Instrumental rock is a type of rock music which emphasizes musical instruments, and which features very little or no singing.
Examples of instrumental rock can be found in practically every subgenre of rock, often from musicians who specialize in the style.
Instrumental rock was most popular during rock and roll’s first decade (mid-1950s to mid-1960s), before the British Invasion.
One notable early instrumental was “Honky Tonk” by the Bill Doggett Combo, with its slinky beat and sinuous saxophone-organ lead. And bluesman Jimmy Reed charted with “Boogie in the Dark” and “Roll and Rhumba”.
Jazz saxophonist Earl Bostic revived his career with instrumentals like “Harlem Nocturne” and “Earl’s Rhumboogie”. (Other jazz musicians who scored pop hits include Tab Smith and Arnett Cobb). Several rhythm and blues sax players had hit instrumental songs, including Big Jay McNeeley, Red Prysock, and Lee Allen, whose “Walking with Mr. Lee” was quite popular.
There were several notable blues…
Another instrumental release by Matt 22 after a two-year break. This time it brings a more accurate studio work to please true lovers of guitar instrumental music. Open this post and/or Click play button below to listen to it!
Just Discovered these little Instrumental guitar rock gems in my soundcloud stream, The are from Guitarist Steam Abacus and are part of a larger collection of Guitar Diaries that Steam Abacus uploads to bandcamp on a regular basis. Steve has a homestudio setup that is ready to record with the flick of a couple of […]
It’s a shame how great tracks like this do not get discovered so easily, With a name like Rival Revolution you know you have to expect some hard rocking guitar and that’s what you get in this instrumental version of a song by Jack Kempton who is offering his first EP “Under Dark Lights” as […]
Just another Progressive Rock Instrumental I found this one has a kinda Electro feel to it. Energetic and kinda weird at the same time but still sounds great
If you are into your hockey then I guess you like to listen to Hockey Theme Music from time to time. Well here is a Guy Called Terry Gomes playing “Ice on Fire” in this Video Instrumental but Terry is not only a Hockey Music on Guitar player, He has just released an Instrumental Guitar […]
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