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* Music/TheBeachBoys' "Little Deuce Coupe" was often performed live with such an intro, with Mike Love name-checking his bandmates as they join in: "First we start with Dennis on the drums... then Al with the rhythm guitar... then Carl with the lead guitar... then Brian fills the instruments in with the bass... when we've got the instruments together, we step up to the mikes and it comes out something like this..."


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%% * Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q16yI2d9sNE Hardware Store]]". It starts with several tool sounds before the band starts playing the song. '''<- DUBIOUS EXAMPLE, should it be kept?'''



%% ** "Tubular Bells" (from ''Film/TheExorcist'') does this... slowly.

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%% ** "Tubular Bells" (from ''Film/TheExorcist'') does this... slowly.



* "Fie, Nay, Prithee John", an old drinking song, as performed by Music/ThePoxyBoggards in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YtIw9r6udU&t=2m57s this video]].

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* "Fie, Nay, Prithee John", an old drinking song, as performed by Music/ThePoxyBoggards in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YtIw9r6udU&t=2m57s this video]].



%% * Music/DavidFord does this all by himself with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVky7hwuebU "Go to Hell".]]



%% * Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival starts "Down on the Corner" like this.
%% * [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulyoxdhHrIs This live performance]] of {{Music/KT Tunstall}}'s "Black Horse and Cherry Tree".



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%% * Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer's "Abaddon's Bolero" is an instrumental example.

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%% * The majority of the lyrics of "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell and the Drells are composed of this.



* Music/AlterBridge's "Metalingus" (also known as the Wrestling/{{Edge}} song) starts with bass, drum and guitar doing an intro then the voice joins. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJoCi2_MnUc In live performances]], this intro starts with the drums, then the bass joins, then the guitars, and once the song exploded, the voice joins.

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* Music/AlterBridge's "Metalingus" (also known as the Wrestling/{{Edge}} song) starts with bass, drum and guitar doing an intro then the voice joins. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJoCi2_MnUc In live performances]], this intro starts with the drums, then the bass joins, then the guitars, and once the song exploded, the voice joins.



* Music/TheWho's "Baba O'Riley" ([[RefrainFromAssuming Teenage Wasteland]]). It starts with a synth, then a guitar piece, then the drums, then the bass, and finally Roger and later Pete.

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* Music/TheWho's "Baba O'Riley" ([[RefrainFromAssuming Teenage Wasteland]]).O'Riley". It starts with a synth, then a guitar piece, then the drums, then the bass, and finally Roger and later Pete.






%% * There are several entire songs like this on the ''Film/{{Amelie}}'' soundtrack-- for example, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qziW3PaRj8M Soir de fete]]."



* Happens twice in ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'':
** The Bomb Run music, heard while Conker is taking a large CartoonBomb from the Rock Solid clubhouse to the heart of the Uga Buga volcano, gradually adds notes from different instruments as the character approaches the required destination (bagpipes at first, piano, drums). It culminates with the addition of a tense, fast-paced AfricanChant.
** After Conker defeats the Experiment (and the Little Girl controlling him), he has to escape from the Tediz island before it explodes. The Countdown music will start playing and, the closer Conker gets to the coast, the more intense it gets and more instruments are added (marching drums at first, cymbals, synthetized trumpet sounds). Once Conker reaches the coast, it's replaced altogether by military reprise of the game's standard boss music.



* During the final leg of the trip to meet the DiscOneFinalBoss, ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'''s titular track begins with acoustic guitar, which is slowly joined by a gentle electronic beat, piano, strings, flute, and drums as characters onscreen explain the events that kicked off the plot. Each of these, in turn, fade out at the end of the song.



* Happens twice in ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'':
** The Bomb Run music, heard while Conker is taking a large CartoonBomb from the Rock Solid clubhouse to the heart of the Uga Buga volcano, gradually adds notes from different instruments as the character approaches the required destination (bagpipes at first, piano, drums). It culminates with the addition of a tense, fast-paced AfricanChant.
** After Conker defeats the Experiment (and the Little Girl controlling him), he has to escape from the Tediz island before it explodes. The Countdown music will start playing and, the closer Conker gets to the coast, the more intense it gets and more instruments are added (marching drums at first, cymbals, synthetized trumpet sounds). Once Conker reaches the coast, it's replaced altogether by military reprise of the game's standard boss music.
* During the final leg of the trip to meet the DiscOneFinalBoss, ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'''s titular track begins with acoustic guitar, which is slowly joined by a gentle electronic beat, piano, strings, flute, and drums as characters onscreen explain the events that kicked off the plot. Each of these, in turn, fade out at the end of the song.

