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  • Marco Ielpo- Fingerdance

    Marco Ielpo- Fingerdance

    Here’s some really cool playing by Italian guitarist Marco Ielpo with a song entitled “Fingerdance” which is a cover by Billy McLaughlin… performed in the tapping percussive style of guitar.  As you will see, Marco has a bunch of YouTube videos listed and worth checking out, as this video is one of many from his YouTube playlist. Marco’s technique here is all tapping, and from what I can see (and hear) there’s not one single picked note present in this performance. […]

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  • Ivan Pesut – Farewell Song

    Ivan Pesut – Farewell Song

    Here’s Guitarist Ivan Pesut from Croatia with a very interesting video that features “duet playing”… but the other player is himself. What a great job of cinematography here with both Ivans playing in the same room… even having what looks to be eye contact and interaction… Now we’ve featured Ivan here before with a song called “Spring Break” which is also definitely worth watching if you like this kind of guitar style Ivan Pesut- Spring Break What I am going to […]

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  • Akram Abdel Sattar – Long Drive On Road Success

    Akram Abdel Sattar – Long Drive On Road Success

    “Long Drive On Road Success” is a debut solo music video by Egyptian Guitarist Akram Abdel Sattar. The song as Akram explains it “fairly describes my progression with acoustic finger-style techniques and how five years, since I’ve ever touched my first guitar, were full of passion towards strings” Akram credits inspiration from finger-style players Thomas Leeb and Mike Dawes. For this filming, the video was shot with an iPhone 4s in Full HD 1080p mode using FiLMiC Pro app ($3.99) which […]

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  • Sharon Wayne plays Dusan Bogdanovic

    Sharon Wayne plays Dusan Bogdanovic

    Here is American guitarist Sharon Wayne playing Dusan Bogdanovic’s composition called “Jazz Sonata”. According to her website, she is Artistic Director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society, and currently serves on the faculties of Worcester’s Joy of Music Program and the New School of Music in Cambridge. “Sharon Wayne received her BM and MM degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California, where she studied with William Kanengiser and James Smith. First Prize winner of the 1991 ASIA Solo […]

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  • Jacky Bastek: Emerging talent

    Jacky Bastek: Emerging talent

    Very young guitarist Jacky Bastek, from Eppstein (Germany), plays here her new composition “Cold Progression”. She has stopped playing for a few months due to a hand injury, but luckily she is now back in business and shows her impressing mastering of the acoustic guitar. I couldn’t find much information about Jacky on the web, but that she participated in the “Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year” competition this year. The winner was Janet Noguera (we featured also her this year), […]

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  • Ueli von Allmen on a guitar by Dixie Michelle

    Ueli von Allmen on a guitar by Dixie Michelle

    Ueli von Allmen from Switzerland plays “Merci Dixie”, a song he wrote for Dixie Michelle in Tulsa Oklahome. He wrote this song to thank her for the great guitars, mandolins and banjos she make and the music she has enabled him to make with her instruments. We have featured Dixie’s guitar making in a previous post.   52-year-old guitarist and primary school music teacher Ueli von Allmen has his roots in the Swiss alps, but he loves American music and American guitars. […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel & Adam Palma: Silent Night

    Tommy Emmanuel & Adam Palma: Silent Night

    Here’s two of the best guitarist on the planet earth (Tommy Emmanuel and Adam Palma) performing the popular Christmas Song ”Silent Night”. This video was recently recorded during Adam’s tour with Tommy, and if you continue with watching this video, you can click in the video on the tabs to see more of the tour. Merry Christmas from Acoustic Guitar Videos… Tommy Emmanuel and Adam Palma!  

