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Tommy Emmanuel (center) performs with Marty Stuart and His and His Fabulous Superlatives in 2015.

Tommy Emmanuel's Guide to Hand Independence, and More on Chet Atkins' “El Vaquero”

Last month, I kicked off this series of columns with a look at the Chet Atkins/Wayne Moss masterpiece, “El Vaquero,” which I covered on my latest release, It’s Never Too Late. Chet and Wayne cut it as a two-guitar piece, but I’ve arranged it for one guitar, and it can be a bit of a tricky challenge to cover both the melody line and rhythm accompaniment simultaneously.