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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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  • Phil Keaggy: Perfect Mix of Melody and Virtuosity

    By Miche Archetto: Thanks to John Myers for sharing this video of Phil Keaggy on our facebook page. He commented “It’s hard not to enjoy the mix of melody and virtuosity.” Yes, that’s absolutely right! We already featured Phil music in this video, this other one and also this one.’ If you like this videos, don’t forget to share them with your friends!

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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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  • Baobu Badulu: A Taiwanese Talent

    Baobu Badulu: A Taiwanese Talent

    By Miche Archetto: Bread (李瑋琦) shared this video on our facebook page. Here is Baobu Badulu (保卜), a Taiwanese guitarist playing his composition called “When he was 18 or 19″. I’ve found some information on Baoubu’s official website “Baobu Badulu is an aboriginal fingerstyle guitarist based in Taiwan. He excels at expressing his feelings through guitar. With a bashful smile, he speaks honestly with the air of how a curious child views the world. His strong sense of curiosity makes Baobu’s […]

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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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  • Rob Johnson: Playing On A Sofa

    Rob Johnson: Playing On A Sofa

    By Miche Archetto: Rob Johnson shared this video on our facebook page, asking what we think about it. Well, I think it deserves for sure to be posted on AGV! Here he plays his composition called “Eve”. Here is some information taken from his official website “Rob Johnson is a musician from London. His latest album ‘Throw The Sun Into The Sea’ is the follow up to his debut 2009 release, ‘Upon a Painted Ocean’ -labelled as “an instrumental album of positively […]

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  • Horea Pauna: Self Taught Talent

    Horea Pauna: Self Taught Talent

    By Miche Archetto: Horea is a big fan of Ewan Dobson, and he learned some of Ewan’s music by ear. Here is his rendition of “Paganini’s Hip”, and in his youtube channel you can find some more videos. From what I’ve found on the web, Horea is completely self-taught and he is studying at the Collège Lionel-Groulx in Quebec, where last February he won the local vocational performing contest with his guitar playing.

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  • Sönke Meinen: Finding His Voice

    Sönke Meinen: Finding His Voice

    By Miche Archetto: When we posted this other video last April, Sönke commented the post and wrote: “I´m writing many new solo tunes, which are a little different from this. It has more classical and percussive influences, but its still groovy fingerstyle (most of the time…). While studying “Acoustic Guitar” at the University in Dresden, it´s all about finding your own voice on the instrument. There will be some first videos of the new stuff on youtube in August!  Thank you so […]

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  • RafQu: Acoustic Passion

    RafQu: Acoustic Passion

    By Miche Archetto: RafQu uploaded recently this new video on his youtube channel. This is “Homeless”, the title of his new album. We already featured RafQu in a previous post. Once again RafQu confirms the great tone he can get out of his Blueridge BR-183. Here I try to translate the bio from RafQu’s facebook page: “RafQu was born in 1985 in the province of Brindisi (Apulia, Italy). As the son of musicians, he grew up in a house where music and instruments […]

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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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  • Nazzareno Zacconi: Taming 12 strings

    Nazzareno Zacconi: Taming 12 strings

    By Miche Archetto: Here is one of the last videos of Italian guitarist Nazzareno Zacconi, playing his composition “Wild Gallop” on a Eko Mia 12-string acoustic guitar.   The official website of Nazareno is only in Italian. This is a rough translation of his bio: “I was born in Macerata in 1975 and started playing guitar when I was 9. I’ve been influenced by musicians such as Santana , BB King , Hendrix , and Clapton, and bands that have marked […]

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  • Tommy Tedesco: The most recorded guitarist in history

    Tommy Tedesco: The most recorded guitarist in history

    By Miche Archetto: Here is Tommy Tedesco jamming on a classical guitar. Guitar player magazine (where he used to have a popular column) described him as “The most recorded guitarist in history”. Also Gibson’s website described him as “The Most Famous Guitarist You’ve Never Heard Of”. It is the paradox of being a very popular session player.   On wikipedia you can find that: “Thomas J. Tedesco (July 3, 1930 – November 10, 1997) was an American master session musician and […]

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  • Ian Melrose: Having Fun

    Ian Melrose: Having Fun

    By Miche Archetto: Here is English guitar player Ian Melrose playing one of his most popular tunes called “Fingerpickers Have More Fun” According to his official website “Ian Melrose was born in Middlesbrough, England. As a youth he moved back to Ayr in Scotland with his Scottish parents and younger brother. Ian’s father was a member of the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, so traditional music was always there somewhere. His early influences were the famous figures from the “British school” of […]

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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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  • Marek Pasieczny: A Talented Composer

