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/in·stru·men·tal/ (in″strdbobr-men´t'l)
1. pertaining to or performed by instruments.
2. serving as a means to a particular result.


1. Pert. to instruments.
2. Important in achieving a result or goal.

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Q. How do i know what essential tools/instruments i need to buy for my baby?

A. we bought a lot of crap when out first born came along. most of it was really not useful and we could easily do without. form what i remember, we should have bought maybe second hand crib and not a new one, all this miniature outfits were really expendable. the baby grows VERY fast. all kind of shoes- until the day he start walking, it's just a waste of time.

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The most successful instrumental group in the UK, by a country mile, was The Shadows, who scored a dozen top ten smashes between 1960 and 1964.
There's The Vince Guaradi Trio's original version of Cast Your Fate To The Wind and two tracks by America's most successful instrumental combo, Duane Eddy and The Rebels, with Ramrod and Rebel Rouser.
The Columbia Records Instrumental Recordings 1961-62'' (the title refers to Benny Moten, a band leader of the 1920s), contains bluesy musings that also feature tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet and organ great Jack McDuff.
Q: As a music professor, are students aware of the history of some of the instrumental styles and approaches that may not be terribly obvious?
Later on September 13th, at the first annual Latin Grammy Awards, the album generated another three honors, as "Corazon Espinado" (with Mexican supergroup Mana) won Record Of the Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo/Group; while "El Farol" won for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
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Exotica actually incorporates many types of music: space-age instrumentals (Esquivel), mock-tropical (Les Baxter), Latin (Perez Prado), percussion-infused (Enoch Light), birdcall-crazed (Martin Denny), lounge (Nelson Riddle, Bobby Darin) and personality-driven (Julie London, Robert Mitchum, Yma Sumac).
Until now she's resided in the genre of instrumental acoustic guitar, where her masterful finger work and lilting sense of melody have earned mainstream exposure and critical kudos.

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