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* Happens twice in ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'':
** The Bomb Run music, heard while Conker is taking a large CartoonBomb from the Rock Solid clubhouse to the heart of the Uga Buga volcano, gradually adds notes from different instruments as the character approaches the required destination (bagpipes at first, piano, drums). It culminates with the addition of a tense, fast-paced AfricanChant.
** After Conker defeats the Experiment (and the Little Girl controlling him), he has to escape from the Tediz island before it explodes. The Countdown music will start playing and, the closer Conker gets to the coast, the more intense it gets and more instruments are added (marching drums at first, cymbals, synthetized trumpet sounds). Once Conker reaches the coast, it's replaced altogether by military reprise of the game's standard boss music.
* During the final leg of the trip to meet the DiscOneFinalBoss, ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'''s titular track begins with acoustic guitar, which is slowly joined by a gentle electronic beat, piano, strings, flute, and drums as characters onscreen explain the events that kicked off the plot. Each of these, in turn, fade out at the end of the song.



%% ** Strong Bad does this in a non-contiguous fashion in [[http://homestarrunner.com/sbemail45.html the sbemail "Techno."]]



%% * ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants:'' Spongebob and Gary manage to get rid of a swarm of music-loving jellyfish this way.

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* "Celebrate" by Music/KidRock: starts with drums, then keyboards and bass, then guitars, then voice.
** "New Orleans" starts with what sounds like a drum sample, then guitars, then trumpet, then voice, then sax, then piano and claps, and finally the rest of the band.


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%% * "Fie, Nay, Prithee John", an old drinking song, as performed by Music/ThePoxyBoggards in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YtIw9r6udU&t=2m57s this video]].

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%% * Extremely common in instrumental folk music, especially Celtic; a tune may be started with wind instrument, have percussion added in the second movement, strings in the third, and bagpipes for the full crescendo.
* "Fie, Nay, Prithee John", an old drinking song, as performed by Music/ThePoxyBoggards in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YtIw9r6udU&t=2m57s this video]].



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* "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumer_Is_Icumen_In Sumer Is Icumen In]]" (in modern English, "Summer has come in") is a 13th-century composition for ''six'' voices, four of which enter in a round one after the other.


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* Several whole genres of composition, such as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_%28music%29 Round]], the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_(music) Canon]], and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugue Fugue]], are specifically designed to have the voices enter one at a time, imitating the notes from the previous parts. They're designed in such a way that the harmony arises naturally as each voice is added. You can try it yourself by getting together a couple friends and singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," "Frére Jacques," or the like.




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* During the RenaissanceMusic era it was a common pastime for groups of friends (or drinking buddies) to sing elaborate "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch_(music) Catches]]", usually {{Drunken Song}}s and often {{Bawdy Song}}s, on the principle of Rounds where each voice imitates the previous one as it enters. In many cases they were composed cleverly so that a secret message would be revealed in the combined voices by highlighting syllables that would appear innocent on the page. (One infamous example makes very naughty use of the phrase, "In a [[CountryMatters country churchyard]]...")


%% * "Stairway to Heaven" by Music/LedZeppelin.
* Music/TheWho's "Baba O'Riley" ([[RefrainFromAssuming Teenage Wasteland]]) qualifies. It starts with a synth, then a guitar piece, then the drums, then the bass, and finally Roger and later Pete.

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%% * "Stairway to Heaven" by Music/LedZeppelin.
Music/LedZeppelin. It starts with an acoustic guitar, then flutes are added after the first bar, then after several more bars Robert Plant starts singing. After several bars, the acoustic bass enters, and halfway through [[EpicRocking the lengthy 8:03 song]], the drums finally kick in.
* Music/TheWho's "Baba O'Riley" ([[RefrainFromAssuming Teenage Wasteland]]) qualifies.Wasteland]]). It starts with a synth, then a guitar piece, then the drums, then the bass, and finally Roger and later Pete.


