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Music to be rubbed by

My best friend graduated from massage school, yay! I want to get her some background music for her practice and I am at a loss for what to buy. DIFFICULTY: NO ENYA. NO WHALESONGS. [more inside]
posted by blnkfrnk on Aug 30, 2016 - 44 answers

Instrumental jazz album for sexy times

What is your favorite jazz album for making love? Prefer anything later than 1950 but before 1990. Also prefer instrumental. Not too obscure. Should be easy to find on iTunes. That's it. Thanks!
posted by marsha56 on Jul 18, 2016 - 15 answers

Help me identify this jazz tune. Difficulty level: instrumental

I have a tune stuck in my head that my high school's jazz band played fifteen years ago. I would really like to hear it, but I can't remember the title. Since it's an instrumental, this feels like a long shot, but I've seen AskMe work greater miracles before. [more inside]
posted by biogeo on Apr 30, 2016 - 4 answers

Help me find a since-deleted YouTube video

I noticed that many of my old favorites have been deleted, and there's one in particular that I've been itching to see again. I'm looking for a link/name/LoC listing??? of an old video clip from what seemed to be an anthropology documentary about indigenous music. My google-fu failed me. Description inside. [more inside]
posted by coolname on Mar 10, 2016 - 3 answers

Tom Waits-esque Hip Hop

I'm looking for recommendations for hip-hop tracks that have backing instrumentals that sound like Tom Waits tracks or that are straight-up mashups with hip hop tracks. (This doesn’t just mean sampling. “Oodles of O’s” by De La Soul samples Waits, but it doesn’t sound like Waits track.) Thanks!
posted by Going To Maine on Sep 14, 2015 - 7 answers

Das Orchester Nürnberg

I've been tasked with finding a very specific kind of instrumental orchestral theme. VERY specific. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Sep 10, 2015 - 6 answers

upbeat and modern classical music

Looking for classical/instrumental pieces in the vein of Michael Daughtery's Metropolis Symphony [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Aug 5, 2015 - 12 answers

Lieder ohne Worte

Can you recommend some newish instrumental rock/pop songs? I really like it when artists will add an instrumental track to an album, but it's mostly serendipity that I find them. Can you recommend some recent instrumental tracks of note? Or whole instrumental pop/rock albums? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jan 20, 2015 - 11 answers

Following up This Binary Universe

A few years ago I gave my sister BT's This Binary Universe. I guess it stuck with her, because now she's asked me for similar instrumental music, but it's far enough outside my usual listening that I'm completely stuck. Help? [more inside]
posted by skymt on Jan 9, 2015 - 4 answers

Playlist halp: happy retro instrumental cocktail night?

Anywhere from Dixieland to Penguin Café Orchestra, via Django Reinhardt and something Latin, what musicians/tracks/albums can you suggest for a 4-hour playlist to make a happy, potentially boppable score to a cocktail party? Would be nice to divide it into intro, main and outro parts - but all suggestions are welcome for a fun, refined, vocal-less (or at least mainly so), non-pop soundtrack to a charming, light-hearted evening. (Bonus points if sourceable via Rdio.) Thanks!
posted by progosk on Nov 15, 2014 - 17 answers

Help me find more songs for this playlist!

I'm trying to build a playlist of head-nodding, chill music for 3AM drives. Help me fill this out some more! [more inside]
posted by isauteikisa on Oct 16, 2014 - 10 answers

Just Like Heaven for piano and violin

Are there any arrangements out there for a violn/piano duet of The Cure's Just Like Heaven? Looking for sheet music, if possible. Are there sheet-music web-fora around for such a thing? How would I get this. How would I get my filthy paws on this
posted by Greg Nog on Sep 23, 2014 - 5 answers

Looking for heavy, fast instrumental music

I like listening to heavy, fast music while writing but recently I find I am unable to do so if the songs have words (or at least words that I can follow). I am looking for rock/metal/industrial/post-whatever that has drums and guitars, but is either instrumental (like Mogwai), or with vocals that are not comprehensible (like ISIS) or buried (like Sub Rosa). [more inside]
posted by Grinder on Jul 5, 2014 - 27 answers

70th anniversary party playlist!

