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  • Tommy Emmanuel Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb:46 views

    Tommy Emmanuel is here with Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb at a gig in France – Bordeaux 30/03/13 Can you believe only 46 views? Well it’s true. Probably because Tommy has saturated the market and anyone with a camera can go ahead and do a video of a Tommy show. Despite that, what do you think of Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb? Some excellent playing here for sure.   Here’s another video by this trio that I am unable to share because the embed has been […]

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  • Erica Mou: Band In A Box

    Erica Mou – Torno a casa (Live @ Teatro Forma, Bari) I ran across this video by Erica Mou who has a lot of videos available on YouTube. Of course I stopped and checked it out because … after all, she is playing an acoustic guitar. But this video is not about great playing. Truth is, it’s average…… although very competent. But that’s not why I’m sharing this video…. what is captivating here is what Erica Mou and her music […]

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  • Michele Lideo: The Flavor of Italy

    CARATI – Michele Lideo Italian guitarist Michele Ledeo has been featured before here at Acoustic Guitar Videos… and for obvious reasons. He’s an excellent guitarist. In this video, Michele is performing and original composition entitled Carati which is performed with a lot of emotion. Nothing really flashy, but this type of song just doesn’t need that type of stuff. The sound and style of his playing and the melody sure does sound like it is coming directly from Italy! The […]

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  • Paul Reynolds: Plays African Song on a Takoma

    BIG SUN: by Paul Reynolds I know a lot of you travel… But isn’t it a pain to bring your guitar on a plane!!! When I was touring a lot, the effort it sometimes took for me to get my guitar in the cabin and not in baggage was monumental…. Id have to be early, request special assistance, make threats, get nasty etc… The Tacoma guitar was a solution for people wanting to travel light, and just get on the […]

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  • Robert Earl Longley: Wide Range of Infulences

    Robert Earl Longley: Flamenco Guitar Solo Spain Robert Earl Longley is one of those guitarist that has a wide range of influences and in turn a lot to say on his guitar. In this video, Robert is performing and showcasing his flamenco abilities with a piece entitled Spain. Doesn’t sound like the same Spain that I am familiar with- perhaps this is an original or another song that I’m not aware of. Please help me here if you know more […]

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  • Adam Rafferty/Joe Robinson/Adam Palma: 2 Am Jam

    The boys jamming at CAAS 2010 Perhaps the best part of being at a guitar gathering, in this case the  Chet Atkins Appreciation Society, is getting to play or listen to the impromptu jamming that goes on. Here’s a jam session that happened at 2 am with three outstanding guitarists- From left to right, Adam Rafferty, Joe Robinson and Adam Palma. All of these guitarists have been separately featured here at Acoustic Guitar Videos. A fiddle player which nobody seems to know […]

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  • Marcin Dylla: ‘Virtuosos of Guitar 2008′ festival Moscow

    Considered among the world’s elite by music critics, connoisseurs and music lovers, Polish guitarist Marcin Dylla is featured in this video which was filmed at  the Virtuosos of Guitar 2008′ festival, in Moscow. The piece performed is Joaquín Rodrigo’s ‘Junto al Generalife’ — 2nd movement of ‘Por los campos de España’ suite. Here’s a recent write up about Marcin Dylla which was featured in the Washington Post by Stephen Brookes, April 14, 2013: “Romanticism is alive and well, you may be glad to […]

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  • Bob Brozman- You Will Be Missed

    Wanted to share this video here with the news this day about the passing of Bob Brozman. You will be missed Bob. Here’s a video to remember him, and as long as we watch, he will always be alive with us. “Bob Brozman takes the audience for a musical voyage around the world at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California on January 10, 2009.”   Special thanks goes to my friend Dusk Wings who first let me know […]

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  • Frank Gambale: The Sweep Picking King On Acoustic

    Frank Gambale / Acoustic improvisation / Another Challenger / Years ago a jazz buddy of mine brought over a Frank Gambale instructional video showing how he does “sweep picking.” It was on electric of course, and at the time Frank Gambale was pretty much known as the best at this new style. Well, I of course tried to learn what he was doing and realized it was easier for me to play John McLoughlin passages than getting down the sweep […]

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  • Joe Bonamassa – The Drama of Guitar

    Joe Bonamassa Acoustic Guitar I kept seeing a lot of videos pop up while looking around at other videos of this guy named Joe Bonamassa. Well, never heard him before so I thought I’d give it a try. Well, Joe can fill a concert hall. Joe can rock out on the acoustic.. Joe can sing… And Joe has all the drama that this packed theater really reacts to. I guess if you are into that sort of thing… I’m used […]

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  • Jerry Douglas & Chris Thile- No Boundaries Here

