Some of the biggest turnoffs for me in non-metal are the lyrics and the vocals. So I'm looking for good instrumental non-metal. I've been exposed to plenty of regular non-metal, and I couldn't get into it. My roommate listens to shit like Nickleback, Hinder, Smile Empty Soul, Fuel, etc. and I can't stand anything along those lines (I despise both the lyrics and the music). I admit that I listen to almost only metal, and wish to expand my horizons. I can't get into any of the non-metal my roommate listens to, and I think that instrumental music may be a good starting point for getting into non-metal. Mind you, I cannot get into traditional jazz (Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, etc.) so don't recommend that. Back in college, I had a roommate who listened to some instrumental stuff like Mahavishu Orchestra, John McLaughlin, Guru Guru, etc., so maybe I'm looking for stuff along those lines. I am somewhat familiar with classical music, and do listen to it sometimes (Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, etc.).