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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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  • Steve Bean: Closing the Circle

    Steve Bean: Closing the Circle

    English guitarist Steve Bean is featured here rendering “Bohemian Rapsody” by Queen on a classical guitar. What I’ve found interesting in this video is that Queen’s composition brought a taste of classical symphonic music in their music, resorting to plenty of overdubbing and studio work. And “Bohemian Rapsody” is probably their highest peak in this direction. In a sense Steve Bean takes back that music to the roots of its inspiration, playing it completely unplugged on a classical guitar. Here […]

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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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  • Tommy Emmanuel: Playing All Parts At Once

    Tommy Emmanuel: Playing All Parts At Once

    Here is Tommy Emmanuel talking about his life, his playing, his love for music and audiences. He talks also about his mentors, and mainly Chet Atkins, that changed his life when he was a kid. He also shows his skills as drummer beside amazing guitar playing. And all this without any formal training! But also check out his explanation and demonstration of playing all the parts at once. Just amazing. Your friends won’t forgive you if you don’t share this […]

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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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  • Tom Lumen – New Song “Five Years”

    Tom Lumen – New Song “Five Years”

    A couple of months ago I went to the post office and received a fantastic guitar album by this guitarist named Tom Lumen from Hungary. Well, it’s still in the car and I’m still listening. What I like about Tom Lumen‘s playing is, he’s doing all the things that I personally can connect to as a fellow guitarist. He’s using both his fingers and a flatpick at the same time (which is something I do from time to time) and […]

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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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  • Pipe & Tabor: voice and percussive guitar

    Pipe & Tabor: voice and percussive guitar

    Dean Morris shared this video on our facebook page. He is the guitarist of the “Pipe & Tabor” duo, taking care of all the accompaniment. They play here the song called “Ugly Love” By Miche Archetto    

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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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  • 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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  • Adam Palma – Fylde guitar and Some New Toys

    Adam Palma – Fylde guitar and Some New Toys

    Here’s a brand new vid by Adam Palma who is obviously psyched to have a new guitar along with some new effect pedals which also includes a looper (you will get to see him use it here). Adam wrote the following: ” Yesterday, I played a bit with my new toys: my new beautiful Fylde guitar and TC Electronics’ Polytune, Reverb and Ditto Looper. Here is a song that came up after a while, I called it ” Into Battle” […]

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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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  • Bruskers Duo: Soundtracks on acoustic guitars

    Bruskers Duo: Soundtracks on acoustic guitars

    By Miche Archetto: Here is the Bruskers Duo playing a theme that is very famous in Italy: the soundtrack of a TV series of about Pinocchio produced by the Italian national TV in the 70s. In their official website I’ve found that “Eugenio Polacchini and Matteo Minozzi, the Bruskers Guitar Duo, have been defined “two leading figures in the motley world of guitar” and “a source of inspiration for guitarists”. Molded by the classical (Eugenio) and modern (Matteo) music worlds, they use […]

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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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  • Christoffer Brandsborg: “Blood Theme”

    Christoffer Brandsborg: “Blood Theme”

    By Miche Archetto: We featured already 18 years old Norwegian guitarist Christoffer Brandsborg in a previous post. There he was tapping an original composition, here instead he plays the “Blood Theme” from the TV show “Dexter”, arranged very nicely by Eddie Van Der Meer. Here is the bio taken from his official website: “My full name is Christoffer Ingvardsen Brandsborg. I was born 03.03.1995 in Kristiansand, Norway.  I started playing guitar when I was approximately 12, when I got my […]

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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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  • Pat Metheny: What’s It All About

    Pat Metheny: What’s It All About

    By Miche Archetto: Here is Pat Metheny introducing his solo album “What’s It All About”, his first album where there is not a single Metheny composition represented. Like his other acoustic album “One Quiet Night”, it is recorded at home. The video is quite interesting because Pat talks about his special ADGCEA tuning of his baritone guitar, that is almost the same as a standard tuning but tuned down a fifth. However the 3rd and 4th are restrung and tuned one […]

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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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