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  • Sharon Wayne plays Dusan Bogdanovic

    Sharon Wayne plays Dusan Bogdanovic

    Here is American guitarist Sharon Wayne playing Dusan Bogdanovic’s composition called “Jazz Sonata”. According to her website, she is Artistic Director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society, and currently serves on the faculties of Worcester’s Joy of Music Program and the New School of Music in Cambridge. “Sharon Wayne received her BM and MM degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California, where she studied with William Kanengiser and James Smith. First Prize winner of the 1991 ASIA Solo […]

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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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  • Franziska Henke Performs Carlo Domeniconi

    Franziska Henke Performs Carlo Domeniconi

    Here’s some really warm beautiful classical guitar playing by Franziska Henke with a composition by Carlo Domeniconi… and oh, tough to find any bio material on Franziska… but I did find this… While you’re reading, enjoy the music!   “Franziska Henke was born in 1988 in Sebnitz. At the age of 8 years, she began her musical studies on the guitar and has won numerous national awards for youth competitions. Since 2007, Frances studied “Guitar World Music” and since 2009 composition at […]

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  • Otono Porteno A. Piazzolla Tatyana Ryzhkova Uploaded on Feb 9, 2008 beautiful Tango by Astor Piazzolla, played by Tatyana Ryzhkova For more information about me please visit my website:http://www.tatyana-ryzhkova.de

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  • Taimane Gardner: Ukulele medley

    Taimane Gardner: Ukulele medley

    Hawaiian ukulele player Taimane Gardner plays here a personal interpretation of famous tunes including Mission Impossible theme, James Bond theme and Tico Tico. This is the bio from her official website “At the age of five, Taimane picked up her first ukulele and began her future in performing. Playing on the streets of Waikiki with the beach boys, Taimane was discovered by legendary crooner, Don Ho and became a featured performer in his show. From there, her popularity grew and Taimane has […]

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  • Della Mae – The Road to Columbus

    Della Mae – The Road to Columbus

    Della Mae – The Road to Columbus If you are current a fan of Bluegrass music, I’m sure you’ve heard of the band Della Mae. I got the chance to see them perform on the workshop stage just after my guitar workshop at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival a few years ago.  Also appearing with me on the master stage was guitarists Josh Williams and Tony Watt.. but I got to wonder why the folks at Grey Fox didn’t include guitarist […]

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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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  • Jiyeon Kim: A young Korean virtuoso

    Jiyeon Kim: A young Korean virtuoso

    By Miche Archetto: Here Jiyeon Kim shows her skills with a transcription for guitar of Paganini’s Capriccio No. 24. Quite an amazing performance. According to her youtube channel,  Jiyeon presently lives in Philadelphia, where she is currently studying with David Starobin and Jason Vieaux at the Curtis Institute of Music.

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  • Gabriella Quevedo: Classical Gas

    Gabriella Quevedo: Classical Gas

    By Miche Archetto: We already posted a video by Swedish young talent Gabriella Quevedo this year. A few weeks ago she uploaded a new youtube video where she plays Tommy Emmanuel’s arrrangement of “Classical Gas” by Mason Williams. Great interpretation here, even more impressive if you think that she is only 16 years old!

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  • Isabella Selder Performs Paganini

    Isabella Selder Performs Paganini

    “19-year old German guitarist Isabella Selder interprets Sonata op.3/1 by Niccolò Paganini. The concert took place in Gitarrenatelier Stickroth, Augsburg in July 2009.” A video of Isabella at 7 years old was my introduction to her playing. This however is absolutely beautiful mature playing and, she’s still only 19 (I consider that a kid still!). Some of the runs here are just fabulous … real knuckle breakers, especially towards the end of the piece. What is she up to at […]

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  • Ana Vidovic: The Makings of a Virtuoso

    Ana Vidovic: The Makings of a Virtuoso

    By Miche Archetto: This is a very young Ana Vidovic playing “Feste Lariane” by Luigi Mozzani. Even though the piece itself is not virtuosistic, you will agree that Ana mastered already the fretboard of her full-size classical guitar despite her small fingers. I found very impressive the tone and the cleanness of all notes she plays. We have already feature Ana Vidovic before in this video and also in this other one. If you liked this video don’t forget to share it with your […]

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  • Martha Masters: Emotion Runs Deep

    Martha Masters: Emotion Runs Deep

    I just started working on some bluegrass guitar lesson videos that I’m going to be sharing with you guys soon. So what does that have to do with GFA Winning Guitarist Martha Masters? Well, when you are performing in front of a camera, it really helps if you look like you are getting into what you are doing, rather than just be deadpan. Now Martha is anything but deadpan here… in fact, I would say that all of the emotion […]

