Things I love Guitar

Hi folks, it is time for another installment of the Things I Love project. This time I want to tell you about my long standing love for the guitar.
When I was young I got the measles and had to stay in bed for days. One day my sister dropped her guitar on my bed. “If you can learn to play a song by Friday you get to keep the guitar.”  Oh yeah, it was mine from there. That was over fifty years ago and about twenty years ago I passed it on to my son. I learned to play by ear, and thought I was pretty good at one time. recently I learned what a real guitarist could do.
Oh sure, I heard the greats and been completely impressed, but the other day I accidentally  discovered a video of an Australian fellow named Tommy Emmanuel.
I was captivated and watch spellbound. When it was over I asked myself, “Just what the hell did I just see here?” So today I will show you two of his videos. The first is a more conventional piece, Guitar Boogie, a favorite of mine. The second is a piece he wrote himself. If you are pressed for time, just watch the second one.

Folks, I hope you enjoy this man’s artistry as much as I do, for he has no equal. enjoy.
So, tell me what you thought. I’d love to hear from you.

15 thoughts on “Things I love Guitar”

  1. Nicole RubyNicole Ruby

    Prudence, I got to watch the second piece, how beautiful. I love how he reinvents the guitar and creates endlessly unique sounds. Thank you for sharing it!

    February 27, 2012
  2. Eden MabeeEden Mabee

    Oh! MY! I feel like one of those heroines in a classic romance novel, breathless and swooning… Wow! Thank you for sharing that, Prudence. That was powerful.

    February 28, 2012
  3. Karen McFarlandKaren McFarland

    Thank you Prudence. He is amazing! I've never heard of him. I love it! I usually listen to Jesse Cook and other smooth jazz guitarists. Very cool! πŸ™‚

    February 28, 2012
  4. Supreme ChancellorSupreme Chancellor

    As an amateur musician, I can fully appreciate what this person has accomplished, (hope that didn't sound condescending, lol). I am always amazed at some of the virtuosos in our world, and the infinitely complex skill they display for the rest of us wanna-Be's. I am extremely picky in my musical taste, and it is like Christmas all over again when I find a new artist who qualifies for my narrow playlist of musical artists.

    Thanks for sharing this person's amazing ability with the rest of us!

    February 28, 2012
  5. debrakristidebrakristi

    I love a good guitar! Can't play one myself to save a life! Wish one of my kids would want to learn. I won't force it on them though. I remember taking piano lessons when I didn't want to. I won't do that to them. When are you going to do a vlog of you on the guitar for us?

    February 28, 2012
  6. Eden MabeeEden Mabee

    I definitely will. And I'm passing this gift you gave us along to some fellow guitar buffs.

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