In this video we find out how to play the first solo from Dire Straits’ ‘Sultans of Swing’. It features Mark Knopfler’s masterful guitar playing and showcases his thumb-finger technique.
TAB COMING SOON (delay to due transcription software hiccup)
I'm a London-based freelance guitarist.
Hi Steve. How do you get the Mark Knopfler tone please?
Hi Kevin, the amp is clean, I think I had the strat in the out-of-phase bridge pickup position, plus using fingers etc…Then it’s a case of getting really familiar with the solo until it flows naturally.
A great tip is to record yourself and compare it to the original – that really zeros in on the tone and timing inconsistencies.
Hi. Any ETA on the Tab for this one?
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