Best Modern Instrumental Artists

Just forget the singers. Give the instruments a little credit for once! No bands with singers on this list.

The Top TenXW

1Scale the Summit

Their guitarist has a very modern, metal and tech-core influenced guitar technique and songwritting book out now, and the scale I'm struggling with is but a measure or two from a single song of their many. I like HEAVY progressive music, and my DAD likes Scale The Summit. My friend calls them Guitar-lesson-rock.

We are witnessing the evolution of music right before our eyes and ears. But for those with ears who cannot hear, it will seem like they came out of no where when they finally reach the summit of their talents.

The Great Plains and Age of The Tide are two of the best songs I've heard in my life. These guys make me proud to be a part of my generation. Thank you for inspiring all of us.

Glacial Planet, City in the Sky & Giants are all amazing pieces of music. Very cool approach to music and original. Look forward to their new album

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2David Guetta
3Yasuharu Takanashi
5Liquid Tension Experiment

Pretty much dream theater minus james. Paradigm Shift and Acid Rain are unbeatable. Best instrumentalists.

These guys, even if you care not for the songs they write, you must give it up to them for sheer ingenuity and ability. There's no comparison.

6A.R. Rahman

Excellent musician with natural talent.
No copy cats and really a wonderful music composer either its Indian or Western.

The reliability is perennial.

7Eric Johnson
8Marco Sfogli

He can every sound imaginable. his songs are so addicting...

9Louis Colaiannia

Louis Colaiannia is an amazing artist/ composer. Is a joy being able to listen to his music and always exciting to see what he comes up with next!

If you get the chance to see this guy perform live don't pass it up! Brilliant compositions and wonderful energy. If you haven't listened to his music you're simply missing out.

Music with passion and integrity... Louis is one of the most gifted, yet most humble musicians I have ever met. He is graced with strength and passion! His music is very inspiring to me!

Awesome singer and musician

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10Steve Vai

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11Hans Zimmer

Its Hans Zimmerman! Dude's a legend.

12Gary Hoey

Gary improves every single song he covers. indescribably great.

13Paul Gilbert
14Joe Satriani
15Animals as Leaders
16John Williams
17Jimi Hendrix
19Danny Elfman

elfman has always brought something new and never copied himself. a true genius of what is defined as "music"

20Godspeed You! Black Emperor

The kings of the modern day post rock and instrumental rock scene. - InsertNameHere

Liquid Tension Experiment beat these guys? Really?

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