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  • Close To You -Tommy Emmanuel – Up Close

    Close To You -Tommy Emmanuel – Up Close

    Close To You – Tommy Emmanuel- Up Close There’s something missing in this video (actually a few things) A production… Here’s Tommy Emmanuel performing Close To You with just his guitar and two microphones. This production doesn’t have multiple camera angles, fancy effects or even reverb on Tommy’s guitar. It’s just down and dirty as I like to call it. This video (you may have seen other songs filmed in this setting) is a part of a collection that  is […]

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  • Seji Igusa: A Young Japanese Talent

    Seji Igusa: A Young Japanese Talent

    Seji Igusa is emerging talent of solo acoustic guitar. He masters all the new percussive and tapping techniques, as well as traditional fingerpicking. In this video he plays his composition entitled “Sunflower”. If you are interested in some more videos by Seji, I can recommend Monolgue, or to explore his youtube channel. Here is an automatic translation of his bio from his official website: “ Igusa Seiji Hyogo Prefecture born  was born November 9, 1988, 26-year-old hymns from childhood born pastor home, become familiar with […]

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  • Sungha Jung Gravity

    Sungha Jung Gravity

    Sungha Jung Gravity Here’s an original composition by internet guitar phenomenon Sungha Jung. This particular video which was published almost two years ago to the day has almost 2 million views. Shngha Jung’s popularity is two fold. First, he’s a great player and he started out very young making videos. Perhaps an exception to the rule but certainly deserving of all the publicity. Now we do have some Sungha vids here at Acoustic Guitar Videos (check it out here) but […]

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  • Teja Gerken – Seven Years

    Teja Gerken – Seven Years

    Here is Californian German born guitarist Teja Gerken playing his original composition “Seven Years” on his 2004 Custom Shop Martin OM, in Open D-Minor (DADFAD) tuning. “Seven Years” was originally recorded for Teja’s 1999 release “On My Way,” and combines fingerstyle techniques with two-handed tapping sections. “ Born in Germany in 1970, Teja Gerken began his journey on the guitar at the age of six and became a serious student of the instrument after his family moved to California in the mid ’80s. […]

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  • Antonello Fiamma for Candyrat

    Antonello Fiamma for Candyrat

    Here is Italian guitarist Antonello Fiamma in his first video for Candyrat. We have already featured Antonello about one year ago. Since then he released his new album called “The Round Path”, and in this video he plays the title track of that album. More information about Antonello is available on his official website. by Miche Archetto

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  • Marco Ielpo- Fingerdance

    Marco Ielpo- Fingerdance

    Here’s some really cool playing by Italian guitarist Marco Ielpo with a song entitled “Fingerdance” which is a cover by Billy McLaughlin… performed in the tapping percussive style of guitar.  As you will see, Marco has a bunch of YouTube videos listed and worth checking out, as this video is one of many from his YouTube playlist. Marco’s technique here is all tapping, and from what I can see (and hear) there’s not one single picked note present in this performance. […]

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  • Akram Abdel Sattar – Long Drive On Road Success

    Akram Abdel Sattar – Long Drive On Road Success

    “Long Drive On Road Success” is a debut solo music video by Egyptian Guitarist Akram Abdel Sattar. The song as Akram explains it “fairly describes my progression with acoustic finger-style techniques and how five years, since I’ve ever touched my first guitar, were full of passion towards strings” Akram credits inspiration from finger-style players Thomas Leeb and Mike Dawes. For this filming, the video was shot with an iPhone 4s in Full HD 1080p mode using FiLMiC Pro app ($3.99) which […]

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  • Jacky Bastek: Emerging talent

    Jacky Bastek: Emerging talent

    Very young guitarist Jacky Bastek, from Eppstein (Germany), plays here her new composition “Cold Progression”. She has stopped playing for a few months due to a hand injury, but luckily she is now back in business and shows her impressing mastering of the acoustic guitar. I couldn’t find much information about Jacky on the web, but that she participated in the “Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year” competition this year. The winner was Janet Noguera (we featured also her this year), […]

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  • Gavino Loche: Beatles on Acoustic Guitar- Come Together

    Gavino Loche: Beatles on Acoustic Guitar- Come Together

    We have already featured Gavino Loche’s impressing acoustic covers of famous songs, including “Sultan of Swings” and “The Wall“. This time Gavino decided to enhance his one-man-band attitude by adding a new percussive tool to his Lakewood guitar. And he tested it on the famous hit by the Beatles “Come Together”. Also this time the result is a great and accurate rendition of the original piece. Here is some information about the song: “Timothy Leary was a psychologist who became […]

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  • RafQu- Acoustic Guitar – Base Jump

    RafQu- Acoustic Guitar – Base Jump

    Here’s acoustic guitarist RafQu, with an  original composition entitled “Base Jump”, played on a custom Fabio Bonardi guitar. This very recent video which already has a lot of views (over 14,000), is RafQu’s first release on acoustic guitar giant Candyrat Records. This has to be a very exciting moment as being accepted as an artist for this label is no easy task. I recently asked RafQu about all of this: “So this was my Big Dream to released a song/Video […]

