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What is your favorite instrumental song?


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#16    Taun

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

Some early classic rock songs...






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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:09 PM

I think my favorite instrumental is Frank Zappa's "Watermelon For Easter Hay"

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

Great stuff. I like how there are a lot of different types of music. Even some I've heard before, but hadn't remembered. Thanks all; keep them coming. I have a habit of enjoying anything I hear, and hopefully others find something they like here, too.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:00 PM

One of the best guitarists of the last 50 years...






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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:48 PM

A couple more, definitely relaxing. After listening again just now, especially to the second one, I'm definitely ready for a nap.




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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

these guys are awesome I think - soft/heavy emotive instrumental rock.......so much atmosphere and ambience.




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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:12 PM

View Postorangepeaceful79, on 11 April 2012 - 06:48 PM, said:

these guys are awesome I think - soft/heavy emotive instrumental rock.......so much atmosphere and ambience.


Well that's definitely a provocative band name. Almost scared to listen to it, heh.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:43 PM

Dokken - Mr Scary




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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

Joe Satriani - Satch Boogie




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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:55 PM

View Post_Only, on 11 April 2012 - 07:12 PM, said:

Well that's definitely a provocative band name. Almost scared to listen to it, heh.
Very worthwhile.  Lemme know what you think.

View PostRoddy, on 11 April 2012 - 08:48 PM, said:

Joe Satriani - Satch Boogie


Gotta give it up for satch.   :tu:


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:22 PM

View PostTaun, on 11 April 2012 - 11:49 AM, said:

I really enjoy good instrumentals...  Far too many to name as my favorite, but here a few:



Emerson, Lake And Palmer: "Fanfare for the Common Man"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OLWgrr671g&feature=player_embedded

Mason Williams song Classical Gas is a great song, but I prefer the solo acoustic guitar version he did a few years later on the album "Handmade". I think it's a cleaner song without the backup orchestra.



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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:57 PM

View Postorangepeaceful79, on 11 April 2012 - 09:55 PM, said:

Very worthwhile.  Lemme know what you think.

It is very good. Perfect kind of song to listen to to drift from thinking blablablablablabla, to coool thoughts in and out. I like the surreal sounding guitar parts done mostly through natural means, without a bunch of effects pedals.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:59 PM

View PostEuphorbia, on 11 April 2012 - 11:22 PM, said:

Mason Williams song Classical Gas is a great song, but I prefer the solo acoustic guitar version he did a few years later on the album "Handmade". I think it's a cleaner song without the backup orchestra.




Thanks for posting that... I'd actually never heard that version before...


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:47 AM

View Post_Only, on 11 April 2012 - 11:57 PM, said:

It is very good. Perfect kind of song to listen to to drift from thinking blablablablablabla, to coool thoughts in and out. I like the surreal sounding guitar parts done mostly through natural means, without a bunch of effects pedals.
Yeah it's pretty much just noise and feedback.  There are some chorusy reverbs effects happening and he uses a device called an E-bow which is an electromagnet that "strums" the strings continuously...giving the effect of unlimited note sustain.  But other than that is pretty straightforward music.  Check out some of the live clips if you get a chance.  

along similar lines are Red Sparrow and The Spokes





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