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



Bluegrass

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.


Blues

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



Folk

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