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  • Andrés Chiu: Fingerstyle From China

    Andrés Chiu: Fingerstyle From China

    By Miche Archetto: The young Chinese guitarist Andrés Chiu shared on our facebook page his cover of “Orelia” by Ryan Keen. Quite a good one! I find it interesting that we are starting to see more and more singer/songwriters performing what I would call an added complexity of guitar backing behind their vocal. Used to be that a singer/songwriter only just had to “get by” with their guitar, let the vocal and song provide the majority of sound. Andres definitely […]

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  • Robert Gräfe: Another Young German Talent

    Robert Gräfe: Another Young German Talent

    By Miche Archetto: Robert Gräfe shared this video on our facebook page. I didn’t find much about him, but that he is 23 years old, he is from Germany and he is the singer and guitar player of the rock group Diemantik.

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  • Jon Gomm- Tuners on Guitar

    Jon Gomm- Tuners on Guitar

    If you are familiar with 5 string banjo, you will hear this and perhaps have the same reaction that I did. Jon Gomm put Scruggs or Keith tuners on his guitar! But before you turn this on and expect something like Flint Hill Special, no, no, this is totally different. And perhaps Jon didn’t even know of Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith or the Flint Hill Special? The tuners on Jon’s guitar have a way to set them to two different […]

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  • Richard Capener: Tapping Out A Sweet Melody

    Richard Capener: Tapping Out A Sweet Melody

    Here’s guitarist Richard Capener with a very easy peaceful feeling original song entitled “Tiny Winks,” which is from his CD – ‘Slinky Little Lizard’. I had this song going on right after arguing about an overcharge on my credit card- it was the perfect medicine  to calm me down. I really like the Db to D note bend as part of the melody in the song. Yea it’s simple, but it’s just perfect. Seems like the tapping is just to get […]

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  • Maneli Jamal – Take The Cold Arrival

    Maneli Jamal – Take The Cold Arrival

    Maneli Jamal, who now lives in Canada, is perhaps in for a rude awakening with the cool Canadian weather. Not a great place to live if you don’t care for the deep down chill of a longer winter. But from what I have been told, Maneli is very happy with his family in Canada. And even if he didn’t tell me himself, check out this composition. Maneli does everything on the guitar here- from tapping, percussive, boogie, flatpicking with a […]

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  • Chris Woods: Stolen Lines

    Chris Woods: Stolen Lines

    Here’s a new video by guitarist Chris Woods that is a serious high quality production. Last week, Chris held an online CD release party… very inventive! This is what it’s coming to, with the internet you know, a great way if you are creative to get people to attend a function without leaving the house. The quality of performance, videography and audio is just marvelous here, and in just less than a week, Chris already has over 1800 views on […]

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  • Phil Keaggy: One Man Orchestra

    Phil Keaggy: One Man Orchestra

    Normally when I hear that a guy is a one man band meaning, he’s playing guitar, a hi hat with one foot, bass pedals with another… and then a lot of other things in between I think…”I don’t need to see that.” Well, this as you will see is different… very different…. Without knowing all of the little gadgets Phil is using, there’s no doubt a looper, digital delays, and reverbs are utilized here. Let’s not forget adding the shaker […]

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  • Vicki Genfan: “Atomic Reshuffle”

    Vicki Genfan: “Atomic Reshuffle”

    After watching a few seconds of this video you should know that Vick Genfan is one fine guitarist that incorporates many different techniques on the acoustic guitar all while doing it so tastefully. At times she sounds like Leo Kottke, and then you say, wow, she sounds like…. well…. Vicki Genfan! Very original playing for sure. And if you notice, Vicky doesn’t waist any energy at all on the guitar, and the timing is just spectacular. Bet she was working […]

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  • Gavino Loche: Drumming The Wall

    Gavino Loche: Drumming The Wall

    By Miche Archetto: Gavino Loche is a talented Sardinian guitarist. This video (uploaded a few days ago) is his impressive rendition of the famous song “The Wall” by Pink Floyd where he seems to play drums, bass and solo guitar at the same time. There is a short bio in English on his website, which reads: “In 2010 he won the award for the best up-and-coming Italian guitar player at the annual  A.D.G.P.A (Atkins-Dadi Guitar Player Association Italy) convention.   […]

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  • Newton Faulkner Hits the Hits

    Newton Faulkner Hits the Hits

    By Miche Archetto: In 2007 the first album of Newton Faulkner made No. 1 in the UK Album Chart and was certified double platinum in the UK. The key of his success was the unique mix of singing/songwriting with percussive guitar playing. Newton has been one of the pupils of Eric Roche that we featured here in a previous post. This video is a live version of his song “To the light”, which appears on his debut album “Hand Built By […]

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  • Massimo Varini: Guitar and A Whole Lot More

