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Definition of Instrumentation

Instrumentation

  1. The act of using or adapting as an instrument; a series or combination of instruments; means; agency.
  2. The arrangement of a musical composition for performance by a number of different instruments; orchestration; instrumental composition; composition for an orchestra or military band.
  3. The act or manner of playing upon musical instruments; performance; as, his instrumentation is perfect.

Instrumentation Quotations

I hate to say this, but I always listen to the music and the instrumentation first, and then grab on to the lyrics later.
Elton John

In aviation they have auto pilot and color radar and a lot of other instrumentation that is a backup for pilots. It's really brought the incidents of plane crashes way down. Same thing ought to happen in the medical industry, I think.
Dennis Quaid

I don't think about the styles. I write whatever comes out and I use whatever kind of instrumentation works for those songs.
Lenny Kravitz

I love contrast in music. Being inspired by classical, actually - in high school especially - classical and metal both, I remember having this cool realization that they are really similar. It's just different instrumentation.
Amy Lee

I'm getting ready to write a piece now, and it's been six months thinking about it, changing the instrumentation, changing the name, doing more reading.
John Zorn
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Instrumentation Translations

instrumentation in French is instrumentation
instrumentation in German is Instrumentation

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