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Thecowslayer 12-13-2011 02:42 AM

Good instrumental songs?
 
Hi everyone,
I was wondering if anyone has some ideas for some good instrumental songs for a music class that I am taking at a music school near my house. Right now, we have a bassist, drummer, 2 guitarists, and a keyboard player. The bassist also plays trombone as well. We meet up once a week, and we are trying to learn some songs so we can perform at festivals and other places, so far we have a few songs in mind, I was just wondering if anyone here has some good ideas.

drumfreak1987 12-13-2011 05:52 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
"Peaches en Regalia" by Frank Zappa

"YYZ" by Rush

"Left Coast Boogaloo" by The Greyboy Allstars

"You know, You know" Mahavishnu Orchestra

"Sprung Monkey" by Stanton Moore

"Ain't it Funky Now" by James Brown

"Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter

"Cliffs of Dover" by Eric Johnson

"Cissy Strut" by The Meters

anything by Medeski, Martin, and Wood, Soulive, Return to Forever and Weather Report

any of Jeff Beck's instrumentals, as well as Joe Satriani

Pollyanna 12-13-2011 11:02 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Good list Drumfreak - that's covered most things that came to mind.

The Who - Underture

Stuff - Groovin

For a solo maybe Little B by the Shadows (OMG they took that riff from the Violent Femmes :)

I think this link covers it pretty well: http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/page..._rockinst.html

CreeplyTuna 12-13-2011 02:55 PM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Anything by Russian Circles.

JDizzle 12-14-2011 03:25 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Just about anything from Joe Satriani.

bermuda 12-14-2011 03:44 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Since you have keys, check out the Booker T. catalog for some classic grooves.

And for fun, there are a bunch of '60s surf instrumentals.

If you're in a retro mood, look to the big band era: Stompin At the Savoy, King Porter Stomp, Take The A Train, Sing Sing Sing, etc.

Classic pop/rock/jazzish tracks: Pick Up the Pieces, Put It Where You Want It, etc.

Or more ecclectic: Zappa's "Peaches En Regalia" :)

For more fun, there are plenty of cool TV themes, even if they have lyrics, you can do them as instrumentals with a guitar por horn playing the lead. For that matter, you can take most songs and just have an instrument play the lead vocal to make the song an instrumental.

Bermuda

Jeremy Bender 12-14-2011 04:18 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Early Genesis or any Steve Hackett stuff. Also try some Brand-X.

Thecowslayer 12-14-2011 04:40 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. As of now, we have 4 songs we want to do.
Green Onions by Booker T. and the Mgs
Peter Gunn Theme, I'm guessing by Peter Gunn, but it's pretty much the Blue's Brothers theme.
Wizards In Winter by the Trans Siberian Orchestra
Circle House Blues by Slightly Stoopid
The Basisst also says that he will try to sing Tom Sawyer by Rush, so we'll see how that goes.

Pocket-full-of-gold 12-14-2011 04:53 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Thecowslayer (Post 926834)
Peter Gunn Theme, I'm guessing by Peter Gunn, but it's pretty much the Blue's Brothers theme.

Nit picking, but it was penned by Henry Mancini.......from the TV show of the same name.

But you are correct, it did appear in The Blues Brothers......and countless other films.

Thecowslayer 12-14-2011 05:32 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold (Post 926836)
Nit picking, but it was penned by Henry Mancini.......from the TV show of the same name.

But you are correct, it did appear in The Blues Brothers......and countless other films.

Oh. thanks. I wasn't sure what is was originally from, I just assumed it was Blue's Brothers.

JakePlaysDrums 12-19-2011 10:48 PM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Check out Animals As Leaders they are raw as hell

Thecowslayer 12-20-2011 03:00 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JakePlaysDrums (Post 929352)
Check out Animals As Leaders they are raw as hell

Okay, let me just grow another foot and hand, then i'll be ready to go.

GRUNTERSDAD 12-20-2011 03:30 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Peter Gunn is Henry Mancini.
The Horse...Cliff Nobles
Wipe Out...The Surfaris

http://www.classicpopicons.com/rock-...0-of-the-best/

Midnite Zephyr 12-20-2011 03:33 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
I would do Orion by Metallica.

Sargent83 12-21-2011 08:22 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
I like Uphil Battle by Sarah McLahlan... I don't know whether it can be called a song since it has no lyrics, but the melody is absolutely amazing!

TOMANO 12-22-2011 02:23 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Ted Nugent's "Hibernation" is a cool instrumental.

MT

Ian Williams 12-22-2011 03:05 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Wring That Neck - Deep Purple

Transylvania, Genghis Khan - Iron Maiden

Freedom of Choice Theme Song - Devo

Rat Salad - Black Sabbath

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KBeatle97 12-22-2011 06:10 AM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Pink Floyd has loads of great instrumentals. And of course, Booker T and the MG's, Green Onions is a classic. Rush has some great instrumentals (La Villa Strangiato being my favorite, with YYZ a close second) All kinds of great stuff.

drumnoob 12-22-2011 09:05 PM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Since you seem to be Rush fans, there's a chance you might be into Dream Theater. So, an absolutely phenomenal, and chronically overlooked, instrumental of theirs is "Hell's Kitchen."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ifpji6QUz8

AtomicFlapjack 12-23-2011 02:42 PM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by drumnoob (Post 931080)
Since you seem to be Rush fans, there's a chance you might be into Dream Theater. So, an absolutely phenomenal, and chronically overlooked, instrumental of theirs is "Hell's Kitchen."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ifpji6QUz8

On the subject of Dream Theatre, I can't believe no one has posted Dance Of Eternity yet! Try if if you feel like you really want to challenge yourself... 104 time signature changes I believe.

inneedofgrace 12-29-2011 04:30 PM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
I've always loved Boston's Foreplay, which is the intro to Longtime.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgHMu...eature=related

Mad About Drums 12-29-2011 04:36 PM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Toto's Child's Anthem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TF-ejS07Jk

inneedofgrace 12-29-2011 04:45 PM

Re: Good instrumental songs?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mad About Drums (Post 934159)

I haven't heard that song in many years. Thanks for posting it - I always enjoyed that piece.


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