Hi, I’m Tommy Emmanuel and welcome to Fingerstyle Breakthroughs. In Fingerstyle Milestones we learned some essential fingerstyle skills, and in this course I’ll be focusing on teaching 11 songs and how to perform them. I’ll also show you some new techniques that are needed to master these songs, such as inversions for learning boomchick patterns, muting techniques, classic fingerstyle licks, and thumb speed exercises.
In the first section, tunes like “Sweet Alla Lee” and “Spanish Fandango” will help you get up to speed. The third section focuses on expanding your repertoire with songs like “Back Home Again in Indiana”, “House of the Rising Sun”, “Waltzing Matilda”, and more. I’ll break everything down for you, working through the tunes together slowly and at tempo, and as always, notation and tablature are included in this course. So, grab your guitar and thumbpick, and let’s get started!