Instrumental

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Indian nadaswaram and tavil music is one of the oldest traditions in instrumental music.

An instrumental is a musical composition or recording without vocals. The opposite of instrumental music is a cappella.

In popular music[edit]

In commercial popular music, instrumental tracks are sometimes renderings of a corresponding release that features vocals, but they may also be compositions originally conceived without vocals. An instrumental version of a song which otherwise features vocals is also known as a -1 (pronounced minus one).

For genres in which a non-vocal song or interlude is conceived using electronic media, rather than with true musical instruments, the term instrumental is nonetheless used for it.

Jazz[edit]

One of the genres most associated with instrumental music is Jazz. Emotive and quality instrumentals were put out by top notch musicians like:

Indie[edit]

Indie music has consistently produced instrumentals. From the short instrumental breaks in Failure's "Fantastic Planet" album, to the long, building tracks popularized by Explosions in the Sky.

Instrumentals in advertising[edit]

Many times, instrumentals are used in advertising in place of vocalized music, because there is much more room for a product's information. Some notable cases are:

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