A Mark In Time

Mark Knopfler Discussion => Almost Straits => Topic started by: quizzaciously on March 13, 2017, 09:23:42 pm

Title: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on March 13, 2017, 09:23:42 pm
Okay, so I've made a conscious decision to reopen this topic for the third time in a more appropriate place as many people suggested.

My name is Pavel, what I do is discuss Mark's songs on my channel in free form. I discuss chords, licks, techniques, tricks, trivia, my opinions, scales, modes, grooves, tabs, all what you can imagine. My goal is to create a lesson not for a guitarist, but a video which hopefully would be interesting even for a non-musicians. I believe that for a music lesson it's the most valuable form of a compliment when even a non-musician can appreciate it. I do it in my spare time and it isn't hard for me at all after long-long years of practice.

The important thing is that I really do have a contract with Mark's content management, so it adds a little bit of a confidence in what I do.

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On Every Street (1991): On Every Street (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMMX7JvT8V4), Iron Hand (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zj3y5CucOk)
Golden Heart (1996): Je Suis Désolé (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjVSUNOlmxw)
Sailing To Philadelphia (2000): Sailing To Philadelphia (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsaMy8GybcI), Baloney Again (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnFBgOUrd0E), One More Matinee (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJBDgbTLTFo)
The Ragpicker's Dream (2002): Why Aye Man (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa2CIkPm7C4), The Ragpicker's Dream (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfd-1ZYBqso)
Shangri-La (2004): 5:15 a.m. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozrsGsNlnCA), All That Matters (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viLOAXhgO1o), Back To Tupelo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dweN99qhi8), Boom, Like That (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovzZ-zD76FM), Song For Sonny Liston (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9VXCQT97Uk), Whoop De Doo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqj78yp5MlM), Postcards From Paraguay (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H5c543fU70)
Get Lucky (2009): Get Lucky (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYEa15W3Y7M)
Privateering (2012): Privateering (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA3BV3IydGw), River Of Grog (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyCC0KLnWn4)
Tracker (2015): Heart Of Oak (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5SFX2lzI-U), Silver Eagle (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G-9mYiQFow)

Also, I have a note-for-note cover of Knopfler/Atkins Instrumental Medley: I'll See You In My Dreams (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T7VUE_tv6s) & Imagine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpNt9ky8aDg) with lessons + tabs + backingtracks.

I try to work constantly on my English, because it's not my native language, bare with me here. But so far nobody complained much.

This list will be updated as new videos will arrive. I have no plans of retirement any time soon.

If you want a particular song for me to discuss, feel free to share it here. Thanks for watching!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on March 19, 2017, 09:40:50 pm
Je Suis Désolé

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjVSUNOlmxw

Iron Hand

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zj3y5CucOk
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on March 27, 2017, 10:07:34 pm
A really fast lesson today for a song about fast food. In total about 1 and a half hours in the making, I don't think if I'll manage to make a lesson this fast again, but anyway. It's called an inspiration, folks!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovzZ-zD76FM
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on April 03, 2017, 11:59:34 pm
I don't know why some people end up as victims in terrorist attacks and some people end up on top of the world. As they say, people on “Titanic” was rich and famous, but still all died. I think, luck is one of the most important things in life, and today I played on a black guitar in memoriam for all the victims of 2017 Saint Petersburg Metro attack and for my hometown.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYEa15W3Y7M
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on April 05, 2017, 12:35:28 am
In order to keep everything in order and before the amount of songs would get out of hand, I created a dedicated website for MKSB (in deep beta):

www.mksongbook.tilda.ws (http://www.mksongbook.tilda.ws)

When the project will grow significantly, I'll buy mksongbook.com domain, but not the mksb.com, because it's for sale for $80,000 :lol

The funniest thing is that I was contacted by the management right at the moment I was looking for the source of getting all this information out of my head at last, and I was thinking about some kind of blog and tried to create different web pages on different platforms, but failed miserably.

And here these guys telling me — why not to do video lessons? It was an offer I couldn't refuse. I would never ever thought about video lessons.

So thanks to great people working with Mark and thanks to everybody for watching. I hope to do as many of these as possible.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on April 10, 2017, 10:55:01 pm
All That Matters can give you the feeling it was written 100 years ago or even more. Exhibit #18 of MK's composer genius right there, with a beautiful old-time waltz — a perfect song to sing with a friend. Thanks for watching!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viLOAXhgO1o
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on April 17, 2017, 11:46:03 pm
Back To Tupelo and Silver Eagle for today. First song is a great example of unusual songwriting with a peculiar rhythm and the second is just an amazing simple fingerpicking tune. Thanks for watching! :lol

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dweN99qhi8

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G-9mYiQFow
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: holaknopfler on April 20, 2017, 08:07:18 pm
All That Matters can give you the feeling it was written 100 years ago or even more. Exhibit #18 of MK's composer genius right there, with a beautiful old-time waltz — a perfect song to sing with a friend. Thanks for watching!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viLOAXhgO1o

Brilliant. Please keep it coming!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on April 20, 2017, 10:43:14 pm
All That Matters can give you the feeling it was written 100 years ago or even more. Exhibit #18 of MK's composer genius right there, with a beautiful old-time waltz — a perfect song to sing with a friend. Thanks for watching!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viLOAXhgO1o

Brilliant. Please keep it coming!

I will! Thank you. I got 200 songs left in Mark's songbook :lol
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on April 27, 2017, 11:32:39 pm
Wow I just was told about 10k views on my "Postcards From Paraguay" vid. Can't believe Mark's music is so popular. Timeless music that is.

(https://pp.userapi.com/c836426/v836426999/43cc0/yHBJUwyNfAc.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on April 29, 2017, 10:18:38 pm
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTxBy_y5sxk

Walk Of Life... I tried to record this one on electric guitar, but it was nearly impossible to record at home, so I just took my old trusty acoustic and I get as much fun as playing it on electric.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on May 03, 2017, 11:53:16 pm
Hey foma, great job as always  :thumbsup

and nice new avatar...did someone already tell you that you look very much like Harry Potter ? :)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on May 04, 2017, 06:55:57 pm
Hey foma, great job as always  :thumbsup

and nice new avatar...did someone already tell you that you look very much like Harry Potter ? :)

Hey thanks JF!

No, if only on this photo. If you want real Harry Potter, check Josh Turner on YouTube ;D

He's the real Harry Potter, because I don't know how you can get this amount of millions of views for something like this:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5SC1uIxXhk
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on May 09, 2017, 06:16:31 pm
“Cannibals” and “Remembrance Day” for today. And today is the Victory Day, by the way. It always has been a bittersweet holiday for all the Russian people. But anyway, thanks for watching!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POK8PgljuUg

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnhFt_6nXOI
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Love Expresso on May 12, 2017, 11:34:36 am
In my opinion Josh deserves every single click! He is a highly talented Musician with great feeling, soul and a very good voice... and immense Musical knowledge and catalogue... Sultans was done just "like that" and not intended to be absolutely accurate... so no doubts about him!

LE
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on May 12, 2017, 04:00:18 pm
In my opinion Josh deserves every single click! He is a highly talented Musician with great feeling, soul and a very good voice... and immense Musical knowledge and catalogue... Sultans was done just "like that" and not intended to be absolutely accurate... so no doubts about him!

LE

+1000  :thumbsup
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on May 12, 2017, 07:31:23 pm
In my opinion Josh deserves every single click! He is a highly talented Musician with great feeling, soul and a very good voice... and immense Musical knowledge and catalogue... Sultans was done just "like that" and not intended to be absolutely accurate... so no doubts about him!

LE

Yeah, nothing wrong with him, I'm a fan of his from then he had only couple of thousands of subscribers, he went a long, long way!
I just kind of hate Sultans and all the hype around it and especially that Mark still plays it and refused to take it down... but he tried.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: superval99 on May 12, 2017, 08:33:01 pm
In my opinion Josh deserves every single click! He is a highly talented Musician with great feeling, soul and a very good voice... and immense Musical knowledge and catalogue... Sultans was done just "like that" and not intended to be absolutely accurate... so no doubts about him!

