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  • Dustin Prinz – Angry Breakup Song – “Eleven”

    Dustin Prinz – Angry Breakup Song – “Eleven”

    Here’s something that is a little bit of a diversion here at Acoustic Guitar Videos…. but you know… really like this song and video and thought you might enjoy this too. Singer/Songwriter and multi instrumentalist Dustin Prinz from the great state of Nebraska is featured here in this fun video with a memorable song entitled Angry Breakup Song. He calls the style he is playing on acoustic as Para-Pickin’, which is a hybred percussive style that he developed from his […]

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  • Glenn Campbell burns up Gentle On My Mind

    Glenn Campbell burns up Gentle On My Mind

    Sometimes it’s easy to overlook some of the great players of the recent past. .. one of them being Glenn Campbell who got his start as a studio guitarist and made his way to the pop country spotlight singing songs like John Hartford’s  “Gentle On My Mind.” There’s no info on this clip, but it’s looking like a CMT (Country Music Television) out of Nashville TN. One thing that is of note that I think you will agree… The technology […]

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  • Andrea Valeri: These Boots are made for Acoustic Guitar

    Andrea Valeri: These Boots are made for Acoustic Guitar

    Andrea Valeri: These Boots are made for Walking by Bob Harris We’ve featured guitarist Andrea Valeri before on Acoustic Guitar Videos… But here’s a cover song on acoustic that was a big hit for Nancy Sinatra back in the 60′s “These Boots Are Made for Walking” Yes, Sinatra as in Frank… Nancy as in Frank’s daughter. Well here’s a quick personal story about Frank and Nancy… hope you don’t mind. My publisher at the time (Billy Strange) who worked with […]

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  • Nuno Bettencourt: Acoustic Experiment

    Nuno Bettencourt: Acoustic Experiment

    Nuno Bettencourt is a fine electric guitarist, well known for being one of the founders and leaders of the hard-rock band Extreme. Here he plays “Midnight Express” on a semi-acoustic guitar. I’ve found most of this performance quite convincing, but the fast parts where Nuno picks the strings in a very shallow manner, producing an annoying scratching noise. Probably this effect is also enhanced by a bad equalization of the guitar. Anyway, his impressing picking technique, that works perfectly with […]

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  • Naudo Rodrigues: Reinventing the Hits

    Naudo Rodrigues: Reinventing the Hits

    Naudo Rodrigues comes from Brazil but lives in the Canary Islands. He uploaded more than 160 videos on his youtube channel, most of them covers of famous songs. The most popular videos are called “REMIX” and feature the greatest hits of a given famous musician. Here is his “REMIX” of Eric Clapton. According to the description of the video, this is a partial improvisation. I didn’t find much biographic information about Naudo, but that his previous youtube channel, with more […]

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  • Jonathan Lane- Imagines Imagine (John Lennon)

    Jonathan Lane- Imagines Imagine (John Lennon)

    Here’s guitarist/singer Jonathan Lane with John Lennon’s “Imagine” or should I say, a remnant of the original, as this is what I’d call completely different except, he’s using the original words (but changing the chords and the melody completely). Jonathan Lane’s version is a much more sorrowful song with the sad minor chords- it’s almost as if it’s a last ditch plea for human sanity instead of Lennon’s hopeful melody. Jonathan is almost saying,, is there ever going to be […]

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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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  • Gabriella Quevedo: Classical Gas

    Gabriella Quevedo: Classical Gas

    By Miche Archetto: We already posted a video by Swedish young talent Gabriella Quevedo this year. A few weeks ago she uploaded a new youtube video where she plays Tommy Emmanuel’s arrrangement of “Classical Gas” by Mason Williams. Great interpretation here, even more impressive if you think that she is only 16 years old!

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  • Walk off the Earth: 5 Musicians and 1 Guitar

    Walk off the Earth: 5 Musicians and 1 Guitar

    By Miche Archetto: Gina Ardis shared on our facebook page this video, featuring the Canadian group “Walk off the Earth” playing together one acoustic guitar while singing “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye. This is what I’ve found on their official website: “Walk Off The Earth is an unconventional, multi-talented five-piece musical phenomena that is currently taking the world by storm. Based in Burlington, Ontario (just outside of Toronto), their brilliant 5-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used […]

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  • Tesla: Unplugged Pioneers

    Tesla: Unplugged Pioneers

    By Miche Archetto:   In July 1990 the hard rock group Tesla, then at the peak of their success, gave a charity concert in Philadelphia. They chose an acoustic setup instead of the usual heavily electric gear. The concert was such a success that it was then released as a new album entitled “Five men acoustical jam”. Here is the acoustical rendition of their success “Before my eyes”, first appeared in their debut album “Mechanical resonance”. According to wikipedia, this […]

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  • Sungha Jung Visits Hotel California

