#1
I'm trying to find some decent instrumental songs I can play, any difficulty.
It would be preferable if it was songs for just a guitar, but I then again just with a band is fine. I am into Joe Satriani right now, so either suggestions of his songs or other ones.
#3
You'd probably like learning to play Jimmie Vaughan's "Slow Dance Blues."
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#7
I don't know what kind of songs you're in but you should give a try to Orion by Metallica if you like that kind of music.
#8
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#9
Depends on what genre we're talking about - here are a few of my favorites that you could sink your teeth into:

Blues:

Two Bones and a Pick - T-Bone Walker - rocks like nobody's business

Work Song - Paul Butterfield (among others) It's primarily a harp song, but it can be worked as a guitar song

Night Train - so many artists

Surf / Rock:

Walk Don't Run - The Ventures

Rumble - Link Wray

Misirlou - Dick Dale

Surf Rider - The Lively Ones (really The Ventures incognito) from Pulp Fiction

Out of Limits - The Marketts also from Pulp Fiction

I could go on all night, but this will hopefully give you some ideas! Let us know about your progress.
All the best, Chris
#11
Very good Question!

In Classic Rock I See:
Orion - Metallica
Great Gig In the Sky - Pink floyd
Misirlou - Dick Dale
Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin
Hocus Pocus - Focus
Apache - The Shadows
Hawai Five - The Ventures
Eruption - Van Halen
One Of These Days (nearly) - Pink floyd (again...)
Europa - Santana
Anya - Simon & Garfunklel
Red - King Crimson

I think I've forgot lots of other tracks...
#12
If you want a blues instrumental, try "Hideaway" by Freddie King (also recorded by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton on guitar).

If you want a jazz instrumental, try "Blue Café" by The Style Council.

Let us know how you're doing!

Best, Jordan
#13
YYZ by Rush would be a fun one. I certainly can't play it, but the solo is pretty cool.
#14
Saw the replies ages ago, but forgot to comment! But yh I am more into classic rock than blues/jazz so I'm gonna have a look at some.of beberts suggestions.
#16
Roy Buchanan's Sweet Dreams/Messiah will come again
John Fahey
Leo Kottke
Nick Drake - i forget the name its on the Pink Moon Album - you should learn them all.
Classical Gas
Jack White's new one is pretty cool! High Ball Stepper
Allman Brothers - Little Martha/Dreams/Elizabeth Reed
White Summer - Jimmy Page among others
Lenny - SRV
Third Terd from the Sun - Jimi Hendrix
Django - Joe Pass
The Who - Overture
Green Onions - the MG's
All the surf guitar stuff, dick dale/ventures
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#17
Quote by bebert
Very good Question!

In Classic Rock I See:
Orion - Metallica
Great Gig In the Sky - Pink floyd
Misirlou - Dick Dale
Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin
Hocus Pocus - Focus
Apache - The Shadows
Hawai Five - The Ventures
Eruption - Van Halen
One Of These Days (nearly) - Pink floyd (again...)
Europa - Santana
Anya - Simon & Garfunklel
Red - King Crimson

I think I've forgot lots of other tracks...

Metallica is Classic Rock
#18
Quote by EpicGuitarGuy13
I'm trying to find some decent instrumental songs I can play, any difficulty.
It would be preferable if it was songs for just a guitar, but I then again just with a band is fine. I am into Joe Satriani right now, so either suggestions of his songs or other ones.


Check out Johnny A - truly one of the great instrumentalists...he even has some books of tab out. Seen him live a bunch of times...seriuosly...amazing.
#20
Quote by Donwalker
Check out Johnny A - truly one of the great instrumentalists...he even has some books of tab out. Seen him live a bunch of times...seriuosly...amazing.

good call
#22
La Villa Strangiato - Rush comes to mind
Also, it's not entirely instrumental, but the vocals come and go so there are nice big instrumental chunks, Tales From Topographic Oceans - Yes
It's a bit of an obsession of mine right now actually, it's easily the hardest album I've learned by ear so far, in terms of digging through all the noise to figure out all the bass parts.
#23
There is just something about ABB's Jessica that always puts me in the best mood. Also always loved Signe by Clapton
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