LE

Agree 100%!   I think Josh's interpretation of Sultans is great!    :thumbsup
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on May 12, 2017, 10:32:26 pm
I tried to contact Josh 3 or 2 years ago when he wasn't such a big star and I wanted to do a distant collab with him, but I didn't manage to get in touch with him, maybe email addresses was wrong or something. My point that there are many other great songs by MK and there's no reason in transforming him into one-hit wonder, when you have 5 million views of Sultans and 5000 views of The Ragpicker's Dream. It bothers me, it really does. That's why I do my "show", just to show the ingenious songwriting and how well the songs are put together.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on May 25, 2017, 11:06:31 pm
Just hit the 100,000 views mark for 23 of my lessons already. Just WOW! Give it a couple of years for a million, thanks everyone for watching.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Melcuer on May 28, 2017, 10:56:22 am
Brilliant this Madame Geneva's. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Just made my requests last night. Hope to see it soon

 :clap :clap :clap

Bravo Pavel
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on June 29, 2017, 11:23:39 pm
I'm back from my holiday with another video—“If This Is Goodbye”. How such a simple song can be such a breathtaking and inspiring masterpiece? Because it's not just a songbook, it's Mark Knopfler Songbook, and that's why. Thanks for watching!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plokcGFH-5c
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on July 08, 2017, 07:08:44 pm
Golden Heart is yet another testament to Mark's incredible song writing skills. Here, he used not an everyday type of tuning and created a song, capable of being interesting for musicians and non-musicians equally. Dramatic, powerful, optimistic, romantic, there's lots of words to describe it. I hope I've made it all more clear in the lesson. Thanks for watching!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMFH8ODFAJ8
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on July 30, 2017, 12:24:12 am
Breaking news: the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. It's just hard to concentrate on my hobby in the summertime with traveling, good weather and lots of stuff constantly moving around. I hope you have a great summer, too, so I did a simple and quick one today. It's 3 songs done with the high strung Nashville tuning: What It Is, Golden Heart and Privateering. Thanks for watching! P.S. This tuning is perfect for smaller guitars like this Little Martin LX Black so I'm probably going to leave it as it is.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsLiGA5y5qI
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on August 05, 2017, 02:53:08 pm
I just realised my first (and probably the last) interview was posted on Dire Straits Blog recently. As I give as little information about myself as possible in my videos, it's a great insight into where I'm coming from:

http://direstraitsblog.com/fanclub/dsb-interview-pavel-fomenkov-24-songs-already-knopfler-nearly-200-go/ (http://direstraitsblog.com/fanclub/dsb-interview-pavel-fomenkov-24-songs-already-knopfler-nearly-200-go/)

(http://direstraitsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IMG_3203-e1500231479673-660x330.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on August 19, 2017, 11:28:02 pm
I got many requests for "Hill Farmer's Blues". I don't know why, but here it is. A great deal of fun exploring soloing possibilities for 2-chord outro sequence, as well as satisfying verse and international topic. I guess I can understand why people love this song after all! Thanks for watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxdif5l2gQo
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on August 25, 2017, 12:50:49 am
Wow, today I did receive a message from a man from Australia, who love to play “All That Matters” to his two-year-old daughter (at her request, by the way). He asked if I have a TAB for the song, which I was too lazy to do. But thanks to the stories like that I obliged and created the complete tablature in 30 minutes. Thank you Mark, you're exactly the kind of person I'm working for. I also updated the lesson info and added a Guitar Pro tablature as well. Cheers, Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viLOAXhgO1o

Tablature

Capo III: http://tinyurl.com/All-That-Matters-Capo-III
Guitar Pro: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/m/mark_knopfler/all_that_matters_guitar_pro.htm
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on August 26, 2017, 08:10:58 pm
Title track from the album Love Over Gold is an epic ballad and it totally works on a guitar. There's around 30 chords in it, but if you take all the 28 songs I already discussed, there's only 1, yes, only one truly new chord. The majority of the songs utilise same chords over and over, it's just a matter of combining them in a slightly different order each time. Good luck and thanks for watching!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d6Mml_2UCY
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: koobaa on August 29, 2017, 09:18:42 pm
Great work, Pavel. You nailed it again. I almost forgot how beautiful this track is, so underrated.

I've been listening to KTGC recently and I thought Scaffolder's Wife would be a nice song for you to dissect. Some interesting chords in that one. Perhaps you can consider.

Anyway, keep up the good work!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on August 30, 2017, 09:34:36 am
Great work, Pavel. You nailed it again. I almost forgot how beautiful this track is, so underrated.

I've been listening to KTGC recently and I thought Scaffolder's Wife would be a nice song for you to dissect. Some interesting chords in that one. Perhaps you can consider.

Anyway, keep up the good work!

Thanks! Yes, I wanted to do Love Over Gold for a very long time, but only did a full review a week ago. I was afraid of the amount of chords and the complexity of the song, but as always it turned out being very logical, simple and perfect. It's pity Mark only played it in one tour and dropped the outro almost completely. Somehow I get a feeling he wasn't so much of a fan of this song himself... But this is the title track nevertheless :think

Scaffolder's Wife is a perfect way to go, thanks for the suggestion. I love 6/8 songs so much, they're extremely guitar-friendly.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: jbaent on August 30, 2017, 10:29:50 am
My suggestion: "Heart full of holes" is one of my favourite from the KTGC record, which happens to be my favourite MK solo record. together with GL.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on August 30, 2017, 01:36:27 pm
My suggestion: "Heart full of holes" is one of my favourite from the KTGC record, which happens to be my favourite MK solo record. together with GL.

I love this song soooooooooo much... I cry every time I hear it! Already tried that one, already know the chords, I'll do it in a series of Open G tuning songs.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 09, 2017, 10:03:19 pm
Last time I got some negative comments about my singing, which is insane since there's as little emphasis on vocals in my lessons as it can be. But with that said, the best option after that, I thought, would be to do one of the hardest Mark's songs in that respect, the one he gave to Tina Turner, who can sing indeed. But not me. Thanks for watching!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM8TAsuOZ8k
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 30, 2017, 11:12:40 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfI1pheUavc

The song №30 is Your Latest Trick. I promise more guitar songs and more recent songs in the future, but for now—a classic masterpiece with a lot of chords, unique jazz & bossa inspired rhythm and, of course, one of the most recognised saxophone lines ever. The riff is so strong people just can't resist to sing along to it on the shows. Thanks for watching!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on October 04, 2017, 01:14:39 am
I'm working on a website tweaking it here and there every day. Just added the "Keys" section for sorting out individual songs by its key. Just IMAGINE what this place will become once finished. So far it's less than ridiculous 15% complete and slowly, but surely grows.

I have bought a domain name "mksongbook.com" and when the website will grow to a certain degree I'll go ahead and buy a $100 annual subscription plan for the website to go live on a proper domain. Till then it's up by this link: http://mksongbook.tilda.ws (http://mksongbook.tilda.ws)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on October 05, 2017, 11:15:39 pm
Without further ado I decided to launch the website mksongbook.com, because apart from being lazy I'm impatient, too. I said “lazy”, because I made a silent tour for it and there's not so many features and songs (yet), but I like it. All the videos are embedded, it's very useful. Of course, all the songs will be sorted out by album, name, difficulty level, capo and key signature. Funny, but initially all I wanted is to do a website like this, but for chords only. Luckily for me, things have changed!

The Mark Knopfler Songbook: mksongbook.com (http://mksongbook.com)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkdiZr2f79s
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on October 06, 2017, 10:29:23 pm
The website gets better and better. Got around 50 new requests right away, it definitely helps to steer my decisions. Added "leave a message" functionality and made a dozen of other improvements (e.g., floating menu, buttons, rounded corners). By the way, 30 lessons already adds up to 6 hours of material. SIX HOURS. I can't believe it! Thanks for all the requests and thanks for watching. Pavel.

