Hi all, I’m new to the forum but have been following CtC since 2014. CtC has immensely helped me with my picking technique (still working on it).
I remember seeing a video clip of Troy interviewing Tommy many years ago. Can we expect a finalized version of this anytime soon?
Moving on to Tommy’s technique, It appears to me that he is a USX/DWPS type player when he uses a flat pick. To me it looks like he uses the flexed form (gypsy level) forearm/wrist blended motion particularly when playing gypsy jazz tunes.
On another note, he also alternate picks eally fast with this thumb pick almost using it as flat picks for certain runs/tunes. I wonder how he does it? When I use a thumb pick the upstrokes just doesn’t feel right and seems to get caught between the strings. It is almost as if these thumb picks were designed to be used on the down strokes only for Chet Atkins style finger picking playing.
So is Tommy Emmanuel a primarily USX/DWPS type player? He plays country styles too and it appears that he may be cross picking or even doing TWPS. Thoughts?