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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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  • Badi Assad”  A New Definition of Bar(re)

    Badi Assad” A New Definition of Bar(re)

    “Badi Assad (born 23 December 1966) is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, percussionist and guitarist in the jazz and worldbeat genres. Assad was born in São João da Boa Vista in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, but lived in Rio de Janeiro until he was twelve. Assad studied classical guitar at the University of Rio de Janeiro and won the Young Instrumentalists Contest in Rio de Janeiro in 1984. In 1986, she joined the Guitar Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro, […]

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  • Adam Palma – Fylde guitar and Some New Toys

    Adam Palma – Fylde guitar and Some New Toys

    Here’s a brand new vid by Adam Palma who is obviously psyched to have a new guitar along with some new effect pedals which also includes a looper (you will get to see him use it here). Adam wrote the following: ” Yesterday, I played a bit with my new toys: my new beautiful Fylde guitar and TC Electronics’ Polytune, Reverb and Ditto Looper. Here is a song that came up after a while, I called it ” Into Battle” […]

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  • Sergio Altamura: Going Backwards To Move Ahead

    Sergio Altamura: Going Backwards To Move Ahead

    Sergio Altamura – Luna So you go out and buy one of those new digital effects unit for your guitar. Plug it in and wow…. instant new sound! The only problem is, you and 10 thousand other guitarists are doing the same thing at the same point in time and really, there’s nothing new… except for you. That’s the key here, the word’s “except for you” because hopefully you are going to get inspired to either write a new piece […]

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  • Mr. Evolution Performs “Mr House”

    Someone over at our facebook.com/acousticguitarvideo page (who shall remain nameless unless they say otherwise) tipped me off to this guitarist named “Mr. Evolution.” The video containing the song entitled “Mr House” which has only 117 views … You know that no one’s finding this without a little help. Maybe I’m not supposed to be sharing this? Now Mr. Evolution can really play, and if he sounds this good in the kitchen, imagine what he would sound like in a pro […]

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  • Maneli Jamal – New Release

    Maneli Jamal – New Release

    Maneli Jamal – Adapt & Accept Part 2 (2013) Here’s a brand new video by guitar virtuoso Maneli Jamal that you can say you saw when it only had a few thousand YouTube views. With playing like this, you have got to know what’s gonna happen in a few months. In my opinion, Maneli doesn’t overdo anything and just plays so tastefully. This song which is entitled Adapt & Accept just starts out hitting the ground running and never lets […]

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  • Evan Graham – Stratospheric

    Here’s Evan Graham with a video of one of his latest compositions entitled ‘Stratospheric.” He says that he had “no outside help for the audio/video this time.” Well, I think Evan did a marvelous job on both ends of the recording- but what’s really impressive is his performance…. first rate. And the arrangement- “Stratospheric” is an excellent memorable composition. I did some digging around and found out that Evan (who originally hails from Dundee, Scotland) has been writing and arraigning for acoustic guitar […]

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  • Jean Bosco Mwenda – Masanga

    Jean Bosco Mwenda – Masanga

    By Jim Weaver “Jean Bosco Mwenda, also known as Mwenda wa Bayake was born in 1930 in the Congo and died in an auto accident in Zambia in 1990. The song Masanga was written around 1952. There are three YouTube videos of Jean Bosco, one of which shows him playing another of his compositions. I believe this track is from a 1994 record issued in South Africa. My first knowledge of this song was in 1963 when I ran across the […]

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  • Jamie Dupuis – Groovy D

    Sometimes I got to wonder about some of these solo guitarists music videos. Yea, the sound is so perfect along with the video that you got to wonder if it’s all done at the same time? Well, I can tell you that Jamie Dupuis is not only an outstanding guitarist and musician but, it certainly sounds like this is a genuine live performance (and what a performance!). Jamie, who currently lives in Sudbury, Ontario graduated from Cambrian college in Music Performance and […]

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  • Thomas Roboticus – Robot With a Human Touch

    Here’s Thomas Roboticus performing a Thom Grandillo cover song entitled “Just Before The Finish Line.” Thom Grandillo (no not the Robot) shared this video with us over at facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos and wrote this brief description: “My new Robot with a Godin Acoustic with a splash of Roland (Fretless Bass patch) synth… (and a Men at Work poster on the wall).” To be honest and at first I though- who would do such a thing, you know, the Robot getup… But if Thom […]

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  • Ewan Dobson – Knows How to Play The Melody