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  • Macyn Taylor: Leo Kottke On A Resonator

    Macyn Taylor: Leo Kottke On A Resonator

    By Miche Archetto: Macyn Taylor is 19 years old, and two years ago she graduated in Music Performance at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. In this video, uploaded more than 2 years ago, she plays the famous song “Vaseline Machine Gun” by Leo Kottke on a National Style-O resonator.   On  Macyn Taylor’s official website she wrote “My musical journey began with my Brownie troop when I was seven years old. My troop was going to have a talent show at a […]

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  • Galina Vale: Great left hand work

    Galina Vale: Great left hand work

    By Miche Archetto: Ukrainian guitarist Galina Vale shows here her virtuosity interpreting live Štěpán Rak’s composition entitled “Gora”. The bio of Glaina Vale’s official website reads: “Guitarist Galina Vale was born in the Ukraine and comes from a family of musicians. She began studying the guitar and made her first public appearance on state television at the age of eight, from twelve she was performing major guitar concertos with the Kharkov Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.    From the age of 15 she was employed […]

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  • Sabrina Vlaskalic: Serbian Virtuoso

    Sabrina Vlaskalic: Serbian Virtuoso

    By Miche Archetto: Here is the impressive interpretation by guitar virtuoso Sabrina Vlaskalic of the Macedonian traditional song “Kalajdzisko Oro”, arranged by Miroslav Tadić. The Bio on her official website reads: “One of today´s most promising guitar talents, Serbian born Sabrina   Vlaskalic (1989) started her formal music education at the age of 7. Nearly   refused at her entrance exam and labeled as “musically ungifted”, she had   choice of enrolling in the classical guitar class or not enrolling in the  […]

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  • Anna Likhacheva: Encore!

    Anna Likhacheva: Encore!

    Anna Likhacheva Performance on the Great Finale of the World Guitar “Great Finale of the World Guitar Competition 2012 was held in Novi Sad during 6.Vojvodina Guitar Fest (9 – 12. April 2012). This is performance of Anna Likhacheva from Russia.” Here’s Anna Likhacheva all grown up so to speak. If you’ve missed the first video of Anna when she was 9 years old, do check that out: http://acousticguitarvideos.com/3783/anna-likhacheva-9-year-old-virtuoso/ This video as you can see is from 2012, a year ago […]

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  • Anna Likhacheva: 9 Year Old Virtuoso

    Anna Likhacheva: 9 Year Old Virtuoso

    El Colibri – Anna Likhacheva (9 year) “Anna Likhacheva plays in the competition in Moscow (2003) “ You can see the date and yes… that’s some time ago. But playing like that at 9 years old? Absolutely amazing! Well, I’m guessing the discipline that Anna went through is similar to that of those Eastern Block country gymnasts who would train morning, noon and night. Practicing 8 hours a day. Maybe that’s undercutting it. Even I exceeded that when I was […]

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  • Eve Beneke: Life On Bach

    J.S. Bach – Cello Suite No. 6 Prélude – Eva Beneke (guitar) This is quite the production here with this Eve Beneke video.. One thing is for sure, Eve is a seriously talented guitarist- Accuracy and soul seems to be no problem for her on this Bach Cello Suite No.6 Prelude. The video obviously was recorded separate from the actual audio performance but, it’s fun watching what Eve’s life is all about.. that is.. what she’s doing when she’s not […]

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  • Tatyana Ryzhkova: Bach on Guitar

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata II BWV 1003, Allegro Here’s guitarist Tatyana Ryzhkova with the Bach Sonata II BWV… The performance here is just beautiful, well executed and soulful. You will want to watch this over and over again. Tatyana’s left hand technique is just perfect, and the sustain she gets on some of the ascending passages is just fantastic- almost reminds me of floating guitar! Here’s a short bio- you can click on the link below to read more: “Tatyana […]

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  • Gohar Vardanyan: “Armenian Guitarist”

    Gohar Vardanyan: “Armenian Guitarist”

      Gohar Vardanyan – Sonata Op. 61 – Allegro (mov.1) By Flip Peters: If you’ve never heard Gohar Vardanyan check her out. With a new CD and Mel Bay book out, she’s getting a lot of attention in the classical guitar world. She also has a series of videos called Lessonettes, sponsored by Strings by Mail, that have lots of helpful technical and practice tips. Here’s her bio: “Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States for numerous […]

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  • Sandra Bae: Don’t Stop Her Now!

    Sandra Bae: Don’t Stop Her Now!

