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  • A young Vicente Amigo

    A young Vicente Amigo

    Spanish guitarist Vicente Amigo is one of the most acclaimed living flamenco players. In this video he plays his beautiful composition “Tio Arango”, showing all his musical taste and technical skills. The song was first recorded in his first album “De mi corazón al aire” (1991). Here is also a previous AVG post about Vicente. By Miche Archetto

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  • LAVA: Spanish Groove

    LAVA: Spanish Groove

    By Miche Archetto:   The (now defunct) group LAVA performs here “Aguilera” from the album, ‘Taraba’ They are Howard Haigh – spanish guitar, Guy Morris – guitar, Xtof Lheureux – percussion, Dave Shooter – bass.  More information can be found on the website http://www.lavamusic.co.uk/   Thanks to Howard Haigh for sharing this video on our facebook page.   If you like this video, don’t miss the opportunity of sharing it with your friends!

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  • Manitas De Plata: Famous French Guitarist

    Manitas De Plata: Famous French Guitarist

    Eddie Delezen over at our facebook page recommended this video of guitarist Manitas De Plata. After checking out his bio, I’m almost embarrassed to say that I’ve never heard of Manitas De Plata before since apparently he is very famous over in France. And in trying to decide what category his playing falls in… well, in my opinion it’s not really flamenco, not really classical… but he is playing a nylon string guitar and it’s definitely not bluegrass so… (ha ha). Technically […]

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  • Grisha Goryachev: Russian Guitar Virtuoso

    Grisha Goryachev: Russian Guitar Virtuoso

    Here’s yet another amazing guitarist- this time a guitarist from St. Petersburg Russia by the name of Grisha Goryachev, with the familiar guitar piece Malagueña by Ernesto Lecuona, which is from a live performance at Trilogy Guitars, Los Angeles, December 18, 2010. The arrangement is by Paco de Lucía which would indicate that Grisha is not only a classical guitarist, but a flamenco guitarist as well. A Russian flamenco guitarist you say? Well, just listen to him. Grisha’s a guitar machine- able to […]

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  • Jose Feliciano: Mastering All Techniques

    Jose Feliciano: Mastering All Techniques

    Jose Feliciano – Flight of The Bumble Bee   Switching from Flatpicking to fingerpicking By Miche Archetto: Here is Puerto Rican singer and guitar virtuoso José Feliciano in his famous interpretation of the “Flight of the bumblebee” (originally composed for orchestra by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov). At 1:03 he gets rid of his pick and switches to fingerpicking. José Feliciano became very popular in the 60s for his guitar playing and singing. According to his official website, he has recently embarked in a world tour. […]

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  • Baden Powell: Midnight Smoke

    Baden Powell: Midnight Smoke

      By Miche Archetto: This video was recorded in 1971. Baden Powell (1937-2000) was then one of most famous Brazilian guitar players. Here he show his unique ability to use classical guitar technique in jazz music, putting his soul in each notes he plays. Notice the “special effect” created by the smoke of the cigarette he holds in his right hand! I suspect he was drunk during this take and maybe he didn’t even realize he had that cigarette in […]

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  • Robert Earl Longley: Wide Range of Infulences

    Robert Earl Longley: Flamenco Guitar Solo Spain Robert Earl Longley is one of those guitarist that has a wide range of influences and in turn a lot to say on his guitar. In this video, Robert is performing and showcasing his flamenco abilities with a piece entitled Spain. Doesn’t sound like the same Spain that I am familiar with- perhaps this is an original or another song that I’m not aware of. Please help me here if you know more […]

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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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  • Istvan & Farko: Crossing The Line

    Blane Ebersold shared this video … and writes: “Here’s one of a phenomenal Hungarian born guitarist who lives in Seattle – Istvan Rez. His primary influences are Flamenco and Gypsy Swing but he has a style of his own. His collaborations with bass player Farko Dosumov are his best work yet.” Well Blane, I would have never found this video so, your insider information is greatly appreciated here. Obviously Istvan has been listening to a lot more than just the gypsy […]

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  • José Fernández Torres: Tomatito – Bulerías

    José Fernández Torres: Tomatito – Bulerías Id like to thank Miche Archetto for sending this video into our facebook site and sharing it with us. I’ve got to say this this video of José Fernández Torres, known as Tomatito, is very impressive. This is perhaps an offshoot style of flamenco or at the least this composition that to me has a few more in depth chord changes than what you normally hear in the art form. Here’s some bio information on José Fernández: ” […]

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  • Vicente Amigo: Thumbs up from Pat Metheny