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  • Tom Lumen – Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)

    Tom Lumen – Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)

    Tom Lumen live at the Rainbow Culture Palace, Kaposvar Here’s a live performance of a cover song by Queen that you probably have heard … “Don’t Stop Me Now” performed here by Hungarian guitar great Tom Lumen. About 5 months or so ago, Tom was asked to perform with Tommy Emmanuel on one of Tommy’s live shows. Quite a complement indeed. I have 2 regrets about that show.. first I wasn’t there and second there wasn’t a video taken during the […]

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  • Max Godman- Ninja Guitarist

    Max Godman- Ninja Guitarist

    Max Godman performing Dear Mother, an Original Composition.. Okay, I suppose entering a contest is not such a bad thing, especially if the outcome leads you to more of an audience. In this case, the audience is you guys here, and I’m proud to say that there’s many thousands of you that come each week to check out these videos here at Acoustic Guitar Videos. I just definitely wanted to thank you all for that. The contest I’m talking about […]

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  • Don Ross- “It’s Fun Listening” To Don Ross

    Don Ross- “It’s Fun Listening” To Don Ross

    Don Ross plays his original composition “It’s Fun Being Lucky” from his Candyrat Records release, BREAKFAST FOR DOGS!  Well, I don’t know if this is his latest (I will check). But for now, I’m really enjoying this song “It’s Fun Being Lucky” which could also be titled “It’s Fun To Listen To” or “I’m Lucky To Be Listening”…  okay… I’m in one of those moods.. Anyone that get’s released on CandyRat is going to be great, and Don Ross is […]

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  • Janet Robin: Guitar Boogie

    Janet Robin: Guitar Boogie

    Janet Robin is the feature here in LA, warming in up for a gig in UK in 2013. “A Southern California native, Robin’s musical education began the moment she met her guitar teacher, Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne). Under Rhoads’ tutelage, Robin became an ace six-string player and, while still in high school, parlayed this education into a position as the lead guitarist for the all-female rock band Precious Metal. Discovered by Rodney Bingenheimer of the legendary L.A. rock […]

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  • Maneli Jamal – Nine Year Residence

    Maneli Jamal – Nine Year Residence

    Here’s a new video by guitar extraordinaire Maneli Jamal with an original song entitled “Nine Year Residence.” Maneli Jamal, who is one of the top guitarist on the solo guitar scene today writes the following about this video and his music: “Nine Year Residence is a strange story. When this song was released I had lived in Germany for 9 years, USA for 9 years and Canada for 9 years. I was beginning to see some sort of life pattern […]

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  • Alessandro Finazzo: Percussive Tango

    Alessandro Finazzo: Percussive Tango

    Italian guitar player Alessandro FInazzo plays here an original rendering of tango music based on pecussive tecniques and strumming. The result is not hyper-technical as most of percussive guitar pieces, but much more melodic. I couldn’t find any biographical information in English about Alessandro, but that he is one of the members and founders of the itailian folk group called “Bandabardò“ By Miche Archetto

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  • Max Godman (aka Manan Gupta): a young Indian talent

    Max Godman (aka Manan Gupta): a young Indian talent

    Manan Gupta (aka Max Godman) is a young guitarist from Mumbai, India. Here he plays a composition dedicated to his mother. I couldn’t find more information about Manan on the web, but you can visit his facebook page and his youtube channel to learn more about him. By Miche Archetto

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  • Antoine Dufour – Convergences, The Drive Within – Acoustic Guitar

    Antoine Dufour – Convergences, The Drive Within – Acoustic Guitar

    There’s so many great guitarist out there and you can only imagine that it’s difficult to feature them all (but we’re trying!). Well, here’s  guitar great Antoine Dufour who has been featured here before but not playing solo by himself (check out this video). Wes Hodgkinson wrote into Acoustic Guitar Videos and suggested a video of Antoine Dufour solo…. for sure this was a good idea. This song is called “The Drive Within” which is a cut  from his “Convergences” […]

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  • Darragh O’Neill: Concert Guitarist

    Darragh O’Neill: Concert Guitarist

    British guitarist Darragh O’Neill plays here his composition “Cocobolo” with clear South-American influences. Here is some information about Darragh found on his official website: “Darragh O’Neill has earned an international reputation as a brilliant guitarist and composer. His career as a performer has taken him to many of the great concert venues around the world. Highlights include Carnegie Hall New York, Wigmore Hall London, Oude Kerk Amsterdam, the Manggha Theatre in Krakow and numerous performances back home in his native Dublin’s […]

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  • Jack Saunders: Guitarist/Student Labors Outdoors to Afford Lowden Guitar

    Jack Saunders: Guitarist/Student Labors Outdoors to Afford Lowden Guitar

    Here’s a interesting story about a high school student by the name of Jack Saunders who recently performed a solo guitar piece by Thomas Leeb at his Higher School Certificate Music Exams. The focus of this story is  his determination to buy a prized Louden Guitar by laboring outdoors in a fencing job (hey, how many of you remember working in a similar situation to buy your first quality guitar? The Orange High School student impressed the marking panel when […]

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  • Ben Powell: Acoustic Meditations

