Watch the Old Photographs online guitar lesson by Tommy Emmanuel from It's Never Too Late Songbook
Let's wrap things up by walking through "Old Photographs". I'm not using a pick at all here - mainly using the flesh of my right hand to get the tone. Where I'm coming from as the composer of this song is that I'm trying to write it as if I was a piano player. I wanted the song to have depth to it, exploring themes of family and pride. I was trying to write a melody that just stood there and said everything without having too many notes and being too fancy; just saying everything that it had to say. So, let's go through how to play it together.