My husband's grandparents, Papa and Mimi, will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary in May. Yes, 70th anniversary!!! The family is throwing an anniversary party for them and one of the party tasks I'm working on is music. [more inside]
posted by Swisstine on Apr 9, 2014 - 20 answers

I need 80's instrumental sex music.

For a comedy show I need some 80's sex music. Something funky but definitely of the 80's and it can't have words, or at least have large sections with no words.
posted by Uncle on Dec 28, 2013 - 23 answers

Christmas instrumental music

What's your favorite Christmas instrumental, classical-sounding music? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Dec 11, 2013 - 28 answers

How do you solve a problem like Maria? Without singing?

I'm trying to find the song "Maria" (How do you solve a problem like Maria) from The Sound of Music, but without the vocal track. I've written personalised lyrics for a friend and want to sing the song with (hopefully) the original music and my vocals over the top. Can it be done? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Dec 2, 2013 - 3 answers

What to consider and how much to charge for freelance jingles?

How much should I charge companies to write and record 30-60 second instrumental jingles to help sell their products on websites? [more inside]
posted by priested on Nov 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Jazz ad lib tool

Know any free tools or software that will play a chord progression for me? [more inside]
posted by Flashbullzeye on Sep 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Goats: now even more relevant to my interests.

I have recently discovered Attaboy by Yo-Yo Ma and some other peeps. It's beautiful and I love it. Please recommend more music like it. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jul 30, 2013 - 8 answers

More like Macklemore, but instrumental?

So, after FPP after FPP, I decided to check out Macklemore, and I'm suitably impressed. At the same time, going along with the instrumental track on The Heist, I'm realizing that I'd love to listen to an album like Macklemore but, well, without the vocals. [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah on May 17, 2013 - 20 answers

How do I listen to music without the lyrics?

In a bid to learn some bass riffs, I am looking for software that will strip lyrics from songs and give me only the instrumental version of the song. That, and I've always wanted to listen to my favourite songs in their vocally stripped incarnations. Any suggestions?
posted by New England Cultist on Feb 15, 2013 - 10 answers

Good instrumental dance music for studying?

Can anyone recommend good instrumental dance music for studying? [more inside]
posted by snailparade on Nov 4, 2012 - 14 answers

It goes like: dumdumdumdumdadadDA!

What's the name of that song? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Sep 20, 2012 - 5 answers

This American Life Song ID Request

Song ID request: This American Life episode "Special Ed," roughly at the 51:00 mark. Instrumental, post-rock maybe? Link inside. [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Aug 27, 2012 - 1 answer

sad swelling music

Looking for sad music: instrumental, ambient, classical or swelling musical scores. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Aug 27, 2012 - 27 answers

Suggestions for Brazilian Music

I'm looking for a Brazilian piece of (folk?) music to use with a short video I'm making on football/soccer. [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Aug 10, 2012 - 12 answers

Old-fashioned instrumental jazz?

Please recommend music similar to this Jack Teagarden version of When Your Lover Is Gone. Slow, instrumental, a little bluesy - I'm trying to class up a cocktail party overlooking the Pacific Ocean but can't afford a band.
posted by one_bean on Jul 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Dreams Never End

I really like the music on the first New Order album (Movement, including the tracks on the 2008 collector's edition), but I don't always care for the singing. Are there instrumental bands that I might like that would be similar to early New Order?
posted by perhapses on May 24, 2012 - 12 answers

What are other songs like Orion?

What are more songs (or albums) similar to Metallica's Orion, particularly the counterpoint that starts at around 4:00?
posted by tomwheeler on Apr 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Program for detecting whether a song is instrumental?

