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  • Free Video Guitar Lesson

    Free Video Guitar Lesson

    Free Video Guitar Lesson Acoustic Fingerpicking for Beginners Lesson 1a by Lisa McCormick of GuitarTricks.com Instructor: Lisa McCormick Speciality: Acoustic Fingerpicking Website: GuitarTricks.com This four-step fingerpicking pattern is a powerful building block for fingerstyle guitar. For this pattern, play the sixth string (Low E) with a downward pluck of your thumb. Next, pluck upwards on the first string (high E string) with your middle finger. Next, pluck downwards on the third string (G string) with your thumb. Lastly, pluck upwards […]

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  • Bill Mize: A guitar with a soul

    Bill Mize: A guitar with a soul

    Grammy award winning guitarist Bill Mize, from Tennesse, plays live “Cherokee Morning Song” from his last album “The Angels Share“. Bill has a great tone and he is very much focused on engaging his audience and playing music with a soul. His composition are based long notes, long pauses, and slow repeated passages, resembling a heartbeat. This creates, especially in a live performance, a unique ambiance, hardly achievable with very technical playing. I’ve found this bio on the website of […]

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  • Paul Reynolds: Acoustics

    Paul Reynolds: Acoustics

    Something in a Brother Here’s UK guitarist Paul Reynolds with a a song entitled “Something In A Brother” that features… obviously him playing lead guitar, but also features a backing track. Paul Reynolds, who has been featured before here at Acoustic Guitar Videos and is an active member at our facebook page, and often comments when we post bluegrass or newgrass style music. Well, this song and the playing and the production really is very reminiscent of Tony Rice’s music […]

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  • Steve Bean: Closing the Circle

    Steve Bean: Closing the Circle

    English guitarist Steve Bean is featured here rendering “Bohemian Rapsody” by Queen on a classical guitar. What I’ve found interesting in this video is that Queen’s composition brought a taste of classical symphonic music in their music, resorting to plenty of overdubbing and studio work. And “Bohemian Rapsody” is probably their highest peak in this direction. In a sense Steve Bean takes back that music to the roots of its inspiration, playing it completely unplugged on a classical guitar. Here […]

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  • Michael Chapdelain: His First Candyrat Video

    Michael Chapdelain: His First Candyrat Video

    We have already featured this great American guitarist in two previous posts (here they are: first and second). Michael Chapedelain has been quite active on youtube recently. In particular he recorded his first video with Candyrat, where he plays his original composition “Portrait de Femme”. It has been uploaded a few weeks ago and had a good response. A few days ago he also published on his youtube channel a beautiful rendition of Otis Redding’s “The Dock of The Bay”. Here […]

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  • Della Mae – The Road to Columbus

    Della Mae – The Road to Columbus

    Della Mae – The Road to Columbus If you are current a fan of Bluegrass music, I’m sure you’ve heard of the band Della Mae. I got the chance to see them perform on the workshop stage just after my guitar workshop at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival a few years ago.  Also appearing with me on the master stage was guitarists Josh Williams and Tony Watt.. but I got to wonder why the folks at Grey Fox didn’t include guitarist […]

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  • Little Brother Eli: Folk Rock from the UK

    Little Brother Eli: Folk Rock from the UK

    “The ILLACOUSTIC act with the most views by midnight on Friday 28th February 2014 wins a slot at ILUVLIVE London on 31st March 2014 at the Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch” Little Brother Eli is a band from the UK that I’ve gotten to know over the last year and a half and has been featured here before at Acoustic Guitar Videos… Here’s the first video they sent me  way back when that I was impressed with (http://acousticguitarvideos.com/1581/little-brother-eli-awkward-positions-live/) . In this […]

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  • Gavino Loche: Sultans of Swing

    Gavino Loche: Sultans of Swing

    We have already featured other amazing acoustic versions of Dire Straits’  “Sultan of Swings”. Two by Andrea Valeri (one in studio and one live) and another one by Pedro Javier González together with his friends Tommy Emmanuel and John Jorgenson. This time Gavino Loche, a fine Italian guitarist from Sardinia, gives his amazing interpretation. His peculiar style is to make at the same time melody, bass line and percussion, but this time he surpasses himself. In some insane passages he makes […]

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  • Steve Hicks: Fine Fngerwork

    Steve Hicks: Fine Fngerwork

    Here is British guitarist and luthier Steve Hicks playing “Spring Fever” by Bill Mize and some information taken from his official website: “Steve Hicks was born in South Ockendon, Essex in 1956. He started playing the guitar in his early teens, taking his first lessons from Flamenco guitarist Don Wickens in Kingston upon Thames. Hicks discovered folk music whilst at college and became heavily influenced by the music of John Renbourn and other guitarists from the British folk scene.   A […]

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  • Guitar Republic: Unconventional Trio

