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Ideas for instrumental without guitar

Postby Tomtom1983 » 18 May 2019, 10:15

Hello,

me and my band are looking for a instrumental to relieve our frontman a little bit in the second or third set of a gig. He plays the guitar as well, so it should be a song or a mix of some songs wich can be played without a guitar.
Just for information: We are a rock/pop band and the song/mix should be realizable with one keyboard (nord stage 2 or 3), drum and bass.
I know so much songs wich were playable, but all of them would kill the atmosphere at this time if you know what I mean (to slow, not danceable etc.).
The melody should be famous (also in Germany) and danceble as well even at the height of a party (like Axel F for example, but maybe something like this for younger people) :lol:

I know there must be some songs I´m looking for with synth/organ lead, but nothing occurs to me since weeks. That worries me.
I hope you can hit me with ideas. Tanks in advance.
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Re: Ideas for instrumental without guitar

Postby CountFosco » 18 May 2019, 10:48

You could probably pull off something from Jamiroquai without a guitarist. Virtual Insanity? (edit: missed the bit about it being instrumental)
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Re: Ideas for instrumental without guitar

Postby analogika » 18 May 2019, 13:01

I used to do Safri Duo's "Played A Live", and it always worked nicely. Combined it with a drum solo that segued into the Safri Duo drum pattern before the filtered synth came in.
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Re: Ideas for instrumental without guitar

Postby OrpheusNY » 18 May 2019, 17:26

How about Chamelon by Herbie Hancock? You could juice the tempo a bit from Herbie’s if you need to to make it danceable for the kids.
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Re: Ideas for instrumental without guitar

Postby ponkine » 19 May 2019, 04:20

I was thinking about Emerson, Lake & Palmer ... until you mentioned "danceble as well" (!) :D

You can do find with all these non guitar sounds

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And of course, this cuasi instrumental

Watch on youtube.com
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Re: Ideas for instrumental without guitar

Postby harmonizer » 20 May 2019, 00:13

If he is the lead singer and the guitarist, I would think any song on which he did not have to sing would be like a rest, even if he was still playing the guitar. I don't have a specific song suggestion, but I think this would widen your options.
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Re: Ideas for instrumental without guitar

Postby Tomtom1983 » 20 May 2019, 11:03

analogika wrote:I used to do Safri Duo's "Played A Live", and it always worked nicely. Combined it with a drum solo that segued into the Safri Duo drum pattern before the filtered synth came in.

Yeah, this song really works fine!
But we already play this one. We need one more song like this ;-)
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Re: Ideas for instrumental without guitar

Postby Tomtom1983 » 20 May 2019, 11:12

harmonizer wrote:If he is the lead singer and the guitarist, I would think any song on which he did not have to sing would be like a rest, even if he was still playing the guitar. I don't have a specific song suggestion, but I think this would widen your options.

I know that this would widen our options, but he insitst to get a completely rest where he can go out of stage. :-x
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Re: Ideas for instrumental without guitar

Postby st2ex » 20 May 2019, 11:14

What about some Raggae titles?
Sounds nice with hammond organ and a guitar is not absolutely necessary.
Danceable as well.

Parallel to my Stage 3 I play a Keytar Roland AX-Synth to support our guitar player.
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Re: Ideas for instrumental without guitar

Postby JXrays » 20 May 2019, 12:35

This is a bit 'second-hand' as its already a version of a version but I have wanted to do something like this in our band for a while.
Starsky and Hutch - you even get a glimpse of the hammond settings. What age group are you expecting?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAdPFM3u5fM
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