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What Are Your Favorite Instrumental Tunes?

The subject of instrumentals came up in another thread, so I thought it might be fun to see what instrumental tunes everyone enjoys. Instrumentals cover a wide range of genres when you start to think about it; classical (of course), movie soundtracks, pop, jazz, big band oldies, blues, country, rock, and many instrumental versions of your favorite song titles, too.

 

So what instrumental music do you like? What are your favorite tunes or instrumental versions of your favorite songs? Multiple tunes and multiple genres are okay. And, if you have favorite on youtube, feel free to post the link so that we can listen, too!

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Electric Slide (Electric Boogie) (Instrumental Version) - YouTube.

 

Lol, hopefully link to music on YouTube! 

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Travis Wammack (born November 1946 is an American rock and roll guitarist from Memphis, Tennessee. He began his professional music career when he wrote and recorded his first record at the age of eleven. A child prodigy, Wammack's first record was issued when he was twelve years old, and at 17 he hit the American charts with "Scratchy".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLhKyzeYE-w&ab_channel=SoulGaloreMemories

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The Bard’s Song - Agal the Bard, Blind Guardian cover

https://youtu.be/lfNByyV3rRU

This guy is an amazing master of medieval instruments. He calls this “Bardcore”.He is from Spain. Apparently, that is a thing now in Europe. He is also on Spotify. If you click more in the description, it will list the instruments played. 

 

 

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"Perfidia"  *  Xaviar Cugat was born Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeu.

This version recorded in 1940.  meaning faithlessnesstreachery or betrayal is a 1939 Spanish-language song written by Mexican composer and arranger Alberto Domínguez (1906–1975).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTfYOhEsN0w&ab_channel=Lvcatablecc

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That was nice!

 

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Lindsey Stirling - Moon Trance (Official Music Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dfZ9BXaNyE

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@dl73698250 , thanks. I like her music.

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@dl73698250 - Loved the video! 👻 Happy Halloween!

 

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Try some speedy guitar work, how about SATCH'S BOOGIE by Joe Satriani? 

Love him him an his lightning fingers. Absolutely great player. Used to be 

Steve Vai's guitar teacher too.

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Mark Knoffler's "Screenplaying" cd.  What a fabulous collection of the most beautiful instrumentals that are exuberant yet soothing.  The instrumental is exquisite when it blends right into the theme from the "Princess Bride".  If you have never heard this album/cd, give yourself a real treat and turn on play.

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Looking back at some of the picks here, Knopfler's Screenplaying has already been suggested.  Different genre, but Whammer Jammer by the J. Giels Band.

Robinhood
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"Memories of Maria" * Jerry Byrd {1962}

with Monument records orchestra directed by Bob Moore, with a tune co- written by Roy Orbison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgE-ggk8p3s&ab_channel=AnthonyReichardt

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Lady Down on Love,the original Alabama piece. I dont know who did it but it was a wonderful arrangement. Not over done,acoustic guitar lead,gentle rhythms with a subtle background combination of violin and soft organ. loved it.

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Now for something completely different: ( Monty Python reference there )

 

"Bad Horsie" - Steve Vai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHubmkOe-MQ

 

 

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That was pretty good. Monty Python? I think I should have heard of him before. What year was this?

To Admin: I wonder why this link didn't show up in my email. Others have been. Any idea? I got the email, but without the link.

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The song was from 95. Monty Python reference was from the Monty Python's Flying Circus show. Something John Cleese said on some of the sketches transitions. Didn't have anything to do with Steve Vai. Just a remark after some calm songs to a rocker.

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Ohhhh....

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I enjoyed that @dl73698250 , thanks.  I also listened to some Johnny Whitehorse while there.

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Watercolour Guitars-The Firemen aka Paul McCartney and Youth.

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"Beautiful Obsession" * §ir Chauncey

aka: "Mr. Raunchy", Ernie Freeman!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p70dAmKlMSI&t=61s&ab_channel=SirBasildeBrush

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"Guitar Flute and String" - Moby

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef3Th1XKrks 

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"Nothing Else Matters" - Apocalyptica - Instrumental cover of Metallica's song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjvGjUovxPU 

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I have just discovered this group. APOCALYPTICA 

It is just amazing what they can do with cellos and a drum kit. A lot of instrumentals. They started as a Metallica cover/tribute band then started writing their own stuff. For songs with vocals, they had various guest singers then I think they got a permanent one (at least for one album maybe longer). I have only gotten through a few so far. I plan on trying to listening to all available.

 

SACRA - Apocalyptica -(original piece) one of the most beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbyD1W984e8 

 

ION - Apocalyptica - (original) a bit more rock

https://youtu.be/F6AkuDV6Kwo 

 

 

 

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Apocalyptica showed up on the Apple Metal Instrumental playlist the other day. They got my attention, also. I’ve listened to parts of the album Cell-O and saved a few of those songs to a playlist. 

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I am starting to listen to all their music. Haven't been through all of this album yet (halfway 😊 ).

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