Learn How to Play ‘Hope Street’ by Tommy Emmanuel on Guitar

Learn How to Play ‘Hope Street’ by Tommy Emmanuel on Guitar

Hello thrill seekers – do you think you have it in you to be the next Certified Guitar Player? You can take a swing at it here by learning to play Tommy Emmanuel’s “Hope Street” taught by none other than the man himself. Tommy will first perform the song for you, then break it down note-for-note, paying special attention to the techniques needed to get you up to speed. Take your time with the videos, and before you know it, you’ll have the song under your fingers!

In Tommy Emmanuel’s newest TrueFire course, Certified Gems Vol. 2, he takes you through even more of his classic fingerstyle tunes over the course of 7 hours of multi-angle video that shows everything the master does in detail. Make sure to check out the full course on TrueFire now!


Hope Street: Introduction

I’m going to play a newer song of mine, “Hope Street”, written on the road. Hope Street is the name of the main street in Liverpool where I was staying and played at the Philharmonic Hall.

I had been touring England, and we’d been watching the George Harrison documentary, Living in a Material World by Martin Scorsese. George and his story, what he did and who he was, inspired me so much, so I wrote this song. When I got into Liverpool and saw the street sign, there was the name of my song! So, here it is.

Hope Street: Wide Performance

Hope Street: Tri Performance

Hope Street: Left Hand 1 Breakdown

Hope Street: Left Hand 2 Breakdown

Hope Street: Right Hand Breakdown

Hope Street: Tri Breakdown


If you enjoyed this and are looking forward to playing more of Tommy Emmanuel’s songs, there’s four more songs to learn in Certified Gems Vol. 2 – “Dixie McGuire”, “Waltzing Matilda”, “Stevie’s Blues”, and “Stevie’s Blues”. Check out the full course, and build up your fingerstyle repertoire with none other than the best!