Monthly Archives: December 2009

Guitar Tapping Youtube Video

Justin King has a contemporary approach to acoustic guitar, he includes tapping, hammer ons, harmonics, percussive techniques… all at the same time ūüôā ¬†There’s a lot going on here, and many people who are only used to traditional guitar styles are in for a shock.

For other guitar players that use contemporary techniques in a musical way check out Anton Dufour

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Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to all.

Peace and Good Wishes

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

From Tony Hogan

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Ian Anderson Jethro Tull Youtube

In the early seventies Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull was voted in a survey the man that mothers would least like their daughters to hgo out with. ¬†Obviously at that time they were not aware of the beautiful antique parlor guitar collection that he would one day have. ¬†Although many people know Ian Anderson as a flute player and Martin Barre as the guitarist of Tull, Ian’s acoustic guitar playing has had an impact on a lot of players. Although simple in style it is always very musical. ¬†In this youtube video clip Ian does the classic song Wondering Aloud which was originally on the Aqualung album. In this case the line up is a small ensemble. I all those mums saw it today, they’d ¬†probably say “How nice!”

Check Out John Martyn Acoustic Guitar Bless the Weather

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Martin Carthy Youtube Open Tuning Guitar Tutorial

Recently I’ve posted about a number of British guitar players, todays acoustic guitar video article is about Martin Carthy, a very good open tuning guitarist. ¬†The song is called the Siege of Delhi (not a very nice piece of British history), it is a march and is in the tuning of CGCDGA, ¬†it’s in 2/4 time and uses a lot of alternating thumb work. ¬†Martin plays a lot of traditional music, but his ability to adapt it to open tunings on guitar separates him out from other players, his tunings are highly unusually and are a long way from the standard D, ¬†E , G open tunings. ¬†The first part of the video he plays the tune, then he dissects it.

for another great player on video check out Don Ross

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John Martyn Youtube May You Never

Anyone who was alive and listening to acoustic music in the 1970’s would be aware of John Martyn, a great acoustic guitarist who played open tunings, a brilliant song writer ¬†and beautiful singer. ¬†He recorded a series of albums, the most famous being Solid Air. ¬†The tune Solid Air as about Nick Drake. ¬†The band America recorded his tune Head and Heart and Eric Clapton did May You Never. ¬†Sadly John passed on earlier this year, but he left a great legacy, his music will live on.

For more John Martyn check out John Martyn

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