    I just got word that this video is not posting properly… It should be the Ewan Dobson video but it’s being confused with another. What’s shown here however is awesome so check that out too. The correct link for Ewan is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAGpXIis8Hk&list=UUMJecdKUslHToOEpeuRGwXg&index=240 Here’s Ewan Dobson again with another big viewed video over at YouTube. This song is called “Time.” Ewan has obviously struck a chord with many acoustic guitar enthusiasts… this is due in my opinion to his very unique […]

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  • Brandon Farris- Memory Layne

    Alaskan guitarist Brandon Farris, who has appeared here at Acoustic Guitar Videos before, changes the pace with a very emotional song entitled “Memory Lane.” Brandon if you notice from prior videos, has got it all going on in every way, with chops, taste, tone, the whole deal. Another slight change is the videography here- previous videos we posted were not shot in a studio setting such as this one. I also guess I got a little used to his pullover hat…. […]

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  • Oscar Mendez Performs Latest Album Live

    Here’s perhaps Columbia’s only fingerstyle guitarist Oscar Mendez- performing his album “Lone Sprit” live at  ”Ortizo instrumentos musicales” (looks like a guitar shop). The performance I believe was sponsored by Takamine and Bose…. I say I believe because I’m not entirely sure if the gig itself was sponsored or it’s a general sponsorship Oscar has with the sponsors. I can think of many positives and negatives associated with being a one of a kind musician. But judging from the audience response and […]

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  • Tom Lumen ft. Alex Arable – La Dolce Vita

    Tom Lumen ft. Alex Arable – La Dolce Vita

    Here’s a really beautiful composition by Tom Luman, accompanied by Alex Arable on the udu. The two instruments make a perfect blend in that the udu does not overpower the guitar… adds just the right amount of percussive distinction to drive the piece along. Tom who has been featured here at Acoustic Guitar Videos before,  has a few more videos on YouTube definitely worth checking out. Also check out a great live blues performance at a night club that you […]

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  • Calum Graham – Guitar Contest Anyone?

    I guess contests are ultimately a good thing as it seems to pull out guitarists that might not be so easy to find. Here’s a video of the first place winner for the Canadian Guitar Festival 2010: Guitarist Calum Graham  with an original piece he wrote called “The Channel”) The description at YouTube said the following: “Calum Graham from High River/Calgary returned to take top honours this year, after placing 2nd in 2009. This tune is an original piece called […]

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  • Ewan Dobson – Save Money On Strings- Use Dental Floss

    With the rising cost of strings, Ewan Dobson has a solution for the poor man- stringing up his guitar with dental floss. It actually sounds good, but then again it’s Ewan Dobson. He proves yet again that he can make just about anything he plays work. What is amazing is it can tune up to pitch. Gimmick or new sound? Or maybe he had a fight with his string suppliers? What do you make of this? Special thanks to Matt Dales […]

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  • A List of the Top 15 Guitar Players- One Man’s Opinion

    This is a fun video to watch, especially if you enjoy fingerpicking/tapping style of guitar. This video is one person’s pick of his top 15 guitarists. Here’s the list (backwards of how it appears on the video) 1. Michael Hedges 2. Tommy Emmanuel 3. Lenny Breau 4. Chet Atkins 5. Don Ross 6. Steven King 7. Stephen Bennett 8. Andy Mckee 9. Antoine Dufour 10. Peppino D’Agostino 11. Kaki King 12. Erik Mongrain 13. Justin King 14. Kotaro Oshio 15. […]

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  • Chris Woods- Mood Creator

    I have to admit that I watched this video about 5 times. And I’m gonna watch it again after I’m done with this article. Chris Woods…. lot more than a great groove.. lot more than a great song… And it’s a lot more than just than hot licks, chops and speed (although it’s got that and all the above…) It’s mood created by sound.. Chris Woods is one rare guitarist that is able to put forth feeling behind each note […]

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  • Al Di Meola: Layers of Tones

    Al Di Meola: Layers of Tones

    Egyptian Danza (Live) by Al Di Meola is an example of what can be done to electronically alter the tone of the acoustic guitar. At the time (2007) the state of the art guitar synth was the GK-2, can hear it producing the string sounds behind his guitar. He’s getting a fairly good electric distoto sound coming from one of the pedals on the floor. People that hear these sounds today might think this is outdated but, back then it […]

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  • Solo Guitar by Andy McKee: Drifting

    Solo Guitar by Andy McKee: Drifting

    “Drifting” by Solo Acoustic Guitarist Andy McKee: There’s a lot of guys doing taping but I haven’t heard it performed much better than Andy McKee. Aparanlty the public thinks he’s the sheeet too- this vid has 44,291,000 plays! (WUWT?)  He’s the #1 listened to guitarist on the internet (hope you are cashing in on that Andy). Andy’s like a one man band, drums, guitar bass and all. What do you think of his playing?     Check this quote out […]

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