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  • Eva Atmatzidou: A great Greek talent

    Eva Atmatzidou: A great Greek talent

    Greek guitarist, singer and songwriter Eva Atmatzidou plays here “Rondat”, her first solo guitar composition. Beside acoustic guitar, she plays also mandolin and the  the traditional Greek stringed instrument, the bouzouki. She gained her degree in classical guitar from the conservatory of Thessaloniki in 2003, under the supervision of her teacher Loucia Samourkas. “Eva started performing as a classical and acoustic guitarist at the age of 17, participating in various bands that were playing mainly Greek music and “rembetika”.She also […]

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  • Jersey Bada Bing Christmas- Thinking Outside The “Pizza” Box

    Jersey Bada Bing Christmas- Thinking Outside The “Pizza” Box

    Hey Everybody! Jersey Bada Bing Christmas to you!! Here’s a very odd sort of video that has nothing to do with guitar and nothing to do with performance on instruments. So why am I sharing this with you? Well for starters, it is Christmas and I figured some of you may get a laugh out of this “North Jersey” Christmas Video that I wrote and produced along with vocalist Lucy Clark entitled “Jersey Bada Bing Christmas” back in 2007. Think Sopranos […]

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  • Oscar Mendez- On The Road

    Oscar Mendez- On The Road

    A few years ago when I was just getting this Acoustic Guitar Video site up and running, there were a few guitarist that reached out to me, and were very enthusiastic about this site and the chance for some more exposure with their music. One of these guitarists was Oscar Mendez, who is one of the rare guitarists in his country of Columbia that performs this style of guitar. (fingerstyle to be exact) Like many other guitarists, Oscar knew enough […]

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  • Country Thumbpicking

    Country Thumbpicking

    Concert: Muhlenburg County Thumbpickers   “Chet Atkins was inspired by the complex fingerstyle guitar playing of Merle Travis called “thumbpicking.” This guitar style has been developed, passed down, preserved, and expanded by generations of players around Travis’s birthplace in Kentucky. Award-winning Muhlenburg County-area guitarists Joe Hudson, Paul Mosely, Eddie Pennington, and Freddie Russell will perform. Presented in support of the exhibit Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player, made possible by the Gretsch Company.” I think a lot of you fans of […]

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  • Mark Goffeney- Drift Away- Footstyle Guitar

    Mark Goffeney- Drift Away- Footstyle Guitar

    Mark Goffeney- Alright, I thought I saw this video a long time ago and posted it on Acoustic Guitar Videos but… guess not. If you close your eyes you say to yourself, well, no virtuoso on the guitar, but solid playing and nice singing. And then you look up and see this and say., When there’s music in someone’s soul, nothing is going to stop them … and in this case., nothing. “Mark Goffeney is a native San Diegan whose […]

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  • Kaori Muraji: Variations on the Carnival of Venice (F. Tarrega)

    Kaori Muraji: Variations on the Carnival of Venice (F. Tarrega)

    Kaori Muraji is one of the most appreciated classical guitarist from Japan. She was the first Japanese artist to have signed an exclusive international contract with Decca Music Group. Here she plays a composition by Spanish composer Francisco Tarrega, which are the “Variations on the Carnival of Venice”. ” Kaori Muraji is considered one of the most prominent classical guitarists of today, and her challenges and activities are always regarded with keen interest by the entire classical music community. Born […]

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  • Molly Tuttle plays Whiskey Before Breakfast

    Molly Tuttle plays Whiskey Before Breakfast

    Here’s a fiddle tune called Whiskey Before Breakfast performed  by Molly Tuttle- written by Canadian fiddler and composer Andy de Jarlis and made popular on the guitar by Norman Blake. Although Whiskey Before Breakfast is a fairly strait ahead standard tune, Molly Tuttle performs this song with some interesting melodic lines and floaters. Floaters… what’s that you may ask? Well, it’s that sound of the strings ringing all together- and a technique that was started on the bluegrass acoustic guitar […]

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  • Gavino Loche: Beatles on Acoustic Guitar- Come Together

    Gavino Loche: Beatles on Acoustic Guitar- Come Together

    We have already featured Gavino Loche’s impressing acoustic covers of famous songs, including “Sultan of Swings” and “The Wall“. This time Gavino decided to enhance his one-man-band attitude by adding a new percussive tool to his Lakewood guitar. And he tested it on the famous hit by the Beatles “Come Together”. Also this time the result is a great and accurate rendition of the original piece. Here is some information about the song: “Timothy Leary was a psychologist who became […]

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  • RafQu- Acoustic Guitar – Base Jump

