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  • Anna Likhacheva: Encore!

    Anna Likhacheva: Encore!

    Anna Likhacheva Performance on the Great Finale of the World Guitar “Great Finale of the World Guitar Competition 2012 was held in Novi Sad during 6.Vojvodina Guitar Fest (9 – 12. April 2012). This is performance of Anna Likhacheva from Russia.” Here’s Anna Likhacheva all grown up so to speak. If you’ve missed the first video of Anna when she was 9 years old, do check that out: http://acousticguitarvideos.com/3783/anna-likhacheva-9-year-old-virtuoso/ This video as you can see is from 2012, a year ago […]

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  • Anna Likhacheva: 9 Year Old Virtuoso

    Anna Likhacheva: 9 Year Old Virtuoso

    El Colibri – Anna Likhacheva (9 year) “Anna Likhacheva plays in the competition in Moscow (2003) “ You can see the date and yes… that’s some time ago. But playing like that at 9 years old? Absolutely amazing! Well, I’m guessing the discipline that Anna went through is similar to that of those Eastern Block country gymnasts who would train morning, noon and night. Practicing 8 hours a day. Maybe that’s undercutting it. Even I exceeded that when I was […]

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  • Herb Ohta Jr: Following Footsteps of his Famous Father

    Herb Ohta Jr: Following Footsteps of his Famous Father

    Herb Ohta Jr – “Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani” “Herb Ohta Jr performs “Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani” at The Slack Key Show Masters of Hawaiian Music on May 23, 2012 at The Napili Kai Beach Resort in Napili Bay.”   By Flip Peters: Herb Ohta Jr is following in the footsteps of his famous father, Herb Ohta Sr A/K/A Ohta-San, one of the early ‘ukulele-heros. http://www.ukulele.org/?Inductees:2004-2007:Herb_Ohta Like his dad Herb Ohta Jr plays the low G tuning, but unlike him he uses a […]

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  • Brent Mason: Session Electric Guitarist goes Acoustic

    Brent Mason: Session Electric Guitarist goes Acoustic

    Summer NAMM ’11 – Cole Clark Guitars Brent Mason & Randy Kohrs “2011 Summer NAMM Show where they visit the Cole Clark Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a performance by guitarists Brent Mason and Randy Kohrs using Cole Clark Guitars Talisman acoustic and lap steel models.” When I first saw this video I had to wonder which of these two killer musicians to focus in on. I mean, you’re only gonna read so much […]

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  • Pat Coldrick: Full Command

    Pat Coldrick: Full Command

    Danza Paraguaya No 1 Performed by Pat Coldrick If you want to see a very strong, very confident performance… look no further. Dublin Ireland based guitarist Pat Coldrick is just about as good as it gets, with a flawless technique, expressive lines and a tone to die for. In this video, Pat performs  Danza Paraguaya No. 1, which is a composition by A Barrios Mangore. The setting is at St. Mary’s Church, Howth, North County Dublin.  A first rate video and […]

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  • Laurindo Almeida: One Note Samba

    Laurindo Almeida: One Note Samba

    Laurindo Almeida with The Modern Jazz Quartet By Flip Peters: Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida came to the US in the late 1940s with the Stan Kenton band. In 1952, 10 years before Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd started the Bossa Nova craze with their album Jazz Samba, Almeida and Bud Shank recorded Brazilliance, fusing Brazilian music and “cool” or “West Coast” jazz. His varied recording, composing and performing career is summarized at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurindo_Almeida. His performance here with the MJQ […]

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  • John McLaughlin: Speeding On The Acoustic

    John McLaughlin: Speeding On The Acoustic

    John McLaughlin Solo Guitar Recorded August 30, 1981 St. Goarshausen, Germany. There’s a lot of people that don’t necessarily appreciate  ”Speed Guitar” but then again,,, there’s a lot of you that do. But to be a successful guitarist, you have to be able to do it all… you know, play slow, play melodies, play with feeling, and play fast. Well John McLaughlin for the longest time that I can recall, was (is) perhaps the sheer fastest on the acoustic- able to […]

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  • Richard Smith: Jerry Reed- Jerry Reed

