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  • Justin King- Double Down

    Justin King- Double Down

    What should I say here? We’ve seen a couple of other guitarist do some double neck playing here at the same time…. mainly this one with Mark Kroos performing Dueling Banjos (both parts). http://acousticguitarvideos.com/2444/mark-kroos-dueling-himself-with-dueling-banjos/ This vid is different. Justin King was crazy good on one guitar, the double neck thing? Amazing……..

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  • Andrés Godoy- Born To Play

    Andrés Godoy- Born To Play

    Sputnik – Andrés Godoy – I’m not even going to say it. No I’m not. But what I will say is you are listening to one fantastic musician that was “Born to Play” music and has so much to say. Andres Godoy who hails from South America (Chili to be exact), has a definition to his playing that few possess. Along with a memorable melody, his rhythmical sense and his chord knowledge is just so amazing. I just kept hitting […]

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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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  • Maneli Jamal & Van Larkins: Guitar Duo

    Maneli Jamal & Van Larkins: Guitar Duo

    Maneli Jamal & Van Larkins – Disco Monkey Blender (2013)   By Maneli Jamal: “Van Larkins and I wrote this duo piece during our tour of New Zealand / Australia in March 2013. We totaled 35 shows and had a blast playing this duo piece exclusively for the audiences who attended the shows. Now we bring the guitar madness to you on your computer! What do you think?” Well, I think it’s fab! Thanks for that Maneli! If you haven’t […]

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  • Swenn: Pasta Inspired Song

    (Swenn) Making Pasta – (Original) We’ve featured this young and upcoming guitarist “Swenn” here before at Acoustic Guitar Videos and his post got a good response… so why not two? First thing I’m going to tell you is, a bunch of folks here at Acoustic Guitar Videos don’t particularly care for the tapping/percussive style of guitar. Hey, that’s okay…. I totally understand. The problem is, so many young players are coming up influenced by that style and the large audience that […]

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  • Tom Stedman – A Melody- A Composition

    Sometimes after watching so many amazing acoustic guitar videos by unbelievable players from around the world, my ears (and my brain) get fatigued. And you know, truth is, many times guitarists will be doing all this hot stuff but, loose the melody and song in it all. This new video release by guitarist Tom Stedman is a nice diversion (at least for me) which featured a really great musical composition with smooth playing that doesn’t ever waiver from the melody. […]

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  • Miles Devlin: Sailing The “Ocean”

    The description over at YouTube says the following: “The most amazing cover of Ocean on YouTube. Written by John Butler, performed by Miles Devlin and Produced by Clinton Cave.” I’m not so familiar with this John Butler song but the comments suggest this is the best cover of it. Samily said: “Absolutely the best cover of this song! Keep posting Miles you’re amazing!!!” Okalov also wrote the following: “Looks like he’s playing over good quality sections he’s pre-recorded. I doubt he’s “miming” […]

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  • Nathan Huisen- A Melodic Side To Tapping

    Nathan Huisen- Pearls in the sky Here’s percussive/tapping style guitarist by the name of Nathan Huisen that just finished his first album recently at Heil Studios, produced by Jesse Boleyn. Nathan really has it going here and for me, in a very musical/lyrical sense rather than just a lot of guitar acrobatics and fast picking. Some of the chord changes in this song “Pearls In The Sky” remind me of a Pat Metheny composition to a degree- Certainly not quite […]

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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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  • Carlos Vamos: Lead and Rhythm All At Once

    Carlos Vamos plays “Little Wing” acoustic tapping version HENDRIX This has got to rate right at the top for me with the tapping style of guitar. I’m amazed at the technique but I often find that many of the players are doing a lot of percussive sounds, rhythms and complex note choices that are not necessarily melodic passages. Well, that’s not the case here with Carlos Vamos. With this Hendrix song “Little Wing,” Carlos is playing lead lines with his left hand […]

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  • Roby Deaton: It’s All Good

    Wouldn’t It Be Good: (Nik Kershaw) by Roby Deaton Here’s a percussive fingerstyle guitar arrangement of Nik Kershaw’s 1984 hit “Wouldn’t It Be Good” by Piano and violin instructor Roby Deaton.. What? A piano and violin teacher playing guitar this good? Well, Roby is a fine musician, but he says in his bio that he started playing guitar just to get girls and make a lot of money!  I don’t know, I am a full time guitarist myself but I never […]

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  • Ben Lapps Plays “Squaredance”

