Heavy Metal Guitar Instrumentals
Displaying 1009 - 1050 of 1134
Enjoy over 23 years of staff columns, guest columns, interviews and more!
Heavy Metal Guitar Instrumentals
Duo Creates Stylistic Melting Pot
I`ve been playing for nearly 20 years, and I`ve always emulated guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore, people like that. As far as instrumental goes, when you can`t sing yourself, you tend to write without a vocal part in mind. If you could add vocals to it, that would be one thing, but I decided that I would like the guitar to shine through on what I was doing. So I decided to make the project instrumental.
Hard Rock Group Looks To Enter The Popular Mainstream
Guitar Student Demos Instrumental Compositions
Dedicated Guitarist Plans Solo Instrumental Project
We have tried to record as much of our playing as we possibly can, both in practice and "jamming" sessions, and when we perform live, to give ourselves some feedback. When playing it`s very difficult to listen to yourself because you`re too busy thinking about what`s going to happen next, while in critical listening you concentrate on the blend of what has just happened. By listening to recordings of ourselves we can pick out the improvisational parts that work well, sound great, or have promise, then try to concentrate on developing them.
For Europe my music is not aggressive enough and in the US I didn`t have anybody to present it to. So rather than making so-called industry contacts and "wait until it happens" I decided to do it myself, which turned out to be much faster and got me and my music much more respect. I highly recommend a musical statement such as this to all musicians who intend to be a part of this complex industry.
I hope my music, although there are no words, communicates and reaches people on an emotional, spiritual and entertaining level. I try to incorporate various instrumentation, and contemporary compositional influences.
Acoustic Progressive Jazz Meets New Age Fusion
Electric Release From Multi-Instrumentalist
Trio Releases Instrumental Rock Demo
Maniacal Instrumental Madness With An Elfin Flavor
Guitarist Blends Progressive & Neo-Classical Influences
Guitarist Makes Mark In Music Mecca
Instrumental Rock For The Hungry Heart
Original Jazz/Rock Arrangements Fuel New Release
Rock Meets Latin Shred For Instrumentalist
New Age Electric Guitarist Crosses Stylistic Boundaries
I knew what I wanted to do but there were no labels dedicated to the guitarist as the artist, but only to the guitarist as a shred meister. I read an interview with guitarist Glenn Phillips, who has released ten albums independently. I realized from his comments (about the music industry) that the only way to reach my goal was to follow his example.
In the last few years I`ve made a record for a major label that didn`t get released. Then I signed with a indie label. I thought the majors were the bad guys, and this label would give me more attention. WRONG! To make a long story longer, the small label had bad distribution and never paid a bill, let alone the tour support and promo budget.
Instrumental Guitarist Readies New Release
Guitarist Draws Instrumental Influence From Ancient Writings
Rock 'N' Roll Acoustic Guitar From New Mexico
Progressively Minded Guitarist Blends Metal, Funk & Rock
Australian Guitarist Makes The Most Of Four Tracks
Killer Chops Mark Hard Rock Guitarist's CD
7-String Guitar Extravaganza
Instrumental Jazz-Rock Fusionist Eyes The Future
Presenting Listeners With A New Breed Of Instrumental Music
Funk & Jazz Meet Heavy Instrumental Rock
Instrumental Rock Where Melody Rules
Classical Guitar Augments New Age Instrumentals
Creative Self-Indulgence And Adventurous Guitar Playing
The best marketing tip though, is not to think of the market when you are composing or playing your music. Play only what is true to you--as an independent musician, you have that luxury.
I am trying to reach into the heart of the listener and make him or her feel what I am putting out emotionally. I just want young people to become emotionally attached to music again. I want to enlighten a younger audience.
Original Blend Of Acoustic and Electronic Textures
Guitarist Returns To His Acoustic Roots
Musical Influences From East To West
I just released my first CD after 27 years of playing. For me it represents the end of a struggle to accept my influences, yet still feel I have a voice of my own. I also wanted to express the fact that I just love to play, and that I love music without borders. Most importantly, I want to create music that expresses my true heart, and that inspires the listener to do the same.