P.S. Looks like I'm going solo in this topic :lol
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: jeffreyvr on October 14, 2017, 04:07:36 pm
Just wanted to say I enjoy the video's you make quizzaciously. Have watched most of them and will be keeping an eye out on for the new ones you put out. Website looks great too btw!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: vgonis on October 14, 2017, 11:29:35 pm
Lovely work P! Thank you for creating and sharing. And you accent gets better and better.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on October 14, 2017, 11:35:17 pm
Lovely work P! Thank you for creating and sharing. And you accent gets better and better.

Thanks, this is the main reason why I feel uncomfortable about the whole thing. I wish I was born in some English-speaking country, but you got to work with what you have! Maybe in that respect it's even better to do it my way.

Just wanted to say I enjoy the video's you make quizzaciously. Have watched most of them and will be keeping an eye out on for the new ones you put out. Website looks great too btw!

Thank you, too. I tried to do two new songs today, but failed completely, something isn't right in my life at the moment anyway, but I'm sure I'll overcome all these things!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on November 01, 2017, 10:53:01 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rKf201nPRk

Let's start the "second season" with something big. What about What It Is? It's funny, because this song is similar to the very first song that I took—Why Aye Man. Both have a similar call and response riff, a build up, quiet parts, both can be played with odd tunings and of course both was written by the happiest man in the world. I'd be happy too, if I wrote it!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on December 03, 2017, 03:11:21 am
Why Worry? It's been almost 1 year (just two days left) after I uploaded my first video for this little project. I'm not the one who expects fast results, but some achievements have been made — nearly 300,000 total views, 32 songs, 6 and a half hours worth of lessons, own website. Not bad for a hobby! Thanks to every one of you for an overwhelming support, I would never even imagine the amount of support I've received and still receive. All I want to say is — thanks for watching!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMVcnIMlp8o
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on December 03, 2017, 10:37:04 pm
great job as always  :thumbsup
I love nd prefer the studio version : 3 guitars played by mark with a gorgeous tone
and it's in E

when you play it in D, arpeggios at the beggining of each verse sounds to much the same as if this is goodbye
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on December 03, 2017, 10:54:15 pm
great job as always  :thumbsup
I love nd prefer the studio version : 3 guitars played by mark with a gorgeous tone
and it's in E

when you play it in D, arpeggios at the beggining of each verse sounds to much the same as if this is goodbye

Thanks! To me B is the best anyway :lol
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Dutchessy on December 04, 2017, 10:11:48 am
We want 'In the Sky'  ;D  ;)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 04, 2018, 04:08:53 pm
MKSB January 2018 update: I'm working on multiple songs at the moment, one big hit and a couple of smaller gems, as usual not a single song works right away, it always takes a lot of time and lots of practice. Slowly but surely I'll get there. In the meantime, here's an ad I find very interesting, it's about masterclass on writing and it says it all, and I can relate to that one in regard of my lessons: stop reading this, start playing.

(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26195536_1993799407558405_6719003939478495473_n.jpg?oh=f35b87efc31da2cff105d6dc815bf1cd&oe=5AB94015)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 07, 2018, 08:35:51 pm
Money For Nothing — new video on my channel. It took a while to make it, but hopefully it will shed some light on this fingerpicking awesomeness. It always hard to do songs like this, because there's no one single version of how to play it, but of course knowing what I know you can start to change it to make it, in some way, yours. Thanks for watching!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe-6cc0SCkY
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: trullols on January 07, 2018, 09:06:17 pm
Really amazing songbook, Pavel... You really got it.
I'm still learning & performing my style with every video you post. Thanks a lot!
César.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 08, 2018, 12:02:59 am
Really amazing songbook, Pavel... You really got it.
I'm still learning & performing my style with every video you post. Thanks a lot!
César.

 :clap A pleasure, thanks for the recording by the way. And keep Knopflering! As I said, my job is just to show things, but I love it.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 09, 2018, 12:34:30 am
Just for kicks and giggles tried to apply a couple of random emulated amps and pedals on my acoustic "Money For Nothing" riff and this is the result. A bonus track for your ears — Why Aye Man riff played on a real Les Paul a couple of years ago. Sounds ridiculous, well, because it is. Pavel.

https://soundcloud.com/pavel-fomenkov/mfnwam
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Eddie Fox on January 09, 2018, 12:50:29 am
Did you record voice and guitar simultaneously or separately? Your playing is amazing as always but if you managed to sing and play this at the same time like MK does you have two brains. That’s cheating  :lol :clap
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Post by: quizzaciously on January 09, 2018, 08:23:22 am
Did you record voice and guitar simultaneously or separately? Your playing is amazing as always but if you managed to sing and play this at the same time like MK does you have two brains. That’s cheating  :lol :clap

Simultaneously and I talk about singing and playing in the Verse & Chorus section. It's not that hard! Although I must admit, at the first glance it completely blew my mind and I thought "How does he do that?!", but when you break down the vocal part it becomes pretty easy and goes along the playing smoothly. Another geniously put together song.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Eddie Fox on January 09, 2018, 07:00:58 pm
I played and sang MFN several times in the past but never managed to sing along with the main riff. My brain and my hands never reached an agreement lol
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 09, 2018, 09:17:06 pm
I played and sang MFN several times in the past but never managed to sing along with the main riff. My brain and my hands never reached an agreement lol

To me it's even easier than to sing the verse, because there's clear key words. Like, "that's" falling right on the top note in the first half oh the riff, "guys" is also a key word. Then "on" is a key word and of course "little" in the phrase "little finger". But if you can't do it in the 1 BPM tempo, then you won't do it in the normal tempo as well, so just develop it slowly. Not you in particular, I just describe my process. Once it "clicks" you can't get it out of your head even if you try.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on January 09, 2018, 10:59:29 pm
brillant, as always  :thumbsup
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Post by: quizzaciously on January 09, 2018, 11:43:57 pm
brillant, as always  :thumbsup

Thank you JF! Do you have maybe some kind of a critical input on the quality or something? Because I'm feeling like with each video I get lower and lower in quality department and after this MFN one I couldn't sleep well because I still think it's a disaster of a video and I don't know why. Just couldn't stand it. I won't delete it simply because of 6-7 hours of making that went into doing this and I'm too lazy for redoing that one.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on January 10, 2018, 10:53:53 am
No, quality is always excellent
what do you mean ? video quality ? sound quality ?
I didn't see or hear any kind of problem.
It's all clear. explanations are perfect. singing and playing as well.
the 2 close-ups are very helpfull because we can see both hands distinctely.
playing at slower tempo is also very helpffull to see what's going on both hands.
I am far far far away from your music/guitar skills and I learn a lot with each video you post
All I can say is don't change anything !


PS : regarding music therory in general, I just have a question about diminished and augmented chords. I never really understood why they are named this way.
To my ears it's the reverse :
a 5th augmented chord sounds "diminished" because the 5th augmented is the minor third of the degre one for me, so it's sound as the chord was a little bit "stepped down"
on the contrary, a diminished chord sounds "augmented" to my ears, because it's the root note that is 1/2 tone up.
I had thsi thoughts when "learning" how to play "please come home for christmas", like the eagles version
When the "dim Eb" comes in just after the D chord, in my ears, I hear a D7, with the root note changing into Eb. To me it sounds "augmented"
And when the E5 aug comes in, I hear the C note, which is the minor third of the song key A, so it sounds "diminished", not augmented
I understand the theory, and of course I understand well that the 5th augmenetd of E chord is the C note, and I aslo undersatnd that an Eb chord is "diminished" when you have the F#-C-A notes, but I find the choice for the names  a little bit strange. what do you think ?
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Eddie Fox on January 10, 2018, 06:05:14 pm
brillant, as always  :thumbsup

Thank you JF! Do you have maybe some kind of a critical input on the quality or something? Because I'm feeling like with each video I get lower and lower in quality department and after this MFN one I couldn't sleep well because I still think it's a disaster of a video and I don't know why. Just couldn't stand it. I won't delete it simply because of 6-7 hours of making that went into doing this and I'm too lazy for redoing that one.

