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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 Lifeson flew them into the airport. A VHF omnidirectional range system at the airport broadcasts the YYZ identifier code in Morse code. Peart said in interviews ...


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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 Opeth - A short list Persefone - Zazen Meditation Dream Theater - All their instrumental song! Sepultura - Inquisition Symphony Arch Enemy - Enter The Machine ...


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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, warnings of attack, etc. The griots of the neighboring villages would then repeat the tune to relay the message to their neighboring villages, so on and so ...


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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. See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_cryptogram Bach may have been the most prolific user of cryptograms. Among his entire compositional output (estimated up to ...


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'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, spelling out "FUCK OFF RB" in reference to Virgin's Richard Branson, the man who had first signed him. Source: Wikipedia


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The description you gave reminds me of Gypsy Queen by Santana. Not sure it matches what you're looking for though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmJZDsGFbc0


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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, and round-wound strings also squeak. Whether or not it comes through in a recording depends on type and placement of pickups or microphones, how the player ...


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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 kind. Typically this music doesn't have words, but the composer can provide a type of background story to help get your imagination going and to match musical ...


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Ivan Torrent - Human Legacy (From the Album Human Legacy) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NzlDUeS1U4


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This is violin/fiddle played in the famous "gypsy" (Romani) style. You might try looking up "gypsy violin" or "gypsy fiddle" as a start. This style has been very influential over the years. For a more classical take on it, try Bela Bartok's Romanian Dances or Braham's Hungarian Dances. For a more modern spin, look up "gypsy punk."


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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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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 was very popular but it is only 4 minutes long. There are some different versions of this song (dream version is 7:33 long, but has no thunder sound), this is a ...


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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 repeating bass line - but you are writing for a single instrument, not an ensemble with bass and treble instruments. That instrument normally plays just a single ...


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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 primarily an issue of what genre's were popular at the time. With the 60s, there was still a lot of jazz-influence in the pop charts. Jazz has a lot of ...


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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 music seems to be deeply related to something like the collective unconcious. Instrumental music - if well written - expresses always common perceptions of ...


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Erhu The erhu (Chinese: 二胡; pinyin: èrhú; [ɑɻ˥˩xu˧˥]) is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a "southern fiddle", and sometimes known in the Western world as the "Chinese violin" or a "Chinese two-stringed fiddle". It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large ...


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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 find Instrumental samplers is on Soundcloud, most of them are royalty free and can be used freely: https://soundcloud.com/. Looperman is a more professional ...


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I doubt (but wouldn't know for sure) it has ever been published as a score, even if there was an original written score from the composer. It was recorded for the library music production company Music De Wolfe, probably on a work for hire contract, so the rights would belong the De Wolfe. They produced a vinyl cut of the recording: These recordings from ...


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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 mystical meanings for pyramids and triangles, and the power of numerology and the number 7 being a prime focus. I had made many discoveries whilst I was ...


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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 ambient instrumental music, and is described in an interview with David Gilmour and Nick Mason as “a continuous flow of music that gradually builds upon four ...


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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. I was led to this by this other post - I assume there is only one violin teacher of this name.... Contact details for the Conservatoire


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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: In case you don't find the song you want, you can try to remove the voice of your track (with Audacity for example). You can also check on Sound SE.


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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 notation (i.e. "sheet music", if you will), audio recordings of any given piece were not instantly available to the musician tasked with playing the piece! That'...


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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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George Melachrino - The Champagne Waltz in a bad quality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA-Z6aZLQ9g There is a good version in i.e. Spotify. Anyway... this is the song.


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It seems to be a Chinese military march called the Farewell March, (欢送进行曲). There are another 64 in the linked playlist if you feel like listening to more. Equinox VII ends the second part of the 1981 China concert which also includes the arrangement of a traditional Chinese song performed with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Jonques De Pêcheurs Au ...


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At the risk of giving an underwhelming answers -- and bear in mind that music styles are subjective and overlapping -- after reading your question, listening to the tracks, and reviewing various articles, I think the style would simply be described as the intersection of the following: Soundtrack Pizzicato (as you mentioned) Neoclassical You could add ...


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Orientalist is an adjective used, generally critically, to describe art produced by non-Asians towards the goal of imitating Asian and Middle Eastern art. Such art can have its own strengths and merits, but is generally considered stereotypical and non-authentic. The term is most often applied to the 19th century European visual arts craze for all things "...


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