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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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  • 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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  • Ruddy Meicher: Acoustic Guitar Experience

    Ruddy Meicher: Acoustic Guitar Experience

    Guitar Cajon Ruddy Meicher La haut (2013) Introducing French guitarist Ruddy Meicher with a song here that also features percussion (instrument called a Cajon which is in essence a box (hey, a music box!) ) This song which I am not sure of the title.. but I’ll take a guess “La haut” is a wonderful combination of groove and melody. My only complaint is, I would love it to be longer and hear more (yea I know, just hit the back […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tommy Emmanuel- He’s Got The Beat

    Tommy Emmanuel - Mombasa (Center Stage 2008) Here’s Tommy again.. and this time he performs the song Mombasa, from the Sargam Hindi Movie Sountrack. Now I know a lot of you don’t care for guitar as a percussion instrument, but let’s face it… Tommy makes you realize that the guitar does have some fantastic percussive tones that are more closely related to bongos, djembe or a cajun. So you folks out there that comment that he should just “get a drum set” […]

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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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