Check out these music videos from eight of our favorite instrumental guitar virtuosos.
Here on Gimundo, our daily posts run the gamut from non-profit activists to cute puppy tricks. But some of our most popular pieces of content have been instrumental guitar music from world-class virtuosos like Tommy Emmanuel and Ana Vidovic.
Because instrumental music has no words, there is no language barrier—anyone, from any culture, can enjoy a beautiful piece of music. Depending on the type of song, it’s the perfect way to kick-start your day, to help you work, or to mellow out before bed. We’ve rounded up eight of our favorite instrumental music clips, along with links to help you find more of the artists’ beautiful music. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Tommy Emmanuel is legendary in his native Australia for his finger-picking skills, but he’s not nearly as well known in the U.S. as he should be. Check out this masterful instrumental medley of Beatles classics for proof of his incredible talent, or pick up his live album, Center Stage.
Also hailing from Down Under, the John Butler Trio is known for its rootsy rock style. Though most of their music includes vocals, this beautiful instrumental track, Ocean, is one of our favorites.
This instrumental guitar duo hailing from Mexico City has taken the world by storm with their sophisticated instrumental interpretations of classic rock songs and their own originals, like this one. We love their album, 11:11.
Ana Vidovic is an extraordinary young classical guitarist from Croatia. We’ve previously featured her stunning rendition of Isaac Albeniz’s “Asturias”; now enjoy her lovely version of “La Catedral,” by composer Agustin Barrios.
This American fingerstyle guitarist hails from Topeka, Kansas, and employs a unique percussive style. This song, Drifting, has made him an Internet sensation, with over 28 million views. If you haven’t seen him in action yet, here’s your chance.
Though Kelly Valleau specializes in Spanish fingerstyle guitar, he actually hails from our neighbor to the north, Canada. His Beethoven-inspired original, “Fur Ludwig,” will blow your mind.
Watch in awe as virtuoso Spanish guitarist Carlos Vamos plays a stunning acoustic rendition of Jimi Hendrix’ “Little Wing.”
Hailing from Oklahoma, Flamenco guitarist Edgar Cruz manages to get around: he typically plays more than 200 shows every year. Here, he performs a stunning acoustic instrumental version of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Want more? Check out Part 2 of our list of amazing instrumental acoustic performances!