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  • Tommy Emmanuel – Harmonics In Another Dimension

    Tommy Emmanuel – Harmonics In Another Dimension

    Listen to this…. Tommy Emmanuel is not from this planet! Talk about taking harmonic 10 levels beyond! I’ve watched this video five times now and don’t really know how he is able to get all the chromatic notes out so accurately and so fast. He’s effectively turned the guitar into a harp, you know, the big instrument will a thousand strings… It’s no wonder why many consider him one of the best guitarist of all time. Speaking of great guitarist… […]

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  • John Scofield – Rare Acoustic Performance

    I’ve been a fan of John Scofield’s for many years- he is a legit jazz guitarist that is well respected  with the jazz elite…. but the surprise here is John performing this song “My Ideal” on an acoustic with a mic, as I’ve always seen him on nothing but an electric or a hollow-bodied electric. Thanks again to  Jim Weaver for digging up another gem … (I would have never found this one!) Do you like this video? If so, […]

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  • Brandon Farris: For Now

    Here’s another beautifully played composition by Brandon Farris entitled “For Now” which was written by guitar great Andy McKee. Here’s what Brandon had to say about it: “This is a song by Andy McKee called For Now. I really enjoy playing this song so I figured I would make a video of it.  If you haven’t heard Andy McKee play this song you should check it out! This is my tribute to such an awesome song! I didn’t write this and […]

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  • Clarence White: TV Guitar Workshop “Soldiers Joy”

    Here’s a video that was filmed back in 1970 featuring Clarence White on the old standard “Soldiers Joy.” This is a TV guitar workshop with an all star cast which includes his brother Roland White on mandolin, Byron Berline on fiddle, Alan Munde on banjo and Bob Baxter on rhythm guitar. Clarence’s guitar playing is explosive and, the tone he gets is what all flatpicking guitarists are looking for. For those of you that don’t know, In 1973, Clarence White was […]

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  • Andy Mckee Live- Africa (Pop Song By Toto)

    You’ve heard this song before on the radio no doubt. Big hit for the band Toto and now it’s in Andy Mckee’s set at a live gig. Andy Mckee is one of the most popular solo guitarist (if not the most popular) on the internet, as his videos have ranged into the millions of views. This video was just put up on YouTube  October 11, 2012 As of this writing… only has 25 views (well, 26 or 27 now since my […]

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  • Bluegrass All Star Recording Session With Tony Rice

    I don’t know how many of you have been in a recording studio before but, if you have, you will notice that this session is probably a little different than most these days. First thing you will notice is there is no baffles or isolation booths- they’re all playing around in a circle. Lots of people are going to think that this setup was done for the video, but that is not the case. Truth is, this is and will always […]

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  • Tony Rice: Billy And The Lowground

    Here’s an up close view with Tony Rice playing Billy and The Lowground. This is a cool vid… you can actually see that he’s using a tortoise shell pick. Tony is old school, you won’t catch him with an electronic tuner. And it’s important to understand what he’s talking about with the tuning… All guitars tune up differently.   Notice some of his right hand pick movement, it’s not always up/down. Tony does a lot of  what I call “down/down” picking […]

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  • Jamie Dupuis – Into The Wilderness (Original Composition)

    Jamie Dupuis is an excellent fingerpicking guitarist that I know you are going to enjoy. He writes some magical compositions, namely this latest entitled “Into The Wilderness,” which is played exceptionally well and is memorable. Now I do like it when you go and check out more videos on this site, but if you want to hear more of Jamie, there is a link at the end of his YouTube description that takes you to a mini series of his […]

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  • Sidnei de Oliveira: 10 String Beauty

    Here’s Sidnei de Oliveira, a guitarist who was sent to us via Claudia Aquino Tait on our other page at facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos The 10 strings definitely ads a lot to this piece- the melody is memorable and the ringing of the double strings is…. beautiful. Obviously a live show, what’s amazing is the accuracy of Sifnei’s playing. Sidnei de Oliveira- great guitarist! What do you think? Please leave your comments below.

