Watch the Emneth online guitar lesson by Adrian Legg from Fingerstyle Revisionist: Adagio Songbook

"Emneth" is really a reflection of quite a lot of my early music background, which was spent in church choirs where I learned quite a bit about harmony, suspension, resolution, and simplicity. The title refers to a place in Norfolk where my great-great grandfather was choirmaster, he was a farmer in the area and eventually had to move out due to agricultural catastrophes. In England, those of us who grew up with Christian backgrounds grew up with a certain hymn book called Hymns Ancient and Modern with four-part arrangements of popular hymns that were always somewhat simple. In a good church choir, the variations would come in arrangements, with a fairly direct first verse, some decoration in the second verse, or using different organ pipes to color it. "Emneth" came out of a reaction of this process, trying to emulate it. I hope you enjoy it.