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Instrumentation

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Musical

Instrumentation is the study and practice of writing
music for a musical instrument.

Writing for a specific instrument requires the ability to take into account the special properties of that instrument such as the following:

See orchestration for a description of the difference between instrumentation, orchestration and arrangement.

Engineering

Instrumentation is those devices which are used to measure attributes of physical systems. Transducers measure physical attributes such as temperature, flow, and pressure. Oscilliscopes measure electrical characteristics like wavelenth, frequency and signal strength.

These devices are generally connected in SCADA systems or Distributed Control Systems.

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