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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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  • Oscar Mendez: Lone Spirit (Live) – Gilberto Alzate Avendaño 2013

    Fingerstyle guitarist Oscar Mendez is perhaps in a class by himself in his country of Columbia Yea, there’s a lot of other styles of guitar but Oscar as far as I (and he) knows, is probably the only one doing anything like this. This is a live performance of Oscar that I think sounds even a little better than his recording!  (that means he keeps getting better!)> After listening to this song, stay tuned as this is from Oscar’s YouTube […]

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  • Ale. luja: Relaxing Acoustic

    Ale. luja: Relaxing Acoustic

    Okay, I’m not going to say that this is some amazing video like something you will see from Tommy Emmanuel, but after hearing a ton of notes, I found this video by Ale. luja to be quite nice and easy to listen to- very relaxing. I had a difficult time finding any bio material on Ale. luja so, I hope this  rough translation from Italian of the video description will suffice: “It ‘s the video shot by MIRAVIDEO of my new […]

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  • Antonio Calogero: Unexpected Summer

    Antonio Calogero: Unexpected Summer

    Here’s guitarist Antonio Calogero who was featured in the March issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine with a piece entitled “Unexpected Summer” (which I can tell you we are not having in New Jersey today). This piece features a lot of the modern guitar techniques such as tapping, percussive, but also has a good amount of fingerstyle to back it all up. I’m also liking the fact that this recording which was made in San Francisco, was live without any overdubs or […]

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  • Michael Stark on a baritone guitar

    Michael Stark on a baritone guitar

    Michael Stark shared this video on our facebook page. It shows his rendition of ”It Was a Very Good Year” by Ervin Drake on a baritone guitar with F# A E A C# F# tuning. “”It Was a Very Good Year” is a song composed by Ervin Drake in 1961 for and originally recorded by Bob Shane of The Kingston Trio. It was subsequently made famous by Frank Sinatra’s version in D-minor, which won the Grammy Award for Best Male Vocal Performance,in […]

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  • Davide Sgorlon: Touching on Harmonics

    Davide Sgorlon: Touching on Harmonics

    The Artist: Davide Sgorlon-Contemporary Acoustic Guitar. Other than he is Italian, I have been able to find little Bio material (in English). His basic idea is to go beyond the traditional concept of acoustic guitar playing and use new performance techniques on the instrument to expand the tonal and expressive potential. He is a guitarist, composer, movie maker and sound engineer mixing for film and television. Most of his compositions and performance are for theatre. In 2013 he released his […]

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  • Guitare Vibration: Looking for a label

    Guitare Vibration: Looking for a label

    Guitare Vibration shared this video called “Vibration Theme” on our facebook page. I couldn’t find any biographical information about this French guitar player. Anyway, the description on his youtube channel reads “GuitareVibration is a project of composition on acoustic guitar. I would like to submit my music for record label consideration. I’m based in SAint Malo France and looking for partners to support me in that project: musicians ( singer, flutist ….), Recording Studio, luthiers, music school…. A key word: FUN […]

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  • Axel Schultheiss: Ethereal Performance

    Axel Schultheiss: Ethereal Performance

    Here’s guitarist Axel Schultheiss from Germany with a song entitled “Magic Hour” which features a fingerstyle guitar performance that I think a lot of you here will appreciate. Yea there’s some fast phrases and lines here, but mostly Axel’s creation of a mood which is very ethereal takes center stage. “filmed live in concert at Kelterkonzerte, Ellmendingen on November 9th, 2013 www.axelschultheiss.de live version of this composition which was originally released on my album “on wings” (ozella music) Goodall RS with […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel: Fingerstyle Only

    Tommy Emmanuel: Fingerstyle Only

    The Artist: William Thomas “Tommy” Emmanuel (born 31 May 1955) is an Australian virtuoso guitarist and occasional singer, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances and the use of percussive effects on the guitar. In the May 2008 and 2010 issues of Guitar Player Magazine, he was named as “Best Acoustic Guitarist” in their readers’ poll. In June 2010 Emmanuel was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Two-time GRAMMY nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of […]

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  • Pino Forastiere: No Reason To Play Fast

    Pino Forastiere: No Reason To Play Fast

    My guitar pal Gary Reed sent this video of  Pino Forastiere to me. Well, I have not have heard of Pino Forastiere, who had this video out for quite some time  (2011) on the Candyrat label. This vid so far has received over 93,000 views and I wasn’t one of them. Of course, if this is something put out by Rob Poland of CandyRat, well, I always expect something excellent. Sure enough, this is not only excellent but quite different […]

