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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stefano Barbati: Acoustic Slapping

    Stefano Barbati: Acoustic Slapping

    We have already featured Stefano Barbati in a previous post. It was a great rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s “The Wind Cries Mary”. In this other video he interprets “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream (1967), using his interesting slapping acoustic technique. This rendition was part of Stefano’s album “Blues de rua” (2007). The guitar is tuned in DADGAD.   By Miche Archetto

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  • Kev Minney: Instrumental Song

    Kev Minney: Instrumental Song

    Kev Minney, from Brighton (UK), plays here “Waking Life”. It is an instrumental version of an original song he composed with Alfie Jones. Together they form the “Anima Tree”. This is Kev’s bio from his official website: “Kev Minney is a highly regarded professional guitarist and musician with over 18 years playing experience and 10 years teaching experience to professional RGT standards. He is also well respected as a session player across the UK. He is fully RGT graded (Grade 8 […]

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  • Craig D’Andrea: Fingerstyle Champion

    Craig D’Andrea: Fingerstyle Champion

    Craig D’Andrea, from Riverside CT, plays here is original called “Bird Feeder Politics” from his CD “Craig D’Andrea …and the B.L.T’.s” (2011). This relaxing piece is an example how modern percussive techniques doesn’t necessary implies hectic paces. According to his official website, the tuning for this tune is CGCGCE. This is the bio taken from Craig’s Facebook page: “Craig D’Andrea is one of the younger faces you will find on the acoustic guitar scene but he isn’t playing like he’s 23 years old. […]

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  • Tobias Rauscher: Boogie Jam

    Tobias Rauscher: Boogie Jam

    We have already featured this fine German guitarist one year ago. Tobias Rauscher plays here his original called “Boogie Jam”. Even if Tobias likes to experiment with many different tunings, this piece is in standard tuning. He makes extensive use of modern percussive techniques, tapping, and natural harmonics, but the result is everything but gimmick. Everything is focused on producing an enjoyable melody. Tobias is having a good success over the internet: more than 30,000 youtube subscribers and more than 11,000 likes on facebook. By […]

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  • Michael Chapdelain: His First Candyrat Video

    Michael Chapdelain: His First Candyrat Video

    We have already featured this great American guitarist in two previous posts (here they are: first and second). Michael Chapedelain has been quite active on youtube recently. In particular he recorded his first video with Candyrat, where he plays his original composition “Portrait de Femme”. It has been uploaded a few weeks ago and had a good response. A few days ago he also published on his youtube channel a beautiful rendition of Otis Redding’s “The Dock of The Bay”. Here […]

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  • Rhett Butler: Technical Balance

    Rhett Butler: Technical Balance

    Guitarist Rhett Butler from Texas is featured here, playing his original called “Solitaire”, with a balanced mix of traditional fingerpicking and novel percussive techniques. Here is his bio from his offical website: “Rhett Butler is the Obsessive-Compulsive Guitarist In 1987 he received his first guitar for Christmas. As his primary antidote against the pain and fear that he felt through his brother’s bouts with cancer, Rhett retreated into the instrument. What blossomed was a fiery work ethic that is reflected […]

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  • Petteri Sariola: Finger Warm Up

    Petteri Sariola: Finger Warm Up

    Petteri Sariola is the most famous Finnish percussive acoustic guitarist. In this video recorded in Germany last year, he plays live his composition called “Stomp”. Here is the bio from his official website “Petteri Sariola (1984) is a phenomenon, mostly known for his percussive approach on the acoustic guitar. He picked it up at the age of 7 but after countless non-functional bands he ended up developing a virtuosic style of his own, covering all the sounds of a full band […]

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  • Maneli Jamal – Little Blues Anyone?

    Maneli Jamal – Little Blues Anyone?

    Maneli Jamal just sent me this clip of him playing a few Blues riffs on a Yamaha C40 Classical Style guitar. Hey, it’s very very short but, it’s not anything that I’ve come to know Maneli for on the acoustic (hey, are we headed somewhere else?). If you are not familiar with Maneli, he’s one of the top solo guitarists on the scene today. So, this first vid consider  a little intro to him, check out this full video below. […]

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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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  • Guyy Lilleyman: Australian Nation Busking Champion

    Guyy Lilleyman: Australian Nation Busking Champion

    Here is the emerging Australian guitarist Guyy Lilleyman playing live his composition “United” on a 12 string guitar. This is the bio from his offical website: “Guyy is a new face to hit the music scene in 2013. Born in tropical Queensland and raised in Canberra, Guyy began playing guitar from a young age – learning his first chords from his Father and a family friend from his street. Guyy continued learning for 8 years before resigning from his full time job […]

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  • Blake Noble – 12-string “Lap Tap”

    Blake Noble – 12-string “Lap Tap”

    Here’s a live performance by 12 string “lap tap” guitarist Blake Noble with a piece entitled Bundjalung. As you can hear and see, Blake is really taking it to the audience, which isn’t so easy for anyone to do with just a guitar. Blake who has incredible timing, definitely leans on the side of percussion with the guitar- playing it like musical bongos. Some of you may think this is not what the guitar is supposed to do but…. fact […]

