The commercially available baritone guitar has woven its way through nearly seven decades of music, adding resonance and low-end to a lot of great tracks over the years. Here is part one of our BaritoneGuitar.org list of essential baritone tracks.
Songs listed are not considered essential because they represent the high water mark for a particular genre or generation of baritone players. Songs have been selected because they typify a particular genre or common use of the baritone guitar.
" Kommotion" by Duane Eddy, 1960
"Back in the Saddle" by Aerosmith, 1976
"The Space Between" by Dave Matthews Band, 2001
"These Walls" by Dream Theater, 2005
"Blue Liquid" by Andy Mckee, 2010
Well, there you have it. The first of our two-part series on essential baritone tracks. In part two, we will explore the baritone's use in styles ranging from Jazz to surf ruck to country and beyond. We hope you have enjoyed the article and perhaps even been inspired. As always, we welcome your comments, posts, and feedback.