If I may, it sounds great. I mean, I see you as a highly skilled and sensitive guitar player whose singing has room to improve but suits DS/MK material. And as far as sound, editing and image quality go, it seems pretty good to me.

Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 12, 2018, 12:31:31 am
PS : regarding music therory in general, I just have a question about diminished and augmented chords. I never really understood why they are named this way.
To my ears it's the reverse :
a 5th augmented chord sounds "diminished" because the 5th augmented is the minor third of the degre one for me, so it's sound as the chord was a little bit "stepped down"
on the contrary, a diminished chord sounds "augmented" to my ears, because it's the root note that is 1/2 tone up.
I had thsi thoughts when "learning" how to play "please come home for christmas", like the eagles version
When the "dim Eb" comes in just after the D chord, in my ears, I hear a D7, with the root note changing into Eb. To me it sounds "augmented"
And when the E5 aug comes in, I hear the C note, which is the minor third of the song key A, so it sounds "diminished", not augmented
I understand the theory, and of course I understand well that the 5th augmenetd of E chord is the C note, and I aslo undersatnd that an Eb chord is "diminished" when you have the F#-C-A notes, but I find the choice for the names  a little bit strange. what do you think ?

Thank you again and again! To be die honest, I'm not a fan of music theory at all and I don't really know a lot of it, I just know a little bit from all over the place. I know all the modes, I know the construction of a fugue and many other things, but nothing too deep. Same with chords. With that said, I'm now interested in this diminished/augmented difference and I'll take some time into learning it and will answer properly.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 12, 2018, 12:39:40 am
If I may, it sounds great. I mean, I see you as a highly skilled and sensitive guitar player whose singing has room to improve but suits DS/MK material. And as far as sound, editing and image quality go, it seems pretty good to me.

Thanks for a reasoned feedback! Funny, but I also think of my voice as a disaster basically, but in its own right, which nevertheless can be applied to DS/MK material, but that's because Mark isn't really a singer just as well. I don't know who's crazy enough to call him a proper singer, although the older he gets, the better he sings and the songs like "Restless Farewell", "The Lily of The West" and others are masterpieces of the vocal performance. So it really depends, but I have even lesser range than Mark, so my voice is automatically "worse", which is a bummer :'(

Mark has rich deep baritone there as I can't sing anything lower than the ridiculous 5th string of the guitar.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: PensaGhost on January 12, 2018, 02:53:40 pm
but that's because Mark isn't really a singer just as well. I don't know who's crazy enough to call him a proper singer

MK is not a proper singer ? really ?
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 12, 2018, 03:33:17 pm
but that's because Mark isn't really a singer just as well. I don't know who's crazy enough to call him a proper singer

MK is not a proper singer ? really ?

Absolutely. He's a proper songwriter, but with calling him not a proper singer I give $1000 that even he himself would agree. Because he said it often anyway, but some people tend to think of it as being modest, while it's being honest more than being modest. It also true when he says he's not a very melodic composer, which also always get treated like modesty, but in reality it also is true. So in his interviews Mark never underestimate himself, but have a very realistic and consistent point of view, which only gives even more points to his personality.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: PensaGhost on January 12, 2018, 03:42:26 pm
but that's because Mark isn't really a singer just as well. I don't know who's crazy enough to call him a proper singer

MK is not a proper singer ? really ?

Absolutely. He's a proper songwriter, but with calling him not a proper singer I give $1000 that even he himself would agree. Because he said it often anyway, but some people tend to think of it as being modest, while it's being honest more than being modest. It also true when he says he's not a very melodic composer, which also always get treated like modesty, but in reality it also is true. So in his interviews Mark never underestimate himself, but have a very realistic and consistent point of view, which only gives even more points to his personality.

Please... he also says he is not so good at the guitar...
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 12, 2018, 04:10:49 pm
Please... he also says he is not so good at the guitar...

I understand where you're coming from, let me elaborate. He says that he's not so good at the guitar when he compare himself to the likes of Chet Atkins and others. And about singing he says he's not a singer when he compare himself to the likes of, in his own words, Dolly Parton and others, the people who are famous because of their singing or guitar playing. And I basically said that with people who think that Mark is a proper singer, one must be crazy to call him a proper singer, because in the list of his achievements singing would be not even in the first two hundreds.

It's vitally important to always know that at any point of life there's someone better than you, so as someone in the worse situation as you. So when Mark get asked about his guitar playing, he thinks of Chet Atkins being on top, and a beginner guitar player at the low point and rate himself above the average, because, well, this is the truth. And nobody here talks about individuality, character or sound. It's just pure self-evaluation.

To tell you the truth, I rate myself as being no guitar player at all. I can play something, but I make basically zero sense out of it. I don't play in bands, I don't write music, I don't teach. I only play for videos and for myself. So that's why I rate myself being on the very deep end of a big ocean of guitar players, because, in the end, it's true.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: PensaGhost on January 12, 2018, 04:15:36 pm
To tell you the truth, I rate myself as being no guitar player at all.

Pretty strange to tell that to someone who as you know can't play at all because of an unknown disease
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 12, 2018, 04:27:23 pm
To tell you the truth, I rate myself as being no guitar player at all.

Pretty strange to tell that to someone who as you know can't play at all because of an unknown disease

Yes, I know ;)

If only I could, I'd give my playing ability to you.

But I write it not to you personally, I write it on a public forum so everyone can see that. Please don't take it too personally, because a genuine fan is always a genuine fan and since we both don't have a solid career because of our playing (or no playing), we have nothing at all to fight for. If one day I'll can't play guitar, I'll just hang it on the wall and will do things I can do instead, because life is beautiful anyway.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 12, 2018, 06:32:58 pm
I'm going to attempt my first live stream event ever, so please be patient. I wanted to do that immediately, when I did receive a pack of Mark Knopfler TAB books today. I think it's going to be interesting and also short. But I already have a couple of things to say. The link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sl732s6osU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sl732s6osU)

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-Sl732s6osU/sddefault.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Eddie Fox on January 13, 2018, 12:56:56 pm
Guys, we're here because we are MK fans, not because we play or do not play the guitar. I used to play the guitar, I even recorded an album and stuff. I no longer play the guitar and... I'm still here:)

You're both saying the same thing. Mark's guitar playing and songwriting allow him to sing. I mean, if Mark was only a singer he'd still be writing articles or giving english lessons. That being said, I don't think anybody can sing his songs better than him. You can't say the same about Dylan, for example. At least that's how I see it - and that's what I think you both meant. I might be wrong though.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: PensaGhost on January 13, 2018, 02:27:50 pm
I don't think anybody can sing his songs better than him.

That's what I meant, yes I agree, not sure if that's also quiz position since he says MK is not a proper singer
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 13, 2018, 05:19:00 pm
I don't think anybody can sing his songs better than him.

That's what I meant, yes I agree, not sure if that's also quiz position since he says MK is not a proper singer

This is my position, too, I just dig deeper than that and try to see the big picture. Compared to Dolly Parton MK isn't a proper singer, but for his own songs he's the "properest" singer that there is. Nowadays he sings much better, but in the early days he was basically a rapper :lol

I'm not trying to criticise anybody, it's just seeing the big picture. In other words, not a proper singer compared to what?
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: trullols on January 14, 2018, 05:47:26 pm
Maybe MK is not a amazing singer. But ... you try to sing "Industrial Disease" or "Milionaire Blues" (for example) without looking foolish  :lol  :lol  :lol
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: dmg on January 14, 2018, 06:03:25 pm
Maybe MK is not a amazing singer. But ... you try to sing "Industrial Disease" or "Milionaire Blues" (for example) without looking foolish  :lol  :lol  :lol

Well, I don't get tongue-tied, but sometimes I get the lyrics mixed up and the less said about my Dr Parkinson impersonation the better!  :-X
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Stanko on January 14, 2018, 07:28:09 pm
Come back and see me later, next patient please
 ;D
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 14, 2018, 08:28:41 pm
Now imagine Mark mumbling (or rapping) the lyrics like that nowadays :lol
This is why he transfer himself now more into the "proper" singing territory.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Love Expresso on January 14, 2018, 09:30:23 pm
 He would not cope with it.. I really wonder how he could do it ... the whole Love Over Gold project seemed to benefit from a total outburst of energy and creativity, never reached again before or after.

