with techno beats and thunder sounds

I remember it's pretty long, it doesn't have lyrics and it's very popular. It has nice piano melody that becomes more saturated in the middle of track. It also has strong techno beats and thunder ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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/...