Play acoustic like Tommy Emmanuel

Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel has developed a strong fan base thanks to his recent albums and regular tours.

Influenced and endorsed by the great Chet Atkins (he was awarded the title of Certified Guitar Player by the great man), Tommy's huge gamut of guitar pyrotechnics includes delicate harmonic passages, thumping basslines and jaw dropping open-string runs, and all with a warm smile and tapping foot.

This piece should be played with a thumbpick to accurately replicate Tommy's muted basslines. His sense of rhythm is flawless, so start slowly, and don't forget to practice with a metronome.


Tommy endorses Maton Guitars, an Australian manufacturer with whom he has long been associated. We used a Fred Welker 000 on the recording.

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