    Guitar Republic: Unconventional Trio

    Pino Forastiere, Stefano Barone and Sergio Altamura are for sure among the best Italian acoustic guitarists. Sergio is more into experimenting both with electronics and with unconventional tools like the bow is using in this performance. Stefano is focused on percussive techniques, and Pino is an accomplished all-round musician. “Guitar Republic” is the name of this trio as well as of the album they published in 2010. This performance was recorded in 2011 at the Canadian Guitar Festival, where they had […]

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  • Kelpie: Folk music from the North

    Kelpie: Folk music from the North

     Here is something different and yet completely acoustic and worth listening. This is the description on youtube: “From CD “Kelpie” (www.WestparkMusic.de) – The duo Kelpie consists of two renowned musicians from the Celtic-Scandinavian world-music scene. As well as concerts at major festivals and venues world-wide, they are in demand as composers, producers, arrangers and session musicians. – Kerstin Blodig studied musicology and Scandinavian languages and cultures in Berlin (Germany) and in Bergen (Norway) with particular emphasis on Norwegian folk music. […]

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  • Rhett Butler: Technical Balance

    Rhett Butler: Technical Balance

    Guitarist Rhett Butler from Texas is featured here, playing his original called “Solitaire”, with a balanced mix of traditional fingerpicking and novel percussive techniques. Here is his bio from his offical website: “Rhett Butler is the Obsessive-Compulsive Guitarist In 1987 he received his first guitar for Christmas. As his primary antidote against the pain and fear that he felt through his brother’s bouts with cancer, Rhett retreated into the instrument. What blossomed was a fiery work ethic that is reflected […]

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  • Sierra Hull Joins Ricky Scaggs

    Sierra Hull Joins Ricky Scaggs

    This was taken from a live show that took place in  Nashville Tennessee on July 1, 2010 featuring the song Rawhide. Yea, I know this mostly features  Sierra Hull with the Ricky Scaggs band Kentucky Thunder, but check out Cody Kilby’s guitar break (right after Sierra’s mando break). Great  (from everyone in the band of course) but let’s talk a little about the guitar break. I still think that the band could quiet down a little for Cody. I wonder […]

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  • Christian Laborde and Benoît Albert: No Need To Overdo It

    Christian Laborde and Benoît Albert: No Need To Overdo It

    In this video Christian Laborde and Benoît Albert play “Sucré Salé” (sweet salty). No fancy stuff here, just beautiful inspired playing and enjoyable music. We featured Christian Laborde before, in this other video By Miche Archetto

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  • Cody Kilby- Take A Break- or Two

    Cody Kilby- Take A Break- or Two

    Leftwich, House, Kilby – Melee on the Backstretch Here’s one for my brothers and sisters in bluegrass that I know you will appreciate.  Gonna give Steve Dobson from our facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos credit for sharing this. If you’ve been hiding under a bluegrass rock, Andy Leftwich and Cody Kilby are the great sidemen in the Ricky Scaggs band- but great is really an understatement, as these two powerhouse players make up so much of the distinctive sound that Ricky’s band “Kentucky Thunder” is […]

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  • Ulli Boegershausen: Beauty

    Ulli Boegershausen: Beauty

    Here’s what I call a well executed and beautifully written piece by guitarist Ulli Boegershausen. The song entitled  ”Secret Story” gets the full out production- first rate video and wonderful sound.  If you’ve been following Acoustic Guitar Videos even for a few months, you probably know what I’m going to say about this tone. Yea, it’s a great recording but “it’s all in the hands.” Check out this bio on Ulli Boegersahusen… it’s a translation and it’s a little confusing, but […]

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  • Jim McCutcheon- Reunion

    Jim McCutcheon- Reunion

    Jim McCutcheon is an American guitarist, guitar teacher, and composer from Pittsburgh. He wrote this nice composition for a “reunion” of Wright State University classical guitar graduates (he being one of them), and this is the first public execution. (left to right) Michael Bard, Jim McCutcheon, Kevin Mulhall and Dan Voris. .  

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  • Andrea De Marco: From the Heartwood CD

    Andrea De Marco: From the Heartwood CD

    Andrea De Marco is a young Italian guitar player. He has a few videos on his youtube channel, and this is the one I personally liked the best. It is “Dedicata a te”, part of his debut album “Heartwood”. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any other information about Andrea on the web. By Miche Archetto

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  • Adam Palma: New Video Live

    Adam Palma: New Video Live

    Adam Palma is featured here with a song entitled “The Magnificent Seven” which is the Theme (Siedmiu wspanialych) and Zielony Piotrus (Peter Green) by Dzem. The performance took place and was filmed at Teatr Letni in Ciechocinek on the 28 of December 2013. For those of you that don’t know Adam Palma, he is considered one of the top acoustic guitarist on the scene today, with an impressive list of achievements which includes a four time appearance at the CAAS The CAAS […]

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  • Jason Kertson: Two Guitars, Better Than One

    Jason Kertson: Two Guitars, Better Than One

    About a month ago I saw this Jason Kertson video floating around facebook titled “Boy Plays Two Guitars At Once.” I have to admit, although I’m not one for gimmicks so much, this is something I thought worth posting. Now, could Jason Kertson have accomplished “Drifting”  on one guitar? Well, Andy McKee did so that answers that question. But as far as gaining more YouTube views (this one has 45,000 +)this is something that I know has already been shared […]

