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Who says you need good hands to play the guitar? Not Mark Goffeney, a guitarist who was born without any arms. He serves as an inspiration to all those people who were told they couldn't do it, that with determination and a strong heart you can do anything. In Mark's case, it's the love of music.

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I am not crazy about most shredders. There are only a few who I really like. I just think the whole speed and tapping bit gets a little tired and tasteless from time to time. But there are some shredders that I do like. And Steve Vai is one of them. I think his songs are tasteful and musically interesting. That’s why I chose this liver performance for this week’s great guitar video.

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The Allman Brothers are one of rock and roll’s greatest bands. And Jessica is one of their greatest songs (though there are many). This song showcases Duane Allman and Dicky Bett’s great chemistry and ability to harmonize with each other. Also note the use of arpeggios to create melodies and improvise. This is a great performance from way back in 1982. Enjoy!
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Here is a little bit of a change of pace from past weeks great guitar videos as this week I will be featuring an acoustic guitar player (for the first time). This is an incredible video of acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke playing a medley of songs, Part Two, June Bug, Train And The Gate, from German TV sometime in the early 80’s. Watch this 12-string master tear it up with his slide and fingerpicking magic!
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In light of the fact that I posted recently about Languedoc guitars now being available to the general public, I thought that for this week’s great guitar video I could show you one in action so you can see how sweet they really are. This week’s great guitar video is a 1994 performance in Glen Falls, NY by my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands- The Divided Sky by Phish.

Phish is known for their improvisational work and are one of the most famous jam bands of all time. Besides being a great improviser, Trey Anastasio, Phish’s lead guitarist and vocalist, is also a fantastic composer. Trey is a beast on the guitar (as you will see in the video) and always amazes me when I hear him play.

If you have never listened to Phish before now is the time to drop all your hippie/jam band stereotypes and give them a shot. If you want to play along you can get tabs to The Divided Sky at emilstabs.org. Enjoy the video:
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Wes Montgomery is one of the most, if not the most, famous jazz guitar players in history. He was a true pioneer of jazz guitar. Even if you do not like jazz music, it is hard not to appreciate his mastery of the guitar. Here is a great video of Wes Montgomery performing “Full House” in 1965. Take note of Wes’s great sense of rhythm and his use of octaves (which has become his signature technique of his).
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For this week’s Great Guitar Video I want to show you one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite shows from one of my favorite guitarists—Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Live at the El Mocambo. I own this DVD and it is one of the best shows I have ever seen. The guitar on this DVD is unreal and I would say it is a must have for any SRV fan, or blues guitar fan (maybe even every guitar player).

This SRV video shows what true guitar mastery looks like. So sit back, relax, and try not to soil yourself as you lose complete control over yourself as your soul drifts out of your body and goes to guitar heaven:
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If you dig that clip then you will LOVE the DVD:

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