Tommy Emmanuel’s Finger Style In Guitar Lessons


Hi and welcome to an introduction to Fingerstyle Milestones with Tommy Emmanuel. In his travels he meets people of all levels who play finger style. People who have already been playing for a long time in bands and just at home. He also meets some that are very good players already.

Guitarists who are just starting out at whatever level you’re at, this course is going to be the one that will help you get started in finger style learning. Finger style is a series of milestones. The most important ones are those early milestones, the ones where you learn the skills of finger style in guitar, to really get the thumb going and to get the independence.

In your right hand, I’ve organized this course into four sections. The first section is orientation, and here we’re, going to talk about different guitars and the reasons why we use different guitars and also strings thumb picks all the things that I think are important for you to have knowledge of before you get started.

The second section is boom, chick and boom. Chick is the sound that the thumb makes. So I’m going to show you the importance of the angle of the thumb where you put your thumb, pick how you put your hand all that stuff.

It’s all important in getting the right sound with boom chick section. Three is now a bit more difficult, keeping the thumb going, bringing the fingers in all that kind of stuff. You’re, going to love it section.

Four is about learning, songs and learning exercises. These exercises that I’ve, come up with, for you are specifically designed to give you the skills with which to play these kind of songs and these arrangements.

The exercises are hammer-ons pull-offs thumb exercises a lot of things that you’re, going to need to develop the skill to play these songs; everything’s tabbed and in music notation for you and there’s.

Interactive tab as well, where you can go in and slow things down, you can loop sections. I’m sure with this course that all your questions will be answered and all the roadblocks that you think are in front of you are just going to slowly disappear because we’re, going to explain everything and everything will be answered.

Okay enough talk: now let’s, get to work. Grab your guitar and follow the link below.

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Tommy is also a gifted and passionate educator. For guitarists who are already skilled fingerstyle players, Tommy’s Master Series courses will lift you to the next level. But for those of you that already play guitar and are now anxious to swap your flat pick for a thumbpick, Fingerstyle Milestones is the accelerated learning experience that you’ve been waiting for.

The very first course of its kind from Tommy, Fingerstyle Milestones is ideal for early intermediate to advanced guitar players who are ready to develop finger and thumb independence and explore the polyphonic wonders of fingerstyle guitar.

Tommy’s engaging, hands-on ‘milestone’ teaching approach will guide you through all of the fundamental principles and techniques required to play bass, rhythm and melody parts simultaneously. You’ll play your way through the course material and Tommy will have you up and running quickly without tedious theory or boring exercises.

Tommy has organized the finger style in guitar curriculum into four sections, each section representing a major milestone in the learning process: ORIENTATION, THUMB & BOOMCHICK, ADDING THE FINGERS and LEARNING SONGS.

Types of Guitars, The Thumbpick, String Tuning & Gauges, Types of Fingerstyle, Hand Size, Memorizing Songs and Learning Timeline.

Bass Parts, Palm Mutes, Angle of the Thumbpick, Open Position Etudes and Playalongs in E and C, Barre Chord Etude and Playalong in G, Inversion Etude and Playalong in E.

Accompanying with Lead, The Melody Finger/Hand Posture, Timing: Being in the Pocket, Chords on Beat Etudes and Playalongs in E, C and E7, Syncopated Chords Etudes and Playalongs in E, C and E7, Arpeggios on Beat Etudes and Playalongs in E, C and E7, Anticipating the Beat, Syncopated Arpeggios Etudes and Playalongs in E, C and E7.

Learning Songs, The Method: Beat by Beat, Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, Using a Capo, Blues, Buffalo Girls, Pinkie Etude in D, Creole Belle Etudes, Thumb-over Etudes in A, Just Bass Thumb-Over Etudes, With Chords Thumb-Over Etudes, Yankee Doodle Dixie Etudes, Stretching Etudes.

Tommy also takes full advantage of TrueFire’s interactive learning tools to put everything you need at your fingertips: multi-angle interactive video lesson player features looping, zooming, keyboard shortcuts, standard tab, standard notation, Guitar Pro files, text narrative and other handy learning tools and controls. Viewing angles include wide, right-hand, left-hand and composite views.

Put the flat pick down and take Fingerstyle Milestones to the shed for a bit. You will emerge as a fingerstyle player quicker than you could have ever imagined.



Being a musician from a young age I began singing at the age of five. I have been a live performer for about thirty years and have played in many bands from covers bands to original ensembles. At twenty I began to write a lot of my own songs and still do today and have written about two hundred works.

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