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Term when you keep adding more and more instruments

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DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Say you have a beat, then you add in a trumpet, etc

Example: "Dark Eyes," by Stan Kenton
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Fzang Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Layering in electronic music is actually where you play multiple instruments in unison (such as layers of multiple synths), to create a combined fat sound that spans many frequencies.

I'd call it build up, or progression. Just not layering, because that's a reserved term.
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DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I guess it's jazz, they keep adding more and more untill all of them end in one note.
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LadyAnder Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If you have a beat and have an instrument play off-beat, I have no idea if that is called something else. That is just part of the harmony because the melody is the dominating sound, anything else that is part of harmony.
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DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I'm used to normal intro of instruments.

I mean, it's sort of like you keep adding more and more instruments untill there are tons of them. It's not just two, with some singer. I guess so. Xadrea thinks it's 'layering.'
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LadyAnder Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Layering is from what I understand is when you are electronically making a sound. In an orchestral setting it's different.

How orchestral music works is that everyone had a different part. You either play melody and harmony. Within the melody and the harmony the parts are different. Sometimes instruments come in at different points in a song. If you are directly looking at sheet music of a song and compare the different sections, say like violin and cello, it will look totally different. A group of instruments may be playing while another section of the orchestra just have a series of rests. Now if there is a word for it, I can't think of it.

Really the better example of this I can think of on the top of my head that you are talking about is The Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg.
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That is the best recording I could find but I've heard better.
I played it, somewhat of a difficult song to play because not only does everyone kind of step in a moment and step out, but it starts increasing in tempo and getting louder.
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think it's called layering, but you could mention it as the best melody or harmony kicking in
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popstck Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
layers of instrumentation
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HGWizard Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I couldn't find the song you talking about unfortunately. I did find a nice jazz tune called Dark Eyes by Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie!

I think there can be a lot of terms for it. Layering like Pakaku said is one. Also depends on what you mean by a "beat" too.

Orchestrating, arranging, harmonizing, composing I guess could all be terms.
Hopefully that helps, I'm really trying :P
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Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Textural modulation?
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