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  • Quick Fingerpickin’ Guitar Lesson

    Many times I find that these YouTube quick lesson videos are not helpful, in that the instructor, be it an unknown guitarist or a famous picker, leaves a bunch of key elements out that make it difficult to pick up the concept. But I thought that this one was fairly easy and something standard that anyone wanting to fingerpick should know and learn. Life changing? The title at YouTube says that this little lesson will change your life… Well it’s […]

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  • RL Burnside: Teaching the Mississippi Blues

    Here’s the late RL Burnside teaching the ”Long Haired Doney,” a Mississippi Blues song to who I and a few other people believe is Dave Stewart from the Eurythmnics. Dave is a good player and is picking up on this stuff pretty quick. Do me a favor? Pick up your guitar and if you play by ear or can eventually figure it out, play along with this video. Nice little lesson on the blues from one of it’s great masters – RL […]

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  • Eric Clapton: Scream Along With The Blues

    Lots of people consider Eric Clapton as one of the finest guitarist on the planet (especially this audience). Well here he is live in San Antonio Texas, doing an acoustic blues jam. Eric does the blues just about as good as anyone but,,, Is it me, or is this audience going just a bit too crazy with the screaming? Maybe they’ve never hear a song in the key of E before or, sold mushrooms at the concession stand. Kind of […]

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  • Keith Richards & James Cotton: Little Red Rooster Blues

    We’ve been casually on the topic this week of the blues at acoustic Guirar Videos… So here’s a video I thought you blues lovers would enjoy featuring Keith Richards and James Cotton with a Willie Dixon song called ”Little Red Rooster” This was filmed during a rehearsal for the Hubert Sumlin Benefit concert. If you want more “Blues” please let me know. So far the response has been pretty good!

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  • Oscar Mendez Performs Latest Album Live

    Here’s perhaps Columbia’s only fingerstyle guitarist Oscar Mendez- performing his album “Lone Sprit” live at  ”Ortizo instrumentos musicales” (looks like a guitar shop). The performance I believe was sponsored by Takamine and Bose…. I say I believe because I’m not entirely sure if the gig itself was sponsored or it’s a general sponsorship Oscar has with the sponsors. I can think of many positives and negatives associated with being a one of a kind musician. But judging from the audience response and […]

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  • Tom Lumen ft. Alex Arable – La Dolce Vita

    Tom Lumen ft. Alex Arable – La Dolce Vita

    Here’s a really beautiful composition by Tom Luman, accompanied by Alex Arable on the udu. The two instruments make a perfect blend in that the udu does not overpower the guitar… adds just the right amount of percussive distinction to drive the piece along. Tom who has been featured here at Acoustic Guitar Videos before,  has a few more videos on YouTube definitely worth checking out. Also check out a great live blues performance at a night club that you […]

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  • Rolling Stones – Blues All Acoustic

    It’s no secret that the Rolling Stones were (and still are) heavily influenced by the blues. Here’s a great video that featured the Stones doing it to it in an all acoustic setting. From Bluegrass to Rock & Roll and a lot in between, the blues has influenced entire music styles. British invasion bands such as the Beatles and even more so- the Rolling Stones, added those flatted notes and dominant 7th’s into many of their compositions. Watching this video, it’s […]

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  • Light Bulb Blues Guitar

    Looking for something unusual to share with your friends? Well this would be it… The description at YouTube claims this a woman from Gomel Belarus playing blues guitar with a light bulb. The guitar looks to be over 100 years old, the lady looks even older but that does appear to be a new light bulb…      

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  • Forget The Rules?

    Think of all the hours, days, weeks, months and years it took the classically trained guitarist to develop the proper left hand technique…. And then, a woman from Botswana (northern South Africa) comes along and just totally disregards all the rules.. Did I say woman… (that’s what the YouTube description calls her). But you know what? She is awfully good… or should I say, he is awfully good!! Yea that’s right, it’s a man. “This ‘woman’ is a man called […]

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  • Paul, George and Ringo- Jamming on Acoustics

    For me, it’s usually anything Beatles that I’m gonna enjoy, especially an acoustic style jam such as this one that took place in 1995. I don’t know if this was the last official time these guys got together to play music but, I found it curious that it was all acoustics… Cool video? What do you think?  

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  • Andy Falco & Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters) LIVE on WTJU

    Have you heard of the Infamous Stringdusters? If not, they are one of the premiere bluegrass instrumental crossover bands on the scene these days. I first heard a few recordings of them with Chris Eldridge on guitar, who is now with The Punch Brothers.  Tough order to replace a guitarist like Chris right? Well… Andy Falco, from Long Island New York who was  performing on the Island locally with his brother (The Falco Brothers) and Buddy Merriam’s Back Roads decided to […]

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  • Corey Harris- Catfish Blues

    The chords to a blues song are really no big deal. 1/4/5 usually with a possible 6- thrown in. But hey, that’s not the point. Playing the blues is a feeling and not just the notes. Take Corey Harris- he’s all feel… and the real deal. If you want to see more Blues guitar videos, please let me know and comment below.  

