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  • Django’s 100th Birthday Celebration- One Guitarist Better Than The Next

    Django’s 100th Birthday Celebration- One Guitarist Better Than The Next

    I’m always amazed with the Django Gypsy Jazz Style, and all of the great players that are carrying on the tradition. Here’s a video of Django Reinhardt’s 100th birthday celebration, which was filmed in Le QuecumBar in London. One guitarist is better than the next. Django’s birthday brought together 34 of some of the world’s finest Gypsy guitar players from 6 countries. We are proud to say that 50% of those who accepted our invitation and represented the music of […]

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  • Cherokee Shuffle- with Josh Williams,Chris Eldridge and Andy Falco

    Here’s Josh Williams, Chris Eldridge and Andy Falco performing The Cherokee Shuffle in Nashville’s #1 bluegrass hangout, The Station Inn. This song is a fiddle tune that most anyone who can flatpick a guitar will know. Go to any bluegrass festival-  you will likely hear this song played in a parking lot jam session. For those of you that don’t know,Josh Williams, Chris Eldridge and Andy Falco are 3 of the top acoustic guitarist in bluegrass music today- Josh frequently performs with Tony […]

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  • Gypsy Kids: Where Do You Go From Here?

    Here’s another Jimmy Rosenberg video with a rendition of Minor Swing. He’s about 12 years old in this one…. Accompanying him are Falko Reinhardt and Sani van Mullum Where do you go from there? That apparently was a question the older Jimmy couldn’t answer as he ended up doing a lot of drugs and ended up in prison. He’s out now and the word is he’s still playing great.

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  • Young Jimmy Rosenberg-Kid Gypsy Guitarist Video

    This video of young Jimmy Rosenberg is not the highest quality but does show off what he was capable of as a kid playing Gypsy Guitar. It was recorded in Holland in a gypsy camp where he lived . It’s interesting to note how his right hand is very open. Technically holding the pick in a fist is the proper technique for any style of acoustic guitar. I’ve seen other videos of Jimmy holding his pick in a fist but in […]

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  • Django Reinhardt – Sweet Georgia Brown

    Django Reinhardt – Sweet Georgia Brown

    Here’s Django Reinhardt performing Sweet Georgia Brown. The problem is, the audio is indeed SGB, but the film click is from J’attendrai. Unfortunately, there’s very few video clips of Django actually playing. For those of you that don’t know, Django was perhaps the best of the Gypsy Jazz style guitarists- certainly one of the most influential players of his time. And with all of the greatness, a handicap of only having 2 fingers on his left hand. According to a  Django […]

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  • Andres Segovia-What Made Him So Special?

    Andres Segovia- the “most influential classical guitar personalities of the 20th century” according to Wikipedia Here’s Andres Performing Villa-Lobos Prelude no. 1 in e minor, live in Spain Segovia’s technique differed from that of Tárrega and his followers, such as Emilio Pujol. Both Segovia and Miguel Llobet (who taught Segovia several of his transcriptions of Granados’ piano works) plucked the strings with a combination of his fingernails and fingertips, producing a sharper sound than many of his contemporaries. With this technique, […]

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  • Joscho Stephan Trio: Sweet Georgia Brown on Steroids

    Joscho Stephan Trio: Sweet Georgia Brown on Steroids

    Django Reinhardt- if you were alive would you get nervous? Here’s Joscho Stephan and his Trio performing the swing/jazz standard Sweet Georgia Brown. Joscho is a German guitarist who has appeared on stage with many of the world’s hottest players, or should I say, many of the best players have appeared on stage with Joscho.. Watch this video… Is Joscho the world’s greatest Gypsy Jazz Guitarist alive today? The song starts out with Joscho playing everything but Django style, even […]

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  • Al Di Meola: Layers of Tones

    Al Di Meola: Layers of Tones

    Egyptian Danza (Live) by Al Di Meola is an example of what can be done to electronically alter the tone of the acoustic guitar. At the time (2007) the state of the art guitar synth was the GK-2, can hear it producing the string sounds behind his guitar. He’s getting a fairly good electric distoto sound coming from one of the pedals on the floor. People that hear these sounds today might think this is outdated but, back then it […]

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  • John McLaughlin & Paco DeLucia: Beyond fast

    John McLaughlin & Paco DeLucia performing Spain. Is McLaughlin the fastest guitarist ever? The answer is no… there are faster players but, who cares after hearing him and Paco go at it in this now famous video. Later this duo would add Al Di Meola. Do you think that was necessary?

