Skip to comments.Tommy Emmanuel plays "Purple Haze"
Posted on 02/16/2016 9:18:25 PM PST by P-Marlowe
If you have never seen Tommy Emmanuel play the guitar, you need to see this.
Thanks for posting..
If you haven’t seen:
Tommy Emmanuel, John Jorgenson, Pedro Javier Gonzalez - “Sultans of swing”
Nice interpretation and jam.
I’ve tried doing backyard recordings and invariably a dog barks. We live in a canyon that is a corridor for small airplanes so getting a backyard video without some kind of noisy distraction is pretty hard.
Tommy’s live shows “one man band” are incredible, hell everything he does is.
Excuse me, while I kiss this guy.
I met him and Doc Watson at a show. They boys could jam - fun to watch! Between the two of em, there were some really funny stories. Doc has passed on now. Tommy is a wonderful Christian man, a genius prodigy guitar player, and a pleasure to be around.
Really cool. And speaking of “boys” can you imaging growing up with these brothers? Tommy and Phil:
I learned something very important from watching Tommy Emmanuel and his videos. Talent is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration. I have learned about 20 or more of his songs and each one takes about 30-40 hours of intense playing, practice and perfecting. Take one phrase at a time. Work it out. Move to the next phrase. Work it out. Put them together. Lather, rinse, repeat.
After you work out all the technical aspects, then you have to work on the emotional aspects of the song.
To me, there is no one equal or even close to Tommy Emmanuel on acoustic guitar.
That being said, there are hundreds of songs that he has done that I don't think I could ever learn. Purple Haze is one of them. He probably put this one together in an afternoon.
Tommy in a bit different format:
My Life As A One-Man Band | Tommy Emmanuel | TEDxMelbourne
Truly what Tommy does with one guitar is uunprecedented and unrivaled. Watching this video, I am amazed by how at ease he is with the guitar. Thanks for posting this.
No flame war intended.
That was outstanding. I’ll definitely check out Keaggy’s other YT vids.
Seen him a couple times in concert. His “Day Tripper” is a fave and look up his “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on YouTube.
The best every Guitar Boogie:
I tried learning Day Tripper. After hours upon hours of practice I could eventually play it at about 1/2 speed and anything faster than that became “finger tripper.” His Beatles Medley is one of my favorites.
YouTube instructional videos are pretty helpful. Makes it much easier these days.
Best Hendrix cover is “Voodoo Chile” by Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Underrated by many, Prince does a hell of a job in this ‘guitar gods face off jam’:
Really Nice, he uses thaf forth finger a lot and so do I.
This is a nice find.
Here is Tommy Emmanuel’s tribute to George Harrison:
He has an instructional video that walks you through how to play it.
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