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Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!

 
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Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Not Slash, Eddie Van Halen, or any other shredder can touch this guy.

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06/09/2010 11:28 AM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Not Slash, Eddie Van Halen, or any other shredder can touch this guy.

[link to www.youtube.com]
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Here is brother Phil Emmanual playing an incredible solo version of Ghost Riders in the Sky

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06/09/2010 11:37 AM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Not Slash, Eddie Van Halen, or any other shredder can touch this guy.

[link to www.youtube.com]
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Are you serious op ?
Check out the main man mmmmkay... [link to www.youtube.com]
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06/09/2010 11:38 AM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
It don't get no better

Even with Amazing Grace!
A perfect blend of bluesy emotion as only Tommy can do!
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06/09/2010 11:52 AM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
He is good but I disagree.

Try playin tapping like this.


Try Playing as fast as this.


Try playing maple leaf rag on a guitar.
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06/09/2010 11:57 AM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
My greatest. Nobody made a guitar do what this man could.
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06/09/2010 11:58 AM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
What about John Petrucci from Dream Theater or Steve Vai or Jeff Beck????
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
He is good but I disagree.

Try playin tapping like this.


Try Playing as fast as this.


Try playing maple leaf rag on a guitar.

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 769161


Tapping is little more than a gimmick to make up for a lack of speed. Stanley Jordan is good, but his style is nothing special.

The speed freak shows absolutely no emotion in his playing. He stands there like a robotic machine.

As for the longhair...

Percussive string playing is okay and he shows a lot of skill at it. But the song is better suited to a piano. What he does is unique but not earth shattering in guitar talent.
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Or Ty Tabor.
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Nothing but generational analysis!
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
He is good but I disagree.

Try playin tapping like this.


Try Playing as fast as this.


Try playing maple leaf rag on a guitar.



Tapping is little more than a gimmick to make up for a lack of speed. Stanley Jordan is good, but his style is nothing special.

The speed freak shows absolutely no emotion in his playing. He stands there like a robotic machine.

As for the longhair...

Percussive string playing is okay and he shows a lot of skill at it. But the song is better suited to a piano. What he does is unique but not earth shattering in guitar talent.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 997783

Sorry but I couldn't find any talent in the Emmanuel video you showed us.
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Nothing but generational analysis!
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+1,000,000
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06/09/2010 12:15 PM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
First off he's good but there is no such thing as 'better'. Once a musician is great, they are great, but different. Its like saying Carmon Electra is finer than Lissa Mari Scott. They are both nasty hot, just different.

Now back to guitar players, Eddie VH is one of the only guitar players every that could shred on a number one hit and get away with it. I think the only other guy to shred on a number one hit was Randy Rhodes. So there is some unique greatness.

To judge guitar players you need to know what your judging. Its like judging athletes. They all possess different skills.

Guitar players need to be judged by:

Uniqueness
Song Writing Abilities
Technique
Lead capability
The ability to sing while you play
Showmanship
Tone variation
etc.

Think about it, it will open more doors for you.

Some cats to look at

Michael Lee Firkins - [link to www.youtube.com]
Steffen Schackinger - [link to www.youtube.com]
Greg Howe - [link to www.youtube.com]
Richie Kotzen - [link to www.youtube.com]
Tony Macalpine - [link to www.youtube.com]


Then of course you have VH, Vai and Yingwie
If Rhodes was still alive, i think he would be nasty.
Check out Howe-Kotzen stuff. They did two CDs.
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06/09/2010 12:31 PM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
That's some supreme pickin there!!!!!!

Bad ass. Thanks OP!
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06/09/2010 12:59 PM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
No one guitarist is the best as there is too many factors to consider as AC...861 pointed out. But I love the innovators personally. The guitarists who are just so original and obviously ahead of their time, Hendrix, VH , Morello to name a few. Then your old masters, Paco de lucia, Gilmour, Lifeson and SRV. List goes on and on. Steve stevens, Malmsteen, Vai, Schenker, Jake e lee. Played guitar for 25 years now(I am 37 btw)and i am STILL none the wiser to who is the true Numero uno. Love them all for inspiring me and thats what its all about.
Mitch BTW..."Mass graves for the pumps and the price is set" RATM "And if love remains, though everything is lost, we will pay the price, but we will not count the cost." Rush "I was brought up to believe, the universe has a plan. We are only human. Its not ours to understand." Rush
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Not Slash, Eddie Van Halen, or any other shredder can touch this guy.