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  • Kevin Ramessar: Passionate Guitar

    Kevin Ramessar: Passionate Guitar

    Here’s a fingerstyle guitarist by the name of Kevin Ramessar playing and testing a Stonebridge Guitar. The guitar itself sounds nice but the recording has a bit of rumble from improper mic placement. No worries though, Kevin Ramessar is an excellent guitarist that is well know in guitar circles as a very passionate player.   “A two-time winner of First Place for guitar at the Canadian Music Competitions, Kevin has delighted listeners and critics with music that is “passionate,” “beautifully contemplative,” and […]

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  • Roger Schmidt: Reaching for a Beautiful Melody

    Roger Schmidt: Reaching for a Beautiful Melody

    Yea, this is not the most amazing fingerstyle guitar that you will ever hear, but it sure is just about the most beautiful. This song that guitarist Roger Schmidt is playing here entitled “Reaching” is something I think a lot of fingerstyle guitarists would want to play because it’s just well, you know, so beautiful. So I went to find out who the author of this song was and I came to find out that it was written by Roger […]

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  • Eric Seehof: New tune on a new guitar

    Eric Seehof: New tune on a new guitar

    We have already featured Eric Seehof in this post and also in this other one. A few months ago he received a new guitar, and he tested it in here with a new composition called “Stalker”. The guitar has a very nice tone, but it is always also about the player. By Miche Archetto

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  • Luigi Milanese: Unique Fingerstyle

    Luigi Milanese: Unique Fingerstyle

    Luigi Milanese is a fine Italian guitarist which plays almost any kind of music. In this nice video he plays “Flowers of Lust”, from his last album “Equinox” here is a short bio: “Luigi Milanese is a guitarist, composer and performer from Genoa, Italy. He studied guitar and music composition at the “Antonio Vivaldi” State Conservatory of Music in Alessandria, Italy and is teaching guitar in the state school of music in Santa Margherita Ligure – Portofino, Genoa.      Luigi […]

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  • Eddie van der Meer: Game of Thrones Theme Song

    Eddie van der Meer: Game of Thrones Theme Song

    Here’s some really fine fingerstyle that has a sizable amount of views already (56,000+) Is it the song that is giving it all the juice, the great playing by Eddie van der Meer, or both? (I’ll let you decide) “Playing the Game of Thrones Theme on the Iron Throne, Tabs Available! http://bit.ly/GameofThronesThemeTab This is my arrangement of the Game of Thrones Main Theme Song, I recorded this on the Iron Throne this during the Game of Thrones Exhibition in Amsterdam. Big […]

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  • Rafaelo Sau: With Or Without You (U2)

    Rafaelo Sau: With Or Without You (U2)

    When I first hit the play button on this vid, I thought it looked a little odd the way that Rafaelo Sau was holding the guitar. And then I heard a high note and saw his left hand down at the bottom of the fretboard and thought… oh no… But guess what? He’s hitting harmonics up there at the 12th fret so.. hence the weird looking position he’s holding the guitar in. This big U2 song “With or Without You” […]

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  • Jim Marino Ain’t Misbehavin Ala Les Paul

    Jim Marino Ain’t Misbehavin Ala Les Paul

    Here’s a guitarist that has been here with me at the inception of Acoustic Guitar Videos… Jim Marino Now with a video of his own! It’s the pop song “Ain’t Misbehavin” which of course was a big pop standard way back when. Jim is doing a few things in this video that make the song somewhat different. First, he’s performing it with Merle Travis style picking, which is not really the rhythm of the song but sounds great in this […]

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  • Guy Buttery – SAMA Award Winner for Best Instrumental

    Guy Buttery – SAMA Award Winner for Best Instrumental

    Guitarist Guy Buttery wrote the following:   “hey there, i hope all is well. just thought i’d send along a video or two which you may just like” Well, I do like it, and think that a lot of you here at Acoustic Guitar Videos are going to enjoy this as well.  I wouldn’t say that this is what I’d call super hot guitar pickin’, no, but it’s nice and easy and well executed. Guy is also blending in other elements in […]

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  • Lenny Breau: – A Turn For the Better

    Lenny Breau: – A Turn For the Better

    There’s no video here, but check out Lenny Breau playing Jerry Reed’s tune, The Claw. I guess Lenny just couldn’t help himself midway through the tune… Serious turn. Pretty cool how he finds his way back! Do check out more vids (we’re nearing 1000!!) at Acoustic Guitar Videos by category, using the search bar or by scrolling down the home page. Lots of fun and informative reviews and information.  

