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  • Chris Woods- First Rate

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  • Online Guitar Lessons- Better Than Private Instruction?

    Online Guitar Lessons- Better Than Private Instruction?

    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 probably will not […]

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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

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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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  • Tommy Emmanuel – Harmonics In Another Dimension

    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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