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  • Ben Lacy: Beatles Medley

    Ben Lacy: Beatles Medley

      By Miche Archetto: Ben Lacy is an electric guitar virtuoso, but in this video he is endorsing Breedlove acoustic guitars (here he is playing a CM Classic), showing his arrangements of Beatles songs “St. Peppers lonely hearts club band” and “With a little help from my friends”. You will agree that his fingerstyle technique works perfectly also an acoustic guitars. If you want to check him also playing electric, I strongly suggest to watch his rendition of Queen’s song “Crazy little […]

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  • Doc Watson: Old-Timey Concert 1967

    Doc Watson: Old-Timey Concert 1967

      There’s a lot of videos out on Doc Watson, but here’s one that I haven’t seen before. My friend and country music historian Phil Wells turned me on to this record back in 1977. I had no idea that there was film footage. For me, this is a real find! Features Doc Watson on guitar and vocals, Clint Howard, guitar and vocals, and fiddler Fred Price. “Old-Timey Concert is the title of a live recording by American folk music artist Doc Watson, Clint Howard, […]

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  • Sandra Bae: Don’t Stop Her Now!

    Sandra Bae: Don’t Stop Her Now!

    By Miche Archetto:   Here is Sandra Bae, another young talent born 18 years ago in South Korea, but living in Pennsylvania. She uploaded 71 videos on her youtube channel, and this is her impressive arrangement of the famous Queen’s song “Don’t stop me now”.   Something more about her from her facebook page: “Before, I was a girl who loved making music in her room. Now I’m sharing it on the world wide web, and working towards the day I get to […]

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  • Franco Morone plays the Blues

    Franco Morone plays the Blues

      By Miche Archetto: Franco Morone is an Italian fingerpicker which has two main souls: one is into traditional Italian and Celtic music and the other is into Blues. In this video he plays his song called “Chicago” from the CD “Miles of Blues”, where he shows his great ability to play a syncopated bass line together with a melody all over the neck. The guitar he is using doesn’t seem to have the best tone ever… but his music […]

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  • Sergio Altamura: Going Backwards To Move Ahead

    Sergio Altamura: Going Backwards To Move Ahead

    Sergio Altamura – Luna So you go out and buy one of those new digital effects unit for your guitar. Plug it in and wow…. instant new sound! The only problem is, you and 10 thousand other guitarists are doing the same thing at the same point in time and really, there’s nothing new… except for you. That’s the key here, the word’s “except for you” because hopefully you are going to get inspired to either write a new piece […]

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  • Judith Beckedorf: Young German Fingerpicker

    Judith Beckedorf: Young German Fingerpicker

    By Miche Archetto: Judith is 20 years old. According to her webpage (only in German) she started playing classical guitar about 6 years ago and then switched to a different kind of music after she listened to Tommy Emmanuel. She gained visibility a few years ago thanks to her youtube videos and debuted in 2011 in a concert together with Sönke Meinen. In 2012 she also played together with Adam Rafferty. Here is “Hogwarts” one of her compositions, showing an already solid fingerpicking technique. […]

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  • John Lennon: “Imagine” His Audition on The Voice

    John Lennon: “Imagine” His Audition on The Voice

    Before I get into it, I’d like to thank my pal and fellow guitarist Gary Reed for finding this video…even though it has little to nothing to do with acoustic guitars except for John playing one on this song. This video although not reality, is a “Imaginary” clip of what might happen to John Lennon if he were to appear on the hit TV show “The Voice.” John had what I personally would call a great distinctive sound.. but here it’s […]

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  • Illona Bolou: A Young French Talent

    Illona Bolou: A Young French Talent

    By Miche Archetto: Ilona Bolou is a 17 years old guitar player. She started learning guitar less than 5 years ago after seeing some Sungha Jung’s videos. And she is learning fast! Illona uploaded 135 video on her youtube channel. Most of them are cover songs, but here is one of her compositions “The Guitar Power”. According to her facebook page, she is currently working on her first album.   If you like this video don’t forget to share it with your friends!

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  • Bako Jovanović: fastest guitarist in the East

    Bako Jovanović: fastest guitarist in the East

    BAKO JOVANOVIC tamburica fest deronje 2011 By Miche Archetto: Here is Serbian guitar player Bako Jovanović playing in a music festival in Serbia. He is playing in a traditional “Tamburitsa orchestra”, made of tamburitsa stringed instruments of different sizes covering all octaves from bass to mandolin (more information available on wikipedia). In particular Bako is playing a “bugarija” or “kontra”, which has five strings, the bottom pair are D, the middle string is A and the top two are tuned F# and […]

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  • François Sciortino: Nice Harmonics Work

    François Sciortino: Nice Harmonics Work

    L’Hymne à l’Amour By Miche Archetto: French guitar player François Sciortino has many youtube videos, and many of them are covers of famous songs. Here is his beautiful rendition of “L’Hymne à l’Amour” a famous song originally performed by Edith Piaf in 1950. François seems to have practiced a lot with harp harmonics, a technique made popular by Lenny Breau, Chat Hatkins and Ted Greene, and then pushed to its limits by Tommy Emmanuel.   Here is a short bio […]