    Ben Powell: Acoustic Meditations

    Ben Powell is an inspired British guitar player and composer based in Bath. In this video he plays “Nightwalking Monteverde” a piece he wrote “after a romantic midnight stroll through the streets of Rome, past the illuminated fountains and bustling bars and coffee”, as stated by the youtube notes. “At the tender age of 26, Ben stumbled across an album, so bewitching, that it change the course of his life.  He downed tools, bought an acoustic guitar, and locked himself […]

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  • Sean De Burca- Back on the “Interstate”

    Sean De Burca- Back on the “Interstate”

    UK guitarist Sean De Burca who has been featured here before on Acoustic Guitar Videos is back on the “Interstate” with this fantastic solo percussive guitar performance (title of this song as well). You see, Sean has been suffering from extreme tendon injuries in both arms (watch his intricate playing and you’ll realize why) and has left him off on the shoulder of the road so to speak. Interstate is his first release of new music in 14 months. We’re […]

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  • Chris Woods Groove – Condition Awareness

    Chris Woods Groove – Condition Awareness

    This video was shot live at the North American Guitar (I’m assuming this is a guitar dealer) located in London..   Here’s a very informal video by guitarist Chris Woods… Informal, in that I’m used to seeing a spectacularly produced video from him….   but I think a lot of fans (and new one’s) are going to appreciate this song entitled “Condition Awareness”  which doesn’t feature as much of the percussive guitar that we’ve come to know from Chris Woods. […]

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  • Adam Palma- He’s “Positively Mad” on the Guitar

    Adam Palma- He’s “Positively Mad” on the Guitar

    “For all of you who emailed me, texted me and poked on FB asking to record “Positively Mad” in a close-up, here it is! Please mind that the song’s been evolving since I composed it and recorded on my album 2012.  So this version is a bit different to the album track! Enjoy!” That was the description Adam Palma placed on this “rare”  2012 video of him casually playing to the camera at home. I say rare because as of […]

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  • Maneli Jamal Plays the Blues at the Canadian Guitar Festival

    Maneli Jamal Plays the Blues at the Canadian Guitar Festival

    If you follow the world of acoustic guitar, you would have to have heard of guitarist Maneli Jamal. And if you’ve been a fan of Acoustic Guitar Videos, you will notice that we’ve featured Maneli quite a lot here. In this new live performance which took place last week at the Canadian Guitar Festival, Maneli once again shows why he’s one of the best guitarists out there. Maneli who has been getting into the Blues lately, takes it to another […]

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  • Flip Peters: How Can I Be Sure- The Young Rascals- Acoustic Guitar Cover

    Flip Peters: How Can I Be Sure- The Young Rascals- Acoustic Guitar Cover

    Here’s an excellent acoustic guitar cover version of the 1967 Young Rascals hit song “How can I Be Sure”  by my guitarist pal Flip Peters. Flip who is an Adjunct professor of guitar at County College of Morris, Randolph and Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ  -   kind of changes things up here by playing a classical style guitar (I’m used to hearing him on an archtop electric or a steel stringed acoustic). What’s interesting about this project (yea, this […]

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  • Lars Vendel: Does It All

    Lars Vendel: Does It All

    Swedish luthier and guitar player Lars Vendel plays here his composition “June” (tuning D A D F# B D) on one of his guitars. He took care also of the recording in his own private studio (details are available in the youtube description). Some information about Lars taken from his website http://www.vendel-guitar.com/vendel-guitar.com/Welcome.html: “After nearly 20 years as a car body repair, I decided to change careers from cars to my biggest interest, music. I dusted off my old guitar and began […]

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  • Daniel Padim- Great Fingerstyle From Brazil

    Daniel Padim- Great Fingerstyle From Brazil

    Here is the young Brazilian guitarist Daniel Padim playing his original “Fantasy vs Reality” from his recent album entitled “Looking Up to Giants“. This is a short bio about Daniel that I’ve found on his youtube channel: “I play the guitar since I was 8 years old, now I´m 26. I´ve been playing classical guitar, flamenco guitar, brazilian choro, but since 2004 I´m focused on acoustic fingestyle and it was what I most liked to play until now. The fingerstyle opens […]

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  • Simon Wahl: a young German talent

    Simon Wahl: a young German talent

    Simon Wahl from Bonn, Germany, plays here his original composition “Auf Geht’s”. There are many other interesting videos in his youtube channel. Here is a short bio taken from his official website “Simon Wahl was born in 1989 in Bonn, Germany. At the tender age of thirteen, after having already played trombone for many years, he discovered the classical guitar which he then went on to learn in the Bonner Musikschule under the supervision and mentorship of Helli Gattung. In addition to […]

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  • National Fingerstyle Champion Performs “Superstition”

    National Fingerstyle Champion Performs “Superstition”

    Here is Pete Huttlinger playing live his impressive rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”. Pete is a great guitar player, in 2000 He won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. This video has been recorded after he recovered from a major stroke in 2010 and a massive heart failure in 2011. This other video tells more about the “personal story of struggles I’ve faced and worked through or learned to accept as they were”, as he […]

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