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    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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    Listen to this…. Tommy Emmanuel is not from this planet! Talk about taking harmonic 10 levels beyond! I’ve watched this video five times now and don’t really know how he is able to get all the chromatic notes out so accurately and so fast. He’s effectively turned the guitar into a harp, you know, the big instrument will a thousand strings… It’s no wonder why many consider him one of the best guitarist of all time. Speaking of great guitarist… […]

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  • Don Cortes Maya: The Ultimate Flamenco Guitarist?

    I want to share this video of Don Cortes Maya. There’s so many great acoustic guitarist in the world but every so often, a guy like Don comes along and lights it up.   A guy on Youtube made this comment…”So many flamenco guitarists today play technically difficult junk. This guy plays music.” Hope you enjoyed this video. Be sure to share Don Cortes Maya with your friends. Social Bookmarking

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