[link to www.youtube.com]
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that dude is nasty...
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
This dude is good also. [link to www.youtube.com] Imagine this guy with effects(this guy probably is the most naturally talented ever) [link to www.youtube.com] If this guy was still alive the sky was the limit!! RIP Stevie [link to www.youtube.com] This is a great piece of work by Steve Stevens [link to www.youtube.com] Could sit here and post videos all night lol. rockon
Mitch BTW..."Mass graves for the pumps and the price is set" RATM "And if love remains, though everything is lost, we will pay the price, but we will not count the cost." Rush "I was brought up to believe, the universe has a plan. We are only human. Its not ours to understand." Rush
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Tommy has been one of my favorites for years. I keep missing him when he is touring. If I'm in Europe, he's in the States and vice versa. Just frustrating.

Michael Hedges is also a great one. It is unfortunate that his life was cut so short before his talent could blossom full. He was killed by a drunk driver. What a loss :(
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06/09/2010 01:36 PM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Not Slash, Eddie Van Halen, or any other shredder can touch this guy.

[link to www.youtube.com]
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Stevie Ray Vaughn would have pissed down that bumpkin's neck!

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06/09/2010 01:40 PM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
:Lama:
Don't do this Naked.
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Just saw T.E. tonight. Amazing entertainer. Can dazzle with skills one moment, then play with heartfelt emotion the next. Greatest ever? He's clearly up there. There really is no "official" greatest. Everyone has thier own "greatest" in thier mind.
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09/26/2011 01:29 AM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Jerry Cantrell much more talented, better songwriter, better singer & better sound & taste in music!
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Since you've resurrected this thread, I'm wondering why has no-one's put forward Joe Bonamassa as one of the guitar greats?

I'm here to put that right.

[link to youtu.be]

And here's how good he was at just 12 years old, playing with Danny Gatton:

[link to youtu.be]

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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
So many guitar styles from picking to tapping to percussion using classical guitars, amps, effects, etc, etc.Tommy would be the first to say there is no point comparing guitarists. I want to hear my Peter Green, Larry Carlton, Pete Haycock, Eddie Van Halen, Jeff Beck & so on. They all have unique styles & none of them can do what the others do...for the reasons that we love the particular guitarist. Sure someone might be able to copy Beck to a certain extent but it won't be the same.

It is silly to suggest that somehow one style eg shredding is better than say Vladimir Mikulka doing a Bach guitar piece. They are not comparable. Enjoy them all.
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Yesterday went to Tommy Emmanuel concert in St Petersburg with my son and was shocked by a manner he is using the sacred instrument. Best?
I do not think so. All I know for sure you can not use a guitar as a drum. A few guitarists touched me with their music: Mark Knophler, John Petrucci, Jimmy Page, ... I felt my soul touched by theirs. I can not say that about Tommy. I can say he is a talent but the feeling that I am watching some sort of tricks show never left me.
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09/23/2012 10:18 PM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
yes Tommy Emmanuel is in fact the best ever. He can play as technically fast as any of the guitarists in the above clips; what they do on a electric guitar he can do on a acoustic. But more then that his music is beautiful and his knowledge of music is probably more then everyone above combined. Many guitarists can shred AS well as tommy and are as technically skilled but their music is for the most part garbage.
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09/23/2012 10:34 PM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
why is it bestguitarist-tards are always fans of power chords and amplification? or "shredding"....wtf
SIMPLETONS.
and trust me...ive been to more concerts saw everybody going back to late 60's....
whats between the notes is more important...

ps jimmy page is a plagiarist......,vai, the swedish guy?....BORING.
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09/23/2012 11:02 PM
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Not Slash, Eddie Van Halen, or any other shredder can touch this guy.

[link to www.youtube.com]
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1. He is fast.....talented of course.


2. But can he play slow ???


3. I also did not notice him doing anything special with his right hand.......just strumming the strings with exactly the same force.....not much touch. Course maybe things are different with other songs.


4. Will post my favorite........but you really can only appreciate him if you were at one of the concerts.




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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
yes have to agree with you on that one he is seriously good
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel---Best guitarist ever!
Is this Tommy guy good? Yeah I guess, but I'm not overly impressed. I've seen run of the mill bluegrass players blow this guy away. I would much rather enjoy someone like Michael Hedges. Not only was he amazing he was truly innovative and one of the sweetest souls I have ever met.




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