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  • Gustavo Santaolalla: Composer

    Gustavo Santaolalla: Composer

    By Miche Archetto: Here is the Argentinian composer Gustavo Santaolalla, who won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score in 2006 and 2007. So, don’t expect any fancy playing in here, but only very inspired and soulful music.This composition was included in his solo album “Ronroco” (1998), named after the instrument that he is playing. It belongs to the family of charangos, traditional 10-string Andean instruments. The wikipedia entry reads: “As a solo artist, he has recorded three albums. His first self-titled […]

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  • Göran Söllscher: The Eleven-String Alto Guitar

    Göran Söllscher: The Eleven-String Alto Guitar

    By John Hill: The eleven-string alto guitar Göran Söllscher Bourrée-Gigue (J.S.Bach BWV996) The eleven-string alto guitar or altgitarr is an extended-range classical guitar developed by Swedish luthier Georg Bolin in the 1960s. Original Bolin instruments are now rare and valuable. The Bolin alto guitar most often has eleven strings, but a thirteen-string version also exists. They are most often used for performance of lute music, particularly Bach. “About the artist: Göran Söllscher is a Swedish award-winning virtuoso classical guitarist known […]

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  • Edgar Cruz Performs Bohemian Rhapsody

    Edgar Cruz Performs Bohemian Rhapsody

    Guitarist Edgar Cruz is featured here with the popular Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” which has become an anthem of sorts in the pop/rock world. And if you were growing up in the 80′s, there was no way to miss this song, as it got heavy rotation on the radio. This performance features some split screen action which is helpful of you are trying to learn this piece.  In fact, if you should become inspired and the moment hits you, you can […]

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  • Iren Arutyunyan Performs Fuoco from “Libra Sonatine”

    Iren Arutyunyan Performs Fuoco from “Libra Sonatine”

    Here’s a video by Iren Arutyunyan who performs Fuoco from “Libra Sonatine” Alright, I know a lot of you here are not into classical guitar, but I have something to tell you that is worth your time to read. Make no mistake about it, classical guitar is a discipline that requires more than just a casual approach- it’s a way of life. You are simply not going to pull off a piece like Fuoco without living and breathing it for a long […]

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  • Giovanni Seneca – Approdo latino

    Giovanni Seneca – Approdo latino

    Here’s guitarist Giovanni Seneca -with Approdo latino.  I checked out a couple of his other videos and they’re wild… I mean the background… You can check them out too if you like, but I prefer not to get too many visual distractions while watching. They were shot in front of a green screen which allows you to add all these effects etc., or place you in different settings. Heck, Giovanni needs nothing, he’s just great… and a brown backdrop is fine […]

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  • Roman Viazovskiy Plays Thelonious Monk

    Thelonious Monk “Round Midnight” Arr. R.Dyens – played by Roman Viazovskiy   Here’s guitarist Roman Viazovskiy who is performing here  for Ukranian TV…  his program “Wanderer in time” (“Zeitenwanderer”) Roman is as fluid of a player as you will ever hear, and I really like this interpretation of “Round Midnight” as it’s coming from a classical approach rather than just jazz. Yea there’ s a lot of jazz in this composition by nature (hello, it’s Thelonious Monk, check out the […]

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  • Per-Olov Kindgren: Metallica: Nothing else matters

    Here’s classical guitarist Per-Olov Kindgren performing the Metallica song “Nothing Else Matters.” Well what matters is, of all the songs Per-Olov Kindgren could have performed (and did), this is one that got a ton of views….  Why? Well, it’s popular for one thing and Per-Olov Kindgren is an excellent guitarist. And if you think this video got a lot of views (over a million), his Stairway to Heaven is triple the amount. So what have we learned today? Practice your whole life playing […]

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  • Jerome Ducharme: Monster Classical

