Watch the Waltzing Matilda online guitar lesson by Tommy Emmanuel from Fingerstyle Breakthroughs
In this segment Tommy shows you how to play the song "Waltzing Matilda".
"Waltzing Matilda" is a very special song to Australia - however, the melody is actually based on a Scottish melody! This arrangement is in the key of C, as it has lots of beautiful open notes and opportunities to make the melody sound great.
There are some difficulties in this tune, and some of the stretch positions that we went over in the second section will come in handy here. The second time through, the melody is played in almost the style of a frailing banjo, switching to the lower strings and using a percussive move with my right hand to create the sound.