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  • So You Want to Be an Acoustic Guitar Player?

    So You Want to Be an Acoustic Guitar Player?

    If you are an inspiring guitarist, I want you to pay close attention to this next video. Here’s a guy that’s playing his ass off in the street for maybe a few coins. This is what it’a like to live the life of a real musician. Now I’m especially digging the part after the song is over….. almost an embarrassing amount of silence. If you have played these types of gigs (or in the streets), you know what I’m talking about. Here’s […]

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  • Solo Acoustic Guitar by Ewan Dobson “I Know Your Pain ”

    Solo Acoustic Guitar by Ewan Dobson “I Know Your Pain ”

    Ewan Dobson could probably play the hell out of a 5 string banjo if he wanted to. I say this because a lot of his right hand technique is similar to that of a modern day banjoist. Here’s a cool video and a song entitled “I know Your Pain,” but only for your listening pleasure- as you can’t really see what Ewan is doing all the time. Give me your rating of this guy. I think he’s awesome.

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  • Ewan Dobson- Over 8 Million Views Fools the Public

    Ewan Dobson- Over 8 Million Views Fools the Public

    Here’s Ewan Dobson performing a song titled – Time 2.. It has 8,768,661 views!   For those of you that don’t know, Ewan is using a delay on his guitar that was originally invented by Les Paul back in the 40′s. The way it works is, you would be recording signal through the first tape head on a tape machine, and the second head a couple of inches away would play back your part, delayed in time of course. It became […]

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  • Yamandu Costa: Considered One Of Brazil’s Finest Guitarist

    I just did a recording session with a phenomenal guitarist named Pedro Rodriguez who plays kind of a hybrid of jazz, classical and flamenco. We talked a little after the session and he mentioned guitarist  Yamandu Costa , a guitarist that is considered one of the greatest of Brazilian music. This is a vid from a performance live in Paris. Yea, it’s classical in nature but Yamandu’s playing has a little jazz, Samba, Bosa Nova, New Age etc… This video was filmed when he […]

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  • Check out this kid- Brandon Hart

    Here’s a kid named Brandon Hart at the National Fine Arts Festival in Charlotte, NC 2008 playing. The video is titled as “Unbelievable guitar solo.” Nice job Brandon… Hey you watching this video… What do you think? Leave a comment below.

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  • Do Kids that play guitar Get a Free Pass?

    Do Kids that play guitar Get a Free Pass?

    What is it about kids playing the guitar? Do they get a free pass from the audience? Even if they are sloppy and missing notes? Check out this vid of the young Julio Silpitruca playing a song entitled  ”La cumparsita” Well, he’s pretty good for his age, probably better than most adults and perhaps a guitar hero in the making but, do me a favor… Close your eyes and just listen. Now what do you think?

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  • Dominic Frasca; Someone’s Gonna Get Hurt

    Dominic Frasca. Here’s guitar playing that doesn’t sound human. I mean is this for real? Obviously is doing a lot of crazy things like putting pieces of wood on his guitar to using a C clamp as a capo holding  down 2 strings. This is a compilation of a bunch of vids. Truthfully, I had to watch this a few times. What a monster player.  Perhaps one of the most unique styles I’ve ever heard. Dominic currently lives in New York […]

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  • Erik Mongrain- Guitar lap tap

