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Doctor Who Acoustic Cover

Doctor Who Acoustic Cover

The jury is still out on the latest season of Doctor Who, but one thing that’s for sure is that Nathan Mills‘ acoustic guitar cover version of the iconic theme from the BBC sci-fi series is amazingly good.

Deal: AirJamz Musical Toy

Deal: AirJamz Musical Toy

Play some tunes without need for an actual guitar with this wireless pick controller that connects to your smartphone, and works with apps to simulate more than 100 different instruments and sounds when you strum it. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

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With or Without You: Fingerstyle

With or Without You: Fingerstyle

Guitarist Luca Stricagnoli wows us with another amazing cover, U2’s 1987 hit, With or Without You. Thanks to the amazing three-neck guitar by luthier Davide Serracini, and an EBow vibrating one of the strings, he’s able to produce the song’s many layers in a solo performance.

Eye of the Tiger: Fingerstyle Cover

Eye of the Tiger: Fingerstyle Cover

Musician Alexandr Misko hangs tough, stays hungry, and rises up to the challenge of his rivals with another awesome fingerstyle acoustic performance, as he takes on the 1980s juggernaut that was Survivor’s hit theme from Rocky III, Eye of the Tiger.

High and Dry: Fingerstyle Cover

High and Dry: Fingerstyle Cover

Musician Jon Gomm presents an acoustic guitar cover of Radiohead’s 1995 track High and Dry that will pull you in and won’t let go. If you liked what you heard, be sure to check out Passionflower, which put him on the map for his ability to retune his guitar while performing.

Fingerstyle Kids’ TV Show Medley

Fingerstyle Kids’ TV Show Medley

Musician John Tracey presents a medley of some theme songs from classic kids TV shows from the 1980s and 1990s, performed with a smooth fingerstyle vibe on his acoustic guitar. We can still never get enough of those DuckTales and Inspector Gadget themes.

Can’t Stop: Fingerstyle

Can’t Stop: Fingerstyle

Guitarist Luca Stricagnoli presents another fantastic fingerstyle cover arrangement – taking on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2002 hit Can’t Stop on his triple-necked acoustic guitbass. The endlessly spinning camera made us a little queasy, but the music is worth a little dizziness.

Take on Me Fingerstyle

Take on Me Fingerstyle

Guitarist Alexandr Misko presents another impressive fingerstyle arrangement, with a fantastic interpretation of a-ha’s 1985 hit Take on Me, which seems to be having more than a little bit of a resurgence in popularity these days.

Delay without Effects

Delay without Effects

During most of his concerts, musician Rob Scallon performs Rain, a tune that relies heavily on a delay effect pedal. But he recently decided to see if he could replicate the sound through a combination of room acoustics and enlisting the help of two other guitar players.

The Prodigy: Acoustic Medley

The Prodigy: Acoustic Medley

Guitarist Luca Stricagnoli impresses yet again with a fantastic fingerstyle trio of tracks by the godfathers of rave music The Prodigy: Invaders Must Die, Omen, and Voodoo People, performed while he wanders through seemingly endless stacks of freight containers.

Stringscapes Vol. Two

Stringscapes Vol. Two

Musician Alan Gogoll used a custom built camera and guitar rig to capture the vibrations of the strings on his acoustic guitar, then played a series of chill tracks with beautiful scenery in the background. The most soothing thing you’ll watch today. Listen on Spotify here.

Careless Whisper: Fingerstyle Cover

Careless Whisper: Fingerstyle Cover

Guitarist Alexandr Misko turns in another incredible cover – this time performing a fingerstyle rendition of George Michael’s 1984 classic Careless Whisper, working his magic on the guitar’s strings, frets, body, and changing tunings on the fly.

Playing a $1 Guitar

Playing a $1 Guitar

Musician Rob Scallon has performed on some very high quality musical instruments over the years. This is not one of those times. Listen as he manages to somehow play a coherent and entertaining song using a cheap dollar store toy guitar someone gave him.

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Owen Davey: Master of Puppets

Owen Davey: Master of Puppets

13 year-old Owen Davey is a master of not just one instrument, but can rock lead guitar, bass, and drums with the best of them. Here, he performs all of the parts from Metallica’s classic Master of Puppets like a badass. His cover of YYZ by Rush is solid too.

Imperial March Guitar Orchestra

Imperial March Guitar Orchestra

Musician Cooper Carter shreds like a boss as he replicates the rich orchestral sounds of John Williams’ Imperial March by playing all 28 of its instrumental parts on various electric guitars and basses. He previously used the same technique with Star Wars’ main theme.

Feel Good Inc. 3-Neck Cover

Feel Good Inc. 3-Neck Cover

Musician Luca Stricagnoli turns in an amazing cover version of Gorillaz’ hit track Feel Good, Inc. on his unusual, but amazing triple-neck Serracini guit-bass, somehow playing the track’s entire melody and rhythm section with just his two hands.

Deal: FretX Guitar Fret Trainer

Deal: FretX Guitar Fret Trainer

Learn to play the guitar like a pro with this nifty gadget. It slides beneath the strings onto the fret board of any 6-string guitar, and uses LEDs to show you where to place your fingers as you build your skills. A companion smartphone app provides lessons and tracks your progress.

Isn’t She Lovely: Fingerstyle Cover

Isn’t She Lovely: Fingerstyle Cover

12-year-old guitarist Lanvy is the very personification of the song she’s performing, as she deftly makes her way through Stevie Wonder’s 1976 classic Isn’t She Lovely on her beautifully embellished Luna guitar.

Battle of the Strings

Battle of the Strings

Guitarist Joe Bonamassa takes on cellist Tina Guo in an epic speed battle. They lead off with Flight of the Bumblebee then head straight into the track Woke Up Dreaming. We couldn’t pick a clear winner, other than the audience at Carnegie Hall.

Every Guitar Technique

Every Guitar Technique

From dive-bombs to double-stops to finger-picking, there are tons of different techniques and flourishes that guitarists can incorporate into their jams. Music is Win did his best to incorporate all of them into a single 3-minute solo performance. You missed a couple, dude.

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Sungha Jung: Isn’t She Lovely

Sungha Jung: Isn’t She Lovely

Musician Sungha Jung turns in a wonderfully warm and technically flawless performance of Stevie Wonder’s classic Isn’t She Lovely on his acoustic guitar. We were blown away by his harp ukulele rendition of Dust in the Wind too.

Fidget Strummer

Fidget Strummer

The fidgetspinnerpocalypse is upon us, and these kinetic toys are everywhere now. Musician Davie504 thought he’d try something different than just wasting time with his fidget spinner, and used it to strum the strings on his bass guitar. Turns out it’s perfect for surf rock.

One Finger Bass Solo

One Finger Bass Solo

Musician Davie504 rises to the challenge of a typically unreasonable YouTube commenter’s request – to play his bass guitar using only a single finger. He still uses his other hand to fret, but you try strumming a bass this well using only your pinky.

Miguel Montalban: Sultans of Swing

Miguel Montalban: Sultans of Swing

Musician Miguel Montalban turns in an epic lead guitar performance on his cover version of the Dire Straits classic Sultans of Swing as he plays for a crowd of bystanders in London. His Sweet Child O’ Mine and Stairway to Heaven are equally enthralling.

Enter the Acoustic Ninja

Enter the Acoustic Ninja

When you’re living on the razor edge stay sharp, sharp… Musician Kaminari presents a decidedly different take on Die Antwoord’s alt-rap track Enter the Ninja, with a toned-down fingerstyle acoustic guitar take on the boastful original.

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