Anyone Else Enjoy Instrumental Music?

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jaybird0827

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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.
 

BaptistCanuk

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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.
 

bradofshaw

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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]
 

BaptistCanuk

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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)
 

BaptistCanuk

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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)
 

VirginiaHuguenot

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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]
 

bradofshaw

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

JohnV

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"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.
 

jaybird0827

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Originally posted by BaptistCanuk
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 ...
:up: I tend to enjoy vocals more when they have a good score.
 

jaybird0827

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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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