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Instrument

1. See: Security.

2. Any tool that a government may use to influence the economy. Common instruments include setting prevailing interest rates, raising or lowering taxes, and awarding contracts to the private sector to stimulate demand for goods and services.

3. See: Contract.

instrument

A legal document, such as a check, a security, or a will.

instrument

A written legal document.

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'Afghan instrumentalists are quite experts because their performances are based on popular Pashto folk songs but fusions with western tools are rare.
If the importance and value of the entrenchment of constitutional rights do not only lie in its being a form of "symbolic" public recognition that the protection of rights is the state's duty (and that may be a non-instrumentalist argument)--but also on its being a means to an end (making the citizens freer and enhancing certainty and stability in terms of the extent to which rights are protected), then Harel is actually suggesting a very convincing yet instrumentalist argument for constitutionalism.
An instrumentalist may have to deal with different fingering for each of the twelve keys: while a vocalist has to develop facility in different parts of the vocal range, each key doesn't necessarily "feel" different from another.
Moreover, while Sernett begins and ends this study on southern soil and offers a firm rebuke to instrumentalist perspectives on black religion, he provides insufficient evidence on black religious ideas and social practices from the vantagepoint of its grass roots rural participants.
One of the 'portions to remember' this season is 'Eat Bulaga's' 'Music Hero' tilt for solo instrumentalists.
The competition, organised by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland, took place in January at Bablake School where nine young people competed in vocalist or instrumentalist categories.
Howard Brown sets the stage by emphasizing that the seeming rarity of sources of instrumental music is purely illusory: instrumentalists mainly played `vocal' music, and it is incumbent upon instrumentalists today to be more adventuresome in arranging Mass movements, motets, chansons and madrigals for their instruments-and not to shy away from mixed ensembles, for which there is plenty of non-musical evidence.
Solo horn player Paul Bennett, a relative newcomer to the band, was delighted to pick up the best instrumentalist award.
Mr McIntyre, who is in his 70s, said: "They are no good to anybody unless they are a professional instrumentalist.
Russian soprano Anna Netrebko won the Singer of the Year award, while Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes won Instrumentalist of the Year.
ON record, Echoboy is primarily the work of singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist Richard Warren.
She will also be the first instrumentalist to receive the honour since it was instigated, the others being conductor Sir Charles Mackerras, tenor Bryn Terfel and composer Judith Weir.