Instrumental

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An instrumental is a musical composition or recording without lyrics, or singing, although it might include some inarticulate vocals, such as shouted backup vocals in a Big Band setting.wikipedia
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Music

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The music is primarily or exclusively produced using musical instruments.
Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces (such as songs without instrumental accompaniment) and pieces that combine singing and instruments.

Musical ensemble

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An instrumental can exist in music notation, after it is written by a composer; in the mind of the composer (especially in cases where the composer himself will perform the piece, as in the case of a blues solo guitarist or a folk music fiddle player); as a piece that is performed live by a single instrumentalist or a musical ensemble, which could range in components from a duo or trio to a large Big Band, concert band or orchestra.
A musical ensemble, also known as a music group or musical group, is a group of people who perform instrumental or vocal music, with the ensemble typically known by a distinct name.

Composer

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An instrumental can exist in music notation, after it is written by a composer; in the mind of the composer (especially in cases where the composer himself will perform the piece, as in the case of a blues solo guitarist or a folk music fiddle player); as a piece that is performed live by a single instrumentalist or a musical ensemble, which could range in components from a duo or trio to a large Big Band, concert band or orchestra.
A composer (Latin compōnō; literally "one who puts together") is a musician who is an author of music in any form, including vocal music (for a singer or choir), instrumental music, electronic music, and music which combines multiple forms.

Folk music

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An instrumental can exist in music notation, after it is written by a composer; in the mind of the composer (especially in cases where the composer himself will perform the piece, as in the case of a blues solo guitarist or a folk music fiddle player); as a piece that is performed live by a single instrumentalist or a musical ensemble, which could range in components from a duo or trio to a large Big Band, concert band or orchestra.
In folk music, a tune is a short instrumental piece, a melody, often with repeating sections, and usually played a number of times.

Song

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Through semantic widening, a broader sense of the word song may refer to instrumentals.
Through semantic widening, a broader sense of the word "song" may refer to instrumentals.

Break (music)

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If the instruments are percussion instruments, the interlude can be called a percussion interlude or "percussion break".
In popular music, a break is an instrumental or percussion section during a song derived from or related to stop-time – being a "break" from the main parts of the song or piece.

Remix

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In commercial popular music, instrumental tracks are sometimes renderings, remixes of a corresponding release that features vocals, but they may also be compositions originally conceived without vocals.
Producers and engineers like Ruddy Redwood, King Tubby and Lee "Scratch" Perry popularized stripped-down instrumental mixes (which they called "versions") of reggae tunes.

Concert band

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An instrumental can exist in music notation, after it is written by a composer; in the mind of the composer (especially in cases where the composer himself will perform the piece, as in the case of a blues solo guitarist or a folk music fiddle player); as a piece that is performed live by a single instrumentalist or a musical ensemble, which could range in components from a duo or trio to a large Big Band, concert band or orchestra.
A school band is a group of student musicians who rehearse and perform instrumental music together.

Eddie Calvert

Calvert had his first United Kingdom number one single in 1954, with the instrumental "Oh, Mein Papa".

Tequila (Champs song)

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"Tequila" is a 1958 Mexican-flavored rock and roll instrumental written by Danny Flores and recorded by the Champs.

Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)

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However, Pérez Prado's recording of the song as an instrumental with his orchestra featuring trumpeter Billy Regis, whose trumpet sound would slide down and up before the melody would resume, was the most popular version in 1955, reaching number one for 10 weeks on the Billboard chart.

The Champs

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The Champs were an American rock and roll band, most famous for their Latin-tinged instrumental "Tequila".

Russ Conway

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Conway had 20 piano instrumentals in the UK Singles Chart between 1957 and 1963, including two number one hits.

Electric guitar

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A blues band often uses mostly songs that have lyrics that are sung, but during the band's show, they may also perform instrumental songs which only include electric guitar, harmonica, upright bass/electric bass and drum kit.
In a more contemporary style, Little Willie Joe, the inventor of the Unitar, had a rhythm and blues instrumental hit in the 1950s with "Twitchy", recorded with the Rene Hall Orchestra.

Guitar solo

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If the instrumental section highlights the skill, musicality, and often the virtuosity of a particular performer (or group of performers), the section may be called a "solo" (e.g., the guitar solo that is a key section of heavy metal music and hard rock songs).
The guitar solo is usually the most significant instrumental section of a mainstream rock song.

O mein Papa

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"Oh, mein Papa", an instrumental version by trumpeter Eddie Calvert, topped the UK Singles Chart in 1954, and was also a Top 10 hit in the United States.

Calcutta (song)

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An instrumental version by American bandleader and TV host Lawrence Welk on the 1961 Dot Records album Calcutta! was a chart hit, the most successful of Welk's career.

Roulette (instrumental)

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"Roulette" is a piano instrumental by Russ Conway.

On the Rebound

"On the Rebound" is a 1961 instrumental by pianist Floyd Cramer.

Kon-Tiki (song)

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"Kon-Tiki" is an instrumental tune by the Shadows.

Mexico (instrumental)

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"Mexico" is the title of a 1961 instrumental recording by American bassist, orchestra leader, and Rockabilly Hall of Fame member Bob Moore.

Santo & Johnny

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They are known best for their instrumental melody "Sleep Walk", one of the biggest hits of the golden age of rock 'n' roll, which became a regional success and eventually scored the top of the Billboard pop chart when it was released nationally during 1959.

The Tornados

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The Tornados were an English instrumental group of the 1960s that acted as backing group for many of record producer Joe Meek's productions and also for singer Billy Fury.

The Stripper

"The Stripper" is an instrumental composed by David Rose, recorded in 1958 and released four years later.

Dance On!

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"Dance On!" is an instrumental by the British instrumental group, the Shadows.