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  • Maneli Jamal – Homespun (2013)

    Here’s something beautiful to leave you with for 2013- A cut from guitar extraordinaire Maneli Jamal with a song entitled “Homespun.” “Having been raised in an artistic family that couldn’t always live luxuriously, I’ve always had the mentality of living humbly within my means, not taking anything for granted. Home has always been where the art and music is. This is the story of ‘Homespun’. “The Lamaj Movement” – May 2012, features 12 original compositions based on my nomadic life […]

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  • Remembering Jack Rose

    Remembering Jack Rose

    By Miche Archetto: Jack Rose died from heart attack on December 5 2009. This video has been uploaded on youtube 4 years later to remember his music. It was taken in Philadelphia in March 2009. There Jack played “Kensington Blues and “The World Has Let Me Down”. Here is some information about Jack Rose from wikipedia: “Jack Rose (October 16, 1971 – December 5, 2009)[1] was an American guitarist originally from Virginia and later based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rose is best […]

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  • Martin Talstrom: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    Martin Talstrom: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    By Jim Weaver: Here is a video from Martin Talstrom’s home page.  Tab is available.  The song named here is familiar to all by its Americanized name. According to Wikipedia, “Mbube“, now known as “The Lion Sleeps Tonight“, also known as “Wimba Way” or “Wimoweh“, is a song written and recorded by Solomon Lindaoriginally with the Evening Birds (Song by Solomon Linda originally titled just “Mbube”),[1]for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. Originally composed only in IsiZulu, it was adapted and covered […]

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  • Pat Metheny: What’s It All About

    Pat Metheny: What’s It All About

    By Miche Archetto: Here is Pat Metheny introducing his solo album “What’s It All About”, his first album where there is not a single Metheny composition represented. Like his other acoustic album “One Quiet Night”, it is recorded at home. The video is quite interesting because Pat talks about his special ADGCEA tuning of his baritone guitar, that is almost the same as a standard tuning but tuned down a fifth. However the 3rd and 4th are restrung and tuned one […]

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  • On stage with Tommy: A dream Becomes True

    On stage with Tommy: A dream Becomes True

    By Miche Archetto: When in May 2013 Tommy Emmanuel gave a concert in Zagreb (the capital of Croatia), he asked the local child prodigy Frano Živković to join in him on stage to play together Tommy’s “Halfway Home”.  It is unbelievable to see how Frano is comfortable with playing in front of this audience with his guitar hero. On youtube there is also a video of this amazing duo playing backstage, presumably before the concert. If you enjoyed these videos, don’t […]

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  • Dan C Holloway: Fingerstyle Covers

    Dan C Holloway: Fingerstyle Covers

    By Miche Archetto: Dan Holloway has more than 100 videos on his youtube channel, all covers of famous tunes arranged for fingerstyle guitar. He shared his rendition of “What a wonderful world” on our facebook page.

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  • Chris Woods: A Tone Poet

    Chris Woods: A Tone Poet

    By Bob Harris: Way back before this Acoustic Guitar Video website, I watched a Chris Woods Video that was recommended by a friend. He said “Check out this guy, you won’t believe it.” Well, my friend was right, and I though… wow, this guy uses the whole guitar in a very powerful way. In this video, this soothing composition of “Union” has it all, the technical skills, the melody, the “Groove”, and full of  emotion.  I simply had to watch […]

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  • Will Brown: Tapestries of Sound

    By Miche Archetto: We featured already Will Brown in a previous post. Recently he shared the video of his composition “Skyline” on our facebook page. Will makes use of both traditional and modern techniques without overdoing it. In his official website I’ve found that: “Will Brown is an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist. He writes solo instrumental music, and his unique style blends modern fingerstyle approaches, such as alternate tunings, tapping, and percussive playing, with the more traditional approaches of fingerstyle blues, country, and folk. He […]

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  • Punit Garg: Smooth and Melodic

    Punit Garg: Smooth and Melodic

    By Miche Archetto:   Punit Garg shared on our facebook page his rendition of a song called “Manmarziyan”, taken from the soundtrack of a movie. Don’t expect anything fancy, but a smooth playing with a beautiful tone. Punit is from Mumbai, India, and he is the guitarist of the band “Anivaarya”.

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