There’s an amazing amount of great fingerstyle guitar players on YouTube. Sometimes they inspire me, and sometimes they make me want to hang up my guitar and walk away. But I have to say that, regardless of how I feel, crusing YouTube for great players is never boring. And I always come away with a new tune I want to learn.
Part I – A Focus on Players
Part I of the “Best Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Channels on YouTube” series focuses on big name players. It’s calculated by sheer volume of views on an overall channel (versus on a given video) with some discretionary editing to account for taste. The series will continue in the next weeks to include some more players, a list of record labels, and a final ‘best of’.
But maybe you think there’s some other players or topics who should be listed in the meantime? Let me know in the comments below.
2. Igor Presnyakov – One time classical guitarist, sometime hard-rock guitarist, now an amazing Russian fingerstyle master of YouTube.
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/Iggypres
3. Andy McKee – Guitar player phenomenon who is currently heading the Guitar Master series, producing new music, and founding a record label.
4. Antoine Dufour – Canadian fingerstyle guitarist, winner of several world class guitar competitions, with an amazing technical mastery of the guitar.
5. Adam Rafferty – A New York born guitarist who started in jazz and was converted to fingerstyle by the eminent Tommy Emmanuel.