    Here’s some pertty awesome guitar tapping by French Canadian guitarist Erik Mongrain. And he’s holding it like it’s a dobro (for those of you that don’t know what a dobro is, look up a Jerry Douglas video). It would seem to me that this is a better way to tap as you have your entire right hand able to move around the neck. The Youtube video says it’s the best ever. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 post your comments…

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  • Justin King- Guitar Tapping Taken to Another Level

    Justin King- Guitar Tapping Taken to Another Level

    Guitar Tapping maniac Justin King is not even mentioned in this video. I wonder why. So, I’ll mention him. Justin King, Justin King, Justin King. This guy knows how to tap, definitely one of the best and so influential to a lot of new guitarists.  This vid was shot back in 2006…. Here’s another vid of him tapping on a double neck guitar- filmed a year ago-  May 2012. Song is called “Knock on Wood” You like?  share this with friends..

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  • Tommy Emmanuel & Brad Paisley: Cannonball Rag- HOT STUFF

    Here’s guitar extraordinaire Tommy Emmanuel with Country star Brad Paisley performing Merle Travis’s “Cannonball Rag” at the Grand Ole Opry. For those of you that don’t know, this style of guitar fingerpicking is called “The Travis Style,” which is still very popular today. I also bet most people that hear Brad Paisley on top 10 country have no idea what a great guitarist he is (or care.. which is a shame really). Actually, this is the first time I’m hearing […]

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  • Fingerstyle Champion Maneli Jamal – Klingerstrasse

    Here’s a composition by championship fingerstylist Maneli Jamal that is definitely worth checking out. Maneli is from Toronto Canada and his latest CD entitled “The Lamaj Movement” is available through his website http://www.manelijamal.com/ Serious tone out of that guitar – huh?  

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  • Solo Guitar by Mike Dawes – Somebody That I Used To Know

    Now here’s a guy that practiced with the click. Mike Dawes – Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye) is a flawlessly performed piece that is listed in youtube saying “No Overdubs.” Do you  believe that? Do I believe that? Well, you know how youtube videos are, hard sometimes to really tell if what you are watching is indeed the real thing. From what I’m seeing and watching, it looks real, but what a great recording… hum…. The camera work and […]

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  • Owen van-Larkins: Sweet As Honey

    Here’s a semi  solo performance by Owen van-Larkins with a song entitled “Honey.” I say semi solo because there’s some other stuff added along with the guitar. But who cares! This  is just about as beautiful of a guitar composition that you will ever hear. Obviously when the keys starts to double the guitar, and then the cymbal swells before the bridge… well-  you know it’s a production and not the live playing. Some of you might cringe but people […]

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  • Solo Guitar by Andy McKee: Drifting

    Solo Guitar by Andy McKee: Drifting

    “Drifting” by Solo Acoustic Guitarist Andy McKee: There’s a lot of guys doing taping but I haven’t heard it performed much better than Andy McKee. Aparanlty the public thinks he’s the sheeet too- this vid has 44,291,000 plays! (WUWT?)  He’s the #1 listened to guitarist on the internet (hope you are cashing in on that Andy). Andy’s like a one man band, drums, guitar bass and all. What do you think of his playing?     Check this quote out […]

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  • Solo Acoustic Guitar with Stefano Barone – Altalenanze

    Hey! Check out this amazing sounding recording by Italian guitarist Stefano Barone, performing a piece entitled Altalenanze. It’s difficult to tell if the video and audio was shot at the same time since it sounds to me like there’s microphones involved in the recording. And unless it was shot with one camera (a two camera shoot), that would definitely mean that it was played along to. But either way, this  is a superb performance. Now to my ears, it sounds like a […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel & Sungha Jung- Day Tripper and Lady Madonna

    Here’s Tommy Emmanuel, who was voted World’s #1 acoustic guitarist, along with Korean child prodigy Sungha Jung in a video from the 2009 Bangkok Acoustic Guitar Celebration freaturing Beatles Medley Day Tripper & Lady Madonna The kids pretty good, what do you think?

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