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  • Jake Shimabukuro: Ukulele Virtuoso

    Jake Shimabukuro: Ukulele Virtuoso

    Norm Miller shared this video with us and writes: “Forget Don Ho! This kid has single handedly made the Ukulele cool again!” Well, yea, this is not a guitar but I think you will all appreciate how good Jake Shimabukuro is on Ukulele. Really, this is not that much different than a high tuned classical nylon string guitar, but tuned in 4ths. Besides using a lot of the newer techniques similar to one’s used by fingerstyle guitarists, I really like the sounds that Jake […]

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  • Biréli Lagrène Trio – Jazz in Marciac Gers France- 2010

    Biréli Lagrène Trio – Jazz in Marciac Gers France- 2010

    I remember when I first started to branch out from just listening to Bluegrass players.. I went to the store and bought three records- John McLaughlin, Chick Coria (acoustic with Al DiMieola) and Biréli Lagrène. And although I can really appreciate the electric guitar, it’s the acoustic that I’m really attracted to. So sharing with you this video is kind of like reminiscing for me, although this video is fairly recent and, I think Biréli is actually a lot better than […]

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  • Vicente Amigo: Thumbs up from Pat Metheny

    Here’s Flamenco guitarist Vicente Amigo-  Live in Mont de Marsan (1999). This a Bulerias-Mix of the songs “Dulce Amor” from the album “Poeta” and El Mandaito from the album “Vivencias Imaginadas”. MOHAMED BERRIAH over at YouTube had this to say about the music? “assalam flamenco music has roots Arab and Islamic tradition resource authentic c in the blood of Spanish flamenco musicians cl andalusia“ Who is Vicente Amigo? “Vicente Amigo Girol (born 25 March 1967) is a Spanish flamenco composer and virtuoso guitarist, born in Guadalcanal, near Seville. […]

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  • Joscho Stephan & Richard Smith: Lots of Pickin’ Goin’ On

    Here’s a song called “Lover Come Back To Me” performed by Joscho Stephan, his band, and figerpicker extraordinaire Richard Smith. Now the changes to this song are considered fairly standard, but what’s not standard is the incredible soloing going on here. It’s really hard for me to determine which guy is tearing it up more, because quite frankly both Joscho and Richard had distinctively different styles… With playing like this, it doesn’t matter whose better… both so great. So let’s just […]

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  • Tracy Grammer and Jim Henry, “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”

    By Jim Weaver: “A classic Richard Thompson song from the ’60′s. Good flat picking by Jim Henry. Nice new Martin sunburst being played by Tracy.” Well, this is some nice sounding guitar like you said Jim. But I had no idea who this duet was so…. Tracy Grammer is an American folk singer known for her work as half of the folk duoDave Carter and Tracy Grammer and for the solo career that she has continued sinceCarter’s death.[1] She released three albums with Dave Carter […]

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  • Fingernail Repair For Guitarists- Ping Pong Ball Replacement

    Fingernail Repair For Guitarists- Ping Pong Ball Replacement

    My friend Dusk Wings over at our facebook site found this video about Fingernail Repair For Guitarists that I think is a must watch if you are a fingerpicking guitarist. Dusk  wrote in the following: “Hey people, if u play fingerpicking and have long nail, sooner or later one of them will break, or as in my case, the friction against the steel strings will wear them out. Now, if u re poor like me and can’t afford a professional fix, here s […]

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  • Exploring the Vo-96 – Acoustic Synth

    By Jim Weaver “This will set some people off and will fascinate others. Sent by a musician friend who is on the road. His comment “Kinda crazy”. Reminds me that when I was young I took a “Musicianship 101″ course that allowed me to play/compose on one of only three Moogs in the country. It occupied nearly two floors in the music building.” Thanks Jim, this is odd indeed but something that some guitarists like you have said will be […]

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  • Don Ross – Crazy (Gnarls Barkley) – Solo Guitar

    By Jim Weaver Post I received from Duncan Africa. Very nice. Duncan Africa Here is a Youtube shot of Don Ross in action. Such a humble guy, but man can he make that guitar sound good! Don currently plays Marc Beneteau guitars. It was a pleasure to meet Don again. In the early days, when I was making Duncan guitars in my basement, I was introduced to Don’s talent at a house concert in East Vancouver. He was so kind – […]

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  • Rodrigo y Gabriela – Diablo Rojo – Live HD

    Rodrigo y Gabriela – Diablo Rojo – Live HD

    Here’s Rodrigo y Gabriela with a song entitled-  Diablo Rojo The performance here by Rodrigo and Gabriela is amazing. So looking at all of the comments at YouTube it seems all they are talking about is how fantastic and incredible Gabriela is with very few mentions about Rodrigo. (see what you get Rodrigo for playing with a girl?) Seriously, Rodrigo is quite the guitarist and obviously the melodic force of this due. Of course, Gabriela can play, talk about excellent […]

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  • Mikhail and Jake: Got Rhythms

    Mikhail Asanovic shared this video with us over at facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos I’m not gonna even guess what kind of music this is… And the sound of this is awful, obviously some technical problems. But the playing and the rhythms by Mikhail and Jake is just so unique, I had to put it up. The YouTube description said the following: “Incredible performance at The Old Duke in Bristol by these up and coming geniuses playing acoustic guitar.” Is that Bristol, as in Bristol […]

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