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. 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!

  2. 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?

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