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  • Guitar Tricks Review: Better Than Private Instruction?

    Guitar Tricks Review: Better Than Private Instruction?

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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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