Here’s a Youtube of the great Brazilian guitar player called Joao Gilberto, famous from the sixties for his work with Astrid Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim (also named Tom Jobim). This the classic song Girl from Ipanema, a tune that has been ruined by many 🙂 , but when played well it is a masterpiece. Like any tune, it’s what you do with it that counts. This recording was made 40 years after the original.
For more beautiful guitar, check out Paco De Lucia
Here is a very nice video of Ana Vidovic, the great young classical guitar player. Pierre Bensusan the DADGAD player based in France introduced to her music some months back. I thought it would be nice to post about a video played in a more disciplined style for a change. The tune is Asturias by Albanez. It was performed at the New York guitar festival in 2006.
Here is an Harmonics lesson by the wonderful guitar player Badi Assad
This Acoustic Classical Guitar video caught my eye, it is played on a guitar which was built in Paris in 1930. John Doan is playing a piece by Fernando Sor. It also made me laugh a little watching John play, he starts out on the middle instrument and through out quite casually plays on both the upper and lower instruments. The piece is not overly complex but requires a little bit of a rethink.
For information about this type of Harp guitar go to Harpolyre
To hear a contemporaryHarp Guitar Player check out this Youtube of Don Alder Harp Guitar Video
Many of us have heard two guitar players playing Dueling Banjos; I thought it was quite interesting to see this youtube Acoustic Guitar Video of Edgar Cruz playing a solo version on nylon string guitar. It’s just under two and a half minutes long. I feel that it might inspire some other solo guitar players to work out their own versions of the old classic tune.
You might also like to hear Tommy Emmanuel play Classical Gas
Click the following link to hear Tommy Emmanuel Classical Gas