instrumentation instrumentation  /ˌɪn strə ˌmɛn ˈteɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
  2. (n) the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation
  3. (n) the instruments called for in a musical score or arrangement for a band or orchestra
  4. (n) the act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. An upbeat fusion of energetic percussion, traditional instrumentation and socially conscious lyrics.
  2. The instrumentation on their fourth album keeps a toe in country, yet the songs are the best kind of pop--smart, instantly memorable and fussed over until they sound effortless.
  3. $10 billion for science facilities, research, and instrumentation.

News

  1. Jens Lekman Pours Sunshine Over Shout Out Louds' Moody '14th of July'

    Before Jens Lekman released 2012's underrated I Know What Love Isn't , the Swedish crooner's output favored samples over live instrumentation. Now the perennially heartbroken tunesmith has returned to his chopped-pop roots for a remix of "14th of July" by fellow Swedes Shout Out Louds...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Spin

  2. Nico Segal Talks Life After Kids These Days, Lifting Lauryn Hill And 'Donnie Trumpet' Mixtape

    For Nico Segal, music is music. Rap is to instrumentation what instrumentation is to rap—it’s all the same. The trumpeter of the Chi-Town Savemoney collective has been making moves since the split of his once-upon-a-time band Kids These Days, touring with Frank Ocean and now establishing himself as a vocal-less artist. With his upcoming project, Donnie Trumpet , the 19-year-old Northsider who ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

  3. Classic Aero-TV: L-3 Avionics's GH-3900 -- A Whole New Attitude

    L-3 Continues Pushing The Envelope For Standby Instrumentation First Webcast on 05.23.12: During ANN's amazing sweep through all the news that came about as a result of the extraordinary week that was AEA's 2012 Convention and trade Show, we saw some truly amazing gear. One of the more intriguing introductions came with L-3 Avionics Systems announcement of their updated and enhanced GH-3900 ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Aero-News Network

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Quotes

  1. "Where Elect the Dead was essentially a rock record with progressive melodic elements," Tankian says, "Imperfect Harmonies could be classified as rock because it is punchy with many peaks throughout, but the instrumentation is somewhat...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Serj Tankian Source: antiMUSIC.com

  2. "We are doing what feels natural to us," says Ramone. "We are making use of string-band instrumentation along with alternative rock flavorings. We're drawn to the classic simplicity of string-band music, but at the same time we are deeply...
    on Feb 4, 2007 By: Tommy Ramone Source: PR Web (press release)

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