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  • Doc & Merle: Staying Ahead of The Beat

    For the life of me, I don’t have a clue as to who the other guitarist is besides Merle and Doc. Yea, it say’s Roland but it would be great if someone here could help me out… The bass however is T Michael Coleman. Not knowing who this guy is and no YouTube description makes this flatpicking guitarist quite embarrassed cause this is the music I grew up on. In fact, Salt Creek was one of the first songs I learned on […]

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  • András Petruska: Fingerpickin’ Christmas Medley

    This is probably my new favorite Christmas video I’ve seen this year. The guitarist is András Petruska from Hungary. What I dig is the great chords András uses along with such a great sense of timing. BRAVO! To me, it doesn’t matter if I’m going to be listening to this in July… this is just fantastic playing period! I really look forward to more during the 2013 year from András Petruska. Make sure to share this with your friends and check out András’s site […]

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  • Qristina and Quinn Bachand: Chestnuts Roasting On A Gypsy Fire

    Jim Weaver shared this video with us at our facebook page and writes: ” A Celtic duo (+ one) takes a side step into Gypsy jazz to wish you a Merry Christmas.” To be honest, I’ve never heard of this duo Qristina and Quinn Bachand before… Good chance you haven’t either so, here’s a piece of their bio. “With deep Asturian and Breton roots, Canadian born Qristina and Quinn Bachand have quickly emerged at the top of the international Celtic music world, winning 2010 […]

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  • Trace Bundy – Sound Stylings on Acoustic

    Here’s a new video from Tracy Bundy performing “Where The Streets Have No Name,” a U2 cover. The description below gives an overview as to how he’s achieving all these tones: “Trace Bundy playing “Where The Streets Have No Name” by U2.  This is Trace’s attempt to capture the rhythm, chords, vocal melody, and guitar tones of this classic U2 song, all on one acoustic guitar. In the intro and outro, he is using an auto-volume delayed swell, and then […]

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  • Sungha Jung: Change Capo and Key On The Fly

    Sungha Jung is very popular on YouTube. 18 Million views is very very popular. Here’s a fingerpicking rendition of the Titanic Movie Theme song- “My Heart Will Go On” What I thought was cool- check out the capo move… about in the middle of the vid at 2:07 Hey, no need here to learn the closed position chords, right?

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  • Oliver Mochmann- Using a Flatpick in Fingerpicking Territory

    Here’s Oliver Mochmann, a very talented guitarist that has his own YouTube channel with a handful of cool guitar videos featured. For this video here’s the following write up: “Für Bine! * * * Fireflies acoustic guitar cover played with the original intro and parts of the bass and string arrangement! Go to mochmann.com/fireflies for TABS / LESSON * * * Please check out my other videos (guitar & flute) – thanx Oliver Mochmann Guitar: Cort Custom Shop CJ CE […]

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  • Monte Montgomery: Fusion Acoustic

    I’ve had this conversation with a few of my producing/recording pals about the acoustic guitar blending with a full drum kit. One producer said- “That’s why we have electric guitars.” Well, Monte Montgomery must have been thinking something else. Now granted, this is not what anyone would call an acoustic sound (when He’s soloing) and, the feedback buster inside of the soundhole of his beat to crap guitar sure does indicate he has it cranked at a pretty high level. […]

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  • Liona Boyd – Gymnopédie #1 (Eric Satie)

    This ought to put you in the Christmas mood! Here’s an Eric Satie song, his most popular composition called Gymnopedia No 1 performed by Liona Boyd. I’ve looked around for this song on guitar and think this Liona’s version was the best. The one criticism I have when I hear this song on guitar, it always seems to be played too fast. Liona’s seems to have the best feeling and closest tempo to the classic piano performances. Also, this song is […]

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  • Tony Haven – Escapism – Grand’Place, France, WEO TV

    Who is Tony Haven? Well, check out this video and an article written by Ernesto Schnack from http://nwoag.com/interview-with-tony-haven/: “Tony Haven is a lap tapping guitarist from the UK who just released his second album Sun Set to Rise, and a B-sides collection entitled B Sides and Sea Sides. I asked Tony about his new releases and his unique playing style. Could you talk a bit about your influences and how you ended up playing solo acoustic guitar? I started playing solo acoustic just after […]

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  • Michele Lideo- Musicoliere

    I always love finding new and super talented guitarists and Michele Lideo is no exception. But I shouldn’t say I found him cause truth be told, he found us at our facebook page. Excellent fingerpickin’ guitar! Now one of the problems here is I have searched and can’t find any background on Michele Lideo,  The YouTube description only says this: “An original composition written by Michele Lideo and played with a custom Lukas Milani Guitar.” Here’s what I have derived from […]

