Watch the Sweet Alla Lee online guitar lesson by Tommy Emmanuel from Fingerstyle Breakthroughs

In this segment Tommy shows you how to play the song "Sweet Alla Lee".

This is a song worked out from Chet Atkins' recording from the album Almost Alone, a beautiful melody in the key of C that's easy to learn right off the bat. The bass part of this tune is muted slightly with the palm of the hand, with the melody being played with sustained notes. You should take this opportunity to get used to using your thumb to play the bass notes to keep the higher notes clear, playing the F bass note here.

Work slowly through this tune, focusing on one section at a time until you get it. Keep playing it until your hands learn exactly where to go in the changes so you can play it at speed (though maybe not as fast as Chet plays it).