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  • Brandon Farris~ Overwhelmed

    I guess this song title “Overwhelmed” would be an appropriate title if Brandon Farris expected me to play this song… but not for him. Brandon is the new breed of tapping guitarist that seem to have more sounds coming out of the guitar than is humanly possible, and on this video, he is making it look all too easy. Now what I found interesting here is, the tone. Doesn’t seem to me to be any pickup used here at all […]

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  • Josh Williams, Tony Watt, Bob Harris: Learning Bluegrass Guitar

    I said I was going to avoid putting videos I’m in on this site.. but a friend of mine talked me into it. Well, I don’t really consider this a music video because all we are doing is talking about what it took  to learn the bluegrass guitar and get better on our instruments. But I’ve had so many people tell me that our hints were so beneficial- hope this will help some others as well. This video was filmed at […]

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  • David Russell Spatter the Dew LIVE

    Here’s David Russell with a Celtic style piece called “Spatter the Dew.” The tone of David’s playing is fabulous, and some of the melodic lines involved with this song are not easy at all, even for a trained classical guitarist. Special thanks to Jim Weaver once again for turning us on to this video. Jim wrote: “I swear I have seen this song flatpicked by a Celtic guitarist – probably in DADGAB tuning – but this is the only video that […]

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  • Eric Clapton: Key to the Highway- Acoustic but Not Unplugged

    Who’s the rocket scientist that came up with the “Unplugged” tag for any rocker that plays an acoustic guitar? Think about it… acoustic yes, but unplugged…? You can see the hose commin’ out of Eric’s guitar… There is a mic though on the guitar, but was that necessary….maybe just a prop for the “unplugged theme” cause the sound is mostly the pickup. Now to Eric…. (sorry folks). There’s a lot of guys that play great blues and sure, Clapton is […]

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  • Enrique Coria with The David Grisman Quintet – El Cumbanchero

    I’ve been a giant fan of David Grisman and his music for many years and, I’ve always loved the virtuoso musicians he has surrounded himself with in his various bands he has assembled. One of Grisman’s later bands features virtuoso guitarist Enrique Coria, whom I’m sure David wanted due to his versatile abilities with many different musical styles. I’ve watched a bunch of Grisman videos and saw Enrique playing a classical guitar (in this vid) and then switching over to a dreadnought and […]

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  • Scott Fore plays Blackberry Blossom

    I never heard of Scott Fore before but maybe I should have, as he is a great flatpicking guitarist that has won the National Flatpicking Championship according to the YouTube description. Here’s Blackberry Blossom again (yesterday was Kenny Smith’s version) but this time you will hear Scott’s approach which is quite different than Kenny’s. In addition to the usual  melody played in the first position close to the nut, Scott has worked out the melody up the neck as well. […]

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  • Kenny Smith: Blackberry Blossom On A Custom Dreadnaught

    If you are interested in flatpicking guitar, then the tune Blackberry Blossom has to be one of the old standards to learn, as it incorporates a multitude of right and left hand techniques that is not just strait back and forth picking. Kenny Smith is one fine flatpicker- here in this video is his version of the song: One of the cool things about bluegrass music is, note choices to old standards are up to the players discretion, as you […]

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  • Tony Haven – Rapids – Lap Tapping Acoustic Guitar

    For the life of me, I don’t know how these “tapping guitarist” are able to get such good tone and definition out of a guitar. I have tried to do this and just can’t seem to get the technique (maybe I need lessons from Tony Haven!). Kind of reminds me of when I was learning the banjo. The 3 finger Scruggs style was no problem but, the claw hammer seemed so bizarre and so opposite of a technique that I started with. […]

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  • Mark O’Connor and Chet Atkins – “Nashville Now”

    Here’s Mark O’Connor along with Chet Atkins back in 1983 on Ralph Emery’s “Nashville Now” TV show. If you think back to how long ago that was, Mark couldn’t have been more than 20.. and how bout  Chet  (looks so young). Back then, the acoustic guitar plug in choice was an Ovation, as most of the acoustic guitars out there didn’t come with a built in pickup.  Ovations were not only good for amplification but, the action on those guitars […]

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  • Mark O’Connor On Guitar- With Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas and Mark Schatz

    A while back, I played a very memorable show up in Albany NY called the “Legends of the Jazz Violin.”  I want to say it was around 1997 or around that time. Lots of the greats were there including Mark O’Connor. I got a chance to hang and  talk with Mark for a while back stage. Among other things,  I asked him if he was still playing  guitar… He told me that he decided to quit playing guitar and just […]

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  • Street Guitar #14: 7,449,077 Hits On YouTube

    Yes, this is the same guy from the last video (Street Guitar #13)… Tom Ward from Australia. He’s went from the streets to “Australia’s Got Talent” TV Show, or as they say in Nashville- “From the Outhouse to the Penthouse.” This is just an audition but, look at the numbers he has - 7,449,077 and counting! I can only hope that all the talented Street Guitarists that have appeared in our mini series should be as fortunate. I’m not sure what […]