    Richard Smith: Jerry Reed- Jerry Reed

    “Richard Smith and Julie Adams at the Performing Arts Center, Borrego Springs, California on 8th April 2005″ We just featured Richard Smith on Acoustic Guitar Videos and you know what? It got a giant response! Here’s the link to some more of his fabulous videos http://acousticguitarvideos.com/?s=richard+smith In this vid, Richard plays a Jerry Reed Medley which includes at the end “Jerry’s Breakdown.” This was always one of my favorite songs and I actually first heard it on a record by […]

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  • Chit San Maung: Burmese Guitar Hero

    Chit San Maung: Burmese Guitar Hero

    By Miche Archetto: Here is Chit San Maung (also spelled Mung) playing an acoustic guitar. Chit San Mung is a guitar virtuoso from Myanmar (or Burma) and lead guitarist of Iron Cross, the most popular Burmese rock band. Here he flatpicks an intro solo and then he switches to fingerpicking to play the famous Bourrée by J. S. Bach (from the Lute Suite no. 1, BWV 996), and than he concludes with another outro solo. If you like this video, […]

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  • Grateful Dead Acoustic

    Grateful Dead Acoustic

    Knocking On Heavens Door- The Grateful Dead I’m always amazed at the sheer amount of people that I run into that were/are “Dead Heads”… you know, fans of the Grateful Dead. I have personally never been to a “Dead” concert… I have however heard a lot of stories about things that went on during them though… Being mainly an acoustic lover, you can only imagine how happy I was to find this particular “acoustic dead vid.”  But 76,000 views… doesn’t […]

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  • Sean De Burca: New Guitarist Lands London Guitar Show

    Sean De Burca: New Guitarist Lands London Guitar Show

    Here’s guitarist Sean De Burca who hails from the UK with a song he wrote entitled “Farseer” off of his latest album. This video was shot at the TNAG HQ and is obviously live without any processing (not so easy to do!) Sean incorporates guitar tapping, percussive guitar and fingerstyle into his playing. With this percussive style, good groove is everything in my opinion…. Sean certainly has that going on. Here’s some bio information on Sean… as you will read, […]

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  • Javier Gonzalez: Hotel California Revisited

    Javier Gonzalez: Hotel California Revisited

    By Miche Archetto: Javier Gonzalez is an american virtuoso guitar player. According to his facebook page, he was born in Santa Clara but he is now living in Mexico, where he owns a guitar shop. He has a degree in Mathematical Physics from Harvard University. In this video he reinterpret the famous song “Hotel California” by Eagles, with a lot of virtuosity, including high speed alternate picking and sweeping. This video had more than 1 million views in 3 years. […]

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  • Assad Brother: A Moment of Pure Music

    Assad Brother: A Moment of Pure Music

    Assad Brother A Moment of Pure Love Sergio and Odair Assad perform a piece by Baiao Malandro – Egberto Gismonti   BY MARIE GULLARD “It has been written about Brazilian guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad that no amount of expectation prepares an audience for their perfectly synchronized style of musical interplay and their innovative compositions, many of which have been written by Sergio’s daughter, pianist and composer Clarice Assad. The three, along with percussionist Jamey Haddad and vocalist Christiane Karam, will perform […]

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  • Stephan Grapelli & Julian Bream Play Django Reinhardt

    Stephan Grapelli & Julian Bream Play Django Reinhardt

    Nuage St Grapelli & J Bream This is just wonderful playing here by guitarist Julian Bream and the unmistakable Stephan Grapelli on violin, who should know a little about playing with the author of this song (that would be Django Reinhardt (Nuage). “Julien Bream is a British classical guitarist and lutenist and is one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of the 20th century. He has also been successful in renewing popular interest in the lute. Bream was born in London and brought up in a […]

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  • Richard Smith: Extraordinary Fingerpicking

    Richard Smith: Extraordinary Fingerpicking

    Richard Smith plays “The Watkins Man” Here’s fingerpicking guitar specialist Richard Smith, “playing a Chet tune on his Stonebridge 23SR guitar at CAAS 2008″ As you can see, this vid is sort of an informal video but sometimes these are the best ones! Richard is a one man wrecking crew with his fingerpicking… and this song “The Watkins Man” really shows off what Richard is capable of in a big way.   Richard Smith Bio: Richard Smith was born in […]