    Sungha Jung Visits Hotel California

    Korean guitarist and internet sensation Sungha Jung performs the Eagles “Hotel California” in what I would describe as a nice “peaceful easy feeling” (hey, it is after all and Eagles song). Sungha if you will notice does subtle embellishments rather than a lot of flash. What’s also cool is that he is keeping the strum going throughout and playing the melody along with it- even during the solo section. This video only got 6 million + viewers.. (Only 6 million???) […]

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  • Michael Lucarelli: James Bond Theme Song

    Michael Lucarelli: James Bond Theme Song

    Michael Lucarelli plays “The James Bond Theme” by John Barry/Monty Norman on classical guitar. Arranged by Steve Dell This is a song that has a little bit of a special meaning to me- Well, not so much the song but the original guitarist that played on the original recording. Do you remember that low sounding electric guitar riff in the original? Well, that was performed by an old friend of mine by the name of Billy Strange. Not too many […]

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  • Jimmy Page- Acoustic- Going To California

    Jimmy Page- Acoustic- Going To California

    Here’s Led Zeppelin, or should I say Robert Plant with Jimmy Page and a mandolinist with Going To California. I’ve always loved this song and this version is just as good as the original. Robert Plant of course has got an incredible voice- one that you can recognize in one line. Sorry to say that I can’t do that with a lot of the singers I’m hearing on the radio today. Perhaps there’s a few of them, but I just […]

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  • Eric Henderson: From Segovia to The Rolling Stones

    Eric Henderson: From Segovia to The Rolling Stones

    Patrick Lane over at our facebook page spotted this video and wrote the following: “Bob, I don’t know if you ever highlighted Eric Henderson before. I had a chance to take a few lessons from him years ago and he is just a wonderful musician. I have not kept in touch with him, but seeing Edgar Cruz play Bohemian Rhapsody made me think of him. Here is one of my favorites he did, Rolling Stones – Paint it Black” Thanks […]

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  • Tim Van Roy: Simple And Well Played

    Tim Van Roy: Simple And Well Played

    Human Nature – Solo Acoustic Guitar Cover (Tim Van Roy) Sometimes I’m here at the site and my head starts spinning with all the notes and flash. Yea, so much to be impressed about… but there’s something to be said about someone just playing…. a song. Now, I think guitarist Tim Van Roy who hails from Belgian may not have the flashiest video on this site, but what I will tell you is he’s got a great recorded sound on […]

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  • Ivan Pešut – Spring Break

    Ivan Pešut – Spring Break

    Here’s Croatian guitarist Ivan Pešut with a really cool music video featuring a song entitled “Spring Break.” What first struck me about Ivan’s playing was, he sounds like he might have taken a few notes from Tony Rice…. Tony besides his very famous bluegrass playing came out with a whole series of his own “spacegrass” albums which to this day are still my favortes… Some of the changes and the playing here is reminiscent of Tony’s… just got to wonder […]

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  • Grateful Dead Acoustic

    Grateful Dead Acoustic

    Knocking On Heavens Door- The Grateful Dead I’m always amazed at the sheer amount of people that I run into that were/are “Dead Heads”… you know, fans of the Grateful Dead. I have personally never been to a “Dead” concert… I have however heard a lot of stories about things that went on during them though… Being mainly an acoustic lover, you can only imagine how happy I was to find this particular “acoustic dead vid.”  But 76,000 views… doesn’t […]

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  • Javier Gonzalez: Hotel California Revisited

    Javier Gonzalez: Hotel California Revisited

    By Miche Archetto: Javier Gonzalez is an american virtuoso guitar player. According to his facebook page, he was born in Santa Clara but he is now living in Mexico, where he owns a guitar shop. He has a degree in Mathematical Physics from Harvard University. In this video he reinterpret the famous song “Hotel California” by Eagles, with a lot of virtuosity, including high speed alternate picking and sweeping. This video had more than 1 million views in 3 years. […]

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  • Michael Chapdelaine Rocks with a Touch of Classical

    Michael Chapdelaine Rocks with a Touch of Classical

      Come Together – Michael Chapdelaine By Miche Archetto: Californian guitarist Michael Chapedelaine is Professor of Music and head of guitar studies at the University of New Mexico. He has a strong classical background (including studies with Andrés Segovia at USC in Los Angeles), but his youtube channel includes also some original compositions and a number of cover songs. Here is his tasteful arrangement of the famous Beatles song “Come together”. According to the bio on his website “Michael Chapdelaine is the only guitarist ever […]

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  • Bon Jovi Does Acoustic

    Bon Jovi Does Acoustic

      Bon Jovi Unplugged full concert I wouldn’t exactly call this virtuosic acoustic guitar playing but, in it’s simplicity and because it’s acoustic, I really enjoyed this Bon Jovi “Unplugged” full concert. Technically it is not unplugged but, it is acoustic guitars with pickups. The problems that would be involved with trying to mic the acoustics with this full band would not be worth the trouble – a nightmare for sure for the sound engineer. Basically once you add drums, […]