    Jerome Ducharme: “Zapateado” Joaquín Rodrigo GFA part 7 What do you say other than wow when watching this video? This performance leaves little doubt as to GFA winner Jerome Ducharme’s abilities, and everything else with regard to his guitar playing. Here’s the YouTube description: This video is “Part 7 of Jerome Ducharme’s winning performance from the 2005 Guitar Foundation of America Competition in Oberlin, Ohio. Jerome performs the final movement from Joaquin Rodrigo’s Tres Piezas, entitled “Zapateado.” Jerome Ducharme, October […]

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  • Marcin Dylla: ‘Virtuosos of Guitar 2008′ festival Moscow

    Considered among the world’s elite by music critics, connoisseurs and music lovers, Polish guitarist Marcin Dylla is featured in this video which was filmed at  the Virtuosos of Guitar 2008′ festival, in Moscow. The piece performed is Joaquín Rodrigo’s ‘Junto al Generalife’ — 2nd movement of ‘Por los campos de España’ suite. Here’s a recent write up about Marcin Dylla which was featured in the Washington Post by Stephen Brookes, April 14, 2013: “Romanticism is alive and well, you may be glad to […]

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  • Rafael Cortes: Heavy Duty Flamenco

    Rafael Cortes: Granaina Here’s flamenco guitarists Rafael Cortes performing at a Jazz Festival 2008. The YouTube description is not so descriptive… so I don’t have that much info on the particulars of this concert. What I will tell you is Rafael is one awesome guitarist that reminds me of one of those Bulgarian weight lifters that get that intense look on their face before they lift some crazy amount of weight.  Rafael obviously puts his whole being into Granaina, and performs it […]

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  • David Russell Performs Bach’s Greatest Hit

    David Russell Bach Choral BWV 147 Home Recording By Jim Weaver: To celebrate the birth of JS Bach, born March 31, 1685 here is David Russell’s home recording of a very familiar choral: Sorry Jim, I’m a little late for posting this but, JS Bach’s music is timeless so, let’s just celebrate his birthday again. In fact, I think Bach’s birthday should be celebrated year round, as he’s basically done for music what Einstein did for E=MC2. So for those […]

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  • Sharon Isbin: Tranquility Plus

    Sharon Isbin: Tranquility Plus

    Sharon Isbin Performs Asturias by Isaac Albeniz By Jim Weaver: “Professor” Sharon Isbin is an American-born (Minnesota) classical guitarist with multiple degrees from Yale. She has studied with Segovia among others, and founded the guitar department at Julliard. She has recorded duets with Joan Baez, Mark O’Connor, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Nancy Wilson and many others, and her music is part of the soundtrack for the film”The Departed”. She has a flair for the dramatic, but her passion for the […]

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  • Forbes Henderson: Bach Chaconne/Part1

    Paul Fisher sent this into our facebook site and didn’t say anything about this vid.. Okay, guess it’s up to me. Here’s classical guitarist Forbes Henderson with his arrangement of Bach’s Charconne Part 1. Great smooth playing here, pretty much flawlessly executed. The Youtube video description says: “The Bach Chaconne/Ciaconna written after the death of his first wife Maria Barbara Bach. The guitar is made by Simon Ambridge.” Here’ something by Forbes Henderson: “As I am about to spend the next couple […]

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  • Francesco Buzzurro: Award Winning Classical Guitarist

    Francesco Buzzurro: Award Winning Classical Guitarist: Libertango Miche Archetto recommended this video on guitarist Francesco Buzzurro- Thank you Miche! Excellent playing here by Francesco, who is a highly awarded classical guitarist. Interestingly enough, I just had a guitarist in my studio yesterday that played this same Godwin guitar. It’s not acoustic at all, the sound you are hearing is all electric (good sound huh?). The guitar even has a USB port to plug directly into the computer. Well back to Francesco- here’ […]

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  • Vengerka/Two guitars. Russian-Romany (Gypsy).

