Mark Knopfler – Sultans of Swing

Mark Knopfler is widely known as a great guitar player, so I thought it appropriate to post a video of him playing his iconic song Sultans of Swing. If you look closely, you’ll see in this video that Mark plays with his fingers, and some of the close up shots show you a bit of his technique.

As great as it is to have a guitar lesson teaching you something directly, at times it is just as valuable to watch how the best players go about playing. Watch what his hands are doing, try to figure it out on your own. What scale patterns is he using?

These are the kind of questions you can be asking yourself as you watch this short performance. Of course, it is a performance, so don’t forget to simply enjoy yourself a little too.

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