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  • Miss You (Rolling Stones) x Diego Ruiz – acoustic guitar instrumental

    Miss You (Rolling Stones) x Diego Ruiz – acoustic guitar instrumental

    Fan of The Rolling Stones? Well, it’s hard to go anywhere in the world and not hear this song playing in a shopping mall, restaurant or on air. Diego Ruiz does a great job transferring this song to acoustic, performing fingerstyle and hitting the guitar on the 2/4 for the snare. And he’s got the vibe for this and really captured the flavor (attitude!!) He’s already got a nice amount of views on YouTube but let’s see if we can […]

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  • Daniel Padim- Great Fingerstyle From Brazil

    Daniel Padim- Great Fingerstyle From Brazil

    Here is the young Brazilian guitarist Daniel Padim playing his original “Fantasy vs Reality” from his recent album entitled “Looking Up to Giants“. This is a short bio about Daniel that I’ve found on his youtube channel: “I play the guitar since I was 8 years old, now I´m 26. I´ve been playing classical guitar, flamenco guitar, brazilian choro, but since 2004 I´m focused on acoustic fingestyle and it was what I most liked to play until now. The fingerstyle opens […]

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  • Easy Fingerstyle Guitar for Beginners: The 1st Lesson to Playing The Guitar

    Easy Fingerstyle Guitar for Beginners: The 1st Lesson to Playing The Guitar

    Here’s the first Fingerstyle Guitar For Beginners Lesson which features the basic finger picking guitar pattern. This is the very first pattern you will want to learn to play fingerstyle guitar. The pattern involved is the easiest and basic finger picking pattern that is used in many many popular song. Learning this beginner guitar lesson is the first step to learn how to play the acoustic guitar the correct way. Beginner Fingerstyle Guitar or Fingerpicking (or sometimes referred to as […]

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  • Showhawk Duo: great live performance

    Showhawk Duo: great live performance

    Here is the amazing ShowHawk Duo (Mikhail Asanovic on lead, and Jake Wright on Rhythm) playing live in Edinburgh in 2011, where they played many tasteful and virtuosisitc renditions of famous themes. “Mikhail Asanovic is a classically trained guitarist, having recently completed his master’s degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Jake Wright is largely self taught, and grew up playing in rock and metal bands. He is also a passionate singer, and is well known on the […]

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  • François Hubrecht and Arnaud Leprêtre: The Neck Bros

    François Hubrecht and Arnaud Leprêtre: The Neck Bros

      Here is the French duo “The Neck Bros”, funded by François Hubrecht and Arnaud Leprêtre in 2002. They met for the first time in 1991 at the GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology). The video shows their nice acoustic rendition of “The Man of Consatnt Sorrow”. Another interesting video is this one, with their arrangement of “Misirlou”. Unfortunately their official website is available in French only. By Miche Archetto Social Bookmarking

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  • 12 Free Bluegrass Guitar Lessons: Road To Columbus

    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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  • Strunz & Farah: Speed acousting picking

    Strunz & Farah: Speed acousting picking

    Strunz and Farah play together since 1979. This untitled video has been recorded in Puerto Rico last year. The duo mixes flamenco, klezmer, eastern music, with impressive technical skills and very good musical taste. On wikipedia I’ve found that “Jorge Strunz, born in Costa Rica, and Ardeshir Farah, hailing from Iran, met in the United States in 1979. Jorge Strunz was one of the founders of the Latin jazz band Caldera. Caldera was a Latin band that combined jazz, funk and rock […]

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  • Rory Block Plays The Blues

    Rory Block Plays The Blues

    Here is American guitarist Rory Block playing live “Cross Road Blues” by Robert Johnson, which was released in her album “The Lady and Mr. Johnson” (2006). Some information about Rory taken from wikipedia: “Aurora Block was born in Princeton and grew up in Manhattan. Her father, Allan Block, ran a sandal shop in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, and the influence of the Greenwich Village folk music scene, such as Peter Rowan, Maria Muldaur, and John Sebastian, tempted Block to […]

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  • Francesco Buzzurro: Effortless Virtuoso

    Francesco Buzzurro: Effortless Virtuoso

    We featured already Sicilian guitarist Francesco Buzzurro in a previous post. He is specialized in elaborated renditions of latin tunes. In this video is his beautiful rendition of “Manhã de Carnaval” (by Brazilian composer Luiz Bonfá and lyricist Antônio Maria). He makes look things very easy, despite the very demanding arrangement By Miche Archetto Social Bookmarking

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  • Simon Wahl: a young German talent

