• Tony Pusztai: Guitar From Another Planet

    Tony Pusztai, two pieces Okay, I’ve watched this 8 times in a row and I although this is going into the classical guitar category, this is serious jazz as well folks. Good luck being able to breath once you hear this… Tony Pusztai… is one of the most skilled guitarist I’ve ever heard.  Maybe a lot of you are going to faint from his dissonant chord embellishments, or maybe some of you are going to think that Tony takes way […]

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  • Andrés Godoy: Fingerstyle (and Chords) With One Hand

    Lapislázuli Andrés Godoy To see more Andrés Godoy videos, click here.  (Absolutely incredible!) I am never ceased to be amazed by guitarist Andrés Godoy . Obviously nothing was about to stop his immense musical talent including the obvious (if you indeed are watching this video..) For this video, Andrés performs a song entitled Lapislázuli which can be found on his latest CD entitled “Dedos Felices”, (Happy Fingers).  I wanted to include a link below for immediate download but had trouble locating where […]

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  • Adam Palma- He’s “Positively Mad” on the Guitar

    “For all of you who emailed me, texted me and poked on FB asking to record “Positively Mad” in a close-up, here it is! Please mind that the song’s been evolving since I composed it and recorded on my album 2012.  So this version is a bit different to the album track! Enjoy!” That was the description Adam Palma placed on this “rare”  2012 video of him casually playing to the camera at home. I say rare because as of […]

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  • Maneli Jamal Plays the Blues at the Canadian Guitar Festival

    If you follow the world of acoustic guitar, you would have to have heard of guitarist Maneli Jamal. And if you’ve been a fan of Acoustic Guitar Videos, you will notice that we’ve featured Maneli quite a lot here. In this new live performance which took place last week at the Canadian Guitar Festival, Maneli once again shows why he’s one of the best guitarists out there. Maneli who has been getting into the Blues lately, takes it to another […]

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  • 12 Free Bluegrass Guitar Lessons: Road To Columbus

    Here’s two breaks for the Road To Columbus (fairly easy version) up to speed at 120 Beats Per Minute. I’m going to show you in slow motion exactly what I’m doing in the lessons below. The first break is a standard melody that sounds difficult, but is actually not difficult to play (especially with the left hand) if you can do a little flatpicking already. Even if you don’t know how to flatpick but play guitar, the lessons will give […]

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  • Chris Woods- First Rate

    Here’s another “first rate” performance by guitarist extraordinaire Chris Woods with a song entitled “Edinburgh.” For those of you that have been following, you will notice that Chris is all about creating a mood with his guitar. Check out some of the other videos of Chris here at Acoustic Guitar Videos…   Here’s the Youtube description in case you want more info and the tabs for this song… “A composition by guitarist Chris Woods. Full Tab available fromhttp://chriswoodsgroove.co.uk/product… If you […]

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  • Guitar Tricks Review: Better Than Private Instruction?

    Guitar Tricks Review: Better Than Private Instruction?

    Guitar Tricks Review: After a couple months of exploring on the internet, Acoustic Guitar Videos has chosen what we consider the perfect alternative to private lessons (of course without all the expense) We are proud to now offer lessons through GuitarTricks.com, the online leader in beginner/ intermediate/advanced guitar instruction. Now I must tell you, I took a bunch of courses online these last months and to be honest, they were all actually pretty good. In fact, I would say that in most cases you […]

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  • Swan Berger: Natural Talent

    Sometimes you just got to shake your head and wonder how a “kid” is able to play this good… I mean, so I guess when he was 2 he studied and mastered the major scale… Then at 3 he worked out the minors… Then at 4 diminished.. 5 was augmented and arpeggios 6 was alt chord voicings 7 the symmetrical scale (and so on and so fourth).   Swan Berger (who looks about 10 in this video) is playing jazz at […]

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  • Sierra Hull: Guitar is her “Second Instrument”

    In this living room video, Sierra Hull is joined by mandolinist Carl Berggren and I believe Sierra’s father on bass, on the bluegrass standard Roanoke. Now if you are not familiar with Sierra, she is very famous in bluegrass for her mandolin playing…. after you are done watching this video, do check this out… She is outrageous. So, this is Sierra on guitar… call it her “second instrument” I’ll tell you this… if you flatpick, just try getting out that first […]

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  • JIMI HENDRIX – Hear My Train A Coming… Acoustic

    Here’s Jimi Hendrix, one of the most influential guitarist of the 20th century…. playing a 12 string acoustic instead of his white Stratocaster. The song is titled “Hear My Train A Coming” and also know as ”Getting My Heart Back Together Again,” which sounds like it could be  an old delta blues song-  but it was actually written by Hendrix. He did record this song a few times but never released until after his death.  What do you think of his acoustic […]

