Best Modern Instrumental ArtistsJust forget the singers. Give the instruments a little credit for once! No bands with singers on this list.
The Top Ten
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.
The use of brilliant major key melodies in instrumental metal has long been awaited. They don't just introduce powerful melody but they also make it their own.
Excellent musician with natural talent.
No copy cats and really a wonderful music composer either its Indian or Western.
He is the most imaginative.
The reliability is perennial.
Naruto Soundtrack can alone prove this guys one of the Best
Naruto Sountrack...enough said, his music is absolutley amazing!
Its Hans Zimmerman! Dude's a legend.
When I want inspiration through music, Hans Zimmer is my go to.
Are you ' kidding me? The awesome masterpieces of Hans Zimmer easily makes him a legend...he should be in top ten
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.
Liquid tension experiment should be at 1.
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!
Not only is Louis a great pianist, but he's also very modest and generous. He prefers to share the spotlight even when many would take all of the credit.
He should be higher up on the list. Buckethead is an amazing, versatile musician.
Insane guitar player and nunchuck wielder.
Her style is so unique and every song consistently delivers a unique, fast paced, modern excellence of violin art
Absolutely the most creative of the entire group. Shame the piano guys play nothing but covers or they might be on this list.
Her style is so unique and something she had to develop herself. She brought new meanings to playing violin.
I absolutely LOVE her Lord Of The Rings medley.
This is the most talented composer on the list. Anyone who think David Guetta is better is a fool who knows nothing of true music. He composes trash-pop music. Also, you are an idiot for placing Danny Elfman so high above Hans Zimmer. The top three of this list should be:
1. Two Steps from Hell.
2. Hans Zimmer.
3. Danny Elfman.
Two Steps from Hell should really be top of the list. Have you lot heard their stuff? They wipe the fllor with David Guetta the trash-pop artist that's for sure.
He is so unique - no one is better than him.
In a word: unique!
He is the best
Animals as leaders produces some of the best moddern instrumentals in the world with tosin abasi playing lead guitar and Javier Reyes as rhythm guitar makes some beautiful sounds from finger picking to shredding from metal to classical there is something there for everyone to love. They have made some of the most emotional music I've ever heard. You can tell they really care about the music they produce.
This guy is one badass guitarist! He's covered so many different songs, including Christmas music, and he does it so well. I dig his cover for "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch". That one's addicting. You have to be crazy not to think he's awesome! He can really play a guitar!
Gary improves every single song he covers. indescribably great.
He can every sound imaginable. his songs are so addicting...
Neither modern, nor very much of instrumental.
elfman has always brought something new and never copied himself. a true genius of what is defined as "music"
The kings of the modern day post rock and instrumental rock scene.
Liquid Tension Experiment beat these guys? Really?