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Haba Na Haba by Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Lesson with TABS

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In this lesson we’re going to be learning how to play Tommy Emmanuel’s song Haba Na Haba on guitar.

Haba Na Haba is by the great Tommy Emmanuel and is a wonderful example of how to write an acoustic instrumental. The song is structured unbelievably well and feels just like a whole band is playing.

Alright, let’s pick up our guitars and learn how to play Haba Na Haba!

Learn To Play Haba Na Haba

Haba Na Haba (Performance)

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Haba Na Haba, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.


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Haba Na Haba Guitar Lesson - Intro/Verse

The intro is relatively straightforward to play, the chords are just standard open position ones and they’re very easy to grip, but the fingerpicking is pretty busy and I’d really recommend taking it slow to begin with. It’s worth pulling out the metronome and really working on getting a good groove going too.

How to Play the Chorus

Now you’re OK with the intro and the verse of Haba Na Haba, let’s jump into the chorus.

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How to Play the Bridge

Now you’re OK with the intro and the verse of Haba Na Haba, let’s jump into the chorus.

How to Play the Outro

There’s just the ending to deal with now!

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