    Here’s Flamenco guitarist Vicente Amigo-  Live in Mont de Marsan (1999). This a Bulerias-Mix of the songs “Dulce Amor” from the album “Poeta” and El Mandaito from the album “Vivencias Imaginadas”. MOHAMED BERRIAH over at YouTube had this to say about the music? “assalam flamenco music has roots Arab and Islamic tradition resource authentic c in the blood of Spanish flamenco musicians cl andalusia“ Who is Vicente Amigo? “Vicente Amigo Girol (born 25 March 1967) is a Spanish flamenco composer and virtuoso guitarist, born in Guadalcanal, near Seville. […]

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  • Antonio Rey: Flamenco Guitar – Rondena

    Here’s another Blane Ebersold share, of Flamenco guitarist Antonio Rey with Rondena. “Neither in Jerez, nor in Madrid, nor in Seville. Antonio Rey learned how to play the guitar out there in the big wide world. He was just a nine-year-old boy when his father, cantaor and tocaor Toni Rey, went off to Mexico to work at tablaos, galas and theaters. And he took him with him… straight to the stages. That was how “I at least learned the bases of rhythm and technique, accompanying […]

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  • AMÓS LORA: 12 Year Old Records His First CD

    Blane Ebersold shared this video with us at our facebook.com/acousticguitarvideo site and writes: “Check out this 11-year-old with some serious Flamenco chops.” Yes sir. this kid by the name of Amos Lora is some player! This video was shot at an event called a  FLAMENCO MEETING.  at the SALAMANCA Convention Centre April 16, 2010 What’s happening with Amos today…? Well, At the age of 12  Amós Lora releases his first CD. Here’s what his web site says: In 2012, he records his […]

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  • Ben Woods: Heavy Metal Flamenco

    Heavy Metal Flamenco? Is there such a thing? According to Ben Woods, there is. Blane Ebersold over at our sister site facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos located this video and sent this in. At first I though… no … can’t be… But it’s true… In this video, guitarist Ben Woods has arranged a Flamenco interpretation of the heavy metal classic ”I am a Viking” by Yngwie Malmsteen. But it doesn’t stop there… Ben is also working on notation and tablature for many Metal Classics on solo spanish guitar […]

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  • Justo Fernández: Flamenco on Full Blast

    Here’s some pretty fantastic flamenco guitar by Justo Fernández, also known as “El Tuto” on “Full Blast” with the clapping and dancing and all the energy.  This is a fun video to watch for sure! Unfortunately the YouTube description gives absolutely no information on Justo Fernandez… Found this short bio at http://www.tablaocordobes.com/artistas/articulo/en/1/81 “El Tuto is part of a artistic family; his father, Justo Fernández, is also a guitar player and his uncle is Juanele. Even beeing as young as he is, he´s already worked  with important […]

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  • Enrique Coria with The David Grisman Quintet – El Cumbanchero

    I’ve been a giant fan of David Grisman and his music for many years and, I’ve always loved the virtuoso musicians he has surrounded himself with in his various bands he has assembled. One of Grisman’s later bands features virtuoso guitarist Enrique Coria, whom I’m sure David wanted due to his versatile abilities with many different musical styles. I’ve watched a bunch of Grisman videos and saw Enrique playing a classical guitar (in this vid) and then switching over to a dreadnought and […]

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  • Street Guitar #12: Paco Watch Out

    Here’s two Guitarists playing in Park Güell (Barcelona) Even though it looks like no one’s paying attention, there is applause from the audience at the end of the song. IT’S ABOUT TIME! We’ve been posting a mini series on “Street Guitar” this last week….this is the first video that has applause. Now deservingly so because these guys can really play- in my opinion they are just as good any well known flamenco guitarist that I’ve personally heard. So what are they doing on […]

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  • Roy Clark – Malaguena, from the “Odd Couple’ TV Show

    Back in 1971, Roy Clark and the Hee Haw Show was in it’s last year but still very popular (at least in my mind). The show featured Roy Clark, Buck Owens and a whole pile of characters depicting the comedy and music of Nashville and the Southern USA. It was one of my favorite shows that had me mesmerized from the first time I heard the opening theme. Bobby Thompson for those of you that don’t know was the banjo […]

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  • Week in Tribute: Paco de Lucia – Mediterranean Sundance/Rio Ancho

    You know, somehow it doesn’t seem the same as it did with Di Meola and McLaughlin but, it’s still great with this band. They segway from Mediterranean Sundance into Rio Ancho here.. Rio Ancho is basically just a 4 chord progression – Em/D/C/B Come to think of it, so is Mediterranean Sundance (What a concept. segwaying into a song with the same chord progression…) Paco has a way of making you forget chord progressions that really are very simple (any […]

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  • Week In Tribute: Paco de Lucia 2004 (Video VII)

    Week In Tribute: Paco de Lucia 2004 (Video VII)

    Here’s Paco de Lucia performing at Burghausen 2004 It’s 1 hour 42 minutes long so, grab a bottle of wine, tequila or whatever suits you. His guitar tone on this video sounds incredible. Lots of people think it’s the guitar, or the mics, or the sound of the room. Wrong. It’s the player. Some say it’s all in the hands… but in Paco’s case, it’s all in the soul. He could make a $10 guitar made out of balsa wood […]