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  • Gustavo Santaolalla: Composer

    Gustavo Santaolalla: Composer

    By Miche Archetto: Here is the Argentinian composer Gustavo Santaolalla, who won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score in 2006 and 2007. So, don’t expect any fancy playing in here, but only very inspired and soulful music.This composition was included in his solo album “Ronroco” (1998), named after the instrument that he is playing. It belongs to the family of charangos, traditional 10-string Andean instruments. The wikipedia entry reads: “As a solo artist, he has recorded three albums. His first self-titled […]

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  • Kaki King: 12 strings with Irish influences

    Kaki King: 12 strings with Irish influences

    NOOK - KAKI KING - KING PIZEL By Miche Archetto: Kaki King is an acknowledged talent of acoustic guitar. This video has been recorded about 1 month ago during a live concert in Darwin (Australia). Kaki composed this piece for her sister’s wedding, with a lot of influences from Irish folk music. Imagine a wedding with such a nice live soundtrack… Here she is playing her Veillette Acoustic Gryphon, a very small 12-string guitar, expecially designed for D tuning (equivalent to the 10th fret […]

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  • Stefano Barbati fingerpicks Jimi Hendrix

    Stefano Barbati: The Wind Cries Mary By Miche Archetto:   Stefano Barbati is an eclectic solo guitar player. Here is one of his best arrangements available on youtube: The Wind Cries Mary. I’ve found this a very impressive and tasteful blend of fingerpicking, percussive techniques, harmonics, and nice chords.   Here is his bio from his official website: “Stefano Barbati is an eclectic Italian guitar player. His technique is inspired by great acoustic guitar masters like Michael Hedges, Tuck Andress […]

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  • Mike Dawes: New Video And Special Guest?

    Mike Dawes – Titanium – Solo Guitar (David Guetta – ft. Sia)   Rob Poland from CandyRat Records dropped me a line.. writing the following: “Check out Mike Dawes new amazing cover of “Titanium” with special guest at the end of the video.” Well one thing is for sure, if this is a Mike Dawes video, you know it’s gonna be good. And yet another thing for sure, Rob Poland has a great ear in knowing how to produce and […]

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  • Dale Cinski: Give Me The Night

    After doing this website for almost a year now  (July 4th is our one year anniversary), you just know by hearing a few notes whether a guitarist is gonna light it up or not. Well, took all of a half second for me to turn up my speakers and enjoy this Dale Cinski video of George Benson’s “Give Me The Night.” Dale’s just flat out “got it going on” with his Ovation Guitar, and has such good rhythmical sense in […]

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  • Göran Söllscher: The Eleven-String Alto Guitar

    Göran Söllscher: The Eleven-String Alto Guitar

    By John Hill: The eleven-string alto guitar Göran Söllscher Bourrée-Gigue (J.S.Bach BWV996) The eleven-string alto guitar or altgitarr is an extended-range classical guitar developed by Swedish luthier Georg Bolin in the 1960s. Original Bolin instruments are now rare and valuable. The Bolin alto guitar most often has eleven strings, but a thirteen-string version also exists. They are most often used for performance of lute music, particularly Bach. “About the artist: Göran Söllscher is a Swedish award-winning virtuoso classical guitarist known […]

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  • Max Roest Performs She Wolf

    She Wolf (David Guetta ft. Sia) – Max Roest, Guitar Cover There’s no doubt as to the power of performing a cover song. It was true in the clubs way back when, and it’s true now on the internet. The cover song many times on YouTube will get listed along side the original, thus getting the visibility. Well the same goes for this Max Roest cover song “She Wolf” as it has 70,000 plus views so far (and will get […]

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  • Justin King- Double Down

    Justin King- Double Down

    What should I say here? We’ve seen a couple of other guitarist do some double neck playing here at the same time…. mainly this one with Mark Kroos performing Dueling Banjos (both parts). http://acousticguitarvideos.com/2444/mark-kroos-dueling-himself-with-dueling-banjos/ This vid is different. Justin King was crazy good on one guitar, the double neck thing? Amazing……..

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  • András Petruska: Hungarian Folk

    Petruska András – Csángó szvit   Here’s Hungarian guitarist Andras Petruska performing live with  a Hungarian Folk song entitled “Csángó szvit”. Cool stuff huh? We’ve featured Andras here before last December with a very well played Christmas Medley that got an outstanding response. This of course is quite the diversion- this is called ‘Tsango Suite’ based on some traditional Hungarian dance music originally played on flute, cithern and hurdy gurdy. Great going Andras!  

