Truefire - Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles : Certified Guitar Duets
Publisher: Truefire | Language: English
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Few would argue that Tommy Emmanuel is the most charismatic, soulful, and technically
brilliant fingerstyle guitar player walking the planet today. Learning to play any of
Tommy’s songs, as Tommy himself would perform it, is no easy task for we mere mortal
guitar players, but the learning adventure is rich with rewards.
Add in legendary John Knowles and the musicality is endless. Composer, recording artist
and master fingerstyle guitarist, John Knowles has collaborated with the world’s finest
fingerstyle and classical guitarists including Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Lenny Breau,
Tommy Emmanuel, and the Romero Family.
We're thrilled to have both these amazing artists collaborating on this TrueFire course,
Certified Gems Duets.
"Guitar players love playing duets - they get to take advantage of each other's musical
ideas and the special chemistry that comes when you play together."
This course is organized into two sections. In the first section, Tommy and John talk
about arrangements, song keys, dynamics, playing together, listening, making your
arrangements interesting, and so many other things that will be helpful for your
arranging skills. "A duet is where two people make music together, which could be any combination of musicians: a singer and a piano player, a guitar player and a violin player, etc. - it doesn't matter as long as it's two people. The key to being in a duet is each person
trusting and listening to the other ... It's important to think of playing a duet not as
"you and me", but as "us". Every time we're working on an arrangement together, we get to
a certain point where we agree that it starts to sound like "us", and not just both of us
Then, in the second section, they will breakdown and perform some arrangements that
they've put together so that you can see exactly what they're talking about.