* Creator/NeilCicierega' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpj0v0U4R0o "The Starting Line"]] is (almost) entirely built from samples of various songs' [[{{Pun}} opening lines]]. At the beginning, the samples are introduced one by one, gradually building up the sound collage the forms the main part of the song.

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* Creator/NeilCicierega' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpj0v0U4R0o "The Starting Line"]] is (almost) entirely built from samples of various songs' [[{{Pun}} opening lines]]. At the beginning, the samples are introduced one by one, gradually building up the sound collage the that forms the main part of the song.



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* Music/TalkingHeads does this over the course of several songs in their concert film ''Film/StopMakingSense'', [[DebutQueue introducing each member of the band in turn]]. The first song is just David Byrne on guitar (with a drum machine providing a beat). Tina Weymouth (bass) comes out for the next song, then Chris Frantz (drums), and then Jerry Harrison (second guitar). Then the fifth and sixth songs introduce some guest musicians (percussion, keyboard, and two soul singers), and that fully expanded band plays for the rest of the concert.
* Music/PepeDeluxe's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozNJmOYttTw "Queenswave"]] (off the album ''Music/QueenOfTheWave'') begins with an ambient synth and acoustic guitar, then gradually adds bass, a single cymbal, an electric organ, bells, a full drum kit, a flute, an electric guitar, and for the song's climax, [[EverythingIsAnInstrument a Tesla coil]].




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* Creator/NeilCicierega' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpj0v0U4R0o "The Starting Line"]] is (almost) entirely built from samples of various songs' [[{{Pun}} opening lines]]. At the beginning, the samples are introduced one by one, gradually building up the sound collage the forms the main part of the song.


Compare VariableMix, where the music in a game gradually evolves based on what's happening in the game. Also compare BigRockEnding, where every instrument ends the song in a big note, disappearing one at a time.

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Compare VariableMix, where the music in a game gradually evolves based on what's happening in the game. Also compare BigRockEnding, where every instrument ends the song in a big note, disappearing one at a time. Not to be confused with ExplosiveInstrumentation, which is a ''very different trope''.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': Each Divine Beast has its own introductory theme as you enter it for the first time, which changes completely the moment Link activates the Beast's first terminal. From then on each terminal activated gradually adds a new layer to the lingering dungeon theme until all five terminals are activated, and from then the song's tempo is bumped up to increase the tension before entering the boss room.



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* Music/DireStraits "Walk of Life" does this for a full minute before the vocals begin. It starts with the keyboard playing background chords, then an acoustic guitar strums single chords while the keyboard begins playing the hook and the drummer taps the hi-hat, then the drummer goes into the full rhythm and the electric guitar and bass join in, and finally the vocalist completes the ensemble.


* Music/PachelbelsCanon: The "canon" [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in the name]] indicates a form where each instrument enters one at a time, following the previous instrument by eight beats but playing the exact same notes.

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* Music/PachelbelsCanon: The "canon" [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in the name]] indicates a form where each instrument enters one at a time, following the previous instrument by eight a set number of beats but playing the exact same notes, which are composed in such a way that they harmonize exactly.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugue Fugue]] is a related form widely used in BaroqueMusic, similar to the canon in that each voice enters one at a time, but imitating each other rather than always playing the same literal
notes. The most famous examples are by Music/JohannSebastianBach, although many other composers before and after him have tried their hands at it.


* A favorite tool of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Naked_and_Famous "The Naked and Famous"]]. Showcased quite nicely in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rajsmjdlKTw "Girls Like You"]]; the vocals start right away, but another instrumental track is layered in every few measures, building the song from a quiet start to a banger of an album closer.

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* A favorite tool of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Naked_and_Famous "The The Naked and Famous"]].Famous]]. Showcased quite nicely in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rajsmjdlKTw "Girls Like You"]]; the vocals start right away, but another instrumental track is layered in every few measures, building the song from a quiet start to a banger of an album closer.



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* A favorite tool of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Naked_and_Famous "The Naked and Famous"]]. Showcased quite nicely in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rajsmjdlKTw "Girls Like You"]]; the vocals start right away, but another instrumental track is layered in every few measures, building the song from a quiet start to a banger of an album closer.

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