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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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  • Akram Abdel Sattar – Long Drive On Road Success

    Akram Abdel Sattar – Long Drive On Road Success

    “Long Drive On Road Success” is a debut solo music video by Egyptian Guitarist Akram Abdel Sattar. The song as Akram explains it “fairly describes my progression with acoustic finger-style techniques and how five years, since I’ve ever touched my first guitar, were full of passion towards strings” Akram credits inspiration from finger-style players Thomas Leeb and Mike Dawes. For this filming, the video was shot with an iPhone 4s in Full HD 1080p mode using FiLMiC Pro app ($3.99) which […]

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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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  • Gavino Loche: Beatles on Acoustic Guitar- Come Together

    Gavino Loche: Beatles on Acoustic Guitar- Come Together

    We have already featured Gavino Loche’s impressing acoustic covers of famous songs, including “Sultan of Swings” and “The Wall“. This time Gavino decided to enhance his one-man-band attitude by adding a new percussive tool to his Lakewood guitar. And he tested it on the famous hit by the Beatles “Come Together”. Also this time the result is a great and accurate rendition of the original piece. Here is some information about the song: “Timothy Leary was a psychologist who became […]

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  • RafQu- Acoustic Guitar – Base Jump

    RafQu- Acoustic Guitar – Base Jump

    Here’s acoustic guitarist RafQu, with an  original composition entitled “Base Jump”, played on a custom Fabio Bonardi guitar. This very recent video which already has a lot of views (over 14,000), is RafQu’s first release on acoustic guitar giant Candyrat Records. This has to be a very exciting moment as being accepted as an artist for this label is no easy task. I recently asked RafQu about all of this: “So this was my Big Dream to released a song/Video […]

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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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  • Alessandro Finazzo: Percussive Tango

    Alessandro Finazzo: Percussive Tango

    Italian guitar player Alessandro FInazzo plays here an original rendering of tango music based on pecussive tecniques and strumming. The result is not hyper-technical as most of percussive guitar pieces, but much more melodic. I couldn’t find any biographical information in English about Alessandro, but that he is one of the members and founders of the itailian folk group called “Bandabardò“ By Miche Archetto

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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