LE
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 15, 2018, 12:23:22 am
It breaks my heart when one thinks that I'm trying to criticise Mark for his singing or playing abilities, I was never trying to say something like that. It's like when Mark says that for Bob Dylan music is just a "vehicle for his poetry" he doesn't mean his music is a complete garbage. Of course he doesn't think like that, it's just Bob Dylan's poetry is obviously superior than his music, which also got approved by his Noble Prize in 2016. I mean that for Mark his songwriting abilities it's like poetry for Bob with his guitar and especially the voice being a "vehicle for his songs" and that's it. I'm not the guy who you should listen to, because Mark himself said it many times about his playing and of course that "song is king".
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: primabus on February 05, 2018, 03:46:58 pm
"song is king"
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Post by: dmg on February 06, 2018, 07:57:46 pm
"song is king"

If only the song ruled lengthy guitar passages with minimal use of pipes and whistles!  ;D

I only heard Mark use that phrase when his live performances became less guitar orientated and the folkies took over.  Funny that.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: jbaent on February 06, 2018, 08:23:57 pm
I always thought that it was a cheap excuse.

Songs were also king in 1978, let's say. It looks that then kings were not as lazy like nowadays, lol.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Eddie Fox on February 06, 2018, 08:48:07 pm
I’ll tell you what, if song is king means no juicy guitar solos I’m on song is plebeian team.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on February 06, 2018, 10:24:52 pm
Yes I never understood this "song is king" thing

why "you do'nt know you're born"  would need a solo at the end, and not "hill farmer's blues" ?

why "sailing to philadelphia" should have a long outro and not "yon two crows" ?

is it due to lyrics ? theme, ? pace ? song duration ?.... of course not, it's just that Mark wants to play here and not there, that's all

Im tired with this excuse Mark. Just tell us that you didn't want to play more guitar on this song, but don't tell that you must suit the song rule. it's not the song who decides, it's you !
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on February 06, 2018, 10:37:18 pm
Hey, hey, hey! Guys, if song wasn't king, there would be like 20 studio DS albums filled with crappy songs and 40 MK solo albums. It doesn't mean that the song doesn't need solos or something like that, just that the song really dictates MK's behaviour and if there's no solo, it's because the song demand it. And there's no song at all if it's not "the king" kind of song of course.

Pity that Mark decided his blues songs are "king" songs, because we know who's the king when it comes to the blues...

JF, you've listed all the songs I never listen the studio version of. Outro of the studio version of Sailing To Philadelphia is literally two notes.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on February 06, 2018, 10:47:03 pm
JF, you've listed all the songs I never listen the studio version of. Outro of the studio version of Sailing To Philadelphia is literally two notes.

I love studio versions for many songs, because of the general sound, the tones, the mix, because of the atmosphere, because of many guitar parts that can't be played live, etc...

I was listening to the STP album last week on bike, and there are really many many great "little" things I herad, that I miss on live versions.
And I LOVE What it is, Sailing to Philiadelphia and Baloney again studio versions
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on February 06, 2018, 11:15:06 pm
I love studio versions for many songs, because of the general sound, the tones, the mix, because of the atmosphere, because of many guitar parts that can't be played live, etc...

I was listening to the STP album last week on bike, and there are really many many great "little" things I herad, that I miss on live versions.
And I LOVE What it is, Sailing to Philiadelphia and Baloney again studio versions

Well, you got me now... Yes, of course I love studio versions, too. You can't beat What It Is studio version, although live Philadelphia (09.09.09) I can't listen to the studio version anymore after this one, even with James Taylor's presence. And to me all the songs mentioned before is a testament to "Song is King" approach.

I know I'll upset many people, but I never looked at Mark as Guitar Hero (or Guitar King, please excuse the term), maybe when I just started on guitar. That's because on this project I'm focused on songs, rather than on solos. Solos comes next, first should come a great song.

And if I want to hear a great guitar player, I can go to so many places EXCEPT Mark's music, but he is phenomenal player for his songs.

You know you just can't take something one from Mark, you gotta take the whole package. Which is the song, the guitar and the voice.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on February 06, 2018, 11:49:49 pm
But wait, I contradict myself... Because there's examples when it's Mark's song and there's no his guitar or no his voice and it's still great.

Which is exactly the definition of this "song is king" motto.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: jbaent on February 07, 2018, 11:19:06 am
But wait, I contradict myself... Because there's examples when it's Mark's song and there's no his guitar or no his voice and it's still great.

Which is exactly the definition of this "song is king" motto.

Sometimes songs have different kingdoms, or kings... Hill Farmer Blues as a king hadn't any guitar solo, but when its kingdome got to a live stage, the king demanded a killer guitar solo...
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on February 07, 2018, 12:47:35 pm
But wait, I contradict myself... Because there's examples when it's Mark's song and there's no his guitar or no his voice and it's still great.

Which is exactly the definition of this "song is king" motto.

Sometimes songs have different kingdoms, or kings... Hill Farmer Blues as a king hadn't any guitar solo, but when its kingdome got to a live stage, the king demanded a killer guitar solo...

yes exactly, that's why I never understood thsi excuse
if Mark wants to play a guitar solo he plays it, that's all. There's no obscure force that command him to play it or not !
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on February 07, 2018, 02:12:51 pm
Sometimes songs have different kingdoms, or kings... Hill Farmer Blues as a king hadn't any guitar solo, but when its kingdome got to a live stage, the king demanded a killer guitar solo...

yes exactly, that's why I never understood thsi excuse
if Mark wants to play a guitar solo he plays it, that's all. There's no obscure force that command him to play it or not !

Solo in Hill Farmer's Blues on the studio version is a complete joke. It just about to start (drums cue anyway) and then it suddenly fades out the moment it starts... My version it's because the song was meant to be played live anyway and now on stage you can play solos lol! Studio vs. Stage solos is quite a battle in Mark's case. Good thing is that almost always he plays live better than on the record. I wish A Place Where We Used To Live also had longer solo on the studio version.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on February 07, 2018, 02:35:57 pm
My version it's because the song was meant to be played live anyway and now on stage you can play solos lol! Studio vs. Stage solos is quite a battle in Mark's case. Good thing is that almost always he plays live better than on the record. I wish A Place Where We Used To Live also had longer solo on the studio version.

yes but with this kind of rule, telegraph road and tunnel of love should have been shorter in studio and the outro added for the live versions, and it wasn't the case
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Eddie Fox on February 07, 2018, 07:26:20 pm
Hill Farmer’s Blues and Dream of the Drowned Submariner not having proper solos is beyond my understanding.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on February 17, 2018, 12:50:47 am
I promised to do more recent songs, here's the most recent one—You Don't Want To Get You One Of Those. It's hard to find enough time just for now, but somehow I managed to pull it off the day before yet another business trip. I hope you like it. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AzbsVO2yTk
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: PensaGhost on February 17, 2018, 10:20:34 pm
I promised to do more recent songs, here's the most recent one—You Don't Want To Get You One Of Those. It's hard to find enough time just for now, but somehow I managed to pull it off the day before yet another business trip. I hope you like it. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AzbsVO2yTk

Well done, I like it
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: holaknopfler on February 18, 2018, 11:11:24 am
I promised to do more recent songs, here's the most recent one—You Don't Want To Get You One Of Those. It's hard to find enough time just for now, but somehow I managed to pull it off the day before yet another business trip. I hope you like it. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AzbsVO2yTk

that is just utterly brilliant my man. i'm going to use this to learn the song.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on February 21, 2018, 08:47:08 am
brilliant !
and there are these typical chords I was talking about : diminished one, which sounds "augmented" to my ears, and the reverse : augmented (aka 5th sharp) that sounds "diminished" to my ears

I know why theses chords are named that way. I know notes that compose these chords. I understand the "theory".
But it's just that I find the words not very appropriate regarding how they "sound".
I find that people who "invented" these chords should have named them the other way
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on March 18, 2018, 09:16:43 pm
Here I should say something like "I'm not into numbers" or something like that. No. You should know that EVERY YouTuber regardless of their scale cares about this number and I can only say about it, that I'll never ever take a dark road of buying fake views and subs. It's hard-earned 4,000 of you and thanks for watching! P.S. My driving school with its lessons 6 days a week naturally comes to an end, so there'll be more content for me to make soon, I'm like on a low start.