    Ohio guitarist Ben Lapps has been featured before… no doubt. check it out right here This video and this live “setting up the sound for another band” stage performance happens to be from the same show. I was thrilled to find this video of course. Whether or not you like tapping guitar, it’s difficult for me to say that I’ve heard another player in this  style with as much chops as Ben Lapps.  I personally think the whole point of […]

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  • Mike Dawes: Boogie Shred

    Mike Dawes is considered to be one of the elite percussive style guitarists on the scene today. If you’ve got to wonder, check out this video (just hit the play button). Whether or not you like this style of guitar, there’s no doubt as to how excellent of a player Mike is. This video features a piece he wrote entitled ‘Boogie Shred’ written in part as a dedication to English guitar pioneer Eric Roche. In fact, in the YouTube description, Mike says that this […]

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  • Haile: Just Groovin’

    Haile is an acoustic guitarist From Paris France… I couldn’t find anything about him on the internet at all…. He did however share this video with us over at our facebook site. I thought this was worth posting because as the title say’s , it’s Just Groovin’ and Haile does indeed Just Groove. What I dug about this video was Haile’s chord knowledge and rhythm. He’s got some tapping going on but, not what you would normally hear from a tapping […]

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  • Preston Reed: Let’s Do A Whole Set

    Preston Reed Live in Berlin:with Guitar Masters featuring Andy McKee We’ve featured Preston Reed here before at Acoustic Guitar Videos and it’s pretty obvious why we’re doing another post of him. After you watch this video, check out another Preston Reed vid here. This particular video was filmed at the Guitar Masters concert at the Astra in Berlin on 15th November 2012. Exceptional playing here, and to be included in this line up with Andy McKee, well, you have to be […]

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  • Tobias Rauscher – Still Awake

    Tobias Rauscher – Still Awake

    Tobias Rauscher – Still Awake Here’s some really fine guitar playing that I think you will really enjoy. And, you want to know how Tobias Rauscher is doing it all? Well here it is, almost every detail except of course what he’s actually playing : Tuning: Eb G D G Bb D Guitar: Taylor 310 ce Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze .12 to .53 Mic: Rode NT4 Cam: Canon EOS 600 D PP: Final Cut Pro X EQ: Logic Pro I […]

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  • Dan Merritt – immeRsion

    Here’s Dan Merritt with a song entitled immeRsion. Dan who hails from East Hartford, Connecticut sounds and has been influenced a lot by tapping fingerstyle players like Micheal Hedges & Preston Reed… This video is very good with solid videography and excellent sound. The different camera shots implies that this was not a live performance with the audio recorded first (hey, that’s okay, I don’t think anyone will notice or complain). Here’s the YouTube description: “So my friends took this […]

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  • Jimmy Robinson: Whole Lotta Tappin Goin’ On

    Jimmy Robinson: Whole Lotta Tappin Goin’ On

    Jimmy Robinson, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 2012 Here’s an example of someone taking the tapping and giving it a boost… A boost…? Well, let’s call this a big jolt! Jimmy Robinson  has a different slant on the tapping.. He’s able to make some unique sound effects with his guitar that I haven’t heard before. One of them a slide down on a low string which almost sounds like a whale call. It’s way too cool. Now this video only […]

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  • Mark Kroos: Dueling Himself with Dueling Banjos

    Mark Kroos: Dueling Himself with Dueling Banjos

    Mark Kroos Plays Dueling Banjos From Deliverance by Himself: What happens when your banjo player can’t make it to the gig? Well, you break out the double neck guitar and play both parts of Dueling Banjos by yourself. And that’s exactly what Mark Kroos did in this video… Just when I thought I’d seen it all… hum…. I’m supposing the builders of this instrument didn’t intend it to be used like this but you know, it’s calling out for such […]

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  • Michael Hedges – Originator of Tap?

    Michael Hedges – Originator of Tap?

    Michael Hedges – Aerial Boundaries Live @ Red Rocks Amphitheater, 1986 : If you’ve been current with Acoustic Guitar Videos, you’ve got to notice the huge influx of new guitarist that are playing in the tapping percussive style. There might be some debate, but most people would agree that Michael Hedges is the acoustic guitarist that really made it popular. But don’t go thinking that this style is anything new. Tapping has existed in some form or another for centuries… “Niccolò […]

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  • Trace Bundy playing Lose Yourself: Led Zeppelin

    Colorado guitarist Trace Bundy is featured with his band playing “Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile by Eminem which medleys into “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin. This was filmed live at the Boulder Theater, Nov 24th, 2007. “ Who is Trace Bundy? “Trace Bundy  has built up his career through success on websites such as YouTube and Facebook and is now signed with the record label/management company United Interests. Bundy met Jonah Werner (now an acclaimed acoustic folk songwriter) in high school and started playing with him at a local coffee shop […]