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  • Buster B. Jones: “LE MACHINE GUN”

    Buster B. Jones: Le Machine Gun You need to watch this whole video because it’s probably one of the most impressive displays of fingerpicking that you will ever see. Is he as good as his mentors Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed? Well, you be the judge. Buster has incorporated all of their styles into his-  the result is a hybrid style that additionally features much faster melodic runs and riffs than his mentors. He says that the speed thing happened […]

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  • Tom Lumen ft. Alex Arable – La Dolce Vita

    Here’s a really beautiful composition by Tom Luman, accompanied by Alex Arable on the udu. The two instruments make a perfect blend in that the udu does not overpower the guitar… adds just the right amount of percussive distinction to drive the piece along. Tom who has been featured here at Acoustic Guitar Videos before,  has a few more videos on YouTube definitely worth checking out. Also check out a great live blues performance at a night club that you […]

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    Sungha Jung Gravity

    Sungha Jung Gravity Here’s an original composition by internet guitar phenomenon Sungha Jung. This particular video which was published almost two years ago to the day has almost 2 million views. Shngha Jung’s popularity is two fold. First, he’s a great player and he started out very young making videos. Perhaps an exception to the rule but certainly deserving of all the publicity. Now we do have some Sungha vids here at Acoustic Guitar Videos (check it out here) but […]

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  • Chet Atkins- Mr. Sandman

    Chet Atkins- Mr. Sandman

    We have a huge amount of Chet Atkins fans over here at Acoustic Guitar Videos and, most any time we post a Chet vid (this one being his rendition of Mr. Sandman), it gets a great response. This particular vid taken from a 1954 TV show… hey, no info but does anyone know where this came from?   As an aside, you might also like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Svm_Vnntyk&list=RD7Svm_Vnntyk#t=103 this is Chet playing the Orange Blossom Special… great guitar playing here as well.   […]

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  • “Jerry’s Breakdown” – Brent Mason, Tommy Emmanuel & Richard Smith

    “Jerry’s Breakdown” – Brent Mason, Tommy Emmanuel & Richard Smith

    “Fasten your Seatbelts. This is HIGH OCTANE Guitar Pickin’. Brent Mason, Tommy Emmanuel and Richard Smith perform “Jerry’s Breakdown” at the 2nd Annual “Jerry Reed Guitar-Man Tribute Concert” 2014, held at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, TN. With Bart Pikes on the Bass, Ric McClure on the Drums, Mike Wyatt on Percussion, Pat Bergeson on the Harmonica and Mark Thornton on the Acoustic Guitar. “ The above is the description from YouTube…. this certainly would have been a great concert […]

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  • Maneli Jamal – Daft Funk

    Maneli Jamal – Daft Funk

    Here’s a new song by Maneli Jamal that just got released last week ( January 12) entitled “Daft Funk”.   Lately, Maneli has been getting into some serious groove acoustic… Daft Funk is for sure his funkiest song to date. You would expect with a title like this that he’d be using a lot of the modern percussive techniques for a song like this but, that’s not what happens here. Maneli does however use a percussive backbeat in this song, […]

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  • Teja Gerken – Seven Years

    Teja Gerken – Seven Years

    Here is Californian German born guitarist Teja Gerken playing his original composition “Seven Years” on his 2004 Custom Shop Martin OM, in Open D-Minor (DADFAD) tuning. “Seven Years” was originally recorded for Teja’s 1999 release “On My Way,” and combines fingerstyle techniques with two-handed tapping sections. “ Born in Germany in 1970, Teja Gerken began his journey on the guitar at the age of six and became a serious student of the instrument after his family moved to California in the mid ’80s. […]

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  • Fingerpicking For Beginners- Learn Fingerstyle Guitar

    Fingerpicking For Beginners- Learn Fingerstyle Guitar

    For those of you that have a guitar laying around the house and have never picked it up  (or picked it up years ago and want to learn), here’s your chance to learn fingerstyle guitar  and be able to play a little in 12 minutes or less! Fingerpicking for Beginners- Learn Fingerstyle Guitar… what’s it all about? Many of the fingerstyle guitar lessons that I’ve come across on YouTube are either too complex for guitar beginners, forcus on teaching a […]

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  • Antonello Fiamma for Candyrat