    Simon Wahl: a young German talent

    Simon Wahl from Bonn, Germany, plays here his original composition “Auf Geht’s”. There are many other interesting videos in his youtube channel. Here is a short bio taken from his official website “Simon Wahl was born in 1989 in Bonn, Germany. At the tender age of thirteen, after having already played trombone for many years, he discovered the classical guitar which he then went on to learn in the Bonner Musikschule under the supervision and mentorship of Helli Gattung. In addition to […]

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  • National Fingerstyle Champion Performs “Superstition”

    National Fingerstyle Champion Performs “Superstition”

    Here is Pete Huttlinger playing live his impressive rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”. Pete is a great guitar player, in 2000 He won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. This video has been recorded after he recovered from a major stroke in 2010 and a massive heart failure in 2011. This other video tells more about the “personal story of struggles I’ve faced and worked through or learned to accept as they were”, as he […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel x 3

    If there was more than one Tommy Emmanuel Recently Tommy Emmanuel uploaded on his youtube channel a series of videos of him playing different parts at the same time. Here is for example an acoustic version of “From The Hip”, originally played on  electric in his album “Determination” (1991). A completely different style and mood in this other video, where he plays “Hellos and Goodbyes”, written for the album “The Journey”, which went double platinum in Australia and won the Aria award […]

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  • August Rex- Latin Folk from Sweden

    August Rex- Latin Folk from Sweden

    Here’s Swedish guitarist August Rex whose been featured here before at Acoustic Guitar Videos. (“Flaming Tune” ).   In this new video, August superimposes himself into three guys playing instruments around a kitchen table.  How did he do that??? Guy from Sweden playing Latin music? August told me that the main idea with this melody is to come as close to the Latin folklore sound as possible, though he admits that he has  never been in any of the South […]

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  • Dustin Prinz – Angry Breakup Song – “Eleven”

    Dustin Prinz – Angry Breakup Song – “Eleven”

    Here’s something that is a little bit of a diversion here at Acoustic Guitar Videos…. but you know… really like this song and video and thought you might enjoy this too. Singer/Songwriter and multi instrumentalist Dustin Prinz from the great state of Nebraska is featured here in this fun video with a memorable song entitled Angry Breakup Song. He calls the style he is playing on acoustic as Para-Pickin’, which is a hybred percussive style that he developed from his […]

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  • Lionel with Lock ‘n Load: Sitdown Comedy, Spoken Words and Hee Haw on Acid

    Lionel with Lock ‘n Load: Sitdown Comedy, Spoken Words and Hee Haw on Acid

    What the hell is “Sitdown” comedy, Spoken Words or Hee Haw on Acid? Lionel with Lock ‘n Load. Saturday May 10 at 8 PM. The Cutting Room New York City – 44 East 32nd Street (Between Madison and Park). Tickets available online at http://tickets.thecuttingroomnycSitdown.com/event/527933-lionel-new-york/ You’ve seen him on TV You heard him on Radio But did you know… Back in the 90′s, Lionel and his Lock ‘n Load Band we’re one of the hottest Bluegrass/Comedy acts in the New York Metropolitan Tri-State […]

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  • Vincent Gauchot: Echoes, Bells, and Harmonics

    Vincent Gauchot: Echoes, Bells, and Harmonics

    Here is Canadian guitarist Vincent Gauchot playing his original composition “Echoes”. The description of the video says that this is somehow a tribute to the homonymous song by Pink Floyd. I couldn’t find any biographical information about Vincent. He has released three albums on his bandcamp page.   By Miche Archetto   Social Bookmarking

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  • Tom Lumen And Tommy Emmanuel- Backstage

    Tom Lumen And Tommy Emmanuel- Backstage

    Q. What would be just about the best thing any acoustic guitarist could do in their career? A. Play a gig with Tommy Emmanuel. Well, that’s exactly what Hungarian guitarist Tom Lumen did last week during Tommy Emmanuel’s Hungarian tour. Tom Lumen joined him for two shows… the first night in Pécs where they played two songs together, the first was a Hungarian folk song entitled ‘Kis Kece Lanyom’ and one of Tommy Emmanuel’s tunes called “I’ve Always Thought Of […]

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  • Stefano Barbati: Acoustic Slapping

    Stefano Barbati: Acoustic Slapping

    We have already featured Stefano Barbati in a previous post. It was a great rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s “The Wind Cries Mary”. In this other video he interprets “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream (1967), using his interesting slapping acoustic technique. This rendition was part of Stefano’s album “Blues de rua” (2007). The guitar is tuned in DADGAD.   By Miche Archetto Social Bookmarking

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  • Kev Minney: Instrumental Song

    Kev Minney: Instrumental Song

    Kev Minney, from Brighton (UK), plays here “Waking Life”. It is an instrumental version of an original song he composed with Alfie Jones. Together they form the “Anima Tree”. This is Kev’s bio from his official website: “Kev Minney is a highly regarded professional guitarist and musician with over 18 years playing experience and 10 years teaching experience to professional RGT standards. He is also well respected as a session player across the UK. He is fully RGT graded (Grade 8 […]

