Favorite Instrumentals

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  1. wlewisiii

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    Part of what has gotten me a kick in the behind to start playing finally was discovering some of the great guitar instrumental work being done by bands like Animals as Leaders & Scale The Summit.

    Which makes me curious (and I figure I can get a nice WIDE range of answers :cool: ) what other people's favorite instrumental pieces are. I'll offer this up as a way to start things off.

     
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    "Favorite instrumental pieces." I'm glad you put that in the plural. I always have a hard time narrowing things down to just one.

    I'm going to date myself here, listing instrumentals that were influential to me back in the days before and just after I took up the guitar.







     
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    Beat me to it.
    Haunting, eloquent, memorable, evocative, and so beautifully simple!
     
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    Cluster One gets me - it sets the tone for the whole ablum.

    Switch 625 is cool. Kind of a breakout from Heartbreak.

    I love classical - I am not going to go down that rabbit hole for this thread.
     
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    Among the boatloads of good instrumental rythmic music from especially the fusion scene of the 70s and 80s I would find a hard time picking one or a few as favourites. My all time guitar instrumental favourite - although a bit earlier - is this:
     
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    Hendrix's blues jam at the end of woodstock, beautiful spur of the moment instrumental, also saucer full of secrets pink floyd
     
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    Anything by Shawn Lane. Probably different stuff than most of you are used to.






     
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    This one by that Brad guy. I can play the first 1:06 of it too :lol: ... :cry:

     
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    Top of the "Classic Instrumentals" list:


     
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    Water Song by Hot Tuna, used in many TV commercials, movies, etc.







    Outlaws Water Hole, some amazing guitar playing.


     
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    Oh Yea! Pretty amazing isn't he.
    Can't leave ol Throttleneck out of this list!

     
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    Sleepwalk by Santo and Johnny
    Albatross by Fleetwood Mac
    Harlem Nocturne by the Viscounts
    Walk Don't Run and Perfidia by the Ventures
    Too many to list by Freddie King

    Then there are these from when I was starting to learn guitar.







     
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