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  • Tony Rice & Friends: White House Blues

    Tony Rice & Friends: White House Blues

    Here’s Tony Rice, along with Sam Bush, Mark O’Connor, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck & Mark Schatz, performing “White House Blues.” In the YouTube description, they referred to Tony as “country guitar giant”… what? Way back when in the 40′s.. yes… bluegrass was considered country music, as they lumped it into all one category. But today, it’s bluegrass… period. This particular video shows off some great playing of course by all members of the band. I mean, who would be charged […]

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  • Alex De Grassi Turning, Turning Back

    Alex De Grassi Turning, Turning Back

    Back in the late 70′s, a new sound on the acoustic guitar was emerging…. And at the forefront of this new style and sound was guitarist Alex de Grassi. Since 78′, Alex has recorded many albums for the innovative label Windham Hill Records which are still among my favorites today. Interestingly, my mentor and friend Greg Gualtieri from Pendulum Audio had a close association with Alex. Builder of the SPS1, the rack mount design was the  world’s first rack- mounted […]

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  • Michael Winslow: Band In A VoiceBox

    Michael Winslow: Band In A VoiceBox

    Michael Winslow and Odd Nordstoga – Rocks Senkveld – Oslo, Norway This has little of nothing to do with an acoustic guitar… Well maybe a little cause there is an acoustic used in this vid. But the main focus here is on Michael Winslow… Remember that guy from “Police Academy”? You might have seen him doing standup comedy on one of those comedy shows? You can call him  ”Band In A VoiceBox” I thought this video was so entertaining and […]

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  • John King: Chopsticks

    John King: Chopsticks

    By Flip Peters: Like all ‘ukulele enthusiasts I am in awe of Jake Shimabukuro (and his brother Bruce) and their dazzling, Flamenco-like virtuosity. At the same time there is another more delicate approach to the ‘ukulele as exemplified by the late John King. King applied the 17th century technique called Campanella to the ‘uke. This technique was based on the principal of hitting successive notes on different strings, allowing the notes to keep ringing and creating a harp-like cascading sound. […]

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  • Tom Lumen: Imagine

    I have to admit that I’m used to seeing Tom Lumen really lay out some heavy duty bluesy guitar…. So this John Lennon classic “Imagine” is quite the departure for this Hungarian guitarist whose gaining a lot of popularity and recognition these days in Europe. If you are not so familiar with Tom, do check out some more of his videos here.  http://acousticguitarvideos.com/?s=Tom+Lumen You can also check out his YouTube channel for even more vids. Here’s Tom’s bio: “Tom Lumen […]

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  • Eve Beneke: Life On Bach

    J.S. Bach – Cello Suite No. 6 Prélude – Eva Beneke (guitar) This is quite the production here with this Eve Beneke video.. One thing is for sure, Eve is a seriously talented guitarist- Accuracy and soul seems to be no problem for her on this Bach Cello Suite No.6 Prelude. The video obviously was recorded separate from the actual audio performance but, it’s fun watching what Eve’s life is all about.. that is.. what she’s doing when she’s not […]

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  • Tatyana Ryzhkova: Bach on Guitar

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata II BWV 1003, Allegro Here’s guitarist Tatyana Ryzhkova with the Bach Sonata II BWV… The performance here is just beautiful, well executed and soulful. You will want to watch this over and over again. Tatyana’s left hand technique is just perfect, and the sustain she gets on some of the ascending passages is just fantastic- almost reminds me of floating guitar! Here’s a short bio- you can click on the link below to read more: “Tatyana […]

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  • Ledward Kaapana: No Slacking Off Here

    Ledward Kaapana: No Slacking Off Here

      Slack Key Guitar “Opihi Moemoe” (Sleeping Shellfish) By John Hill: Known as Aloha style music from Hawaii or Hawaiian Slack Key guitar. After the Spaniards and Mexican Vaqueros left the islands in the 19th century many of the guitars they brought to the islands were given to the locals. The islanders who didn’t learn the fingerings for Standard Tuning (E,A,D,G,B,E) detuned their guitars to an open major chord by slacking the strings, thus the name. One of the most […]