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  • Ana Vidovic: Four Pieces by Astor Piazzolla

    Here’s Ana Vidovic performing four Pieces by Astor Piazzolla I’ve included some bio material on Ana and the composer… first the composer: “Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla (March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tangocomposer and bandoneón player. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. A virtuoso bandoneónist, he regularly performed his own compositions with a variety of ensembles.” more Ana Vidovic Biography: “A child prodigy, she started playing guitar at the age of five, inspired by […]

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  • Martin Taylor and Earl Klugh: Play and Talk About Chet Atkins

    Here’s Martin Taylor with Earl Klugh who perform and then talk at the end. Specifically Earl talks about Chet Atkins and the influence he had on his playing… and why he decided to go with the nylon string opposed to the steel. Earl also talks about the early days of nylon string amplification and the problems involved with feedback. If you like this video please share with your friends… Also if you want to make sure you don’t miss any […]

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  • LAGQ: Overture from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)

    LAGQ stands for the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. My wife and I listen to this quartet quite frequently. The reason is… well you’ll hear.. I’m sure after listening to their Overture from the Nutcracker, you will become a fan too. Much of the heavy lifting for a group like this is accomplished by the arranger. In this case, it’s former member Andrew York. This is a difficult task and many things have to be taken into consideration. The members of the quartet […]

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  • Vince Gill and Eric Clapton: Having Fun on Stage

    Here’s Vince Gill and Eric Clapton teaming up on ”Nobody knows you when you’re down and out,” filmed from a concert on Feb 10, 2010 Eric is well known as a great blues guitarist, but you get to see Vince show his bluesy guitar in this video. Notice both are playing almost identical vintage triple O Martins.. (both worth a mint!!!) Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to sign up for our Acoustic Guitar Videos Newsletter (just to the right).  I send out every […]

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  • Concierto de Aranjuez – John Williams, Full Concert

    Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London. Here’s the YouTube description: “The 111th Proms season sails triumphantly off into the sunset as Walton, Lambert and Korngold complete the nautical theme for this year’s Last Night celebrations. Sir Henry Wood’s Sea-Songs are performed, in their centenary year, with their original bugle calls restored; illustrious counter-tenor Andreas Scholl sings Handel and Purcell, and John Williams performs Rodrigo’s celebrated concerto. During the interval, a taste of the Proms in the Park festivities around […]

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  • Don Ross – Do We Have Room In Our Heart For A Christmas Song?

    Here’s some solo Christmas music from Canadian guitarist Don Ross with a popular one “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” Don was the two time winner at the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship (1988 and 1996). He also had an album reach the Top Ten on the Billboard in the New Age Category  (Huron Street album). If you are looking for guitar Christmas Music this year, Don’s collection is available at Amazon.. 1-In the Bleak Midwinter 2-The First Nowell 3-What Child is This? 4-Bring a […]

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  • Will Machines Replace Humans On The Guitar?

    Yesterday we featured an animated video of an acoustic guitar machine that was in my opinion so awesome to watch, however unreal it actually was. Now here’s a real guitar machine (and banjo) that was built by a company called Ragtimewest Designs. Now to answer the question as to whether or not machines will replace humans on the guitar, after watching this, the answer is a big fat NO.  The machine is not a good guitarist.. The concept is intriguing though, […]

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  • A Machine Tries It’s “Hands” at Classical

    A Machine Tries It’s “Hands” at Classical

    This is a video I think you will watch over and over and want to share with all of your friends. The reason is, it’s just so compelling to watch. Whoever thought of this is a genius… Well, as it turns out, they have more videos and I’ve checked a few of them out. Let me know if you think like I do, that this one is the best.. (And it’s not only because this is acoustic guitars either… ) […]

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  • Muriel Anderson: Going Back to Her Roots

    Muriel Anderson has gained a lot of notoriety over the years as a solo fingerstyle guitarist. She’s performed with just about everybody including Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel. This medley that she does here features some bluegrass tunes that she’s been playing for quite some time… only years ago and way back when, you most likely would have seen her flatpicking it instead of the fingerpickin’ . Muriel and I went to the same high school, same year … Downers Grove North, which is […]

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  • Martin Simpson: Celtic Guitar- Nice and Easy

