As promised, here’s the great fingerpicker Tommy Emmanuel energetically performing an acoustic version of two classic Beatles tunes. Although there can be no consensus “best guitarist in the world” (not until a three-handed virtuoso comes along, anyway), any conversation has to include this Aussie picker. Born in a remote mining town in the Outback, young Tommy’s life was changed forever the first time he heard Chet Atkins. “I got butterflies, and my heart was thumping, and I wanted to tear my teeth out,” he recalls. He knew instinctively what even the greatest flatpickers would undoubtedly acknowledge: if you want to “[do] it all at once” – play the bass and melody notes simultaneously, and fast – you’ve just got to use your fingers.