    Massimo Varini: Guitar and A Whole Lot More

    Massimo Varini: McAlifunk Here’s guitarist Massimo Varini with a very captivating performance (you know, with the guitar and the pedals) that I really think you will enjoy. Massimo does percussive, the tapping, and a lot of really great melodic playing in this vid. The song entitled “McAlifunk” is a very cool song that you will probably want to listen to again (hey, that’s what I did). Now when I went and found his bio material, he seems to be doing […]

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  • Johnnie Lin: Tapping The Streets of Brisbane

    Johnnie Lin: Tapping The Streets of Brisbane

    Whether or not we like the tapping style of guitar, we’re gonna have to admit one thing… It’s here and it’s getting major amounts of traffic on YouTube when something is posted. Now this tapping guitarist Johnnie Lin, has already received 500 thousand views. You got to ask the question… “Do you think this style is here to stay.” My inclination is a big yes. here’s the Youtube write up… just look at what happened by posting this vid- I’m […]

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  • Ryan Inglis: ‘Fear’

    Ryan Inglis: ‘Fear’

    Here’s a live performance that sounds so good, it’s hard to believe it’s live- until you hear the applause at the end. Ryan Inglis is one of those guys that can do it all- a great vocalist and a great guitarist. I hope you all know how rare that really is…. This song is part of a new album that Ryan has in the can and due for release. You can check it out at his website (link below). Ryan […]

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  • Jonathan Lane: A Trip To Yūgen

    Jonathan Lane: A Trip To Yūgen

    Percussive acoustic guitarist Jonathan Lane (who also runs https://www.facebook.com/PercussiveAcousticGuitar) put out this new video that is in my opinion very cool and, very original. Well, when you listen to this, Jonathan doesn’t follow rules and really plays to the beat of a different guitarist so to speak. He told me that this is called a “Soundscape,” rather than a song.. So this Soundscape is entitled “Yugen.” Yūgen by the way means – “An awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses […]

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  • Brandon Farris: Great sounding CD to Be Released

    Brandon Farris: Great sounding CD to Be Released

    To Fly on the Sea ~ Brandon Farris (Original) Here’s a new composition by Alaskan guitarist Brandon Farris entitled “The Story Of Us” which will be released August 8th. Here were getting to listen to a little more of a production than I’m used to hearing with Brandon’s music… But you know what? It really works in my opinion- very tasteful and not overdone at all production wise. As far as his recording, it is extremely first rate. I probably […]

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  • Sean De Burca: New Guitarist Lands London Guitar Show

    Sean De Burca: New Guitarist Lands London Guitar Show

    Here’s guitarist Sean De Burca who hails from the UK with a song he wrote entitled “Farseer” off of his latest album. This video was shot at the TNAG HQ and is obviously live without any processing (not so easy to do!) Sean incorporates guitar tapping, percussive guitar and fingerstyle into his playing. With this percussive style, good groove is everything in my opinion…. Sean certainly has that going on. Here’s some bio information on Sean… as you will read, […]

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  • Erik Mongrain – One Man Show

    Erik Mongrain – One Man Show

      Erik Mongrain:Fearless- New Video Here’s a new Video by Erik Mongrain with a song entitled Fearless. The sound of his guitar is sweet for sure, and this composition is almost hypnotic that has a lot of nice chord changes and substitutions that can pass you by i you don’t listen carefully. Erik is definitely a one man show on his guitar with percussive tapping etc., BUT, he doesn’t overdo it. It’s all very tasteful… and something we’ve come to […]

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  • Rodney Branigan – Plays Two Guitars at Once

    Rodney Branigan – Plays Two Guitars at Once

      Rodney Branigan – One Man, Two Guitars David Galletly over at our facebook page spotted this video of a guy playing two guitars at once. Well yea, we’ve seen a couple of people with double neck guitars playing both necks but, we haven’t seen anyone with two guitars! David also informed me that he’s gonna be seeing Rodney Branigan at a house concert tonight … That should be a lot of fun watching in person for sure! Of course, in […]

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  • Vittorio Camardese: Self-Taught Doctor Tapping in 1965

    Vittorio Camardese: Self-Taught Doctor Tapping in 1965

      Vittorio Camardese ospite a “Chitarra Amore Mio” By Miche Archetto: In 1965 the Italian television invited radiologist Vittorio Camardese to show the unusual guitar technique he invented on its own. This video is becoming popular on social networks and Vittorio Camardese is being claimed as “THE inventor of tapping”. This is quite inaccurate, as tapping is a very old technique (see the wikipedia entry). But for sure Vittorio Camardese wasn’t aware of previous tapping examples, so we can claim him […]

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  • Michael Hedges- Leader of The Pack

