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Has any instrumental music ever been used to carry information?

YYZ by Rush is a pretty obvious example. YYZ is the IATA airport identification code of Toronto Pearson International Airport, near Rush's hometown. The band was introduced to the rhythm as Alex ...
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Has any instrumental music ever been used to carry information?

They've been using talking drums to communicate between African villages for centuries. (Drum telegraphy) A village elder, usually the griot, would play the drum to announce weddings, births, deaths,...
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Has any instrumental music ever been used to carry information?

In classical music, the term for composition inspired by or including a message or code is a cryptogram. This approach to composition was sometimes used by the western-European classical composers. ...
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I want to know more artists/musics instrumental like a song "Call of Ktulu" (Metallica)

Band with at least one instrumental song: Ne Obliviscaris - Forget Not (Portal Of I) Gojira - Dawn Death - Voice Of The Soul Death - Cosmic Sea Obscura - A Transcendental Serenade Hacride - Polarity ...
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Has any instrumental music ever been used to carry information?

'Amarok' by Mike Oldfield is (mostly) instrumental (it contains some shouting and some spoken word. It also contains a bit of morse code : a sequence of Morse code found 48 minutes into the piece,...
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What instrument makes the lowest note?

The lower limit of human hearing is roughly 20Hz. There are a few instruments that can play even lower notes than that, but you'll almost always hear something because you are hearing the overtones. ...
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Identify piano instrumental with techno beats and thunder sounds

Ok, with the techno info i take a guess, is it maybe "Children" from Robert Miles? You have a thunder-like sound in there, the Piano sound, and it has a techno beat but no lyrics. In the late 90s it ...
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Why is the Chaconne from Bach's Partita for Violin No. 2 so widely lauded?

I think Mr. Bell is a little over the top. But the Chaconne is an impressive compositional achievement. Consider the challenge: you want to write a chaconne - that is, a dance piece built over a ...
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Why are instrumental chart toppers not as common as in the early days of the pop charts?

It's a very limited data-set given that we're only looking at #1s. However, given the fact that they were most predominant in a couple of decades (60s and 70s) I think it's fair to speculate that it's ...
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Squeaking of guitar strings

No - it's not intentional as such, it just happens - but keeping it in the recording is a deliberate decision. Guitar strings will squeak to a greater or lesser degree. Nylon ones can be very squeaky,...
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Instrumental music meanings

You're asking about current popular music, but this question was a famous discussion in and around the 19th century in terms of "classical" music. Program music attempts to "tell a story" of some ...
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Has any instrumental music ever been used to carry information?

(Very good answers above!) There are so many examples of music communicating more information than mere artistic expression. The only reason that the Romans developed the brass horn was to signal ...
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Has any instrumental music ever been used to carry information?

The rhythm and timing in Tool's Lateralus contain numerous references to the Fibonacci sequence and the Golden Ratio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateralus_(song)
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Steve Vai logo meaning

Literally, it reads "V. A. Eye". Steve has been somewhat elusive on the whole meaning, but he did submit this answer to a question asked on his website: “If you research metaphysics you will find ...
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Instrumental music meanings

The meaning of instrumental music is in my opinion deeply connected to the perception of life in general. For many different people usually have very similar feelings about an instrumental piece, the ...
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Anyone know this song name for this sheet music?

Why do you need to find a performance of this exercise in order to learn it? Everything you need is right there in front of you. I hope this doesn't sound harsh, but for most of the history of music ...
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Help identifying this piece of music

This is the second movement of Beethoven's Symphony no.7 in A major.
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What was Dr Dre's spoon instrument?

The instrument is a Flexatone. It's a percussion instrument with two balls which strike a metal blade controlled by the thumb. Shaking it produces spooky glissando effects. Dr Dre probably uses a ...
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Where to find instrumentals?

At 8tracks they have a section with only instrumental music, most of them are not samplers to be reused, but might be useful here and there: http://8tracks.com/explore/instrumental A very good way to ...
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Steve Vai logo meaning

Easy... it's Alchemy. His birthday is June 6, 1960. That makes him a Gemini sun and Scorpio moon. Scorpio is a water sign, and the "V" in the logo is the glyph for water. Gemini is an ...
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Instrumental music meanings

Simply put “Things Left Unsaid”, is the first track off of Pink Floyd’s final attempt, “The Endless River”. From “Things Left Unsaid” unto “Louder than Words”, the whole album consists of mostly ...
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Where else to find Bruce Fox-Lefriche's arr. of Bach's BWV 565 for solo violin?

Bruce Fox le Friche is on the teaching staff of the Conservatoire de Bourg-en-Bresse. See under "Pratiques collectives vocales et instrumentales" : he is one of the organisers of the string orchestra. ...
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What is the exact name of a voice free version of a vocal music?

You can look for "Instrumental Version" or "Karaoke Version". In the reggae world, these tracks, often on the B-side of a 7-inch single, can be referred as "Version", "Dub", or "Riddim". off topic: ...
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Is this string instrument making a trill sound?

This is not a trill, but a tremolo or "trembling sound". It has the effect of a single sustained note, but it is caused by bowing back and forth very rapidly, and with very small motions.
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Electronic instrumental music - the album cover is a comic of a woman punching herself in the face

I guess the album is Moderat by Moderat. You'll have to find the song by yourself in there.
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Instrument used on Hesperion's "Kanon und Gigue" (Pachelbel's Canon)

You are hearing a cello and an organ. There's also a theorbo on the track. The organ is very likely a positive organ, or box organ, of the type made by Taylor & Boody or Klop, among several ...
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