Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Acoustic Guitar

The acoustic guitar is one of the more versatile instruments, cutting across many genre of music through the years. Here are some representations of the wonderful music to be found behind six or more strings.

Classical Music

Xue-fei Yang - Cavatina

Ida Presti – Guajira

Ana Vidovic - Torroba's Suite Castellana

C├ęsar Amaro - Suite Castellana (Torroba)

Angel Romero - Canarios

Anastasia Bardina - Tartu (Estonia)

Edward Grigassy - Sevilla

Jazz and Jazz Fusion

Paco De Lucia, John Mclaughlin & Al Di Meola - Mediterranean Sundance

John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia & Larry Coryell - Meeting of the Spirits

Al DiMeola John McLaughlin - Short Tales of the Black Forest

Ralph Towner - Jamaica Stopover

Los Angles Guitar Quartet - Icarus

William Kanengiser - Brookland Boogie

Joscho Stephan – Django’s Tiger

New Age

Damon Buxton – Tibet

Michael Hedges – Arial Boundries

Will Ackerman – Visiting

Adam Werner & Michael Manring - Impending Death of the Virgin Spirit

Phil Keaggy – County Down

Leo Kottke & Michael Johnson – Mona Ray


Tony Rice & Peter Rowan (from the film Bluegrass Journey)

John Moore, Jack Lawrence and Steve Kaufman – Black Mountain Rag

Steve Kaufman and Chris Newman – Nothing to It

Steve Kilby and Steve Kaufman

Leo Kottke & Doc Watson

With the addition of vocals the acoustic guitar becomes a powerful accompaniment.


John Mayer & Eric Clapton – Broken Hearted

Ry Cooder – Jesus On the Mainline

Stevie Ray Vaughn – Pride and Joy

Barry C Davison – Walking Blues

Roy Rogers – Tortilla Blues

Gregg Allman – Come and go Blues


Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie - Alabama Bound

Bob Dylan – The Times The Are A-Changin’

Judy Collins & Eric Anderson

Donovan – Catch the Wind

Peter Paul and Mary – Jane Jane

Folk Rock

Simon and Garfunkle – America

James Taylor – Help from My Friends

Joni Mitchell – Coyote

Paul Simon – Cecilia

Crosby Stills & Nash - Teach Your Children

Rock and Roll

Neil Young – Hey Hey My My

Crosby Stills Nash & Young - You Don't Have to Cry

Dave Matthews – Crush

George Harrison – My Sweet Lord

David Gilmour – Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Yes – Long Distance Runaround

Similar Instruments – Variations

The Cittern

The Oud

The Lute

The Dobro

The National Steel Guitar (Tricone)

The Dulcimer

A Modified Guitar

And an Unusual Method of Playing