    Jerry Douglas (feat. Chris Thile) – We Hide & Seek If you take the guitar, put a medal resonator on it, add some sound cones, raise the action real high, and then turn it sideways and play it with a metal bar and finger picks, you have a dobro. It’s been used in a lot of different styles of music but, the best players are in bluegrass these days. The dobro was never considered a traditional bluegrass instrument until Flatt […]

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  • Adam Palma: Playin’ Some Funky Blues

    Adam Palma playing his composition “Rocky Mountains” I just did a review of Adam Palma and Tommy Emmanuel (see this here) BUT WAIT… check this video out first… Adam Palma is one smokin’ hot guitarist that has  obviously been heavily inspired by the great Tommy Emmanuel…. and you know what? Adam in my opinion is just as awesome a guitarist that seemingly can do anything on the guitar- from flatpicking to what we hear now with the fingerpicking. This video which […]

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  • Adam Palma &Tommy Emmanuel: Tommy’s Ultimate Counterpart?

    Ever hear of guitarist Adam Palma? Well if you didn’t (or even if you did) you are in for a treat! This is a show that was performed at the Palladium in Warsaw Poland just this last September 2012 featuring the following songs: Django’s Castle, 12th Street Rag and Swing 42 I’ve heard a lot of of players join Tommy on stage over the years….. No doubt he always invites the best with him. But this video is different. Adam […]

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  • Mr. Evolution Performs “Mr House”

    Someone over at our facebook.com/acousticguitarvideo page (who shall remain nameless unless they say otherwise) tipped me off to this guitarist named “Mr. Evolution.” The video containing the song entitled “Mr House” which has only 117 views … You know that no one’s finding this without a little help. Maybe I’m not supposed to be sharing this? Now Mr. Evolution can really play, and if he sounds this good in the kitchen, imagine what he would sound like in a pro […]

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  • gAëT – Odd Name- Awesome Performance

     gAëT – Olympic Guitar Live Sina Bouchareb over at our facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos page wrote in and said the following: “Hello, Have you ever seen this video?? This guy is very talented!” Well Sina, no and a big thanks for sharing this video that only has 216 views. Yes, extremely talented is this guy named Gaet. As far as the low views, this may be because it’s new (just a few months old). But Gaet does have other videos that have done very […]

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  • Nathan Huisen- A Melodic Side To Tapping

    Nathan Huisen- Pearls in the sky Here’s percussive/tapping style guitarist by the name of Nathan Huisen that just finished his first album recently at Heil Studios, produced by Jesse Boleyn. Nathan really has it going here and for me, in a very musical/lyrical sense rather than just a lot of guitar acrobatics and fast picking. Some of the chord changes in this song “Pearls In The Sky” remind me of a Pat Metheny composition to a degree- Certainly not quite […]

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  • Rafael Cortes: Heavy Duty Flamenco

    Rafael Cortes: Granaina Here’s flamenco guitarists Rafael Cortes performing at a Jazz Festival 2008. The YouTube description is not so descriptive… so I don’t have that much info on the particulars of this concert. What I will tell you is Rafael is one awesome guitarist that reminds me of one of those Bulgarian weight lifters that get that intense look on their face before they lift some crazy amount of weight.  Rafael obviously puts his whole being into Granaina, and performs it […]

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  • Tom Lumen – Hot Guitar/Working The Crowd

    Tom Lumen – Hot Guitar/Working The Crowd

    Here’s Hungarian guitarist Tom Lumen performing a live concert in Berlin, Germany which took place not too long ago.  You know, as I was watching this video I realized something… It takes a special sort of person to get up with a guitar and play for an audience, especially if you are not singing and just playing. Tom obviously has a lot to say on the guitar, the hot playing and such but I want you to check this out… Nearing […]

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  • (Swenn) The Heart Tuning – (Original)

    Here’s a young fingerstyle/percussive guitarist named Swenn (I believe his last name is Mohn) who is originally from Madagascar now living in France. Swenn sent this video into our sister site at facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos and you know what? I think he’s done a fine original here.It’s nothing really complex with his playing, but I like the fact that he’s  concentrating on the melody mostly. This looks like a good song to learn as I think it wouldn’t be too difficult.  I also am […]

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  • Maneli Jamal – New Release

    Maneli Jamal – New Release

    Maneli Jamal – Adapt & Accept Part 2 (2013) Here’s a brand new video by guitar virtuoso Maneli Jamal that you can say you saw when it only had a few thousand YouTube views. With playing like this, you have got to know what’s gonna happen in a few months. In my opinion, Maneli doesn’t overdo anything and just plays so tastefully. This song which is entitled Adapt & Accept just starts out hitting the ground running and never lets […]

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  • Flatt & Scruggs: Tempo Analysis- Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms

    Flatt & Scruggs: Tempo Analysis- Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms

