How to Make Music Instrumental

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,


How to Make Music Instrumental is a blog post that teaches you the basics of making your own music.


Making music is a very rewarding experience that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Music can be a great way to express yourself, relieve stress, and bond with friends and family. However, not everyone wants to sing or play an instrument in front of other people. If you’re someone who enjoys making music but would prefer to do so without being the center of attention, then making instrumental music might be for you!

Instrumental music can be created with a wide variety of instruments, from piano and guitar to more obscure instruments like the theremin. The important thing is to find an instrument that you enjoy playing and that you’re able to make a good sound on. Once you’ve found your instrument, you can start writing your own melodies or adapting existing songs into instrumental pieces.

If you’re not sure where to start, there are plenty of instructional materials available online and in music stores that can teach you the basics of playing your chosen instrument. Once you’ve learned the basics, it’s simply a matter of practice and experimentation until you develop your own style. Making instrumental music is a great way to relax and unwind while still being creative!

The Different Types of Music Instruments

Music is a form of expression that everyone can relate to. It is a way to release emotions and connect with other people. There are many different ways to create music, but one of the most popular ways is to play an instrument.

String Instruments

Some of the most beautiful music in the world is created with string instruments. These instruments come in many different shapes and sizes, from the smallest violins to the mighty double basses. All string instruments share some common features. They all have strings, which make the sound when they are plucked or bowed, and they all have a resonating chamber, which amplifies the sound.

The following are some of the most common stringed instruments:

Violin – The violin is a small, high-pitched instrument that is played with a bow. It is often used in classical and folk music.
Viola – The viola is similar to the violin but it is slightly larger and has a lower pitch. It is also played with a bow.
Cell – The cello is even bigger than the viola and has a very deep, rich sound. Like the violin and viola, it is played with a bow.
Double bass – The double bass is the largest and deepest sounding of all the string instruments. Instead of being held like other strings instruments, it rests on the floor or on a stand. It is usually plucked with fingers instead of being played with a bow

Wind Instruments

Wind instruments are musical instruments that sound by means of the vibration of the player’s lips upon a mouthpiece, or in the case of some electronically operated instruments, by means of electrical signals that are converted into sound. They are categorized as either brass or woodwind.

Brass instruments includes instruments such as the trumpet, trombone, French horn, and tuba. These instruments are all made of brass, a type of metal. The player’s lips vibrate against a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece. The vibration sets the air in the instrument in motion, which then makes a sound.

Woodwind instruments include flutes, clarinets, oboes, and bassoons. These instruments are all made of wood (hence the name), although some may have parts that are made of other materials such as cork or plastic. The player’s lips vibrate against a single reed or two reeds (as in the case of the bassoon), which sets the air in the instrument in motion and produces a sound.

Percussion Instruments

Percussion instruments are the backbone of any band or orchestra. They provide the beat that keeps everyone in time and add energy and excitement to any musical performance. The percussion section includes a wide variety of instruments, from the simple rattle to the complex drum set.

There are two main types of percussion instruments: tuned and untuned. Tuned percussion instruments, such as the xylophone and glockenspiel, have specific pitches that can be heard clearly when they are played. Untuned percussion instruments, such as cymbals and drums, do not have specific pitches but still produce a range of sounds that can be used for different purposes in a piece of music.

The size, shape, and material of a percussion instrument all affect the sound it produces. For example, a small drum made of wood will have a different sound than a large drum made of metal. Percussion instruments can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, and even bone!

How to Make Music Instrumental

An instrumental is a musical composition or recording without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. So how do you make music instrumental?

Using a Digital Audio Workstation

Making music instrumental can be done in a number of ways, but using a digital audio workstation (DAW) is perhaps the most popular method. DAWs allow you to record, edit, and mix your music all in one place, which can be very convenient.

To get started, all you need is a computer with a DAW and some basic recording equipment. Once you have everything set up, you can start recording your music. Remember to take your time and experiment with different sounds and effects to find what works best for your song.

When you’re happy with your recordings, you can start mixing them together. This is where you’ll add things like reverb and delay to create a fuller sound. Again, take your time and experiment until you’re happy with the results.

Once you’re satisfied with your mix, it’s time to export it as an MP3 or WAV file so you can share it with the world!

Recording the Instrument

In order to make your instrumentals, you will first need to record the instrument. You can use a microphone to do this, or you can connect the instrument directly to the recording device. If you are using a microphone, it is important to place it in the correct position in order to get the best sound. Once the instrument is recorded, you can then begin to edit it and add other sounds as desired.

Processing the Recording

Now that you have your isolated tracks, it’s time to start processing them. As a general rule of thumb, you’ll want to start with the drums first. This is because the drums are typically the foundation of the track, and they can have a big impact on the overall sound of the instrumental.

Start by EQ’ing the drums. Cut out any frequencies that are muddy or cluttered, and boost the frequencies that make the drums sound tight and punchy. Then add some compression to even out the levels and help the drums sit well in the mix.

Next, move on to processing the other instruments one by one. Again, start with EQ and then add compression as needed. Be careful not to overdo it with either of these effects, as too much can ruin an otherwise good recording.

Finally, once all of the individual tracks have been processed, it’s time to start putting everything together. Start by creating a basic mix using levels and panning. Then add in any final EQ tweaks and effects that you think will help tie everything together.

Once you’re happy with your mix, it’s time to export your instrumental and get started making music!


There is no one “right” way to make an instrumental. It all depends on what you’re looking for in the end result. However, there are some general tips that can help you create a more professional sounding instrumental:

– Use high quality software and samples. This will make a huge difference in the overall sound of your instrumental.
– Layer multiple tracks. This will give your instrumental more depth and texture.
– Add effects judiciously. Too many effects can ruin an otherwise good instrumental. Use them sparingly, and only when they will enhance the sound.
– Use a professional mixing and mastering service. This will ensure that your instrumental sounds its best before you release it to the world.

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