Here are a few instrumental songs, which make for great background music at a party or coffee shop, or change things up during any other gig.  The first is by Yanni (or, if you want to be technical about it, Yiannis Chryssomallis), an amazing keyboardist and composer.


I love this one—the title track from Satch’s (Joe Satriani’s) second album.  He’s one of the greatest, and it’s so fun to try and play anything he writes.  Nobody stops moving here…rhythm guitar, bass, drums, or solo.


This beautiful song was written and performed by Rik Emmett of the Canadian hard rock trio Triumph.  I love it when a musician doesn’t allow himself to be trapped into a single genre…


This one is by a guitarist we lost too young—Stevie Ray Vaughan.  He named the song for this then-wife Lenora.  Unfortunately, their love didn’t last, but his song always will.  Conclusion: guitars are more faithful than people…or…something like that.