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  • Beppe Gambetta- The Big Easy

    Beppe Gambetta- The Big Easy

    BEPPE GAMBETTA – DIXIE BREAKDOWN I recently did a recording project with guitarist extraordinaire Beppe Gambetta and haven’t been the same since. Would you look at that right hand of his! Talk about economy of motion… I’m just going to refer to him now as “The Big Easy” Even the Django Gypsy Jazz players don’t incorporate as much economy as Beppe does, as it appears so effortless while he is gliding though all of the strings. What you ask is […]

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  • Andrés Godoy – “Bird Sun”

    Andrés Godoy – “Pájaro Sol” If you’ve missed yesterdays video of Andres Godoy, check it out here… http://acousticguitarvideos.com/3237/andres-godoy-born-to-play/ you will be very happy that you did! I had a difficult time trying to categorize this video since it has an organ synth tastefully playing along with singing. I’m not surprised…. Andres Godoy is a great vocalist as well! Andres is one of those rare talents that was born to play and, his melodic and rhythmic sense is as sweet as […]

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  • Andrés Godoy- Born To Play

    Andrés Godoy- Born To Play

    Sputnik – Andrés Godoy – I’m not even going to say it. No I’m not. But what I will say is you are listening to one fantastic musician that was “Born to Play” music and has so much to say. Andres Godoy who hails from South America (Chili to be exact), has a definition to his playing that few possess. Along with a memorable melody, his rhythmical sense and his chord knowledge is just so amazing. I just kept hitting […]

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  • Forrest York: While My “Rhythm” Guitar Gently Weeps

    Sometimes we as guitarists and onlookers loose sight of what’s really important. When I was working in Nashville as a “hired gun” for the legendary Hall of Fame songwriter Jerry Foster, Jerry would often point out what the order of importance was regarding a recording/production: “The first thing that people listen to is the song, and if they like it, they will continue to listen. The next thing that people listen to is the singer, and if they like it, […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel “Imagines It All”

    Tommy Emmanuel – Imagine I’ve said this before and here goes again… I could do an entire website just on Tommy Emmanuel, as there seems to be an unlimited number of his videos posted on YouTube with a tremendous amounts of views on each. Why you ask? It’s really not so hard to understand when you check out just a few and realize that Tommy can do almost anything on the guitar-  and without any boundaries…  a rare gift that […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel- He’s Got The Beat

    Tommy Emmanuel - Mombasa (Center Stage 2008) Here’s Tommy again.. and this time he performs the song Mombasa, from the Sargam Hindi Movie Sountrack. Now I know a lot of you don’t care for guitar as a percussion instrument, but let’s face it… Tommy makes you realize that the guitar does have some fantastic percussive tones that are more closely related to bongos, djembe or a cajun. So you folks out there that comment that he should just “get a drum set” […]

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  • Edgar Cruz Performs Bohemian Rhapsody

    Edgar Cruz Performs Bohemian Rhapsody

    Guitarist Edgar Cruz is featured here with the popular Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” which has become an anthem of sorts in the pop/rock world. And if you were growing up in the 80′s, there was no way to miss this song, as it got heavy rotation on the radio. This performance features some split screen action which is helpful of you are trying to learn this piece.  In fact, if you should become inspired and the moment hits you, you can […]

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  • Thomas Leeb: Very Special  Effects

    Thomas Leeb: Very Special Effects

    Thomas Leeb – Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) acoustic cover solo This has got to be one of the most creative videos I’ve seen in a long time. Creative meaning… a camera in the sound hole? Wow, how did they do that? Must be a small camera to fit in there. And how did they get the strings to move like that??? Whomever thought of this concept was a genius and being able to do it… well, I have no idea! […]

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  • Stewart French Performs “Eminent Domains”

    Eminent Domains - Stewart French & Tarik O’Regan Here’s a piece entitled “Eminent Domains” that features the guitar playing of Stewart French and (I’m hoping that I get this right) cajon playing of  Steve Gibson. I’ve had a little trouble here due to the YouTube title which makes it seem like “Eminent Domains” is the name of the group featuring Stewart French & Tarik O’Regan. Well, turns out that Tarki O’Regan is a famous composer of classical music and the writer of this […]

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  • Sarah Jarosz – Come on up to the house

    YOuTube says: “The extraordinarily talented Sarah Jarosz with Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Nathaniel Smith on cello. Recorded April 2010″ I almost passed on this one… not that it’s bad or even remotely bad… Saeah Jarousz really has it going on and she is in for a lot more good things to follow in her career. It’s just that Acoustic Guitar Videos is first and foremost about guitar players.. perhaps other related instruments and for the most part great playing. […]

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  • Laurence Juber: Very Soulful Beatles Covers

    Laurence Juber: Very Soulful Beatles Covers

    DAY136 – Laurence Juber – While My Guitar Gently Weeps plus Live and Let Live Laurence Juber on this video performs the George Harrison song While My Guitar Gently Weeps and a piece of McCartney’s Live and Let Live. The string bending that Laurence does here is fantastic and is just one of the many things that sets him apart as a guitarist. Now if you are not familiar with Laurence, check out his bio… sure you have heard his […]

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