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  • Week In Tribute: Paco de Lucia (Video VI)

    SOLEÁ-GUITARRA FLAMENCA is the title to this next in line Tribute to Paco de Lucia At first this video was annoying because the voice over dude wouldn’t shut up. It also doesn’t help when it’s in another language! This is not one of Paco’s more popular videos, and it is grainy looking, obviously taken off of a broadcast with lesser quality equipment. The playing though is vintage Paco and definitely worth the listen- check out the ending- wow!!! What do […]

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  • Week In Tribute: Paco de Lucia – Video IV

    Here’s Paco de Lucia entitled- Entre dos Aguas Check out at about 14 seconds… left hand slides up on 1 string to play the scale. Very cool and worth pointing out. Seems lots of the flamenco players make this move- might have gotten this technique from violin (fiddle players) when shifting positions. At 2:58 Paco goes into a double time run that goes on quite long… certainly long enough for the camera guys to focus in on instead of the […]

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  • Week In Tribute: Paco de Lucia Video III

    Here’s Video #3 in out week in Tribute to Paco de Lucia. This one, is entitled Entre dos aguas from 1976 With regard to flamenco guitarists, Paco perhaps ventured out more than most. This is 1976… keep in mind people probably have never seen this sort of band set up with a flamenco guitarist back then. If you had to rate this performance on a scale of 1 to 10, what would you rate it?

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  • Week In Tribute: Paco de Lucia Video II

    Here’s Paco de Lucia in a concert filmed in Pula, Croatia, 2006 It’s an hour long but filled with excitement and great music. The Youtube videos say’s “Add-on recording Constantin Sharoudin, St.Peterbourg, Russia” Paco is obviously a little older in this video. What do you think of his playing compared to when he was younger? Did he loose anything? Share this concert with your friends.. Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for the Week In Tribute: Paco de Lucia

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  • Week in Tribute: Paco de Lucia

    This week, Acoustic Guitar Videos pays tribute to flamenco guitar great Paco de Lucia. We’re starting with a video that’s long but worth watching, even in a different language. What’s impressive here is Paco is just casually sitting around the table and playing without any sound consideration… other than a video mic (which is not necessarily conducive to the best recording of a guitar), it’s just Paco, some hand clapping rhythm- and that’s it. Paco is on fire… as usual. […]

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  • Mek Natividade: Secret to Fast Arpeggios

    Here’s a video by Mek Natividade, a guitarist who is showing off some fast arpeggios. Now to be honest, Mek is fast but… a little sloppy… The reason however that I wanted you to see this vid is- it’s a clear view of his right hand sweeping downward in one motion to create the arpeggios. This technique is what the Gypsy Jazz style guitarists use, but with a flatpick. Other people call it sweep picking – used as the ultimate speed weapon […]

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  • The Best Ever Flamenco Guitarist: Sabicas

    Guitar-Tube is calling this live video of Legendary master of flamneco guitarist Sabicas one of the best.  This was filmed shortly before his death in 1990. Best ever? Well, you can be the judge. I hoping to still be able to move my fingers at 78. Want to point out the slides he does from the 6th string. First time it almost sounds like a picked chromatic scale.. awesome! Quick Facts about Sabicas: Chet Atkins once praised Sabicas for having the […]

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  • Don Cortes Maya: The Ultimate Flamenco Guitarist?

    Don Cortes Maya: The Ultimate Flamenco Guitarist?

    I want to share this video of Don Cortes Maya. There’s so many great acoustic guitarist in the world but every so often, a guy like Don comes along and lights it up.   A guy on Youtube made this comment…”So many flamenco guitarists today play technically difficult junk. This guy plays music.” Hope you enjoyed this video. Be sure to share Don Cortes Maya with your friends.

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  • Amos Lora – Boy Wonder of The Flamenco Guitar

    Here’s Amos Lora with a song entitled Entre dos aguas (Between Two Stools). According to an article posted at actualidad.orange.es  ”several flamenco music experts have dubbed Amos as “The Boy Wonder of Flamenco  ‘or’ The dolphin Paco de Lucia. ‘ Amos Lora, who started playing at the age of three, has not only been  influenced by flamenco but also jazz musicians like Coltrain, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny. In this video, I’m not really hearing any of the aforementioned influence, but the playing […]

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  • What do Kids From Other Countries Do To Have Fun?

    Video Games?  ah… no…. This is what kids from other countries do for fun… Here’s Armando, Daniel and Alvaro interpretation of “Between Two Waters” by Paco de Lucia I’m always amazed at the kids being able to pull off such incredible technical stuff. Keep in mind, when you are young, you will think and believe anything is possible without boundaries. Is this video worth sharing with your friends?

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