    Here’s celtic fingerstyle guitarist Martin Simpson with a medley of Celtic Airs as it’s called. The songs included are “Rosie Anderson,” “The Shearing’s Not For Me,” and “Bogie’s Bonny Belle.” Isn’t this sweet? Sometimes I just can’t take all the notes.. I mean getting blasted with machine gun riffs at blazing tempos – it doesn’t have to be fast to be virtuoso you know.. One of the most beautiful parts of the guitar is its tone on slower compositions… and […]

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  • Tony McManus: Hector the Hero & The Girls at Martinfield

    A lot of my finger pickin’ friends say that Scottish guitarist Tony McManus is one of the best. I think this video definitely proves what they are all saying. This particular video features two Celtic Style songs entitled: “Hector the Hero & The Girls at Martinfield” Here’s some news from his website: ” Tony’s latest CD “The Maker’s Mark” has been chosen to be nominated for album of the year by the MG Alba Scottish Trad Music Awards and is himself […]

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  • Les Paul and Mary Ford: Track by Track

    I’m gonna end this Les Paul Tribute off with with a video that is both entertaining and a peak into how Les really recorded their music. Now, this was before the mulit-track tape invention so, this is considered Sound on Sound. While watching this, realize that the audience back then had no idea what Les was doing or how. Pretty much Alaister Cooke is referencing the fact that people were indeed wondering if Les and Mary were doing some kind […]

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  • Les Paul: The Moon is Not High Enough

    I’m not going to talk about whats on this video because you can simply watch it. What I am going to talk about are a few things that many of you may not know about Les Paul. I know, your asking… how would I know? Well, my house is filled with Les Paul memorabilia and things he gave my wife when they were working together… in fact, for nearly 15 years Lucy and her former husband/manager worked day to day and […]

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  • Les Paul: Secret Behind His Little Black Box

    In the previous post here at Acoustic Guitar Videos, I talked about Les Paul’s showmanship… Well… this video is a prime example of how captivating he was on stage, talking about his little black box. For many years and to this day, many people still don’t know how he was able to do this… We’ll here’s how it was done… The Black Box is a remote to his tape machine that contains pre-recorded guitar passages. When his hits the switch, […]

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  • Les Paul & Mary Ford: The World Didn’t Have To Wait Any Longer

    The World is Waiting for the Sunrise was one of Les Paul and Mary Ford’s biggest hits.. and this television mini show which was broadcast in the early 50′s brought this due into the homes of American’s all across the nation. Besides all his inventions and his talents as a producer (which we will review in posts later today), Les was the ultimate showman. Whether or not you like the little act that he and his wife Mary were doing […]

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  • Les Paul Invents the Solid Body Electric Guitar

    This particular video has more talking than it does playing but I wanted you to hear about the actual invention of the electric guitar in Les’s own words. Stay tuned for more Les today. bob harris AGV

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  • Les Paul & Chet Atkins: Let’s Take it Slow

    Here I go again with the electric thing but I couldn’t resist… Here’s Les Paul and Chet Atkins with the Limehouse Blues. I’ve heard this song done so many ways and, I’d say this one wins for the slowest version ever. The crawling tempo almost turns this into a different song really, but it’s Chester and Lester so, it’s still good…   Now at the end of this video, Chet shows off his folding guitar that he says works well […]

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  • Martin D-18 Authentic vs Golden Era

    Here’s a pretty cool video that features a shootout between a Martin D-18 Authentic vs the Golden Era. The guy (don’t know his name) on the video does a good job of making the comparisons as fair as possible… and  definitely with the way he splices between guitars- you do hear the difference. Now here’s my 2 cents for whatever it’s worth… I look at this as judging 2 individual instruments, not an “Authentic” vs Golden Era… Guitars especially acoustics, vary from guitar […]

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  • Joscho Stephan and Tommy Emmanuel: As Hot as it Gets

    Having trouble waking up this morning? This video at 8 am was the equivalent  of 4 cups of espresso for me! German guitarist Joscho Stephan, who may be the fastest gun on the gypsy jazz guitar, teams up on stage with legendary guitarist Tommy Emmanuel at an event called  Leverkusener jazztage 2012   On the history of the festival “In 1978, joined together members of a popular high school course on the history of jazz and founded the first jazz club in Leverkusen, […]

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  • Osiris – Jonathan Lane (fingerstyle tapping vocals)

    We’ve featured Jonathan Lane before here at Acoustic Guitar Videos and for good reason… This guy is awesome! This song Osiris started out as an instrumental believe it or not. So I do have access to that (darm good). But then Jonathan brought it to my attention that he had written some words and added a vocal to this… I thought at first “oh no.” But guess what? Jonathan has a really cool voice that blends so well with what […]

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