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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!!  

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  • Guitar Tricks Review: Better Than Private Instruction?

    Guitar Tricks Review: Better Than Private Instruction?

    Guitar Tricks Review: 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 […]

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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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  • 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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  • Craig D’Andrea: Fingerstyle Champion

    Craig D’Andrea: Fingerstyle Champion

    Craig D’Andrea, from Riverside CT, plays here is original called “Bird Feeder Politics” from his CD “Craig D’Andrea …and the B.L.T’.s” (2011). This relaxing piece is an example how modern percussive techniques doesn’t necessary implies hectic paces. According to his official website, the tuning for this tune is CGCGCE. This is the bio taken from Craig’s Facebook page: “Craig D’Andrea is one of the younger faces you will find on the acoustic guitar scene but he isn’t playing like he’s 23 years old. […]

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  • Estas Tonne: Taking It To The Street

    Estas Tonne: Taking It To The Street

    Estas Tonne – RUMBADIOSA – Stadtspektakel Landshut 2013 “The Performance of “RUMBADIOSA” by the amazing guitar player Estas Tonne at the Buskers Festival Stadtspektakel in Landshut at 14th of September 2013 in the Old Town Residence.” Video: Sony HDR-CX550 Sound: Estas Tonne I read some of the YouTube descriptions and some of the comments were asking why Estas Tonne wasn’t famous? Some people that knew him commented that he “didn’t want it that way”…. Well, Estas does get a lot […]

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  • RafQu: A dream became true

    RafQu: A dream became true

    A few years ago RafQu switched from electric guitar to acoustic guitar. A big source of inspiration for his choice has been the website fingerpicking.net, and the related youtube channel, featuring a lot of great acoustic guitar players that we posted also on AGV. In these last years, one of the dream of RafQu has been to be featured together with his guitar heroes in that site. Well, his work didn’t pass unnoticed, and last December he recorded for fingerpicking.net the video of […]

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  • Tobias Rauscher: Boogie Jam

    Tobias Rauscher: Boogie Jam

    We have already featured this fine German guitarist one year ago. Tobias Rauscher plays here his original called “Boogie Jam”. Even if Tobias likes to experiment with many different tunings, this piece is in standard tuning. He makes extensive use of modern percussive techniques, tapping, and natural harmonics, but the result is everything but gimmick. Everything is focused on producing an enjoyable melody. Tobias is having a good success over the internet: more than 30,000 youtube subscribers and more than 11,000 likes on facebook. By […]

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  • Bill Mize: A guitar with a soul

    Bill Mize: A guitar with a soul

    Grammy award winning guitarist Bill Mize, from Tennesse, plays live “Cherokee Morning Song” from his last album “The Angels Share“. Bill has a great tone and he is very much focused on engaging his audience and playing music with a soul. His composition are based long notes, long pauses, and slow repeated passages, resembling a heartbeat. This creates, especially in a live performance, a unique ambiance, hardly achievable with very technical playing. I’ve found this bio on the website of […]

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  • Michael Chapdelain: His First Candyrat Video

    Michael Chapdelain: His First Candyrat Video

    We have already featured this great American guitarist in two previous posts (here they are: first and second). Michael Chapedelain has been quite active on youtube recently. In particular he recorded his first video with Candyrat, where he plays his original composition “Portrait de Femme”. It has been uploaded a few weeks ago and had a good response. A few days ago he also published on his youtube channel a beautiful rendition of Otis Redding’s “The Dock of The Bay”. Here […]

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  • Gavino Loche: Sultans of Swing

    Gavino Loche: Sultans of Swing

    We have already featured other amazing acoustic versions of Dire Straits’  “Sultan of Swings”. Two by Andrea Valeri (one in studio and one live) and another one by Pedro Javier González together with his friends Tommy Emmanuel and John Jorgenson. This time Gavino Loche, a fine Italian guitarist from Sardinia, gives his amazing interpretation. His peculiar style is to make at the same time melody, bass line and percussion, but this time he surpasses himself. In some insane passages he makes […]

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  • Steve Hicks: Fine Fngerwork

    Steve Hicks: Fine Fngerwork

    Here is British guitarist and luthier Steve Hicks playing “Spring Fever” by Bill Mize and some information taken from his official website: “Steve Hicks was born in South Ockendon, Essex in 1956. He started playing the guitar in his early teens, taking his first lessons from Flamenco guitarist Don Wickens in Kingston upon Thames. Hicks discovered folk music whilst at college and became heavily influenced by the music of John Renbourn and other guitarists from the British folk scene.   A […]

