Few would argue that Tommy Emmanuel is the most charismatic, soulful, and technically brilliant fingerstyle guitar player walking the planet today. Learning to play any of Tommy’s songs, as Tommy himself would perform it, is no easy task for we mere mortal guitar players, but the learning adventure is rich with rewards.
Tommy’s Little By Little Video Songbook includes 162 multi-angle video guitar lessons presenting full performances and detailed breakdowns of Half Way Home, The Jolly Swagman, Locomotivation, Haba Na Haba, Tears For Jerusalem, Waiting For A Plane, The Finger Lakes, The Welsh Tornado, Ruby's Eyes, Jack Magic, Papa George, Countrywide, The Mighty Mouse, Moon River, Mountains of Illinois and Smokey Mountain Lullaby.
”Hello thrillseekers! I'm excited to offer you 16 video song lessons from my album, Little by Little. Take that title as your mantra, because that's the way you're going to learn these things properly; a bit at a time. All the instruction you need is on here and I'm also so excited about the fact that you'll be able to get any kind of camera angle you want. We've got different ones on the left hand, different ones on the right hand, we've got a wide shot, and even a composite view. In this Little By Little Video Songbook we've included video lessons for 16 songs on my Little By Little album.
First I'll tell you a little about the song - where it comes from, why I wrote it - and then I'll perform the song for you, after which I’ll break it down and teach you how to play it. This is a wonderful teaching method, and I'm really thrilled to be a part of this whole program for your benefit. So, I wish you all the best in your journey learning these songs, and I hope that it improves your playing, improves your life, and inspires you. What we need to be is inspired! Got that? Good luck!”
For each of the 16 tunes, Tommy first shares a little background on his inspiration for the composition and then performs the tune in its entirety. Tommy then steps you through a detailed note-by-note breakdown covering every section of the arrangement and every technique he employs during the performance; intros, verses, choruses, outros and even the improvisational sections - you get it all straight from Tommy.
Tommy is extraordinarily inventive on the fretboard, which makes learning his songs, and playing them correctly, challenging because it's difficult to discern exactly what Tommy is doing with both his right and left hands. That’s why we include a variety of angles and close-up views of both hands, plus a wide and a composite view for each of the 16 songs in the course. You won’t miss a thing!
Ready to start your Tommy Emmanuel learning adventure? Grab your guitar, pick your favorite Tommy tune and lets dig in with the master himself!
NOTE! Due to licensing restrictions, tab & notation is currently not available for the following songs: Moon River, Mountains of Illinois and Smokey Mountian Lullaby.
It is available for Half Way Home, The Jolly Swagman, Locomotivation, Haba Na Haba, Tears For Jerusalem, Waiting For A Plane, The Finger Lakes, The Welsh Tornado, Ruby's Eyes, Jack Magic, Papa George, Countrywide, and The Mighty Mouse. (13 of 16 lessons)