Anyone Else Enjoy Instrumental Music?

Discussion in 'Music' started by jaybird0827, Aug 30, 2006.

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  1. jaybird0827

    jaybird0827 PuritanBoard Honor Roll

    Here are only 10 of the ones I like most. I've got lots more than this.

    Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer
    Rise - Herb Alpert
    Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
    Time Is Tight - Booker T and the MG's
    Love Is Blue - Paul Mauriat
    A Walk in the Black Forest - Horst Jankowski
    Washington Square - The Village Stompers
    Theme from Route 66 - Nelson Riddle
    'S Wonderful - Ray Coniff and the Singers
    Canadian Sunset - Hugo Winterhalter

    I'm one of these "oddballs" that appreciates the World's Best Elevator Music. That's another topic.
     
  2. BaptistCanuk

    BaptistCanuk Puritan Board Sophomore

    Most definitely. I remember years ago when I was learning the guitar there was a guy named Joe Satriani who had some wonderful instrumental music. Don't listen to him anymore and don't play much guitar anymore.
     
  3. bradofshaw

    bradofshaw Puritan Board Freshman

    Liquid Tension Experiment - if you are into Mike Portnoy and heavy jazz fusion :cool:

    Eric Johnson - blues/jazz/country/progressive rock guitarist has some beautiful instrumental pieces. (He sings a good bit too)

    Peter Gabriel - does wonderful movie scores/soundtracks, if you like world music.

    Don't listen to much classical or jazz, mostly rock. In general, I lean more toward lyrical music, but I appreciate a good instrumental too. It was great when my friends in college would hear me listening to something like Liquid Tension Experiment and say, "Uh, you realize there's no words, right?"

    [Edited on 8-30-2006 by bradofshaw]
     
  4. BaptistCanuk

    BaptistCanuk Puritan Board Sophomore

    I hear you. As if words were the be all and end all of music. I even like music with words but sung in a different language. It's about the music more than the words (except for religious music, there must be words)
     
  5. BaptistCanuk

    BaptistCanuk Puritan Board Sophomore

    I hear you. As if words were the be all and end all of music. I even like music with words but sung in a different language. It's about the music more than the words (except for religious music, there must be words)
     
  6. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Brandenburg Concertos by Bach
    Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Bach
    Water Music by Handel
    Royal Fireworks by Handel
    Reformation Symphony by Mendelssohn
    Canon in D Major by Pachelbel
    Rhapsody on a Theme From Paginini by Rachmaninoff
    Fur Elise by Beethoven
    Ode to Joy by Beethoven
    Four Seasons by Vivaldi
    Jessica by the Allman Brothers
    A Fifth of Beethoven by Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band
    Chariots of Fire by Vangelis
    Various by Mannheim Steamroller
    The Entertainer by Scott Joplin

    [Edited on 8-30-2006 by VirginiaHuguenot]
     
  7. satz

    satz Puritan Board Senior

    Yay!
     
  8. bradofshaw

    bradofshaw Puritan Board Freshman

    Steve Hackett's Momentum album is about as classical as I get, but it has some really cool pieces (all nylon guitar).
     
  9. JohnV

    JohnV Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    "Fur Elise by Beethoven" :up:

    This one is one of my routine fingering practices for my guitar. I also do "Sunrise, Sunset" from "Fiddler On The Roof". Fun to do.

    I disagree that religious music has to have words. But that's another discussion.

    I also remember an album from many years back called "Nashville Cats", which was all guitar instrumentals from various artists. I used to listen to it all day, and wish I could play guitar like that.
     
  10. jaybird0827

    jaybird0827 PuritanBoard Honor Roll

    :up: I tend to enjoy vocals more when they have a good score.
     
  11. jaybird0827

    jaybird0827 PuritanBoard Honor Roll

    For this thread I was thinking more like instrumentals that you would hear on stations that play oldies, rock-n-roll, popular, or some of the more eclectic ones that play a little bit of everything. See original message.

    More examples like

    Breezin' - George Benson
    The Lonely Bull - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
    Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
    No Matter What Shape - T Bones
    Last Date - Floyd Cramer




    [size=-2]Oh well that killed that ... August 30, 2006 is the day the (instrumental) music died.[/size] :tombstone:

    [Edited on 9-1-2006 by jaybird0827]
     
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