    Antonello Fiamma for Candyrat

    Here is Italian guitarist Antonello Fiamma in his first video for Candyrat. We have already featured Antonello about one year ago. Since then he released his new album called “The Round Path”, and in this video he plays the title track of that album. More information about Antonello is available on his official website. by Miche Archetto

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  • Acoustic Gangsters – Jozef Scheiner and Peter Luha

    Acoustic Gangsters – Jozef Scheiner and Peter Luha

    Acoustic Gangsters- Mandolinist Jozef Scheiner has just released an instrumental solo mandolin album called “Perinmama”. In this video he plays “For Piazzolla”, a song from that album together with guitarist Peter Luha. Both musicians hail from Slovakia. The music of “Acoustic Gangsters” here is very reminiscent of the David Grisman Quintet (perhaps more in the days of Mark O’Connor). Both Jozef and Peter are loaded with chops, and this composition “For Piazzolla” has it all including a very memorable melody.  Jozef Scheiner’s Biography […]

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  • Jan Laurenz: From Beartrax to Ukulele

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  • Marco Ielpo- Fingerdance

    Marco Ielpo- Fingerdance

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  • Ivan Pesut – Farewell Song

    Ivan Pesut – Farewell Song

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    Akram Abdel Sattar – Long Drive On Road Success

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  • Sharon Wayne plays Dusan Bogdanovic

    Sharon Wayne plays Dusan Bogdanovic

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  • Jacky Bastek: Emerging talent

    Jacky Bastek: Emerging talent

    Very young guitarist Jacky Bastek, from Eppstein (Germany), plays here her new composition “Cold Progression”. She has stopped playing for a few months due to a hand injury, but luckily she is now back in business and shows her impressing mastering of the acoustic guitar. I couldn’t find much information about Jacky on the web, but that she participated in the “Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year” competition this year. The winner was Janet Noguera (we featured also her this year), […]

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  • Ueli von Allmen on a guitar by Dixie Michelle

    Ueli von Allmen on a guitar by Dixie Michelle

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  • Tommy Emmanuel & Adam Palma: Silent Night

    Tommy Emmanuel & Adam Palma: Silent Night

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  • Eva Atmatzidou: A great Greek talent

    Eva Atmatzidou: A great Greek talent

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  • Jersey Bada Bing Christmas- Thinking Outside The “Pizza” Box

    Jersey Bada Bing Christmas- Thinking Outside The “Pizza” Box

    Hey Everybody! Jersey Bada Bing Christmas to you!! Here’s a very odd sort of video that has nothing to do with guitar and nothing to do with performance on instruments. So why am I sharing this with you? Well for starters, it is Christmas and I figured some of you may get a laugh out of this “North Jersey” Christmas Video that I wrote and produced along with vocalist Lucy Clark entitled “Jersey Bada Bing Christmas” back in 2007. Think Sopranos […]

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  • Oscar Mendez- On The Road

    Oscar Mendez- On The Road

    A few years ago when I was just getting this Acoustic Guitar Video site up and running, there were a few guitarist that reached out to me, and were very enthusiastic about this site and the chance for some more exposure with their music. One of these guitarists was Oscar Mendez, who is one of the rare guitarists in his country of Columbia that performs this style of guitar. (fingerstyle to be exact) Like many other guitarists, Oscar knew enough […]

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  • Country Thumbpicking

    Country Thumbpicking

    Concert: Muhlenburg County Thumbpickers   “Chet Atkins was inspired by the complex fingerstyle guitar playing of Merle Travis called “thumbpicking.” This guitar style has been developed, passed down, preserved, and expanded by generations of players around Travis’s birthplace in Kentucky. Award-winning Muhlenburg County-area guitarists Joe Hudson, Paul Mosely, Eddie Pennington, and Freddie Russell will perform. Presented in support of the exhibit Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player, made possible by the Gretsch Company.” I think a lot of you fans of […]

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  • Mark Goffeney- Drift Away- Footstyle Guitar

    Mark Goffeney- Drift Away- Footstyle Guitar

    Mark Goffeney- Alright, I thought I saw this video a long time ago and posted it on Acoustic Guitar Videos but… guess not. If you close your eyes you say to yourself, well, no virtuoso on the guitar, but solid playing and nice singing. And then you look up and see this and say., When there’s music in someone’s soul, nothing is going to stop them … and in this case., nothing. “Mark Goffeney is a native San Diegan whose […]

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  • Kaori Muraji: Variations on the Carnival of Venice (F. Tarrega)

    Kaori Muraji: Variations on the Carnival of Venice (F. Tarrega)

