What are some songs or clips from songs that slowly build up by adding instruments one at a time?
September 15, 2012 9:24 AM Subscribe
What are some songs or clips from songs that slowly build up by adding instruments one at a time and/or by featuring one instrument at a time?
posted by ch3cooh to media & arts (27 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm taking a film-art class, and would like to make a short (3-8min) video of cooking where the footage mimics a song being built out of a bunch of instruments. Ideally, I'd like to use a musical piece that I don't have to assemble from scratch and one in which the different instruments can be matched with sounds that are made during cooking (an egg cracking, the oven preset beeping, etc.) so that I can fade, over the course of the piece, from the sounds of cooking into the sounds of music. So, my absolute ideal would be a song that's close-to perfectly broken down into individual instruments.
The closed song I've ever heard to what I'm looking for is Sly and the Family Stone's "Dance to the Music." but that's a little overwhelming to be a background...
I don't care so much about the music style (rock, jazz, pop, etc.) just the structure of the 'sound montage' within. :)
Thanks so much for any help/suggestions finding something!