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YouTube Guitar Videos

YouTube guitar videos vary enormously – from the teenage enthusiast who, having switched on the distant videocam, rushes over to the bed to play – to the more seasoned performer who has someone filming them and high post-production values.

Videos of the latter type are to be found on the channel of Roman Gurochkin. Three great videos feature the dynamic Asya Selyutina playing Preludes and Fugues by Nikita Koshkin, whom I once had the privilege of meeting when my friend, Mike McGeary, organised a recital and master classes by this maestro of guitar performance and composition.

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I’m also very taken by this sensitive, wistful performance of a “Ground” by Henry Purcell by Nataly Makovskaya. I really can’t tell if she is reading music, or simply looking straight ahead and listening keenly. What do you think?[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/rF1g7JimbKs?rel=0" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]