Style of Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel is one of the most prolific, talented and loved solo guitarists of all time. Drawing inspiration from Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and a host of other great musicians Tommy has created a style that is uniquely his own.

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Jim Deeming will walk you through the style of Tommy Emmanuel. He will talk about Tommy as a person, and introduce elements that make Tommy's music unique.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Tommy Emmanuel Interview

JamPlay was lucky enough to catch up with Tommy Emmanuel in Copper Mountain, Colorado for a lengthy interview.

Length: 59:41 Difficulty: 2.5 Free Sample Lesson
Lesson 2

Series Introduction

In this lesson, Jim Deeming introduces the series and talks about his personal experiences with the great Tommy Emmanuel.

Length: 7:15 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 3

The Basics

Jim covers the basics of Tommy's playing. He talks about the collective influence that Chet Atkins and Merle Travis have had on his playing as well as his guitar, fingernails, and choice of strings.

Length: 11:32 Difficulty: 1.0 Member Only
Lesson 4

Sample Intro and Melody

Jim showcases and examines a sample introduction and melody in the style of Tommy Emmanuel.

Length: 16:59 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 5

Key Change and Lick

Jim shows how Tommy uses key changes to add drama to a song and demonstrates a classic Tommy style lick.

Length: 16:07 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
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