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  • Cacho Tirao: Smooth and Passionate Playing

    Cacho Tirao: Smooth and Passionate Playing

    Oscar Emilio “Cacho” Tirao (1941-2007) was the guitar player of the quintet of Astor Piazzolla, the famous Argentinian composer. Here he plays the very famous composition “Zoeba el Griego”. Everything seems so easy in his hands…   By Miche Archetto

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  • Luca Stricagnoli: “The Last Of The Mohicans” on a Multi-scale 7-String Guitar

    Luca Stricagnoli: “The Last Of The Mohicans” on a Multi-scale 7-String Guitar

    Luca Stricagnoli is a 22 years old Italian guitarist. Here is his nice and very well played rendition of the theme of “The Last Of The Mohicans”. He plays a Multi-scale 7-String Guitar by luthier Davide Serracini. Check out also his other videos in his youtube channel.   By Miche Archetto        

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  • Ruslan Djumbaev: Acrobatic Player

    Ruslan Djumbaev: Acrobatic Player

    Here is something really different. We all know Jimi Hendrix played his guitar behind his head or with his teeth. Well, Ruslan Djumbaev brings acrobatic playing to a completely new level. Here he plays the Komuz, the national stringed instrument of Kirghizistan. From what I’ve found on wikipedia, acrobatic playing is a common practice of Komuz’s virtuosos. “The komuz is generally made from a single piece of wood (usually apricot or juniper) and has three strings traditionally made out of gut, […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel: Playing All Parts At Once

    Tommy Emmanuel: Playing All Parts At Once

    Here is Tommy Emmanuel talking about his life, his playing, his love for music and audiences. He talks also about his mentors, and mainly Chet Atkins, that changed his life when he was a kid. He also shows his skills as drummer beside amazing guitar playing. And all this without any formal training! But also check out his explanation and demonstration of playing all the parts at once. Just amazing. Your friends won’t forgive you if you don’t share this […]

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  • Pietro Nobile: Smooth Presentation

    Pietro Nobile: Smooth Presentation

    Massimo Sposaro turned me on to this guitarist by the name of Pietro Nobile, and was nice enough to send me a bio on this smooth guitarist. A lot of you listening will really enjoy Pietro’s live tone in this video, as well as his accuracy with both complex and simple passages. Fine playing.   Pietro Nobile bio’s Acoustic guitarist, composer, arranger, producer and demonstrator of Elisir strings- DPA microphone-Guild-Ovation-Fenders guitars (sponsored by M.Casale Bauer). Pietro began his career at […]

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  • Bela Fleck: Yea, It’s A Banjo

    Bela Fleck: Yea, It’s A Banjo

    The Artist: “Béla Anton Leoš Fleck (born July 10, 1958) is an American banjo player. Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most innovative and technically proficient banjo players. he is best known for his work with the bands New Grass Revival and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. Fleck was born in New York City, and is named after Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, Austrian composer Anton Webern and Czech composer Leoš Janáček. He was drawn to the banjo when he […]

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  • John Standefer: Fingerstyle Ala Chet Atkins

    John Standefer: Fingerstyle Ala Chet Atkins

    John Standerfer – I’ll See You In My Dreams I predict that this video is going to do well and we’re going to get a lot of shares and likes with this. Why? Well, I think the vast majority of the folks here are into the Chet Atkins fingerstyle guitar style… and this video which features guitarist John Standerfer is definitely  Chet Atkins influenced. John Standefer’s YouTube channel is filled with a lot of great stuff including a lot of YouTube […]

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  • Jacques Stotzem: Hey Joe

    Jacques Stotzem: Hey Joe

    We have already posted some videos by Jacques Stotzem on AGV (just use the search tool here on the right hand side). Recently he uploaded a beautiful acoustic rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s version of “Hey Joe”. If you like this video don’t forget to share it with your friends! By Miche Archetto

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  • Petteri Sariola: Finger Warm Up

    Petteri Sariola: Finger Warm Up

    Petteri Sariola is the most famous Finnish percussive acoustic guitarist. In this video recorded in Germany last year, he plays live his composition called “Stomp”. Here is the bio from his official website “Petteri Sariola (1984) is a phenomenon, mostly known for his percussive approach on the acoustic guitar. He picked it up at the age of 7 but after countless non-functional bands he ended up developing a virtuosic style of his own, covering all the sounds of a full band […]

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  • Maneli Jamal – Little Blues Anyone?

    Maneli Jamal – Little Blues Anyone?

    Maneli Jamal just sent me this clip of him playing a few Blues riffs on a Yamaha C40 Classical Style guitar. Hey, it’s very very short but, it’s not anything that I’ve come to know Maneli for on the acoustic (hey, are we headed somewhere else?). If you are not familiar with Maneli, he’s one of the top solo guitarists on the scene today. So, this first vid consider  a little intro to him, check out this full video below. […]

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