- the composition or arrangement of music for instruments; orchestration
- the act of developing, using, or equipping with, instruments, esp. scientific instruments
- the instruments used, as in a mechanical apparatus or in a particular musical score, band, etc.
- instrumentality (sense )
- When a musical piece calls for a piano, a drum and a horn, the piano, drum and horn are examples of the instrumentation.
- All of the controls and levers used to fly an airplane are an example of the instrumentation.
Instrumentation is defined as the instruments used in a particular musical composition or in a mechanical apparatus.
- The application or use of instruments.
- Music a. The study and practice of arranging music for instruments.b. The arrangement or orchestration resulting from such practice.c. A list of instruments used in an orchestration.
- a. The study, development, and manufacture of instruments, as for scientific or industrial use.b. Instruments for a specific purpose.
(countable and uncountable, plural instrumentations)
- The act of using or adapting as an instrument; a series or combination of instruments; means; agency.
- The arrangement of a musical composition for performance by a number of different instruments; orchestration; instrumental composition; composition for an orchestra or military band.
- The act or manner of playing upon musical instruments; performance; as, his instrumentation is perfect.
- On a vehicle, dashboard gauges monitoring engine functions and performance, along with other essential functions.
- The car’s instrumentation included fuel, temperature, voltimeter and oil pressure gauges, along with a speedometer and tachometer.
- The instrumentation of solo combinations, is one of the largest and most detailed subjects in the.
- The narrower term "orchestration" is applied to the instrumentation of orchestral music. Since the most obvious differences of timbre are in those of various instruments, the art which blends and contrasts timbre is most easily discussed as the treatment of instruments; but we must use this term with philosophic breadth and allow it to include voices.
- There is some reason to hope that the day of these misconceptions is passed; although there is also some reason to fear that on other grounds the present era may be known to posterity as an era of instrumentation comparable, in its gorgeous chaos of experiment and its lack of consistent ideas of harmony and form, only to the monodic period at the beginning of the 17th century, in which no one had ears for anything but experiments in harmonic colour.
- To write an account of symphonic instrumentation in any detail would be like attempting a history of emotional expression; and all that we can do here is to point out that the problem which was, so to speak, shelved by the polyphonic device of the continuo, was for a long time solved only by methods which, in any hands but those of the greatest masters, were very inartistic conventions.
- Similar principles apply in infinite detail to the treatment of wind instruments, and we must never lose sight of them in speculating as to the reasons why the genius of Beethoven was able to carry instrumentation into worlds of which Haydn and Mozart never dreamt, or why, having gone so far, it left anything unexplored.