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 ...
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
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:
Bach may have been the most prolific user of cryptograms. Among his entire compositional output (estimated up to ...
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 ...
'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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
The lowest note on a standard grand piano is A 27.5 Hz
Some grand pianos have nine extra keys down to a low C 16.4 Hz (this is below the human hearing range, ...
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 ...
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'...
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 ...
(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 troop movements. They made brass horns bigger, louder and implemented a set of musical motifs to order charge, retreat, etc. They weren't interested in music at ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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.
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 sample.
Most professional percussionists have one and the instrument has been used in all kinds of music.
The predominant use is as a sound effect, particularly in ...
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 ...
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:
Pizzicato (as you mentioned)
You could add ...