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  • John Butler: The “OCEAN” Runs Deep

    John Butler: The “OCEAN” Runs Deep

    OCEAN – John Butler – 2012 Studio Version Her’e s yet another Australian guitarist that’s really got it going on. John plays in the tapping percussive style that seems to be the new and only way to play a guitar anymore. But John does bring in a slightly different angle to this style, one being the use of the 12 string rather than the 6. Now I’m not going to walk away humming the melody to this song because, well, […]

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  • Jimmy Wahlsteen – Shifts of Attention

    Jimmy Wahlsteen – Shifts of Attention

    “Jimmy Wahlsteen built a career as a in-demand session player and producer in Sweden and after his debut release; “181st Songs”, he has earned thousands of fans worldwide as a solo artist. Jimmy Wahlsteen plays guitar using his very own personal fingerpicking technique and sound over inovative open tunings. “181st songs” contains multitrack recorded material with expressive guitar arrangements and brilliant guest musicians. The core of all songs is the acoustic guitar mixed and enhanced with percussion, strings and lots of […]

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  • Tom Stedman – Eye of the Observer

    Tom Stedman – Eye of the Observer

    Tom Stedman – Eye of the Observer (Original) 800 views is all this video has… what? Tom Stedman is a fine guitarist and his song Eye of the Observer is a very cool song. Now this is obviously an example of an unknown guitarist (well, at least I don’t know him) that deserves a push with some likes and shares. So go ahead,  share and like this one. This video was filmed in the Ironworks Oswestry, produced by Loz Guiel of […]

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  • Hunter Van Larkins – Tapestry

    Hunter Van Larkins – Tapestry

    Here’s Ross Hunter and Owen Van-Larkins with an original composition entitled Tapestry. Description: ” These two incredibly talented and gifted young musicians met while studying music at Southbank College in Brisbane and soon afterwards began writing and performing their own unique brand of Celtic, Folk and Spanish flavoured acoustic guitar music. From their early compositions it was clear an extraordinary new talent had arrived on the Australian music scene.” Tapestry, and other great songs from their CD “Myriad” available at  amazon.com […]

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  • Calum Graham: “Indivisible”

    Calum Graham: “Indivisible”

    Canadian Guitar Festival 2010: Finalist 1, Song 1 – 1st Place Here’s a live video recording of Calum Graham at the contest winning it with this song and performance called Indivisible. Biography: “Born in British Columbia, and raised in the small town of High River, AB, Calum Graham started playing the guitar at the age of 13. He attributes growing up in a talented family and always being surrounded by different forms of musical and artistic expression, in further influencing […]

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  • Christoffer Brandsborg: Chasing Rhythms “Original”

    Here’s guitarist Christoffer Brandsborg with a song entitled “Chasing Rhythms,” an original song he wrote for his lap tapping style of guitar. It seems like this style of guitar may be taking over- as opposed to other guitar techniques, as I see more younger people doing the tapping than I do using a pick, or even fingerpicking. Is that a good thing? Well it’s a giant innovation on the guitar, and makes it possible to play a lot more notes […]

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  • Jon Gomm: Putting Drummers Out Of Business

    Jon Gomm: Putting Drummers Out Of Business

    John Hill  recommend this video and writes the following: “Informative about percussive guitar technique. Over time though you’ll beat your guitar to death, note all the scuffing on the front.” Thanks John for the share and oh by the way- John Hill is one of guitar gurus over at our facebook site  that has a ton of factual knowledge that he shares with us. When this site starts getting too big for me to handle alone (it’s coming soon), I’m […]

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  • Jake Allen: Eleanor Rigby Gets A Facelift

    Jake Allen: Eleanor Rigby Gets A Facelift

    Here’s Jake Allen with his unique version of the Beatles song Eleanor Rigby. He’s even changed a few of the original chords “when there’s nobody there” and “walks from the grave” … C Minor instead of C Major. Great singing and guitar playing for sure and something I think a lot of you will appreciate. On thing I did notice, … This recording I don’t think is done along with this video, as I can hear a little reverb in […]

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  • Preston Reed – Tractor Pull

    I got to admit, I just love when I find a new guitar virtuoso.. Preston Reed falls into that category for sure. This video is from a live Preston Reed gig at the Mission City Coffee Roasting Co., Santa Clara, CA. on October 14, 2011  with a song entitled “Tractor Pull.” Now Preston’s guitar has got to be set up with very low action and light gauge strings. It’s probably the reason I’m not able to do this style (using a Martin […]

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