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Instrumentally Yours

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Manny (My best friend for over 50 years, and very knowledgeable in Rock ‘N’ Roll history) and I were discussing the evolution of instrumentals from 1955 to the 1980′s. A lot has changed with the advancement and miniaturization of electronics along side the metamorphosis of music itself. we were thrilled as kids listening to the local AM station on our transistor radios, the forerunners of todays’ ipods( ? ). Then came 8-tracks, cassettes, CD’s and now downloads off the internet. I’m glad I was here to enjoy these transitions.http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-set-funny-cartoon-musical-instruments-image26946454

Anyway, moving on, what is an instrumental? In short , a musical composition without lyrics or singing. There might be some vocal input, but the melody is primarily originated from musical instruments. In most songs, usually centered, is an instrumental interlude. This was great for all the bands with a limited repertoire when they were playing to a live audience. It enabled them to stretch this “interlude” and lengthen the duration of the song they were playing. The local groups we went to see, would always employ this idea to fill their night. Read more »