Posted in acoustic, Folk, youtube

Bert Jansch Youtube

I only just got the news that the wonderful British Folk Guitar player Bert Jansch has gone to the big gig in the sky.

Kind thoughts to Friends and Family

More Bert Jansch  Youtube 

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Emily and the Woods – Never Play Youtube

There are many acoustic guitar players who just want to play and sing and not necessarily play like virtuosos Vicente Amigo,  Pierre Bensusan, or Michael Hedges.  So I thought I’d do a number of short acoustic guitar articles / posts on some of the new singer guitarists who play material which sound  musical and is based around simple chord patterns.  The following tune is by Emily and the Woods called Never Play

Emily Woods on Myspace

Posted in acoustic, Harp Guitar, open tuning, youtube

Antoine Dufour Harp Guitar Youtube

Here’s Antoine Dufour on Harp Guitar and Tommy Gauthier on violin playing an original composition called Solitude.  Whereas many of the guitar tappers do acrobats and exhibit phenomenal skills which will push the acoustic guitar into new areas, Antoine always leans towards playing music. Tommy’s playing on this is exceptional

Click Here for more Antoine Dufour on Six String

Posted in acoustic, Roots, youtube

John Butler Youtube Zebra

With the great success of the new John Butler Trio Album (Review) , I thought it would be a good idea to poat about his old tune called Zebra,  the tune that first put him on the musical map commercially.  One thing about John Butler’s music that sets him apart from many other players his his ability to appeal to the alternative rock audiebces as well as the commercial market and the roots and blues audience.  His concerts are currently selling out pretty fast in Europe.

John Butler Apil Uprising Album Review

Posted in acoustic, Acoustic Guitar CD, Roots, Slide Guitar, World Music, youtube

John Butler Youtube Tutorial – One Way Road

Acoustic Guitar Tutorial of How to Play John Butler’s – One Way Road.

It’s played on a National guitar on his lap, it is in G Major tuning DGDGBD and he uses a slide, with a mix of strumming and harmonics.   This is a fantastic tutorial, complete with lounge chair

The right hand is finger picked and at a quick glance the underlying structure of the chords is  G D E5 C, in the mid section it has sort of  an a Am and Bm type of sound to it, the chords aren’t necessarily all played but are implied..  There’s some great riffs in it that are built around a G pentatonic scale with a little bit of a Bluegrass texture to it.

Here’s a link to the One Way Road tutorial in a larger size video John Butler One Way Road

Also note that new John Butler Album will be out very soon.

Posted in acoustic, open tuning, youtube

Peppino D’Agostino Youtube

Peppino D’Agostiino is a tremendous acoustic guitar player who I first heard in the 1980’s playing open tuned guitar (think DADGAD etc) .  This youtube acoustic video is of Peppino performing live at the International Guitar Night Concert, which is also available on DVD.

For more information about Peppino and the other players such as Brian Gore check out International Guitar Night