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  • David Sick: Mastering The “Bass Line”

    David Sick: Mastering The “Bass Line”

      By Miche Archetto: Sönke Meinen wrote me via facebook that he and Judith Beckedorf, both featured on “Acoustic Guitar Videos” in previous posts, are studying  at the “Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden. He pointed out some older guitar players graduated from that school and also some of the guitarists teaching at that school. David Sick is one of them. Unfortunately there are not many videos on youtube featuring this player, and those few don’t have a decent audio/video […]

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  • Ben Lacy: Beatles Medley

    Ben Lacy: Beatles Medley

      By Miche Archetto: Ben Lacy is an electric guitar virtuoso, but in this video he is endorsing Breedlove acoustic guitars (here he is playing a CM Classic), showing his arrangements of Beatles songs “St. Peppers lonely hearts club band” and “With a little help from my friends”. You will agree that his fingerstyle technique works perfectly also an acoustic guitars. If you want to check him also playing electric, I strongly suggest to watch his rendition of Queen’s song “Crazy little […]

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  • Dale Cinski: Give Me The Night

    After doing this website for almost a year now  (July 4th is our one year anniversary), you just know by hearing a few notes whether a guitarist is gonna light it up or not. Well, took all of a half second for me to turn up my speakers and enjoy this Dale Cinski video of George Benson’s “Give Me The Night.” Dale’s just flat out “got it going on” with his Ovation Guitar, and has such good rhythmical sense in […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel- He’s Got The Beat

    Tommy Emmanuel - Mombasa (Center Stage 2008) Here’s Tommy again.. and this time he performs the song Mombasa, from the Sargam Hindi Movie Sountrack. Now I know a lot of you don’t care for guitar as a percussion instrument, but let’s face it… Tommy makes you realize that the guitar does have some fantastic percussive tones that are more closely related to bongos, djembe or a cajun. So you folks out there that comment that he should just “get a drum set” […]

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  • Edgar Cruz Performs Bohemian Rhapsody

    Edgar Cruz Performs Bohemian Rhapsody

    Guitarist Edgar Cruz is featured here with the popular Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” which has become an anthem of sorts in the pop/rock world. And if you were growing up in the 80′s, there was no way to miss this song, as it got heavy rotation on the radio. This performance features some split screen action which is helpful of you are trying to learn this piece.  In fact, if you should become inspired and the moment hits you, you can […]

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  • Thomas Leeb: Very Special  Effects

    Thomas Leeb: Very Special Effects

    Thomas Leeb – Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) acoustic cover solo This has got to be one of the most creative videos I’ve seen in a long time. Creative meaning… a camera in the sound hole? Wow, how did they do that? Must be a small camera to fit in there. And how did they get the strings to move like that??? Whomever thought of this concept was a genius and being able to do it… well, I have no idea! […]

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  • Laurence Juber: Very Soulful Beatles Covers

    Laurence Juber: Very Soulful Beatles Covers

    DAY136 – Laurence Juber – While My Guitar Gently Weeps plus Live and Let Live Laurence Juber on this video performs the George Harrison song While My Guitar Gently Weeps and a piece of McCartney’s Live and Let Live. The string bending that Laurence does here is fantastic and is just one of the many things that sets him apart as a guitarist. Now if you are not familiar with Laurence, check out his bio… sure you have heard his […]

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  • Richie Sambora Performs Livin’ On An Acoustic Prayer

    Richie Sambora Performs Livin’ On An Acoustic Prayer

    Richie Sambora, – Livin’ On A Prayer Here’s a video by Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora,  The song is the pop/rock song hit “Livin’ On A Prayer” which I’m sure you’ve heard before (or I got to wonder where you’ve been). This is a live version in Portland, USA, 14-08-1998 Some of the talking is distracting but due to copyright violations, better performances of this song by Richie have been taken down. Oh no!   A personal story… My wife Lucy […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel Plays Hendrix- Purple Haze

    It’s downright amazing to me how many people love Jimi Hendrix. Amazing in that his popularity still seem so huge despite the fact that he’s been gone for some 40 odd years. Well, here’s guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel with his version of the Jimi Hendrix song “Purple Haze.” If you are not familiar with Tommy Emmanuel, I might first ask where have you been, and then suggest looking at some more videos of Tommy that are even more amazing than […]

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  • Per-Olov Kindgren: Metallica: Nothing else matters

    Here’s classical guitarist Per-Olov Kindgren performing the Metallica song “Nothing Else Matters.” Well what matters is, of all the songs Per-Olov Kindgren could have performed (and did), this is one that got a ton of views….  Why? Well, it’s popular for one thing and Per-Olov Kindgren is an excellent guitarist. And if you think this video got a lot of views (over a million), his Stairway to Heaven is triple the amount. So what have we learned today? Practice your whole life playing […]

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