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Tommy Emmanuel on Tuning Perfection, Playing for 2.85 BILLION people, and Taking a Screwdriver to a Guitar

Tommy Emmanuel on Tuning Perfection, Playing for 2.85 BILLION people, and Taking a Screwdriver to a Guitar

Update: 2020-10-28
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Today’s guitar villain is Tommy Emmanuel. One of the most musical guitar players you’ll ever hear, Tommy has been dropping the jaws of audiences for decades with this impeccable acoustic guitar playing that sounds more like an entire band than just one person. With flawless rhythm, unreal technique and a way of playing that just makes you laugh, Tommy’s musicianship is captivating in a way that will inspire you to pick up your guitar, or, maybe, just set it down and watch. Tommy’s way of explaining things is another testament to his world class talent, so you may yourself coming back to this one over and over, on this episode of Guitar Villains.

Intro and Tommy Emmanuel's supervillain alter-ego: 0:00
Burning Questions: 7:14
The sound of tuning perfection: 11:12
Name Those Notes: 15:19
Dress up, show up, and do your best: 29:09
The difficulty of instrumental songwriting: 31:10
Tommy's unique approach to guitar playing: 33:35
The hardest and easiest thing about guitar: 37:49
Tommy Hollywood is working on a movie, The Tiger Rising: 38:42
Tommy's favorite airplane album: 42:10
Tommy's dream band: 42:46
Tommy's supervillain advice: 43:35

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Tommy Emmanuel on Tuning Perfection, Playing for 2.85 BILLION people, and Taking a Screwdriver to a Guitar

Tommy Emmanuel on Tuning Perfection, Playing for 2.85 BILLION people, and Taking a Screwdriver to a Guitar

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