#1
Hey all,

I'm putting together an instrumental band. We have me on guitar, a bass player, and a drum player. I can read music, and the bass and drums can read rhythms, so rhythm is not the issue. We're looking for awesome instrumental songs to start out with. Anybody suggest any other covers along the lines of:

OSI- The New Math (what he said)
Porcupine Tree - Wedding Nails

Difficulty is an issue, as we've all only been playing a year, but we know what we're doing.
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#2
Instrumentals are usually quite challenging as they've got to hold the listeners interest when they've got no vocals or lyrics to focus on.

You should probably just play easy songs sans vocals rather than trying actual instrumentals
#3
Hmmm... i understand what you're getting at. However, the thing with that is easy songs w/o vocals can often have people wondering why there are no vocals, instead of focusing on the music. I get where you're going with that, though.

Maybe I should have posted this over in the prog section
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#4
Never heard of those two songs. Just make up your own.
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#5
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#6
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Hey all,

I'm putting together an instrumental band. We have me on guitar, a bass player, and a drum player. I can read music, and the bass and drums can read rhythms, so rhythm is not the issue. We're looking for awesome instrumental songs to start out with. Anybody suggest any other covers along the lines of:

OSI- The New Math (what he said)
Porcupine Tree - Wedding Nails

Difficulty is an issue, as we've all only been playing a year, but we know what we're doing.

yeah, wedding nails is a good choice because its cool, but doesn't have anything too crazy going on
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#7
I'm not the type to distinguish a song as special because it has no words. Most of the best music out there has no words. Can you improvise? If you had a piano player the two of you could just trade off solos, that would be fun.
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#8
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I'm not the type to distinguish a song as special because it has no words. Most of the best music out there has no words. Can you improvise? If you had a piano player the two of you could just trade off solos, that would be fun.



Most people interested in music don't mind, but most average teenage show goers don't realize a song is still a piece of music even if there is no words.
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#9
Joe Satriani - Starry Night (Fantastic song)
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#10
If you can handle a few lyrics...

Shine on You Crazy Diamond...nuff said
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#11
yes Shine On would be awesome to jam to.

"Flying" by the Beatles has always been a favorite instrumental of mine.
#12
Having an Average Weekend (Kids in the Hall Theme) - Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet

Nice 'surf' tune! Only guitar, bass, and drums.