Instrumental Style

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Style for instrumental Songs

This is an ProposedStyleGuideline. It is a sub-style of the more general ExtraTitleInformationStyle.

Tracks labeled as instrumental should be listed as Title (instrumental) with the word instrumental without abbreviation and all lowercase. This is consistent with StylePrinciple.

Note that this is different from the case where instrumental is version info, i.e., there is a regular version with vocals and an instrumental version. In that case, which is covered by RemixStyle, it is to be included anyways.


He Loves U Not (instrumental)


Also relevant to this discussion is edit 4643690 where wolfsong tried to add (instrumental) to Metallica's song "Orion". To summarize: Because the song is *always* instrumental it was decided that the version info was not necessary and would not be appended to the title despite the fact that "(instrumental)" is printed on the CD. -AaronCooper, 2007-10-18

see archive thread -- WolfSong 03:17, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

-- I think there should be some way to enter the word "instrumental" in the native language of the release. Otherwise it would be entered twice; one for native language and other for English. Maybe some type of look-up table can be used for identifying the corresponding word for the native release language. -- syserror

  • I don't understand what you mean. Of course if something is labelled "instrumental" in another language, then that word is to be used. -- Shepard 13:10, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Would that mean that the extra information "instrumental" would always be used, even if the official track title does not include it? If this is intended with this proposal I would suggest using the upcoming FolksonomyTaggin for this instead. There is not need to add that information to every track title. -- OutsideContext