Instrumental facts for kids

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Artie Shaw with his band in Second Chorus
Artie Shaw and his band playing "Everything's Jumpin'" from Second Chorus (1940)

An instrumental is music that has no words or people singing. The music is made only by musical instruments , or by makings sounds using other things, like bins.

Some types of music like Jazz and classical music have a lot of instrumentals, but most other types of popular music do not.

Some very popular instrumental songs are:

  • "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
  • "Grazing in the Grass" by Hugh Masekela
  • "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams
  • "Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter Group
  • "Love's Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra
  • "The Hustle" - Van McCoy
  • "Rise" by Herb Alpert
  • "Chariots of Fire" by Vangelis
  • "Miami Vice Theme" by Jan Hammer

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