    Michael Hedges- Leader of The Pack

      Michael Hedges – Rickover’s Dream Jason Christian over at our facebook site wrote the following: “Where is a good place to start learning some Michael Hedges style techniques? I’ve been watching youtube videos of him but I’m looking for breakdowns or demos of some of the things he did. And just because I brought it up, here’s a video:” Well the answer to that question was provided by AGV writer John Hill : “Go to YouTube and type “micheal hedges […]

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  • Usman Riaz and Preston Reed: Duo of Tap

    Usman Riaz and Preston Reed: Duo of Tap

      Whether or not you are a fan of the percussive style of tap or not, it’s a style that this generation of acoustic guitarists are making very very popular and in turn, making the acoustic guitar more popular. It kind of reminds me of the traditional vs. the newgrass argument. Yea, I love and grew up with traditional, but you know, if we all just keep it traditional, the music form is gonna die out with the aging audience. […]

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  • Stuart Ryan – 2002 Guitarist Magazine’s ‘Acoustic Guitarist of the Year’

    Stuart Ryan – 2002 Guitarist Magazine’s ‘Acoustic Guitarist of the Year’

      Stuart Ryan – ‘You and Me’ Here’s a video featuring the guitar playing of UK guitarist Stuart Ryan. The piece entitled “You and Me” starts out with some sweet fingerstyle and then shifts midway through with some percussive tapping. If you are wondering how I found Stuart well, really he found me (or us).  So it’s always a pleasant surprise to connect with another great guitarist who in this case, has only 1000 or so views on YouTube. Hey, […]

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  • Chet Atkins & Stanley Jordan: Tap vs.Traditional

    Chet Atkins & Stanley Jordan: Tap vs.Traditional

      Chet Atkins & Stanley Jordan “Stardust” I know, this is electric guitar but, it’s Chet! And with him is Stanley Jordan who was very popular with his tapping style of guitar a while back. Kind of a cool contrast of styles here and a great video to hear the difference of tone that’s created by both styles. Now I have a theory about the tapping and why a lot of people don’t care for it..  I think it’s due […]

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  • Christian Buchmann: Wild Tapping

    Christian Buchmann: Wild Tapping

    By Miche Archetto Here is an alumnus of the music school in Dresden that we have talked about in a previous post. Even if the video quality is poor, you can listen to him playing a very intricate tapping composition, with some flamenco echoes. Christian’s website is only in German, but with the help of Google translator I was able to understand that in the spring of 2009 he won the EUROPEAN GUITAR AWARD and the audience award at the same […]

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  • Anthony Mazzella: Warp 12 Achieved Captain

    Anthony Mazzella: Warp 12 Achieved Captain

      Anthony Mazzella – “Mountaineer” Italy nature guitar love Here’s a style of guitar that eludes me. I mean, I’ve tried to do this tapping guitar and perhaps my problem is, I just have too high of action and heavier gauge strings. I guess you could say that this Acoustic Guitar Video page has sort of made me want to try new styles and techniques- all of these great guitarists here have so much to say on their instrument- I’m […]

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  • Simone Agostini: Painting Landscapes with Music

    Simone Agostini: Painting Landscapes with Music

      By Miche Archetto: Here is the official video of “A25″ by Simone Agostini, from his album “Green” (2009). This composition was inspired by the landscapes along the A25 Italian highway. A wise exploitation of the delay effect creates a sustained evocative sound to depict images and impressions he had in his mind. The bio from his official website: “Simone Agostini was born in Rome on May 12, 1981. After few months  he moved to Chieti with his family where […]

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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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  • Illona Bolou: A Young French Talent

    Illona Bolou: A Young French Talent

    By Miche Archetto: Ilona Bolou is a 17 years old guitar player. She started learning guitar less than 5 years ago after seeing some Sungha Jung’s videos. And she is learning fast! Illona uploaded 135 video on her youtube channel. Most of them are cover songs, but here is one of her compositions “The Guitar Power”. According to her facebook page, she is currently working on her first album.   If you like this video don’t forget to share it with your friends!

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  • Mike Dawes: New Video And Special Guest?

    Mike Dawes – Titanium – Solo Guitar (David Guetta – ft. Sia)   Rob Poland from CandyRat Records dropped me a line.. writing the following: “Check out Mike Dawes new amazing cover of “Titanium” with special guest at the end of the video.” Well one thing is for sure, if this is a Mike Dawes video, you know it’s gonna be good. And yet another thing for sure, Rob Poland has a great ear in knowing how to produce and […]

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  • Max Roest Performs She Wolf

    She Wolf (David Guetta ft. Sia) – Max Roest, Guitar Cover There’s no doubt as to the power of performing a cover song. It was true in the clubs way back when, and it’s true now on the internet. The cover song many times on YouTube will get listed along side the original, thus getting the visibility. Well the same goes for this Max Roest cover song “She Wolf” as it has 70,000 plus views so far (and will get […]

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