(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29340384_2031726970432315_1095467225338438470_n.jpg?oh=905bcfb7222739487a0854cd8ce114aa&oe=5B00A95D)
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Post by: DS on March 18, 2018, 11:48:20 pm
Happy to be one of them!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on April 13, 2018, 02:13:14 am
Brothers In Arms is a truly unique song. Unfortunately, it is and always will be relevant because of all the bad things happening in the world throughout history. On the other hand, the message of dignity in Brothers In Arms is so powerful and strong, that it will continue to inspire people for generations to come. Literally anything I would say about this song won't do any justice at all, so I tried to be at least somewhat interesting and original. And if you want to really dig the song and solos, there's a great lesson for you by Justin Sandercoe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNZcgeijPV4
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: rmarques821 on April 14, 2018, 05:15:51 pm
Brothers In Arms is a truly unique song. Unfortunately, it is and always will be relevant because of all the bad things happening in the world throughout history. On the other hand, the message of dignity in Brothers In Arms is so powerful and strong, that it will continue to inspire people for generations to come. Literally anything I would say about this song won't do any justice at all, so I tried to be at least somewhat interesting and original. And if you want to really dig the song and solos, there's a great lesson for you by Justin Sandercoe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNZcgeijPV4

Fantastic job as always!  :clap
Why isn't there a statue in your honor yet?  :P
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Post by: JF on April 14, 2018, 09:30:35 pm
Fantastic job as always!  :clap
Why isn't there a statue in your honor yet?  :P

yes fully agree !  :thumbsup
We could make a AMIT induction !  :) ;)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on April 14, 2018, 11:29:31 pm
Fantastic job as always!  :clap
Why isn't there a statue in your honor yet?  :P

yes fully agree !  :thumbsup
We could make a AMIT induction !  :) ;)

Thank you so much guys! By the way, I just realised I got more than a million views now. Of course by YouTube standards it's basically nothing, but it's a good start. Clearly I feel all the support and will try to improve my work in the future.

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Post by: Eddie Fox on April 20, 2018, 04:57:23 pm
You never fail to amaze me with your tutorials. Great job once again. Your vibratos are very smooth and expressive. Vodka, beautiful WTA players and Pavel, Russia at its best lol
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on April 21, 2018, 10:59:05 am
You never fail to amaze me with your tutorials. Great job once again. Your vibratos are very smooth and expressive. Vodka, beautiful WTA players and Pavel, Russia at its best lol

Man, you can write reviews ;D

Thanks! Yeah, vibrato is like the main ingredient in this salad called guitar playing. Leave vibrato off and it's just a MIDI track.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Eddie Fox on April 21, 2018, 04:42:52 pm
I could write a new essay on Sharapova everyday lol
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on June 24, 2018, 09:31:06 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPMhvXI7cuU

In The Gallery was written by Mark after visiting a lousy exhibition with his friends. Usually an event like that would leave you in a bad mood, but Mark got inspired instead. So make sure to always turn your own dire straits moments into positive ones. This song has a very interesting riff, which is remarkably difficult to learn, but it is possible, so I hope my take on it will give you inspiration to play more. Because inspiration, as Bob Dylan puts it, is the highest purpose of art.
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Post by: holaknopfler on June 24, 2018, 09:41:17 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPMhvXI7cuU

In The Gallery was written by Mark after visiting a lousy exhibition with his friends. Usually an event like that would leave you in a bad mood, but Mark got inspired instead. So make sure to always turn your own dire straits moments into positive ones. This song has a very interesting riff, which is remarkably difficult to learn, but it is possible, so I hope my take on it will give you inspiration to play more. Because inspiration, as Bob Dylan puts it, is the highest purpose of art.

Utterly brilliant, very well done
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Post by: jbaent on June 25, 2018, 08:39:49 am
Very interesting. with this kind of songs I always think how creative has to be someone to create a song with this kind of chords...
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Post by: quizzaciously on June 25, 2018, 02:13:33 pm
Very interesting. with this kind of songs I always think how creative has to be someone to create a song with this kind of chords...

Thanks hola and jbaent!

Yeah, not only to create all these songs, but arrange them this way. I don't want to sound cocky, but only when you dive deep into the songs, only when you realise the magnitude of the genius behind MK's humble appearance. I'd be the happiest guy on the planet coming up with just one of his songs. And he's got hundreds of those! :clap
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Post by: Eddie Fox on June 25, 2018, 06:43:21 pm
Another homerun!
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Post by: JF on June 25, 2018, 11:32:39 pm
 :thumbsup :thumbsup :clap :clap

In the gallery is one of my fav DS/MK songs ! I love this rhtyhm part in typical Mark style !

Bravo Pavel ! You nailed it , as always. well done
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Post by: quizzaciously on July 16, 2018, 12:56:37 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZgoNvi1cuM

Now my "Instrumental Medley Tribute" is complete, since I have played all the parts, recorded all the lessons, published all the tabs and tracks for it. This was a long way, but certainly was worth it, because it means for me that you can do anything if you want and it literally gave start to The Mark Knopfler Songbook. I wanted to do a full analysis of this little 1987 performance for years and finally, the last part of it is live. Bonus track — a little Q&A with the most interesting questions that I got. A lot of talking here, so I strongly recommend using subtitles and by the way — I have it for each and every of my videos so you can make out what I'm actually saying! Pavel.
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Post by: quizzaciously on August 09, 2018, 03:25:13 pm
Current situation. Be safe and remember, that any bad situation could always be much worse. I won’t be able to play guitar for quite some time, so no videos in the near future. Everything will be fine! Pavel.

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Post by: Love Expresso on August 09, 2018, 03:33:15 pm
God, what happened? Hope you are ok... that blood on your shirt looks awful!

LE
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Post by: dmg on August 09, 2018, 04:26:14 pm
Don't just stop there man!  What happened?  How are you?  Will you be okay?  etc... :o
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Justme on August 09, 2018, 07:15:56 pm
All the best for a quick recovery! Stay safe out there.  :wave
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Post by: quizzaciously on August 11, 2018, 12:31:28 pm
God, what happened? Hope you are ok... that blood on your shirt looks awful!

LE

I was in Finland filming on this DJI Inspire 2 drone and It suddenly attacked me hurting both of my hands. I got lucky (hehe), because all the tendons and bones remained intact, but I lost some of the nails and have a very big holes in my hands now being stitched together. So anyway, I won't play guitar for at least a month and I won't record any videos with my hands visible for at least half a year.
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Post by: trullols on August 12, 2018, 08:02:50 pm
All  the best for you, Pavel. I hope you return quickly to your amazing activity about MK.

Best regards from Spain!!!

César.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Eddie Fox on August 15, 2018, 04:12:13 pm
God, what happened? Hope you are ok... that blood on your shirt looks awful!

LE

I was in Finland filming on this DJI Inspire 2 drone and It suddenly attacked me hurting both of my hands. I got lucky (hehe), because all the tendons and bones remained intact, but I lost some of the nails and have a very big holes in my hands now being stitched together. So anyway, I won't play guitar for at least a month and I won't record any videos with my hands visible for at least half a year.