    Alexander Gorodezky sent this into our facebook site… WOW!!! This is crazy good! Thank you Alexander! Here’s the description: “Via Romen” Nuevo Russian-Romany (Gypsy) Music and Dance ensemble from the US. Artistic director, Russian Rom (Gypsy) 7-string guitarist, dancer and vocalist — Vadim Kolpakov; Violin, back up vocals — Arkadiy Gips; Lead vocal, accordion & dance Petra Gelbart; Six-string guitar — Alex Gorodezky. Performance in Seattle, WA in 2010.”Vengerka”, Russian-Romany tune and dance. Unfortunately after reading that, I still don’t know exactly […]

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  • David Dyakov plays William Walton’s Five Bagatelles

    David Dyakov plays William Walton’s Five Bagatelles

    Here’s classical guitarist David Dyakov playing William Walton Five Bagatelles, in Villena (Spain). Guitar made by luthier Carlos Juan Busquiel. This is some pretty amazing guitar playing.  And unless this is some trick, it’s dead live. You can even hear a lot of the background in this recording. Talk about incredible chops, both right and left hand… “David Dyakov was born to a Russian mother and a Bulgarian father in the Belgian town Braine-le-Comte in 1994. His exceptional talent for the […]

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  • Marcin Dylla, Kupinski Perform Manuel M. Ponce

    Marcin Dylla, Kupinski Perform Manuel M. Ponce

    MARCIN DYLLA & KUPINSKI GUITAR DUO MANUEL M. PONCE – CONCIERTO DEL SUR: III ALLEGRO MODERATO E FESTIVO: In classical music, the credit usually goes to the composer, in this case Manuel M. Ponce who was a Mexican composer that lived from 1882 to 1948. The YouTube description says this is performed by The Marcin Dylla and Kupinski duo… however there are 3 guitarists here. Fat chance at the odd one out getting any credit (see what I mean). The […]

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  • Miloš Karadaglic “Granada” Live on Soundcheck

    Miloš Karadaglic “Granada” Live on Soundcheck

    My wife Lucy is about to graduate from her nursing school. It’s beyond tough- this last year she has had to dedicate most of her life to studying. But she will tell you that the best thing to help her concentrate is classical music. So, with the direct cable, every morning she has both TV’s on opposite sides of the house turned on. I got to say, this is far better than when the kids were living with us. One of the […]

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  • Julio Silpitucla: “My heart will go on”

    Julio Silpitucla: “My heart will go on”

    Her’es Julio Silpitucla, Acoustic guitarist from Merlo, Argentina with ”My heart will go on.” Well, we’ve featured Julio here before at Acoustic Guitar Videos when he was a little younger and you know what? He really has gotten a lot better! This kid has a bright future for sure and in my opinion is the real deal that’s only gonna get better and better. Now, I had to worst time trying to find out any bio information, so once again if […]

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  • William Kanengiser as Ralph Macchio: What is Reality?

    William Kanengiser as Ralph Macchio: What is Reality?

    This is a video clip from the movie Crossroads staring Ralph Macchio… or in this case William Kanengiser, on guitar that is… Now when I first saw this clip, I have to admit that I really thought that Ralph was indeed playing the guitar. But then I started looking at some of the comments at YouTube, did a little digging and … well,  it’s not Ralph but guitarist William Kanengiser. Now this got me thinking… I’ve posted many hundreds of clips […]

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  • Evangelos & Liza: Classical Guitar Duo Plays Vivaldi

    By Jim Weaver “Well I like Vivaldi, but who is this? And then I thought Bob Harris once told us how difficult it is to bring up guitar volume in a 5 person bluegrass ensemble. What about one with a piano, 10 concert violins, two cellos and a double bass? Don’t think they quite succeeded here but you be the judge. Still very nice.” Thanks Jim Weaver, you seem to find some of the most awesome vids! And btw, thanks for mentioning […]

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  • João Luiz and Douglas Lora – Brasil Guitar Duo

    Here’s a video of a very talented Brasil Guitar Duo-  João Luiz and  Douglas Lora. It’s a full length concert and features Joao Luis’s arrangement from the writings of Johann Sebastian Bach. Now I haven’t had time to watch this whole thing, but from the little I have seen, this is just a wonderful performance that I’m going to set aside and watch with my wife along with a bottle of wine. Now this concert is not totally classical, it’s got […]

