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  • Robot Guitarist With 78 Fingers Performs with “Power Trio”

    Robot Guitarist With 78 Fingers Performs with “Power Trio”

    So you think that humans can’t be replaced? Well here’s a video that I found that features robots playing … The music almost reminds me of the Dixie Dregs, although Robots playing it of course. All things considered, the music is not entirely stiff as I would expect, perhaps a little too electronic sounding but hey, with a few band rehearsals I’m sure they can loosen up a bit?. So can you ask a robot to play with soul, or […]

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  • Django In A Box II

    Django In A Box II

    Here’s another great transcribed video by  Gilles Rea of Django’s Improvisation n 1 from 1937. Django’s playing here is just too much… in fact, Giles even slows this down half time at about 3:10 on the vid, as full speed is incomprehensible. Check out the other Django In A Box vid … that too, so amazing.  

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  • World’s Fastest Guitarist: Is It All A Hoax?

    World’s Fastest Guitarist: Is It All A Hoax?

    If you’ve been paying attention here at Acoustic Guitar Videos, you will notice that we’ve recently featured a few vids labeled “The World’s Fastest Guitarist.” Why would I post such a thing? Well because it sells big time. You can’t even imagine all the thousands of views we’ve received due to these so called “World’s Fastest Guitarist” vids! But I originally called a few of these potential frauds , (not all of them) and this video here by guitarist Morten Faerestrand is […]

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  • Django “In A Box”

    Django “In A Box”

    You know, with today’s technology, I’m surprised they haven’t built a Django robot or something.. Well, look at what Gilles Rea did… He transcribed Django’s song entitled “Tears”  … (that was the hard part) and then set it all into motion using Apple Logic Studio. He also says he uses a screen capture program but that’s just for us to watch his computer screen. If you’re a fan of Django than you absolutely know this song. What’s great is to […]

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  • 12 String Mechanical Guitar Plays Dust In the Wind

    12 String Mechanical Guitar Plays Dust In the Wind

    Dust In The Wind by Kansas on a 12 String We’ve featured some machines playing guitars here before at acoustic guitar videos, but nothing this elaborate and nothing that really seemed to play somewhat like a human. I say somewhat, because… well you know… there’s still no substitute (yet). Here’s the write up from YouTube: “from RagtimeWest.com it’s Our automated 12 String guitar playing Dust in the Wind by Kansas. Brand new product being tested for the first time!!! Fantastic […]

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  • 32 Metronomes Lock Into Groove After Starting At Different Times

    32 Metronomes Lock Into Groove After Starting At Different Times

    I’ve had a fascination for the metronome since an early teenager- You ask, what’s so fascinating about a metronome? Well, the strive for performing with one, and playing in time is one of the important basics of great musicianship. Ah, becoming one with the metronome… It’s a beautiful thing. just ask any session player in Nashville. You can tell right away (at least I can) a musician who has practiced with one vs. the musician that hasn’t. Yes, good music […]

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  • Flatt & Scruggs: Tempo Analysis- Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms

    Flatt & Scruggs: Tempo Analysis- Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms

    Here’s a really cool Beats Per Minute (BPM) / Tempo Analysis of Flatt and Scruggs version of “Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms.” Why would anyone do such a thing? I found this very interesting because live music does indeed move in tempo no matter how solid the groove is or seems to be perceived.  And why this band and this song? Well the answer is obvious from a bluegrass standpoint in that Flatt and Scruggs pretty much defined the sound […]

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