H*** F*** S*** !!! I wish you a quick recovery, mate! We'll need your tutorials when the new album comes out! Take good care of yourself and get well soon  :thumbsup
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Post by: quizzaciously on August 15, 2018, 04:23:05 pm
God, what happened? Hope you are ok... that blood on your shirt looks awful!

LE

I was in Finland filming on this DJI Inspire 2 drone and It suddenly attacked me hurting both of my hands. I got lucky (hehe), because all the tendons and bones remained intact, but I lost some of the nails and have a very big holes in my hands now being stitched together. So anyway, I won't play guitar for at least a month and I won't record any videos with my hands visible for at least half a year.

H*** F*** S*** !!! I wish you a quick recovery, mate! We'll need your tutorials when the new album comes out! Take good care of yourself and get well soon  :thumbsup

Thanks Eddie! That's a really big question wether I'll be able to do something when the album would come out, so basically I'm sitting there hoping it will be out as slowly as possible :lol :lol :lol
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Post by: jbaent on August 15, 2018, 04:58:20 pm
You are going to have at least two months, LOL, but honestly, I hope you recover before!

Best wishes from Spain!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on August 17, 2018, 01:39:18 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlZwfRFlyng

You thought I can't play guitar anymore? But there's some songs in Mark's Songbook, that you can play even with your hand being stitched and bandaged. You can't play like that for a long time. But How Long? Let's see...
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: jbaent on August 17, 2018, 08:21:25 am
Pavel, you are a star!  ;)
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Post by: quizzaciously on August 17, 2018, 12:54:16 pm
Pavel, you are a star!  ;)

Legend, please...

 :lol :lol :lol
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Post by: dmg on August 17, 2018, 01:07:15 pm
Can't keep a good man down.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: PensaGhost on August 17, 2018, 01:34:24 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlZwfRFlyng

You thought I can't play guitar anymore? But there's some songs in Mark's Songbook, that you can play even with your hand being stitched and bandaged. You can't play like that for a long time. But How Long? Let's see...

Nice attempt (the guitar playing in that condition) at destroying your hand forever but you have to work harder to reach me
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on August 17, 2018, 08:20:40 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlZwfRFlyng

You thought I can't play guitar anymore? But there's some songs in Mark's Songbook, that you can play even with your hand being stitched and bandaged. You can't play like that for a long time. But How Long? Let's see...

Nice attempt (the guitar playing in that condition) at destroying your hand forever but you have to work harder to reach me

I know that's not a good idea, but I'd had bad sleep with this idea only in my head. And I was pretty close to not be able to see this world, let alone playing guitar. I got extremely lucky that I still can play. You can lose it any moment and by you I mean any human being. Keep safe people.
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Post by: Eddie Fox on August 18, 2018, 02:45:50 pm
Genius!  :clap Django would be proud of you:)
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Post by: trullols on August 20, 2018, 02:02:03 pm
Pavel is not only a genius playing guitar, even more, he spend his time teach us how to play step by step these wonderful songs.
I'm learning a lot with his classes on youtube, so I'm really grateful to him.
Thanks again, Pavel. I hope you return soon to play with 5 fingers :-)
Regards
César (trullols)
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Post by: quizzaciously on October 29, 2018, 08:15:48 am
Done With Bonaparte... This one is a big request, despite being a rather simple 4 chord song. But I can get why it's so appealing — it's international, it's historical, it's not too simple, but with a twist, and not too difficult. The song lies somewhere in the golden ratio. That's why the album's called Golden Heart? 😅

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfWNrbU1Kv0
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 20, 2018, 11:13:47 pm
Got my first 1,000 of thumbs up ever on the video about the song Money For Nothing. Doesn't sound like a lot, but it surely means a lot and not so easy to achieve (try it and you'll know what I mean). I'm so flattered so many people care, and the response is always super nice and all the emails are totally inspiring. I'm always inspired and ready to work, regardless of any numbers, now I'm off to the next milestone which is the first 1,000,000 of combined MKSB views. Thanks for watching, Pavel F.

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Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on November 27, 2018, 11:44:02 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SNyNAh7ioQ

I have a song request form on the website and there's many requests for the song It Never Rains. I though — how on Earth you can play this? But as it turned out, with enough work you can actually play it and it's one of the most enjoyable songs I re-discovered lately. At first it's a complete mess, but as soon as you would get all the parts on its own and then put it all together, suddenly it sounds amazing. So I totally recommend this song for learning and transcribing.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on November 28, 2018, 12:26:48 am
When You Leave from Mark's new album is a jazzy ballad, but it's more like a "regular" Mark Knopfler's song dressed up in jazzy clothes. Slow Learner is 100 times more jazz than this song. It's difficult to explain, but at least I tried. When You Leave is hard to play if you opt for playing the whole song including the piano chords. Piano chords always give guitar players some pain, but it's possible to play it in a more simple fashion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv7dgmXQ_6A
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on January 08, 2019, 02:51:07 am
Two new videos today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYVCaU16KtQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFV2uxQzgE4&t=610s
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Post by: simplyamused on January 08, 2019, 05:38:00 am
I listened to the Mark Knopfler / Chet Atkins see you in my dreams cover.. it is spot on! great work!
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Post by: quizzaciously on January 08, 2019, 11:07:53 am
I listened to the Mark Knopfler / Chet Atkins see you in my dreams cover.. it is spot on! great work!

Thanks. Yeah, that was a hardcore project making me having 1,000,000 times more respect both for Chet and Mark. Top class!
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Post by: quizzaciously on February 21, 2019, 10:57:38 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uyUsx49vW8

“What I try to do with a song is craft it. I try to craft a song with pride and I try to make something that's going to last” — Mark said that in his A Life In Songs Documentary. This is true for a vast majority his songs, but In The Sky, being the closing track of his 2007 album Kill To Get Crimson, stands the test of time extremely well. I can't even start to discuss how masterfully this song is arranged, the beauty of lyrics, the exceptional sonic qualities of this recording. Everything's exceptional about it, including transcribing process. This song took too much time to learn, so it's time to stop. Yesterday I saw a poster saying “Done is better than perfect” and today I upload this on YouTube. I'm extremely displeased with the results, but it's the best I can offer anyway, so thanks for watching. Pavel.
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Post by: JF on February 23, 2019, 12:27:49 am
Fabulous work Pavel ! as always  :thumbsup
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on April 07, 2019, 11:51:18 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4kEVFHjoLA

Sultans Of Swing. I thought a lot about this song. There's no reason for me try to beat all the great lessons on this song, all the good covers on this song, because this is the type of situation where I'm completely useless. But, with that said, I thought about summing up my thoughts about Mark's music in general and share it "as is". I know this video will upset many people, but for those who get it: thanks for watching! Pavel.
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Post by: JF on April 10, 2019, 05:16:18 pm
Pavel  :clap :clap :clap  brilliant talking ! :thumbsup
can't agree more with what you said
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Post by: quizzaciously on July 14, 2019, 11:41:28 pm
Two new ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9hQTc7jNnc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_myMd3lA4U

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Post by: quizzaciously on July 31, 2019, 02:32:49 am
Another easy strummer today, Piper To The End. I remember crying over this song 10 years ago when Get Lucky album came out, but I got the album earlier and listened to it while enjoying starry nights in August. Unforgettable experience, unforgettable song, always gets me. Can't believe it's been 10 years already, but life goes so fast. Spend your time playing, listening and learning great songs and thank you for all the support, it keeps me (musically) going. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do5nwsyADvg
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Post by: trullols on August 03, 2019, 09:11:42 pm
Hi, Pavel,

Thanks lot for this amazing place.I'm still following you.