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  • Liona Boyd – Gymnopédie #1 (Eric Satie)

    This ought to put you in the Christmas mood! Here’s an Eric Satie song, his most popular composition called Gymnopedia No 1 performed by Liona Boyd. I’ve looked around for this song on guitar and think this Liona’s version was the best. The one criticism I have when I hear this song on guitar, it always seems to be played too fast. Liona’s seems to have the best feeling and closest tempo to the classic piano performances. Also, this song is […]

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  • Ana Vidovic: Four Pieces by Astor Piazzolla

    Here’s Ana Vidovic performing four Pieces by Astor Piazzolla I’ve included some bio material on Ana and the composer… first the composer: “Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla (March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tangocomposer and bandoneón player. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. A virtuoso bandoneónist, he regularly performed his own compositions with a variety of ensembles.” more Ana Vidovic Biography: “A child prodigy, she started playing guitar at the age of five, inspired by […]

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  • LAGQ: Overture from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)

    LAGQ stands for the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. My wife and I listen to this quartet quite frequently. The reason is… well you’ll hear.. I’m sure after listening to their Overture from the Nutcracker, you will become a fan too. Much of the heavy lifting for a group like this is accomplished by the arranger. In this case, it’s former member Andrew York. This is a difficult task and many things have to be taken into consideration. The members of the quartet […]

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  • Concierto de Aranjuez – John Williams, Full Concert

    Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London. Here’s the YouTube description: “The 111th Proms season sails triumphantly off into the sunset as Walton, Lambert and Korngold complete the nautical theme for this year’s Last Night celebrations. Sir Henry Wood’s Sea-Songs are performed, in their centenary year, with their original bugle calls restored; illustrious counter-tenor Andreas Scholl sings Handel and Purcell, and John Williams performs Rodrigo’s celebrated concerto. During the interval, a taste of the Proms in the Park festivities around […]

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  • A Machine Tries It’s “Hands” at Classical

    A Machine Tries It’s “Hands” at Classical

    This is a video I think you will watch over and over and want to share with all of your friends. The reason is, it’s just so compelling to watch. Whoever thought of this is a genius… Well, as it turns out, they have more videos and I’ve checked a few of them out. Let me know if you think like I do, that this one is the best.. (And it’s not only because this is acoustic guitars either… ) […]

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  • Katrin Endrikat: Classically Classical

    This video featuring virtuoso guitarist Kartin Endikat was recorded on July 2, 2012  at the Bachelor of Music Concert/Hochschule für Musik Detmold THe program included: 1) J.Dowland Fantasia Nr.7 2) Vassiliev 1 + 2 mov’t Sonata 3) Bwv 998 4) J.Turina Sevillana 5) J.Rodrigo 2nd mov’t Concerto de Aranjuez Here’s her bio that can be found on her website” “Born in Berlin, Germany 1989, classical guitarist Katrin Endrikat has been studying and performing throughout Germany, Canada and the United states. Since […]

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  • Sidnei de Oliveira: 10 String Beauty

    Here’s Sidnei de Oliveira, a guitarist who was sent to us via Claudia Aquino Tait on our other page at facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos The 10 strings definitely ads a lot to this piece- the melody is memorable and the ringing of the double strings is…. beautiful. Obviously a live show, what’s amazing is the accuracy of Sifnei’s playing. Sidnei de Oliveira- great guitarist! What do you think? Please leave your comments below.

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  • David Russell Spatter the Dew LIVE

    Here’s David Russell with a Celtic style piece called “Spatter the Dew.” The tone of David’s playing is fabulous, and some of the melodic lines involved with this song are not easy at all, even for a trained classical guitarist. Special thanks to Jim Weaver once again for turning us on to this video. Jim wrote: “I swear I have seen this song flatpicked by a Celtic guitarist – probably in DADGAB tuning – but this is the only video that […]

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