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  • Rhett Butler: Technical Balance

    Rhett Butler: Technical Balance

    Guitarist Rhett Butler from Texas is featured here, playing his original called “Solitaire”, with a balanced mix of traditional fingerpicking and novel percussive techniques. Here is his bio from his offical website: “Rhett Butler is the Obsessive-Compulsive Guitarist In 1987 he received his first guitar for Christmas. As his primary antidote against the pain and fear that he felt through his brother’s bouts with cancer, Rhett retreated into the instrument. What blossomed was a fiery work ethic that is reflected […]

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  • Ulli Boegershausen: Beauty

    Ulli Boegershausen: Beauty

    Here’s what I call a well executed and beautifully written piece by guitarist Ulli Boegershausen. The song entitled  ”Secret Story” gets the full out production- first rate video and wonderful sound.  If you’ve been following Acoustic Guitar Videos even for a few months, you probably know what I’m going to say about this tone. Yea, it’s a great recording but “it’s all in the hands.” Check out this bio on Ulli Boegersahusen… it’s a translation and it’s a little confusing, but […]

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  • Andrea De Marco: From the Heartwood CD

    Andrea De Marco: From the Heartwood CD

    Andrea De Marco is a young Italian guitar player. He has a few videos on his youtube channel, and this is the one I personally liked the best. It is “Dedicata a te”, part of his debut album “Heartwood”. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any other information about Andrea on the web. By Miche Archetto

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  • Adam Palma: New Video Live

    Adam Palma: New Video Live

    Adam Palma is featured here with a song entitled “The Magnificent Seven” which is the Theme (Siedmiu wspanialych) and Zielony Piotrus (Peter Green) by Dzem. The performance took place and was filmed at Teatr Letni in Ciechocinek on the 28 of December 2013. For those of you that don’t know Adam Palma, he is considered one of the top acoustic guitarist on the scene today, with an impressive list of achievements which includes a four time appearance at the CAAS The CAAS […]

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  • Luca Stricagnoli: “The Last Of The Mohicans” on a Multi-scale 7-String Guitar

    Luca Stricagnoli: “The Last Of The Mohicans” on a Multi-scale 7-String Guitar

    Luca Stricagnoli is a 22 years old Italian guitarist. Here is his nice and very well played rendition of the theme of “The Last Of The Mohicans”. He plays a Multi-scale 7-String Guitar by luthier Davide Serracini. Check out also his other videos in his youtube channel.   By Miche Archetto        

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  • Tommy Emmanuel: Playing All Parts At Once

    Tommy Emmanuel: Playing All Parts At Once

    Here is Tommy Emmanuel talking about his life, his playing, his love for music and audiences. He talks also about his mentors, and mainly Chet Atkins, that changed his life when he was a kid. He also shows his skills as drummer beside amazing guitar playing. And all this without any formal training! But also check out his explanation and demonstration of playing all the parts at once. Just amazing. Your friends won’t forgive you if you don’t share this […]

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  • Pietro Nobile: Smooth Presentation

    Pietro Nobile: Smooth Presentation

    Massimo Sposaro turned me on to this guitarist by the name of Pietro Nobile, and was nice enough to send me a bio on this smooth guitarist. A lot of you listening will really enjoy Pietro’s live tone in this video, as well as his accuracy with both complex and simple passages. Fine playing.   Pietro Nobile bio’s Acoustic guitarist, composer, arranger, producer and demonstrator of Elisir strings- DPA microphone-Guild-Ovation-Fenders guitars (sponsored by M.Casale Bauer). Pietro began his career at […]

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  • John Standefer: Fingerstyle Ala Chet Atkins

    John Standefer: Fingerstyle Ala Chet Atkins

    John Standerfer – I’ll See You In My Dreams I predict that this video is going to do well and we’re going to get a lot of shares and likes with this. Why? Well, I think the vast majority of the folks here are into the Chet Atkins fingerstyle guitar style… and this video which features guitarist John Standerfer is definitely  Chet Atkins influenced. John Standefer’s YouTube channel is filled with a lot of great stuff including a lot of YouTube […]

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  • Maneli Jamal – Little Blues Anyone?

    Maneli Jamal – Little Blues Anyone?