    Kaori Muraji is one of the most appreciated classical guitarist from Japan. She was the first Japanese artist to have signed an exclusive international contract with Decca Music Group. Here she plays a composition by Spanish composer Francisco Tarrega, which are the “Variations on the Carnival of Venice”. ” Kaori Muraji is considered one of the most prominent classical guitarists of today, and her challenges and activities are always regarded with keen interest by the entire classical music community. Born […]

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  • Molly Tuttle plays Whiskey Before Breakfast

    Molly Tuttle plays Whiskey Before Breakfast

    Here’s a fiddle tune called Whiskey Before Breakfast performed  by Molly Tuttle- written by Canadian fiddler and composer Andy de Jarlis and made popular on the guitar by Norman Blake. Although Whiskey Before Breakfast is a fairly strait ahead standard tune, Molly Tuttle performs this song with some interesting melodic lines and floaters. Floaters… what’s that you may ask? Well, it’s that sound of the strings ringing all together- and a technique that was started on the bluegrass acoustic guitar […]

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  • Gavino Loche: Beatles on Acoustic Guitar- Come Together

    Gavino Loche: Beatles on Acoustic Guitar- Come Together

    We have already featured Gavino Loche’s impressing acoustic covers of famous songs, including “Sultan of Swings” and “The Wall“. This time Gavino decided to enhance his one-man-band attitude by adding a new percussive tool to his Lakewood guitar. And he tested it on the famous hit by the Beatles “Come Together”. Also this time the result is a great and accurate rendition of the original piece. Here is some information about the song: “Timothy Leary was a psychologist who became […]

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  • RafQu- Acoustic Guitar – Base Jump

    RafQu- Acoustic Guitar – Base Jump

    Here’s acoustic guitarist RafQu, with an  original composition entitled “Base Jump”, played on a custom Fabio Bonardi guitar. This very recent video which already has a lot of views (over 14,000), is RafQu’s first release on acoustic guitar giant Candyrat Records. This has to be a very exciting moment as being accepted as an artist for this label is no easy task. I recently asked RafQu about all of this: “So this was my Big Dream to released a song/Video […]

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  • Luis Salinas: La Milonguera

    Luis Salinas: La Milonguera

    Argentinian jazz guitar player Luis Salinas plays here “La Milonguera”, showing his great technique and great musicianship. “Luis Salinas is an Argentine jazz guitarist who plays both electric and nylon string guitars. His music includes elements of bossa nova, Brazilian samba, Afro-Uruguayan candombe, salsa, boleros and jazz. He blends traditional South American musical forms with improvisational modern jazz. Luis worked for Egle Martin, a well known Argentinean singer, dancer, and producer from 1985 to 1991 and played on her bossa-nova […]

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  • Tony Pusztai: Guitar From Another Planet

    Tony Pusztai: Guitar From Another Planet

    Tony Pusztai, two pieces Okay, I’ve watched this 8 times in a row and I although this is going into the classical guitar category, this is serious jazz as well folks. Good luck being able to breath once you hear this… Tony Pusztai… is one of the most skilled guitarist I’ve ever heard.  Maybe a lot of you are going to faint from his dissonant chord embellishments, or maybe some of you are going to think that Tony takes way […]

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  • Tom Lumen – Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)

    Tom Lumen – Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)

    Tom Lumen live at the Rainbow Culture Palace, Kaposvar Here’s a live performance of a cover song by Queen that you probably have heard … “Don’t Stop Me Now” performed here by Hungarian guitar great Tom Lumen. About 5 months or so ago, Tom was asked to perform with Tommy Emmanuel on one of Tommy’s live shows. Quite a complement indeed. I have 2 regrets about that show.. first I wasn’t there and second there wasn’t a video taken during the […]

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  • Max Godman- Ninja Guitarist

    Max Godman- Ninja Guitarist

    Max Godman performing Dear Mother, an Original Composition.. Okay, I suppose entering a contest is not such a bad thing, especially if the outcome leads you to more of an audience. In this case, the audience is you guys here, and I’m proud to say that there’s many thousands of you that come each week to check out these videos here at Acoustic Guitar Videos. I just definitely wanted to thank you all for that. The contest I’m talking about […]

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  • Pat Flynn- What He’s Up To Now

    Pat Flynn- What He’s Up To Now

    Remember Acoustic Guitarist Pat Flynn? New Grass Revival, “Best Acoustic Guitarist” 5 years in a row in in the 80′s in Frets magazine. But with all the accolades this great guitarist has had which also includes some extensive Nashville session work and song writing credits such as  “Do What You Gotta Do” that was also recorded by Garth Brooks, Pat Flynn these days is not shall we say “making the waves” he once used to in the music industry. Does […]

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