    RafQu- Acoustic Guitar – Base Jump

    Here’s acoustic guitarist RafQu, with an  original composition entitled “Base Jump”, played on a custom Fabio Bonardi guitar. This very recent video which already has a lot of views (over 14,000), is RafQu’s first release on acoustic guitar giant Candyrat Records. This has to be a very exciting moment as being accepted as an artist for this label is no easy task. I recently asked RafQu about all of this: “So this was my Big Dream to released a song/Video […]

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  • Luis Salinas: La Milonguera

    Luis Salinas: La Milonguera

    Argentinian jazz guitar player Luis Salinas plays here “La Milonguera”, showing his great technique and great musicianship. “Luis Salinas is an Argentine jazz guitarist who plays both electric and nylon string guitars. His music includes elements of bossa nova, Brazilian samba, Afro-Uruguayan candombe, salsa, boleros and jazz. He blends traditional South American musical forms with improvisational modern jazz. Luis worked for Egle Martin, a well known Argentinean singer, dancer, and producer from 1985 to 1991 and played on her bossa-nova […]

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  • Tony Pusztai: Guitar From Another Planet

    Tony Pusztai: Guitar From Another Planet

    Tony Pusztai, two pieces Okay, I’ve watched this 8 times in a row and I although this is going into the classical guitar category, this is serious jazz as well folks. Good luck being able to breath once you hear this… Tony Pusztai… is one of the most skilled guitarist I’ve ever heard.  Maybe a lot of you are going to faint from his dissonant chord embellishments, or maybe some of you are going to think that Tony takes way […]

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  • Tom Lumen – Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)

    Tom Lumen – Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)

    Tom Lumen live at the Rainbow Culture Palace, Kaposvar Here’s a live performance of a cover song by Queen that you probably have heard … “Don’t Stop Me Now” performed here by Hungarian guitar great Tom Lumen. About 5 months or so ago, Tom was asked to perform with Tommy Emmanuel on one of Tommy’s live shows. Quite a complement indeed. I have 2 regrets about that show.. first I wasn’t there and second there wasn’t a video taken during the […]

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  • Max Godman- Ninja Guitarist

    Max Godman- Ninja Guitarist

    Max Godman performing Dear Mother, an Original Composition.. Okay, I suppose entering a contest is not such a bad thing, especially if the outcome leads you to more of an audience. In this case, the audience is you guys here, and I’m proud to say that there’s many thousands of you that come each week to check out these videos here at Acoustic Guitar Videos. I just definitely wanted to thank you all for that. The contest I’m talking about […]

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  • Pat Flynn- What He’s Up To Now

    Pat Flynn- What He’s Up To Now

    Remember Acoustic Guitarist Pat Flynn? New Grass Revival, “Best Acoustic Guitarist” 5 years in a row in in the 80′s in Frets magazine. But with all the accolades this great guitarist has had which also includes some extensive Nashville session work and song writing credits such as  “Do What You Gotta Do” that was also recorded by Garth Brooks, Pat Flynn these days is not shall we say “making the waves” he once used to in the music industry. Does […]

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  • Soenke Meinen & Philipp Wiechert  – Smooth Criminal

    Soenke Meinen & Philipp Wiechert – Smooth Criminal

     Sönke Meinen & Philipp Wiechert : Smooth Criminal Beautiful live performance of the German duo “Die Philisöphen” aka and Sönke Meinen & Philipp Wiechert . They recorded this video very recently in Dresden while playing a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”. Even if it is not a purely acoustic performance, still it is definitely worth posing on AGV. More information about these two guitarists are available at the following links: http://www.facebook.com/philisoephen/ http://www.facebook.com/soenkemeinenmusic/ http://www.philippwiechert.de/ http://www.soenkemeinen.com/ Additional songs on Amazon by this duo” […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel- Hit The Road Jack- Featuring Igor Presnyakov