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  • Benjamin Verdery: From Cello To Guitar

    Benjamin Verdery: From Cello To Guitar

      Benjamin Verdery – JS Bach: Sarabande By Miche Archetto: J.S. Bach’s music is often referred to as sort of “pure music”, meaning a music that can be played on any instrument. I agree with this point of view, and Benjamin Verdery’s transcriptions of cello suites for nylon guitar are a living proof of it. “Described as “iconoclastic” and “inventive” by The New York Times and “one of the classical guitar world’s most foremost personalities,” by Classical Guitar Magazine, Benjamin Verdery enjoys […]

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  • Andrew York: guitarist and composer

    Andrew York: guitarist and composer

      Andrew York plays Sunburst, Jubilation  By Miche Archetto Andrew York is a guitarist with a deep sense of melody and harmony. In this video he plays live his composition ”Sunburst” (AKA Jubilation), which I found very soulful and intensely played. According to his website ”York’s compositions have been recorded by guitar luminaries John Williams and Christopher Parkening, and Japanese pianist Mitsouko Kado.  As a published composer, York’s works appear in print worldwide through Alfred Publications, Hal Leonard, Mel Bay Publications, Guitar Solo […]

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  • Toninho Horta: An Influential Guitarist

    Toninho Horta: An Influential Guitarist

    Toninho Horta – Moon River – Heineken Concerts – 1999 By Miche Archetto: Tonino Ahorta is a fine Brazilian guitarist and composer that has influenced many younger musicians, including Pat Metheny, who – according to wikipedia – considers him to be “one of the world’s great ‘composers’ on nylon-string guitar”. Here Tonino interprets the famous tune “Moonriver” by Henri Mancini, giving a flavour of his sense of Harmony and his chords progressions that “defy gravity” (again Pat Metheny words). “Influential […]

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  • Erik Mongrain – One Man Show

    Erik Mongrain – One Man Show

      Erik Mongrain:Fearless- New Video Here’s a new Video by Erik Mongrain with a song entitled Fearless. The sound of his guitar is sweet for sure, and this composition is almost hypnotic that has a lot of nice chord changes and substitutions that can pass you by i you don’t listen carefully. Erik is definitely a one man show on his guitar with percussive tapping etc., BUT, he doesn’t overdo it. It’s all very tasteful… and something we’ve come to […]

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  • Gohar Vardanyan: “Armenian Guitarist”

    Gohar Vardanyan: “Armenian Guitarist”

      Gohar Vardanyan – Sonata Op. 61 – Allegro (mov.1) By Flip Peters: If you’ve never heard Gohar Vardanyan check her out. With a new CD and Mel Bay book out, she’s getting a lot of attention in the classical guitar world. She also has a series of videos called Lessonettes, sponsored by Strings by Mail, that have lots of helpful technical and practice tips. Here’s her bio: “Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States for numerous […]

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  • Robert Bowlin: Crosspickin’ it Clean

    Robert Bowlin: Crosspickin’ it Clean

      Robert Bowlin performs “Maybelle By John Hill: About the artist: Robert Bowlin (born September 22, 1956 in Pocahontas, Arkansas) is an award-winning American bluegrass and country musician. In 1978, Bowlin won second place in the National Guitar Flat Pick Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival, in Winfield, Kansas. In 1979, he won first place in the festival’s Finger Style Guitar Championship. His professional career has included stints with artists such as Maura O’ Connell, Kathy Mattea, Tom T. Hall, […]

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  • Richard Holzmann & Friends: Don’t Try This At Home!

    Richard Holzmann & Friends: Don’t Try This At Home!

      Richard Holzmann – Der Mühlsteinmeister   By Miche Archetto: Here is Richard Holzmann and his friends Baris Balci, Gianluca Calivà and Judith Beckedorf playing together Richard’s composition “Der Mühlsteinmeister”. Richard says that “It was a hot day and we had to sit on a metal roof ledge, which was burning its shape on our bottoms, so in view of the challenge to play this tune I hope you’ll have fun watching it.” These guys are pupils of guitarist Reentko Dirks at […]

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