    Marek Pasieczny: A Talented Composer

    By Miche Archetto: “Kikuidataki is the name of the smallest Bird in Japan and the World’s smallest hummingbird of its kind. The native script is “King birds”. Kikuidataki is characterized by its yellow crown crest. I strived to capture and imitate its movements through sonoristic and colouristic effects. In depicting the Japanese impression, the main melody was inspired and based on the Japanese melody “Itsuki no komuriuta” (Lullaby of Itsuki).” This is what Marek Pasieczny wrote as a comment about […]

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  • Peter Finger: A Style All His Own

    Peter Finger: A Style All His Own

    By Miche Archetto: German guitarist Peter Finger has been playing guitar since he was 13, and published his first album “Finger Picking” in 1973, when he was 19.   According to his official website “Peter Finger has accomplished something that few people achieve in our day: the perfect harmony of virtuosity, musicality and composition. His musical cosmos is boundless, showing profound knowledge of both music history and the contemporary state of the art. The attentive listener will therefore encounter the tonal […]

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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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  • Adam Palma- Rocky Mountain

    Adam Palma- Rocky Mountain

    Adam Palma- Rocky Mountain I’m including 2 versions of this song. The first one is Adam Live at Polish Radio RDC in the A.Osiecka Studio, the 27th of June 2013 By courtesy of Polish Radio RDC Personally, I think this is a smoother and better performance but, the camera work is so distant, you just can’t see anything Adam is doing. The opening is just out of this world! The second vid is a more energetic version, so check both out. […]

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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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  • Beppe Capozza – Acoustic Nature Boy

    Beppe Capozza – Acoustic Nature Boy

    Here’s Italian guitarist Beppe Capozza with the Eden Ahbez composition “Nature Boy.” Beppe’s take on this sounds classical at times, jazzy for sure, and a little bit of flamenco thrown in… some really cool chord changes and voicings in his version. I wonder how much of this is improvisational and what’s mapped out? Interesting… You’d normally hear this done on a classical nylon stringed guitar, but this is steel string. Love the tone he’s getting…even though it’s obvious from the cinematography […]

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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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  • Michel Haumont: Elusive Guitarist

    Michel Haumont: Elusive Guitarist

    By Miche Archetto: Even though Michel Haumont is often referred on the web as one of the finest French pickers, it is not easy to find information about him. He doesn’t have any official website and any youtube channel. According to a short bio in French,  he recorded his first album in 1976, when he was 17 years old, and then he started a long career touring around the world. From  one of the facebook pages dedicated to him, I learned that he […]

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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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  • Gabor Lesko: Sounds Like “Little Waterfalls”

    Gabor Lesko: Sounds Like “Little Waterfalls”

    Here’s a song by Italian guitarist Gabor Lesko appropriately entitled “Little Waterfall” which features some floating guitar technique (this is the sound when the notes ring together which is similar to the sound of a harp or hammered dulcimer). This floating technique is not a new one and dates back to baroque times. Guitarists such as Chet Atkins have used this along with many classical musicians. For the steel stringed acoustic, this technique is not so popular but, more prevalent […]

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  • Paolo Sereno: Mission accomplished!

    Paolo Sereno: Mission accomplished!

    By Miche Archetto: Italian guitar player Paolo Sereno uploaded this video in March 2007. Is about his very effective arrangement of the famous “Mission Impossible” theme. This is by far the most viewed video in his youtube channel. In January 2008 Sungha Jung, then 12 years old, uploaded his version, which looks just Paolo’s arrangement played faster. Paolo’s version scored about 218,000 views, whereas Shunga’s version has about 16,900,000… The bio in his website reads: “In 1996, during the ADGPA Convention in Italy, Marcel […]

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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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  • Bert Jansch: Magical  Concert

    Bert Jansch: Magical Concert

    This is a LONG one but a magic concert.. Bert Jansch – 60th birthday concert   By Nick Campling: Make a cup of coffee, pour a glass of wine or whatever you fancy and settle down for an hour of great guitar from the UK. This video celebrates the 60th birthday of one of the pioneers; the late Bert Jansch. “Bert Jansch, legendary songwriter and guitarist, is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential musicians of all time. Since […]

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  • Wayne Lovegrove: It’s Never Too Late

    Wayne Lovegrove: It’s Never Too Late

    Wayne Lovegrove — “Green” – on a Patrick Schachle guitar You play the guitar… You’ve been doing it all your life… The songs you’ve written follow you everywhere you go. But are you going to let it all be just the music in your head? But  then, one day, in one moment, you decide to do it…. You know, make a CD, video, and bring all the music to life. Well that’s exactly what happened for guitarist Wayne Lovegrove… and […]

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  • Andrea Valeri Performs Live- Sultans of Swing

    Andrea Valeri Performs Live- Sultans of Swing

    By Nick Campling: There’s already a video of Andrea Valeri playing his “party piece” Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits on Acoustic Guitar Videos, but here’s an update.. interesting to hear how it has developed over a few years of being played all over the world! Andrea also produced an instructional video whilst visiting Maton in Australia who make his guitars which, if you’re a player might help or cause you to break the guitar and bury your head! Although […]

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