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  • Chris Woods- First Rate

    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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  • Michael Fix plays the blues

    Michael Fix plays the blues

    Australian guitarist Michael Fix plays here “Thumb Thing”. He describes this piece as “an exercise for developing thumb independence – on both hands. Left hand thumb plays a moving bass line, while fingers play the melody over the top.” One of the most popular videos of Michael is his acoustic reinterpretation of famous Bach’s “Toccata in D minor” http://youtu.be/nUmyxpEXtTw Here is some information taken from his official website: “He has won three Golden Guitars and numerous other awards in Australia, […]

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  • Glenn Campbell burns up Gentle On My Mind

    Glenn Campbell burns up Gentle On My Mind

    Sometimes it’s easy to overlook some of the great players of the recent past. .. one of them being Glenn Campbell who got his start as a studio guitarist and made his way to the pop country spotlight singing songs like John Hartford’s  “Gentle On My Mind.” There’s no info on this clip, but it’s looking like a CMT (Country Music Television) out of Nashville TN. One thing that is of note that I think you will agree… The technology […]

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  • Bjørn Berge: Mad fingers

    Bjørn Berge: Mad fingers

    Norwegian guitarist and singer Bjørn Berge plays here “Mad Fingers Ball”, one of the five instrumental songs and the title track of his new album. The guitar is a Cole Clark Fatlady 2A, and he has also a 12 string version of the same instrument. Here is some information taken from his official website: “After having released a total of ten studio albums of which two have won a Grammy (“Stringmachine” in 2001 and “Illustrated Man” in 2002), Bjørn Berge is going […]

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  • Caravan performed by Doyle Dykes

    Caravan performed by Doyle Dykes

    Here’s a video by guitar great Doyle Dyles from workshop at Middletown Music (Delaware) 16.July.2013 If you “dig” this, share it and like it!!   Social Bookmarking

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  • Stephanie Jackson: Dream On

    Stephanie Jackson: Dream On

    Stephanie Jackson, from Memphis TN, plays here her arrangement of Aerosmiths’ “Dream on”. “Stephanie Jackson is an eclectic musician who uses her guitar to express heartfelt melodies from a variety of genres. At the offset of each performance, she engages the audience with her love of music displayed in her unique, captivating sound.    Born & raised in Memphis, TN, where her mother sang opera and taught piano lessons in the home, Stephanie  started playing the piano as a toddler […]

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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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  • Maneli Jamal: The Long Journey Towards Home

    Maneli Jamal: The Long Journey Towards Home

    Once again, Maneli Jamal shows us why he’s one of the top fingerstyle guitarist on the circuit today. This song entitled “ Movement IV- Alleviation” is not only well played, but a memorable composition that I have now come to expect from this fine guitarist. Maneli, who has moved around a lot, is now based in Canada, but I see him doing a lot of traveling and a busy guitar schedule. Hey, when do you find the time to record all […]

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  • Edgar Cruz: Acoustic Blues

    Edgar Cruz: Acoustic Blues

    Here is American guitarist Edgar Cruz from Oklahoma City playing live his original composition “Bricktown Blues”. Edgar gained popularity over the internet with some covers of famous tunes including “Bohemian Rhapsody“, “Hotel California” “Malagueña” and “La Bamba“. “Cruz’s career began when he followed in his father Manuel Cruz’ footsteps playing for restaurant customers as a strolling guitarist. His marketing strategy was taken from his father who said, “play what your audience wants and they’ll pay you well”. Each year Edgar […]

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  • Robot Guitarist With 78 Fingers Performs with “Power Trio”

    Robot Guitarist With 78 Fingers Performs with “Power Trio”

    So you think that humans can’t be replaced? Well here’s a video that I found that features robots playing … The music almost reminds me of the Dixie Dregs, although Robots playing it of course. All things considered, the music is not entirely stiff as I would expect, perhaps a little too electronic sounding but hey, with a few band rehearsals I’m sure they can loosen up a bit?. So can you ask a robot to play with soul, or […]

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  • Daryl Kellie: Bohemian Rhapsody on Acoustic Guitar

    Daryl Kellie: Bohemian Rhapsody on Acoustic Guitar

    English guitarist Daryl Kellie does a great job here with his acoustic cover of “Bohemain Rhapsody”, by Queen. Here is the bio found on his official website “Daryl Kellie is one of today’s finest acoustic guitarists, citing influences from Metallica to John Coltrane. He has a unique style, rich in unusual techniques rarely seen on the guitar. Eager to learn guitar from the age of 8, Daryl finally got his chance 4 years later when the Kellie family moved house and to […]

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