    Maneli Jamal just sent me this clip of him playing a few Blues riffs on a Yamaha C40 Classical Style guitar. Hey, it’s very very short but, it’s not anything that I’ve come to know Maneli for on the acoustic (hey, are we headed somewhere else?). If you are not familiar with Maneli, he’s one of the top solo guitarists on the scene today. So, this first vid consider  a little intro to him, check out this full video below. […]

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  • David Brown Murray- No Need For A Fancy Set

    David Brown Murray- No Need For A Fancy Set

    Lilly, who is one of our members of the Acoustic Guitar Video Newsletter wrote in with the following… “Just wondering, have you come across David Brown Murray, from Belfast?  I think you’d like him.” Yes, Lilly, I think I do like him and thank you for the referral! Here’s a piece entitled “Propane Nightmares” which is David Brown Murray’s most popular video on his YouTube channel… receiving more than 85,000 views… wow…!! And you will notice that this is not some […]

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  • Antonello Fiamma: Beautiful music in a wonderful location

    Antonello Fiamma: Beautiful music in a wonderful location

    Antonello Fiamma is a 22 years old guitar player living in Matera, which is the wonderful town you can see in this video. He plays here his fingerstyle composition “Home sweet home”, that he composed while he was far away from his hometown. On his youtube channel, Antonello uploaded also this other video of another composition called “Abbracciami”, based on some more percussive techniques. http://youtu.be/Nzk1Eu3TN3s By Miche Archetto

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  • Larry Williams -Homecoming

    Larry Williams -Homecoming

    Here’s guitarist Larry Williams with a piece entitled “Homecoming,” which is a very nice well written song. (reminds me of something I’d like to play). The video was obviously shot in Larry’s house and the sound is not so good but, you do get the point. This song is a solo guitar version of “Homecoming” from Tales of Wilmon. Heres’ Larry William’s self written bio: I am a composer/songwriter/guitarist/EWI-ist/percussionist/vocalist. The trumpet carried the first part of my musical life (from childhood) […]

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  • Paolo Murillo Presents His Debut Album

    Paolo Murillo Presents His Debut Album

    Here is the young Chilean guitarist Paolo Murillo presenting his debut album “Chileno”. I couldn’t find much information about him, but that he is from Concepcion, that he is self-taught, and he started to play acoustic guitar in 2011. From what I see in his youtube channel, one of his guitar heroes is for sure Tommy Emmanuel… For example in this other video he plays Tommy’s arrangement of “Michelle” by The Beatles. http://youtu.be/hDebmO8rxd0 Don’t forget to share the video you […]

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  • Beppe Capozza Album In The Making

    Beppe Capozza Album In The Making

    Here’s guitarist Beppe Capozza with a preview to his new album due to be released sometime this 2014. This is a live video that was recorded at his home studio (I don’t know if this is the exact version of the album release however)… The album which is entitled “Outrage” will  be released by Believe Digital Worldwide Platforms,  which is the American association for independent artists. This song  is entitled “Late understanding” (2014)    

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  • Adrian Legg: Voted Best Acoustic Fingerstyle

    Adrian Legg: Voted Best Acoustic Fingerstyle

    Readers of Guitar Player voted Adrian Legg the “best acoustic fingerstyle player” four years in a row (1993–1996). Do you wonder why? Check this video, where he plays “Cajun Interlude”, using tuners on all strings, bendings, harmonics… The result is a sound completely different. The video is an excerpt from the DVD “Fingerstyle Guitar: New Dimensions & Explorations, Vol. One“. Readers of Guitar Player voted Adrian Legg the “best acoustic fingerstyle player” four years in a row (1993–1996). Do you […]

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  • Jason Carter: Harp guitar with a bow

    Jason Carter: Harp guitar with a bow

    Here is a very impressing exploitation of an harp guitar by Jason Carter, using also a bow. It is a rendition of the famous composition “Finlandia”, by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). You can read a short bio and the full CV of Jason on his official website. By Miche Archetto

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  • Bernard Revel: Beautiful “Old Style” Guitar

    Bernard Revel: Beautiful “Old Style” Guitar

    Here’s some amazing fingerstyle by guitarist Bernard Revel, who just seems to have that magic touch on his guitar… Oh, did I say guitar.. well not quite… at least with the tuning- read this description: “This composition sounds like an Italian “Gaillard” played on a renaissance lute in the early sixteenth century. The tuning of my guitar is the same as the lute (EADF # BE capo2). This is the last peice of a “Suite” dedicated to Hopkinson Smith, my […]

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