    By Miche Archetto:   Here is Sandra Bae, another young talent born 18 years ago in South Korea, but living in Pennsylvania. She uploaded 71 videos on her youtube channel, and this is her impressive arrangement of the famous Queen’s song “Don’t stop me now”.   Something more about her from her facebook page: “Before, I was a girl who loved making music in her room. Now I’m sharing it on the world wide web, and working towards the day I get to […]

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  • Judith Beckedorf: Young German Fingerpicker

    Judith Beckedorf: Young German Fingerpicker

    By Miche Archetto: Judith is 20 years old. According to her webpage (only in German) she started playing classical guitar about 6 years ago and then switched to a different kind of music after she listened to Tommy Emmanuel. She gained visibility a few years ago thanks to her youtube videos and debuted in 2011 in a concert together with Sönke Meinen. In 2012 she also played together with Adam Rafferty. Here is “Hogwarts” one of her compositions, showing an already solid fingerpicking technique. […]

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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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  • Kaki King: 12 strings with Irish influences

    Kaki King: 12 strings with Irish influences

    NOOK - KAKI KING - KING PIZEL By Miche Archetto: Kaki King is an acknowledged talent of acoustic guitar. This video has been recorded about 1 month ago during a live concert in Darwin (Australia). Kaki composed this piece for her sister’s wedding, with a lot of influences from Irish folk music. Imagine a wedding with such a nice live soundtrack… Here she is playing her Veillette Acoustic Gryphon, a very small 12-string guitar, expecially designed for D tuning (equivalent to the 10th fret […]

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  • Sarah Jarosz – Come on up to the house

    YOuTube says: “The extraordinarily talented Sarah Jarosz with Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Nathaniel Smith on cello. Recorded April 2010″ I almost passed on this one… not that it’s bad or even remotely bad… Saeah Jarousz really has it going on and she is in for a lot more good things to follow in her career. It’s just that Acoustic Guitar Videos is first and foremost about guitar players.. perhaps other related instruments and for the most part great playing. […]

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  • Merel van Hoek – Opus B

    “A tune inspired by the movie ‘A Late Quartet’. Played on a Greenfield GF guitar.” Merel van Hoek is one fine guitarist-  and this song entitled Opus B is a very memorable composition that I think a lot of you here will enjoy. Now as it turns out, I would have never found this video without Merel’s help, so I’d like to thank her for this. Check out this quote about Merel- “You don’t write like anyone else, you have your […]

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  • Erika Luckett: She’s Got A Great Voice Too

    Erika Luckett Live At The Bugle Boy-”Kindness”   “Erika Luckett Live At The Bugle Boy in La Grange, Texas performing Kindness. ”   Here’s another artist that I personally have not heard of before but glad to have found Erika Luckett. She’s a natch… and besides here excellent voice, she is quite the guitarist.   “Mexican jazz musician Erika Luckett was a world traveler and multi-talented member of Wild Mango before she chose a career as a solo artist. Although born in Mexico, most of […]

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  • Iren Arutyunyan Performs Fuoco from “Libra Sonatine”

    Iren Arutyunyan Performs Fuoco from “Libra Sonatine”

    Here’s a video by Iren Arutyunyan who performs Fuoco from “Libra Sonatine” Alright, I know a lot of you here are not into classical guitar, but I have something to tell you that is worth your time to read. Make no mistake about it, classical guitar is a discipline that requires more than just a casual approach- it’s a way of life. You are simply not going to pull off a piece like Fuoco without living and breathing it for a long […]

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  • Sharon Isbin: Tranquility Plus

    Sharon Isbin: Tranquility Plus

    Sharon Isbin Performs Asturias by Isaac Albeniz By Jim Weaver: “Professor” Sharon Isbin is an American-born (Minnesota) classical guitarist with multiple degrees from Yale. She has studied with Segovia among others, and founded the guitar department at Julliard. She has recorded duets with Joan Baez, Mark O’Connor, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Nancy Wilson and many others, and her music is part of the soundtrack for the film”The Departed”. She has a flair for the dramatic, but her passion for the […]

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  • Luna Lee: Was Jimi Hendrix influenced by the Gayageum?

    Girl rocks Hendrix song “Voodoo Chile” on a Korean instrument called the gayageum. Norm Miller sent this in… “Ok, this isn’t a guitar but it IS acoustic and this girl totally rocks it! Somewhere up there, a young fella named Jimi is smiling!” Thanks Norm! So I’m looking at this and saying .. what instrument is this? It’s kind of like a cross between a hammered dulcimer and a pedal steel… hum.  Or a lap version of a sitar… Well, apparently a lot […]

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