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  • Calum Graham – Guitar Contest Anyone?

    I guess contests are ultimately a good thing as it seems to pull out guitarists that might not be so easy to find. Here’s a video of the first place winner for the Canadian Guitar Festival 2010: Guitarist Calum Graham  with an original piece he wrote called “The Channel”) The description at YouTube said the following: “Calum Graham from High River/Calgary returned to take top honours this year, after placing 2nd in 2009. This tune is an original piece called […]

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  • Brandon Farris- Knockin’ On Some More Wood

    Here’s Brandon Farris performing a Justin King song entitled “Knock On Wood.” You can see Justin’s version here  Brandon in my opinion is every bit as good as any of the tapping guitarists out there …. Make sure to watch the ending of this video- it’s  a little strange (maybe that’s a good thing?)

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  • Tony Rice Unit- Taking the Blues Out Of Bluegrass

    For all you bluegrass people out there, I thought you’d get a kick out of hearing Tony Rice and the “Unit” perform some jazz/blues… This was shot in Nashville Tn on February 3, 2011. His band features Rickie Simpkins/ fiddle, Josh Williams/mandolin, Bryn Davies/bass, Wyatt Rice /guitar and Rob Ickes /dobro. Yea, you’re more likely to hear this blues number being performed in some jazz club rather than by Rice and his bluegrass gang… but The word “blue” in bluegrass…. […]

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  • Led Zeppelin – Going To California – Staying Acoustic

    This time the band Led Zeppelin is going to stay acoustic on “Going To California” unlike the album version that has drums and electric guitars kick in midway through the song. It’s enjoyable to hear it this way- I was psyched about finding this all acoustic version from the band that helped define the heavy metal sound-…. quite a departure? Well not really. Lots of Led Zeppelin’s songs have an underlying acoustic bed with acoustic guitar and mandolin-  one of […]

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  • Neil Young – Who’s The Old Man Now?

    “Old Man” is a song written and performed by Neil Young on his 1972 album Harvest. “The song was written for the caretaker of the Northern California Broken Arrow Ranch, which Young purchased for $350,000 in 1970. The song compares a young man’s life to an old man’s and shows that the young man has, to some extent, the same needs as the old one. James Taylor played six-string banjo (tuned like a guitar) and sang on the song, and […]

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  • David Russell- His Secret to His Guitar Success

    In this video, Virtuoso guitarist David Russell gives some great insights on what makes him tick as a guitarist. He explains that he has a routine for himself, usually first thing in the morning. “Start with basics” he says, and warm up getting your hands acclimated to the guitar. This routine of starting each morning is what he calls “his secret” to good guitar. He also goes on to explain the importance of enthusiasm- and why it’s important to take a […]

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  • Crosby, Stills & Nash – Marrakesh Express Acoustic and Live

    Here’s a live acoustic concert by Crosby, Stills & Nash featuring their hit “Marrakesh Express .” What’s interesting here is the lack of views (only 13 as of my viewing). Perhaps this is due to the fact that this song and performance was only uploaded to YouTube on September 19, 2012 but, you would think that an act as big as Crosby, Stills & Nash would pull much bigger numbers. What I’ve always liked about this group was the songs […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel- Technique to Artificial Harmonics

    Did you see that video I posted last week with Tommy Emmanuel performing all of those crazy harmonics? If you missed it, here it is…. http://acousticguitarvideos.com/979/tommy-emmanuel-harmonics-in-another-dimention/ Well in this above video Tommy demonstrates how he does it. I found it fascinating….  not only for the harmonic lesson but his talk about  ”house cleaning” on the guitar. This is very important and something that I’ve been personally paying good attention to recently. If you keep repeating the same thing over and […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel-Classic Gas (And A Lot Of Gas)

    There’s a ton of videos out there on Tommy Emmanuel, and although I want to try to cover as many new guitarists out there, it seems like I just can’t resist posting another Tommy Video… It almost reminds me of the 60′s when the Beatles keep pumping out hit after hit and dominated the airwaves. Years later, you have the Oldies stations that play that time period but seem to leave out the Beatles. Maybe this is due to the […]

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  • Ry Cooder – Bottleneck Blues Master

    Ry Cooder is a downright bluesy dude, and this song Vigilante Man is a testament to his great slide bottleneck playin and soulful singin. It was recorded live at the “Old Grey Whistle Test” back in the 70′s. If you like this video, please hit the like button and share it with your friends. And if you think I should post more “blues” acoustic guitar vids here at Acoustic Guitar Videos, please let me know with a comment or two below. Special thanks to Dust […]

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