This will make you question your playing.

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Crooner, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
  2. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    That is not fair. That's Tommy E. Can't compare myself to him. He is great, I am just so so.
  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I plan to visit the Songbirds Museum in Chattanooga someday. Great guitar, TE! I don't even bother worrying about comparing myself to any accomplished player. I'll never achieve it, so why bother?
  4. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Comparing yourself to others will only make you vain, or bitter. Life's too short for that.
  5. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    I have no questions. I have the answer: my playing is clearly inferior.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2019
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  6. S.R.Cash

    S.R.Cash Gretschie

    Aug 29, 2019
    Ontario, Canada
    I only compare myself to my younger self. If I listen closely, I may have improved a little!
  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    He's a bad man. I've contemplated burning my guitars or simply throw them out the window, and that's just from watching him on Youtube.
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  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  9. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Exactly. I'm sure you're a much better doctor than him, and I'm guessing I'm a better lawyer. We all have our strengths.
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  10. DHart

    DHart Gretschie

    Jun 26, 2019
    Tommy... his playing always warms my heart... especially when he plays his own compositions on his Maton - that's the sweet meat, indeed.
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  11. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    Me too. He can twang a Tele no doubt, but it’s the acoustic thing that he’s all about. Nobody can touch him in that arena imo.
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  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I acknowledge him as a true master. But that will not stop me from working on my skills. There was a point in his life (maybe when ha was 11 yeaars old) in which he was on the same level as I am today. So I give myself a chance...
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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    No question about it , Tommy Emanuel is a lot better than I'll ever be . Thanks for sharing @Crooner
  14. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    It isn’t that Tommy Emmanuel is better than me that bothers me. Is that you can troll any crowded bar and probably find four nobody’s.
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  15. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    A true Master. We are not worthy. But we don't play to compete, we play to enjoy. That thought is the only one that keeps me from stuffing it all.
    Keep playin'.
  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I compare myself to Tommy E all the time.

    Just not favorably.
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  17. Setzerhotrod

    Setzerhotrod Country Gent

    Oct 26, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    Whatever you do, give it your all! May we all be a TE at something! Even if it’s not guitar.
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  18. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    I'm pretty sure he has, like, seven fingers on his left hand.

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  19. GlenP

    GlenP Gretschie

    Jul 23, 2019
    I would like to learn how to finger pick with my free fingers when holding a flat pick with the thumb and index. I usually fingerstyle with all fingers and opposable thumb without a pick. I should try it sometime, this is inspiring, not discouraging.

    Now you know how he must feel when he watches Leo Kotke play guitar... :)
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  20. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    My playing is more inferior than your playing! So there!
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