#1
ok guys... here is the story of my misery

for a while I've been trying to find a decent electric guitar instrumental song to play. I found some songs that I liked (ex. Neil Zaza's 'I'm Alright'), but they all had some parts that I just couldn't handle... mostly fast shredding parts and/or sweep picking parts

I know I know... i need some challenges to get better,
but I am already practicing things, and while I'm at it, I need a song that I can just play and enjoy without any hassles
I mean, yeah I usually like challenges but I can't always hang out with songs the whole of which I can't play

so if there are some good songs that don't have shredding parts or sweep picking parts in em, please share them...

I'd usually prefer something major-ish (I like happy songs more than sad songs...) but I'll take any suggestions
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#2
Whitewash from Buckethead. In fact, his albums Colma and Electric Tears are just what you described.
#6
Also Samba Pa Ti by Santana
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#7
The Loner - Gary Moore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3-TgDjcBL0

Some fast bluesy licks but nothing shred. And its amazing
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#8
Try looking up some Joe Perry, Les Paul, Jeff Beck and Santana. Early (pre-1975) Fleetwood Mac also have quite a few non-shred instrumental pieces which are quite charming, though not many of them are exactly ''happy-sounding'' tracks.
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#15
Joe satriani - revelation
there is a part of shredding but you can skip it, and the song is awesome IMO
actually everything else is really easy
#16
Joe Satriani - Always with me, Always with you

Couple of fast parts but no shredding and they're quite easy to pick up.
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#17
Lenny and Riviera Paradise by Stevie Ray Vaughan

edit: Sorry not quite happy sounding, but they are still awesome =P
#18
Orion by Metallica is fun to play. You can nail the faster parts without too much practice.
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#19
Joe Satriani - Always With Me, Always With You
Paul Gilbert - I Cannot Tell a Lie

its what I started on.
#20
we three kings, by steve ouimiette
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#21
If you play a song and don't sing it, it's instrumental.

Just sayin'.

I don't see why it *has* to be instrumental, when you can make any song instrumental by just not having a vocalist...
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If you play a song and don't sing it, it's instrumental.

Just sayin'.

I don't see why it *has* to be instrumental, when you can make any song instrumental by just not having a vocalist...

Guitar-based instrumental songs often emphasize on a strong melody by the lead guitar.
Playing Smoke on the Water instrumental doesnt have the same effect.
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Guitar-based instrumental songs often emphasize on a strong melody by the lead guitar.
Playing Smoke on the Water instrumental doesnt have the same effect.


Well, I wasn't talking about Smoke on the Water... I don't think it's a valid point really. I guess it depends on why/what TS is trying to do... I have no idea.

Anyway, TS, something just came to my memory: The Shadows. Their music is all instrumental, and they have some really, really amazing songs, like Riders in the Sky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwNcFkIQvlY), and Moonlight Shadow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv7SgYNA_ec).
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#27
thanks guys... I'll try some of these and see how they fit me

again, cheers to all you guys
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