Mark Knopfler's Acoustic Fingerstyle Technique — Lesson

by Acoustic Nation
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at 9:19pm

In this cool video Mark Knopfler shares some insight into his flat picking and finger style techniques.

Knopfler takes the time to go through his motions step by step and make suggestions for players that might want to follow in his footsteps (or finger-plucks?).

He patiently shares a few gems of wisdom, and, of course, plays for a bit, too!

Knopler, is perhaps best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the rock band Dire Straits. With hits like “Sultans of Swing,” “Money For Nothing,” and “Walk of Life.”

Since Dire Straits disbanded in 1995, Knopfler has recorded and produced seven solo albums, and, as with his previous band, produced many hit songs.He has composed and produced film scores for eight films, including Local Hero (1983), Cal (1984), The Princess Bride (1987), and Wag the Dog (1997).

See what he’s up to now at www.markknopfler.com


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