    Here’s a really cool Beats Per Minute (BPM) / Tempo Analysis of Flatt and Scruggs version of “Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms.” Why would anyone do such a thing? I found this very interesting because live music does indeed move in tempo no matter how solid the groove is or seems to be perceived.  And why this band and this song? Well the answer is obvious from a bluegrass standpoint in that Flatt and Scruggs pretty much defined the sound […]

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  • Martin Tallstrom Picks Foggy Mountain Breakdown

    When I first heard Earl Scruggs’ Foggy Mountain Breakdown, I just had to get a banjo. That was one of the first songs I learned… and after a while I had it down pretty good. But after a few years of playing banjo, I decided to put it down- just seemed like it was getting in the way of my acoustic guitar playing. .. Well, I guess that was a good decision as I’m still going strong on guitar. But […]

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  • Stephen Mougin: Rockin’ with The Sam Bush Band

    Guitarist Stephen Mougin is quite the flatpicker. He’s got what I call that “snap” to his playing that creates so much excitement. I’m including two videos here of The Sam Bush Band, the first being a song entitled Blue Mountain. The owners of this footage made a point to say that it “was recorded at and belongs to The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour in Lexington, KY.” Okay, thanks for sharing this and we are all very happy that you […]

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  • John Jorgensen & Brad Davis: American Gypsy

    This video starts out with a long but entertaining intro by John Jorgensen with Brad Davis just looking on. And when the song finally kicks in, Brad is just gonna play rhythm for John throughout the song. A slight  disappointment – I would have loved to hear Brad take one. Well, there’s more of these videos which does feature Brad, as this was filmed at the  Takamine Guitar Clinic in Guitar Trader – San Diego, CA back in 2010. Speaking […]

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  • Brooks Robertson – We Have Lift Off

    Brooks Robertson – Live At Five (HD) Here’s Oregon native Brooks Robertson with some high octane fingerstyle that is rooted in tradition but modern all at the same time. What’s even more astounding is it only has 2800 views at YouTube. Now you got to wonder about that… I would think that playing like this deserves a lot mor attention. Here’s what the you Tube description says: “My attempt at the powerful “Live @ Five”, written by my teacher, mentor and friend […]

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  • Smokin’ Joe Robinson: Acoustic Medley Featuring Misty

    Smokin’ Joe Robinson is perhaps the second best Australian guitarist behind his hero and fellow countryman Tommy Emmanuel, but he’s certainly got a lot to say on his guitar and, more than most. In this video, the YouTube description only mentions Chet Atkins song Borsalino which was written by Delamoe Bolling and Fishman. But on this video, Smokin’ Joe does the following songs… (little snippets) Jerry’s Breakdown: Done a little too fast in my opinion, but he only does a short burst of […]

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  • Carlos Vamos: Lead and Rhythm All At Once

    Carlos Vamos plays “Little Wing” acoustic tapping version HENDRIX This has got to rate right at the top for me with the tapping style of guitar. I’m amazed at the technique but I often find that many of the players are doing a lot of percussive sounds, rhythms and complex note choices that are not necessarily melodic passages. Well, that’s not the case here with Carlos Vamos. With this Hendrix song “Little Wing,” Carlos is playing lead lines with his left hand […]

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  • Roby Deaton: It’s All Good

    Wouldn’t It Be Good: (Nik Kershaw) by Roby Deaton Here’s a percussive fingerstyle guitar arrangement of Nik Kershaw’s 1984 hit “Wouldn’t It Be Good” by Piano and violin instructor Roby Deaton.. What? A piano and violin teacher playing guitar this good? Well, Roby is a fine musician, but he says in his bio that he started playing guitar just to get girls and make a lot of money!  I don’t know, I am a full time guitarist myself but I never […]

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  • Mark McCain & Erika Johnson:Touch the Strings- Cello and Guitar Duo

    Mark McCain:Touch the Strings: Brother David’s Jig This is a first rate performance by the Fingerstyle Guitar Cello Duo “Touch the Strings” with a song entitled  ”Brother David’s Jig.” I believe the composition is penned by Mark as well. (if not, I hope someone will correct me on this: “Based in Houston, fingerstyle guitarist Mark McCain and Houston Grand Opera Cellist Erika Johnson have brought their diverse talents together to create what some industry notables are calling “…timeless music that will last […]

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  • David Russell Performs Bach’s Greatest Hit

    David Russell Bach Choral BWV 147 Home Recording By Jim Weaver: To celebrate the birth of JS Bach, born March 31, 1685 here is David Russell’s home recording of a very familiar choral: Sorry Jim, I’m a little late for posting this but, JS Bach’s music is timeless so, let’s just celebrate his birthday again. In fact, I think Bach’s birthday should be celebrated year round, as he’s basically done for music what Einstein did for E=MC2. So for those […]

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