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  • Sotos Bakas – More than just a Ray of Hope

    Sotos Bakas – More than just a Ray of Hope

    Here’s some fine guitar playing by guitarist Sotos Bakas, who is now living in the Netherlands, and the author of  this piece entitled ’Ray of Hope’ . The Youtube description says it has “no overdubs,” that of course would be referring to the audio recording. (I hope you know or can surmise that the video and audio didn’t happen at the same time (no way,  as you wouldn’t hear nature in the background and… where’s the guitar cable?) If you are […]

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  • Antonio Calogero: Unexpected Summer

    Antonio Calogero: Unexpected Summer

    Here’s guitarist Antonio Calogero who was featured in the March issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine with a piece entitled “Unexpected Summer” (which I can tell you we are not having in New Jersey today). This piece features a lot of the modern guitar techniques such as tapping, percussive, but also has a good amount of fingerstyle to back it all up. I’m also liking the fact that this recording which was made in San Francisco, was live without any overdubs or […]

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  • Frank Crespo: Tapping a Message in a Bottle

    Frank Crespo: Tapping a Message in a Bottle

    Spanish guitarist Frank Crespo shared this video on our our facebook page. It is his rendition of “Message in a bottle” by Police. The audio is not the best quality,  but still it is an interesting recording. I didn’t find any biographical information about Frank, but that he studied at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. By Miche Archetto

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  • Billy McLaughlin: Dystonia forces Guitarist to Play Left Handed

    Billy McLaughlin: Dystonia forces Guitarist to Play Left Handed

    American guitarist Billy McLaughlin plays here his composition “Fingerdance” together with a string quartet. Quite an enjoyable combination of sounds. Now, after watching this video, you will hardly believe that Billy used to be a right-handed guitarist before switching to left-handed in 2004. Here is his incredible story of as found in his official website “The Past – A serious professional in his teens, McLaughlin left his home and rock band in Minneapolis for the University of Southern California guitar department […]

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  • Kevin Ramessar: Passionate Guitar

    Kevin Ramessar: Passionate Guitar

    Here’s a fingerstyle guitarist by the name of Kevin Ramessar playing and testing a Stonebridge Guitar. The guitar itself sounds nice but the recording has a bit of rumble from improper mic placement. No worries though, Kevin Ramessar is an excellent guitarist that is well know in guitar circles as a very passionate player.   “A two-time winner of First Place for guitar at the Canadian Music Competitions, Kevin has delighted listeners and critics with music that is “passionate,” “beautifully contemplative,” and […]

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  • Andrés Godoy – Left Hand That Does It All

    Andrés Godoy – Left Hand That Does It All

    By Bob Harris: “Dears friends, I share a new video with yours, which was recorded a year ago and that is part of my instructional book about my technique Tatap. A hug from Chile. Andrés.” Thanks for this Andres… There’s obviously a lot to say about Andres with the rise above the disability and that of course is going to give him added attention. Then there’s other things such as the tapping style of guitar which is a “borderline style” […]

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  • Janet Noguera: Harmonic Tapping

    Janet Noguera: Harmonic Tapping

    By Miche Archetto: Janet Noguera is studying guitar at the University of California in Santa Cruz. This is her second composition and the first video she uploaded to youtube a few days ago, and had already almost 10,000 views in 5 days. She has been already noticed by guitar players like Kaki King and Andy McKee.

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  • Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic: A Unique Guitar Duo

    Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic: A Unique Guitar Duo

    “The Imposter” is a song composed by guitarist Andreas Kapsalis Wow. What a way to start out 2014! This guitar duo of Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic was difficult for me to put a category to, cause it is a combination of a lot of different styles mixed together- certainly this is very unique and musical. I was blown away by this composition and had to listen to it over and over. Just great! “Cheers2011 Canadian Guitar Festival The Andreas Kapsalis & […]

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  • Jacob Johnson: Where No Folk Song Has Gone Before

    Jacob Johnson: Where No Folk Song Has Gone Before

    Want to thank “Judith Koepnick” for sending this vid of guitarist/singer/songwriter/ showman Jacob Johnson, who is a high energy performer that uses a wide array of styles and combines them in his songs. This particular song entitled “Waitress” starts out as a singer/.songwriter folk style song and builds into a multiple looping session with perhaps as many as 4 guitar loops going on all at once. But wait…. and besides rhythm pattern loops, Jacob also includes multiple lead guitars (and […]

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  • Chris Woods: A Tone Poet

    Chris Woods: A Tone Poet

    By Bob Harris: Way back before this Acoustic Guitar Video website, I watched a Chris Woods Video that was recommended by a friend. He said “Check out this guy, you won’t believe it.” Well, my friend was right, and I though… wow, this guy uses the whole guitar in a very powerful way. In this video, this soothing composition of “Union” has it all, the technical skills, the melody, the “Groove”, and full of  emotion.  I simply had to watch […]

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