Tommy Emmanuel’s Cover Of Classical Gas by Mason Williams Will Leave You Breathless
Photo Credit: YouTube Channel Tommy Emmanuel
I understand how tempting it is to throw or burn your guitar (and probably cry in the process) after watching Tommy Emmanuel play. It’s as if the man is not human. Just watch him at work. Who does that? Surely not mere mortals like us. I could spend the next 10 years of my life practicing non-stop and still won’t be on the same level as him. No way. Being this good should be illegal.
Fun Fact: This particular piece was featured in the season 10 of American adult animated sitcom “American Dad!” and in the scene, it was played by Roger Smith during a coffee shop guitar battle.
To say that he has a complex fingerstyle technique is a bit of an understatement. So basically, each time you think you’re already good at playing the guitar, watch this video and well, practice more.
And by the way, I just added it to my bucket list. You know, play like Tommy Emmanuel.