    Tommy Emmanuel- Hit The Road Jack- Featuring Igor Presnyakov

    Tommy Emmanuel- Hit The Road Jack- Performed duo style with guitar great Igor Presnyakov. As you may already know, Tommy Emmanuel is considered by many people as the “heavyweight champion” of the acoustic guitar. Yea, of course there’s a lot of great guitarist in the world, but pound for pound as I call it- Tommy is able to do so much- master of many styles, fingerpicking, flatpicking, jazz, solo, country, rock, covers, pretty much you name it… he’s got it […]

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  • John Fahey: An American Legend

    John Fahey: An American Legend

    The founder of so called “American primitivism” plays here “Red Pony” featured in a TV program back in 1969. The guitar is a Bacon & Day Senorita.   “John Aloysius Fahey (February 28, 1939 – February 22, 2001) was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who played the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been greatly influential and has been described as the foundation of American Primitivism, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to […]

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  • Al Petteway: Fingerstyle Master

    Al Petteway: Fingerstyle Master

    The great fingerpicker Al Petteway last year was invited to play at the “Woodstock Invitational Luthiers’ Showcase“. In this video he plays a Micheletti Guitar, Rigid Rim Model. “Al Petteway is a Grammy-Winning guitarist who has played nearly every type of popular, folk and classical music – as a soloist, as part of an ensemble, and as an onstage accompanist. He established a reputation as a world-class sideman by playing and recording with Jethro Burns, Peter Rowan, Tom Paxton, Jonathan Edwards, […]

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  • Listen to the Unreleased Stairway To Heaven Re-Mix

    Listen to the Unreleased Stairway To Heaven Re-Mix

    The video that is featured here  IS NOT THE REMIX, but is an acoustic rehearsal of the song that you might enjoy. After reading this article, I have included a link below to hear The Stairway To Heaven Re- Mix ____________________________________________________________________________ For those of you that learned how to play the guitar back in the 60′s and 70′s as I did, there’s a better than good chance that one of the first songs you learned was “Stairway To Heaven” by […]

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  • Andrés Godoy: Fingerstyle (and Chords) With One Hand

    Andrés Godoy: Fingerstyle (and Chords) With One Hand

    Lapislázuli Andrés Godoy To see more Andrés Godoy videos, click here.  (Absolutely incredible!) I am never ceased to be amazed by guitarist Andrés Godoy . Obviously nothing was about to stop his immense musical talent including the obvious (if you indeed are watching this video..) For this video, Andrés performs a song entitled Lapislázuli which can be found on his latest CD entitled “Dedos Felices”, (Happy Fingers).  I wanted to include a link below for immediate download but had trouble locating where […]

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  • Don Ross- “It’s Fun Listening” To Don Ross

    Don Ross- “It’s Fun Listening” To Don Ross

    Don Ross plays his original composition “It’s Fun Being Lucky” from his Candyrat Records release, BREAKFAST FOR DOGS!  Well, I don’t know if this is his latest (I will check). But for now, I’m really enjoying this song “It’s Fun Being Lucky” which could also be titled “It’s Fun To Listen To” or “I’m Lucky To Be Listening”…  okay… I’m in one of those moods.. Anyone that get’s released on CandyRat is going to be great, and Don Ross is […]

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  • Django Festival All Stars

    Django Festival All Stars

    Django Festival All Stars….  wow… I’d like to thank John Ditto over at our facebook page for finding this video and article. They group you are seeing (very hot Django style Gypsy Jazz) features Samson Schmitt, lead guitar; Ludovic Beier, accordion; Pierre Blanchard, violin; DouDou Cuillerier, rhythm guitar; Brian Torff, bass Hoping you enjoy this performance as much as I did…   The Fastest Fingers At The Festival, For Django Reinhardt October 16, 2014by PATRI CK JARENWATTANANON • Every year for […]

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  • Janet Robin: Guitar Boogie

    Janet Robin: Guitar Boogie

    Janet Robin is the feature here in LA, warming in up for a gig in UK in 2013. “A Southern California native, Robin’s musical education began the moment she met her guitar teacher, Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne). Under Rhoads’ tutelage, Robin became an ace six-string player and, while still in high school, parlayed this education into a position as the lead guitarist for the all-female rock band Precious Metal. Discovered by Rodney Bingenheimer of the legendary L.A. rock […]

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