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  • Street Guitarist #13: Tom Ward playing in Pitt Street Mall Sydney

    This is the second to last video of our mini series of  ”Street Guitar” – I hope you have enjoyed all the talented buskers we’ve featured here at Acoustic Guitar Videos including this one… Here’s Street Guitarist Tom Ward from Australia performing at a Mall in Sydney on Pitt Street. Now sometimes these street performances can seem like a throw the coin/cash in the case gig when in fact, they could be hired by a vendor or even a group […]

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  • Street Guitar #12: Paco Watch Out

    Here’s two Guitarists playing in Park Güell (Barcelona) Even though it looks like no one’s paying attention, there is applause from the audience at the end of the song. IT’S ABOUT TIME! We’ve been posting a mini series on “Street Guitar” this last week….this is the first video that has applause. Now deservingly so because these guys can really play- in my opinion they are just as good any well known flamenco guitarist that I’ve personally heard. So what are they doing on […]

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  • Street Guitar #11: From Paris France- Roberto Stimoli

    I suppose when you can get the crowd to join in and participate when you are doing a gig, it’s a good thing? Her’es Parisian street guitarist Roberto Stimoli doing just that, getting what the videographer describes as “catching the heart of a Brasilian lady passing by and she joined in, dancing and singing.” I wonder if she is going to throw a Euro or two in his case or, should he give her some of his till for helping him out? […]

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  • Street Guitar #10: Flamenco Guitar Claims Corner

    We’ve  seen this guy before (working the same corner) only playing with another guitarist (rhythm). This time he’s alone and obviously has some pre- recorded tracks to back him up. Great guitarist for sure. Here’s a question… Does each guitarist (act) have a designated area that they busk in? For example, let’s say I decided to go to Barcelona and open up my case in front of that same cathedral. What would happen if this guy then showed up? This obviously […]

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  • Street Guitar #9: Barcelona Duo Will Play Anywhere

    Here’s Tiberio Eduardo e Adrian Roman- two very talented street guitarists performing  in Barcelona Spain. The garbage cans are a real eye catcher. I hope the people passing by don’t throw their money there instead of the guitar case? The lead guitarist on the right has an interesting style where he is pulling off almost every note during solos. He uses it well along with long arpeggios – a nice unique touch that’s a little different than the usual Spanish […]

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  • Street Guitar #8: Make $40 Hour Strumming Your Guitar

    Okay, this guy ain’t no Tommy Emmanuel, or even close. But he does answer the question of how much does a street guitarist make. If you didn’t catch it, he say’s that he can make about $40 per hour… Now, I’m going to ask the question… How would you like to make $40 per hour? That’s not bad for a guy that strums chords. So, if you were ever wondering if it is worth it to pull out your guitar and […]

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  • Street Guitar #7: Hannah and Jason- the Hokum High Rollers

    If you’ve been following this mini series of “Street Guitar,” you may have noticed that most of the videos are from overseas. Not this one… Here’s Hanna and Jason (the Hokum High Rollers) in Vermont USA…. with something you wouldn’t see in Europe. Special thanks to Jim Weaver for turning us on to this video… Here’s what Jim said about it: “Some buskers from this side of the big water. I was just down the street when Jason and Hannah […]

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  • Street Guitar #6: Street Trio Performs “In The Mood”

    Here’s a trio of street guitarists performing Glen Miller’s  ”In The Mood.” The video creator says it was shot in La Rambla, Barcelona. The guy in the middle and on right are trading off here with solos, and the guy on the left is doing walking bass lines primarily. The video is not of the whole song but gives you an idea of what a Spanish trio sounds like on an American classic not set for the guitar. Apparently Barcelona […]

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  • Tom Lumen – Let Me Grab My (Blues) Guitar

    We have published nearly 90 + videos here at Acoustic Guitar Videos since July, and can you believe this is the first Blues video? (promise we will focus on the Blues here soon) Here’s an excellent Hungarian guitarist  by the name of Tom Lumen, performing live, a song called “Let Me Grab My Guitar.” He  combines the classic and his own original blues style guitar styles along with a new twist for blues guitarist- rhythmic hand percussions (a form of tapping without the notes). Seems […]

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  • Street Guitar #5: Guell Guitarist in Barcelona

    Can someone please tell me what a Guell Guitarist is? This guy brings a whole new twist to the street guitarist.. He is very well dressed (looks like he took a quick stop on the street- in between his two wedding gigs that day to make some extra cash). I also like the shoes and want to get a pair like that. I think that will help when I have to open up my case and play in the street, […]

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