Is there a programmatic way to detect whether a given song is exclusively instrumental? [more inside]
posted by xulu on Apr 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for instrumental progressive metal

What are some other instrumental progressive metal groups like Animals as Leaders? [more inside]
posted by ollyollyoxenfree on Apr 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Can't Stop the Muzak

Where can I find some horrible, soul-deadening instrumental music like that heard on "Between Two Ferns" (link to Funny or Die video)?
posted by El Sabor Asiatico on Mar 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Be my saxophone Shazam

Help me find an album my mom loved in high school! [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Feb 11, 2012 - 15 answers

A cheerful tune or two?

Suggestions for peppy, happy, instrumental music, similar to Shugo Tokumaru's - The Mop and Dave Richmond's Movin' Along? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Dec 30, 2011 - 12 answers

y'know, like the Hendrix version of the Star-Spangled Banner.

I'm looking for more songs like this and this - long, wailing, meandering instrumental electric guitar music. Please recommend me some! [more inside]
posted by xbonesgt on Nov 28, 2011 - 15 answers

Music like The Conversation soundtrack?

Hey, did you ever see The Conversation? Remember how the soundtrack was mostly one dude on a piano? Can you recommend more music to me like that, where it's really engaging and moody like The Conversation soundtrack, but it's also just one guy? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Nov 5, 2011 - 17 answers

What other songs are like Ross' Concert by Jeff Danna (example included)

What other songs are like Ross' Concert by Jeff Danna? Instrumental, preferably acoustic with delight, energy and ideally a similarly blissful build and crescendo? Ideally I'm after pop-song length pieces. I'm not against vocals - the important thing is finding similar moods, expressiveness and complexity.
posted by AbsoluteDestiny on Oct 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Spin Yore Partner Round And Round And Help Her Download Our Album

What type of music was considered optimal for dancing in the nineteenth century US? I need search terms here, people. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Oct 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for good web radio stations that only play instrumental music

Please recommend audio streams (web radio stations and the like) that are all instrumental, and aren't classical music. Additional thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Get me into the zone - and keep me there!

Any alternatives to GrooveSalad? Ambient tones, but most importantly, no vocals!?! Please fill my ears with distraction-free tunes! [more inside]
posted by cgg on Sep 6, 2011 - 10 answers

Oh look, someone is looking to have a song identified again.

SongFilter: Can you name this song I heard on the radio - an instrumental, natch? [more inside]
posted by Golfhaus on Aug 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Trying to find a surf cover of Torna Surriento?

I heard an instrumental, surf (ish) version of Torna Surriento at brunch today... help? [more inside]
posted by aquanet on Jul 3, 2011 - 2 answers

A musical movie, in three minutes, with no words.

Your tall musical order: I'm looking for instrumental tracks. Less than four minutes. Must have three "acts" that build from a quiet open to a mid-tempo, mid-power second act. Third and final act must end in a jump-out-of-your-chair fist-pump f*ck yeah moment (that may or may not taper away afterwards). [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jun 15, 2011 - 22 answers

Who is this violinist?

Looking for a particular violinist (and similar music) [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jun 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Music to write to

What's your favorite instrumental podcast? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on Mar 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Mystery dreamy music

Do you recognise the song playing in the background of this radio trailer? [more inside]
posted by sleepcrime on Feb 27, 2011 - 5 answers

I need more ambient-electro-industrial-instrumental music to listen to.

Does anyone have any suggestions for ambient-electronic-industrial-instrumental music? [more inside]
posted by exolstice on Oct 15, 2010 - 19 answers

help identify the artist of this instrumental song

Who is the artist responsible for an instrumental song called "Ballerina", released in the mid-to-late 1980s? (mp3 of the main melody included) [more inside]
posted by germdisco on Aug 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Chug-a-lug, Donna.

Help me find instrumental songs in that slow dreamy drunken slow-rock style like "The Pink Room". Examples within. [more inside]
posted by komara on Jul 27, 2010 - 28 answers

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