#1
Alrighty then you Satch, vai, and all instrumental fans, i have a question for you. I would like to learn a new song that will improve my soloing/playing skillz, and i have come to the conclusion it would be an instrumental.

What would be a good instrumental for me to learn?

I have been playing for 1 and one-half years coming up on two, but i'm much better than the typical 1 and a half year guitarist. i know august burns red, van halen, steely dan, ozzy osbourne (crazy train) and such. I can improv very well and can write solos. So i want a challenge but nothing excessive. any suggestions will be appreciated.
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#5
Metallica instrumentals are easy and fun to play...Call of Ktulu, Orion and To Live Is To Die
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Metallica instrumentals are easy and fun to play...Call of Ktulu, Orion and To Live Is To Die



+1 i was about to say if you want an instrumental that is like not some shredfest or full of impossible solos but are just fun to play then learn metallica
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#8
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curse of the castle dragon; paul gilbert


Yeah, I've learnt a few licks from that song.

It's challenging but good if you want an introduction to Shred guitar, I mean I start slow and then build up to the speed on the recording.
#9
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Metallica instrumentals are easy and fun to play...Call of Ktulu, Orion and To Live Is To Die

Yep, +1

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#10
just go for the hangar 18 solo
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#12
Planet Caravan by Black Sabbath.

Perhaps not as complex as some of the other songs suggested but (IMO atleast) a better choice. Will definately help you with your phrasing. Plus it sounds ****ING AMAZING..
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#13
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Planet Caravan by Black Sabbath.

Perhaps not as complex as some of the other songs suggested but (IMO atleast) a better choice. Will definately help you with your phrasing. Plus it sounds ****ING AMAZING..


Planet Caravan is such an awesome song, yet it receives so little attention.
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Planet Caravan is such an awesome song, yet it receives so little attention.


Tell me about it! My all time favourite Sabbath song. Yet to learn it tho, too much on the proverbial plate to take on another song (especially one as unique as that)
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Tell me about it! My all time favourite Sabbath song. Yet to learn it tho, too much on the proverbial plate to take on another song (especially one as unique as that)


I know exactly what you mean. I'm currently learning Mr Crowley, Hangar 18, For the Love of God, and Silent Night, Bodom Night, in order of difficulty, and I'm having enough trouble getting those down without distracting myself.
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#16
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I know exactly what you mean. I'm currently learning Mr Crowley, Hangar 18, For the Love of God, and Silent Night, Bodom Night, in order of difficulty, and I'm having enough trouble getting those down without distracting myself.


I think I have ADD when it comes to learning songs. Every time I come on UG I crank some music and end up going "oo this would be fun to learn to play" to every other song, bloody UG with all their accessible tabs! Damn you!
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#18
Check out Rio:Marty Friedman

Nothing too scary, apart from one appegio, but some great phrasing and lickery in it..... Fun to improvise with some diminished licks too...
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#22
Far Beyond the Sun by Yngwie is good and either A Last Illusion or Beethoven by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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#23
some of the best instrumentals are actually those of the older rock era:
Scorpions : coast to coast
Michael Schenker : into the arena
Quiet riot : Battle Axe
Randy Rhoad's spotlight solo (on the tribute album of Ozzy Osbourne, song "Suicide Solution")
Scorpions : Intro to "sails of charon" ... godfather of shred