Best regards from Spain!
César.
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Post by: quizzaciously on September 23, 2019, 12:10:52 am
The song Communiqué has one of the hardest MK riffs yet, I even got a blister on my left hand index finger. I have a recording of me playing Communiqué riff about 11 years ago and needless to say it was terrible... It's much better now, but still could be better. How many times I've already said "it's one of the most enjoyable songs to play"? But it really is, another classic from Mark which is extremely enjoyable to play, the man just knows how to craft a song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kccxRTuSrWY
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Post by: quizzaciously on September 25, 2019, 12:35:38 am
Working on it... LOL.

https://youtu.be/HksUYBaAKEY
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Post by: jbaent on September 25, 2019, 09:02:41 am
The song Communiqué has one of the hardest MK riffs yet, I even got a blister on my left hand index finger. I have a recording of me playing Communiqué riff about 11 years ago and needless to say it was terrible... It's much better now, but still could be better. How many times I've already said "it's one of the most enjoyable songs to play"? But it really is, another classic from Mark which is extremely enjoyable to play, the man just knows how to craft a song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kccxRTuSrWY

Pavel, that's just damm brilliant!

ps/ As usual
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Post by: quizzaciously on October 28, 2019, 12:26:10 am
Song for today is Southbound Again, one of Mark's "geography" songs from the very first album. I've recorded two songs today, one is this one, from the debut album and the other is from Down The Road Wherever, from the latest album. Pretty funny if you ask me, jumping between 40 years of music. What stays is the quality of this music... You already know, that's why I'm here. Southbound Again is a very easy song, but with no evidence of live recordings done with studio arrangement it's hard to make it out. But to me it only adds challenge and I'm ready to deliver this song. Again, no evidence means that I'm not sure about all of it, maybe I'm 100% wrong, but this is part of the fun. Enjoy! Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqAcO8VXDB8
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Post by: quizzaciously on October 28, 2019, 11:29:57 pm
The song number 50 is Just A Boy Away From Home from Down The Road Wherever album. First, can you name another songwriter worth doing 50 lessons about his songs? I can't believe it myself, and it's only the beginning! Dozens and dozens of other great MK songs left. And this is another one of them. As this is sort of anniversary song for me, I wanted to do something special, and as I never force the ideas, the idea came fast and I just did what I wanted to do — recreate the song in Guitar Pro, the software I'm familiar with for half of my life. Especially with this song being a solo guitar highlight of the album. I just thought — I'd want to play this solo! So you take a guitar, learn the tuning, buy a slide, transcribe the song and play it, play it, play it. That’s the way that you live and learn. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCmEwoWdJRE
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Post by: quizzaciously on December 19, 2019, 02:09:43 am
Romeo And Juliet is the ultimate Mark Knopfler Song. It has… Signature acoustic guitar playing, signature guitar itself, signature electric guitar soloing, signature lyrics, the song is about love, it has obvious literary influence, musical influence, movie influence, it was written while “playing around shapes”, it has signature AABAAB structure, beautiful arrangement, one-of-a kind ending with rare modulation (to E Major), it has odd tuning, and the list goes on… No video can cover everything in this song, because it would take hours to cover every little detail, but of course the main source for inspiration is the famous and beloved National guitar part, and so I discuss it with all my passion, I hope you’ll find it interesting. Thanks for watching! Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAcFY8lyq3s
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Post by: mschaap on December 20, 2019, 10:29:27 pm
Many thanks once again!
Really like your take on these songs.
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Post by: quizzaciously on December 20, 2019, 10:32:32 pm
Many thanks once again!
Really like your take on these songs.

Thank youuu! It's very important to me, because it's very natural for me to do it. This video was recorded right after my Birthday party, so no pressure at all :lol
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Post by: relaxcoustic on December 22, 2019, 01:50:04 am
A russian guy with a golden ear
And a gibson jumbo - standard gear
He been helpin’ us for a few years
Wish I could offer him a beer!

Romeo, baloney or heart of oak
Knopflers tricks - he knows them all
Never for him a heavy toll
He makes us rock and roll!


Always seeking challenges to engage
Like Mark’s songs - better with age
But care, the guy’s no joke..
He’s on the official page!

Love you Pavel, best of luck to your projects
Really hope you do “the Boxer” next!



Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on December 22, 2019, 11:49:20 am
A russian guy with a golden ear
And a gibson jumbo - standard gear
He been helpin’ us for a few years
Wish I could offer him a beer!

Romeo, baloney or heart of oak
Knopflers tricks - he knows them all
Never for him a heavy toll
He makes us rock and roll!


Always seeking challenges to engage
Like Mark’s songs - better with age
But care, the guy’s no joke..
He’s on the official page!

Love you Pavel, best of luck to your projects
Really hope you do “the Boxer” next!

Now that's funny! :lol :lol :lol

Thank you! I guess after that I have no excuses doing other songs!
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Post by: quizzaciously on December 31, 2019, 01:20:53 am
Even though I only make tutorial videos, I get inspired every day and The Fizzy And The Still lesson was probably the best example of pure inspiration in this whole year. It's not a popular song, literally nobody asked for it, but it doesn't matter as long as I love the song and as long as I have something to say about it. And, as always, I have a lot to say! Sometimes I re-record my videos because I'm not pleased at all with the result, and this was the case. But as the song is not popular anyway, I decided to leave it "as is", first take type of thing. I guess the performance and the information is the priority here, so enjoy! Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38Qq-VJZLh0
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: jbaent on December 31, 2019, 05:50:56 pm
Pavel, I'm a big fan of the Crimson album. I don't mind which song you choose from that cd, you'll please me a lot.

This one is one of my favorite from that record. Thanks!
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Post by: quizzaciously on December 31, 2019, 08:33:24 pm
Pavel, I'm a big fan of the Crimson album. I don't mind which song you choose from that cd, you'll please me a lot.

This one is one of my favorite from that record. Thanks!

I love this album, a lot to love there... Great we have similar taste!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: jbaent on January 01, 2020, 02:55:21 pm
Pavel, I'm a big fan of the Crimson album. I don't mind which song you choose from that cd, you'll please me a lot.

This one is one of my favorite from that record. Thanks!

I love this album, a lot to love there... Great we have similar taste!

Once upon a time in the west and Silvertown were Hugh surprises in this tour but for me the best surprise was Heart full of holes, which, together with Scafolders wife are my favorite. That's the song I enjoyed the most in all the concerts I attended this last tour.
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Post by: jwalker99us on January 23, 2020, 08:53:35 pm
Great knopfler songs and lessons . Love his music and playing.....a pic of my  My 62 strat.

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Post by: quizzaciously on January 23, 2020, 09:02:37 pm
Great knopfler songs and lessons . Love his music and playing.....a pic of my  My 62 strat.

Thank you! Wow, that's one drool-inducing guitar... A perfect Fender Stratocaster. Priceless!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: hunter on February 04, 2020, 11:25:02 am
Pavel, do you have any tab recommendations for the studio version of Sultans of Swing? I can play it "half-a$$ed", but would like to finally work out the licks and solos.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: koobaa on February 04, 2020, 05:38:32 pm
Another suggestion: Smooching.

Those jazzy chords are killing me. Maybe you could attempt a fingerstyle arrangement...? Just sayin'...
 
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on February 04, 2020, 09:52:21 pm
Another suggestion: Smooching.

Those jazzy chords are killing me. Maybe you could attempt a fingerstyle arrangement...? Just sayin'...

I've already transcribed it, but I have to admit — recreating it in full is completely impossible (probably even for Mark himself) because two electric guitar tracks are glued together to the level it often sounds like 1 track :lol But the chords are insane, yes, and it's possible to approximate it so it's "enough". Will do!

Pavel, do you have any tab recommendations for the studio version of Sultans of Swing? I can play it "half-a$$ed", but would like to finally work out the licks and solos.

I thought Justin Sandercoe has a tablature, but it looks like he's not! So my only suggestion would be to go to paid services like this one: https://www.sheetmusicdirect.com/se/ID_No/25280/Product.aspx (https://www.sheetmusicdirect.com/se/ID_No/25280/Product.aspx) where you can buy sheet music + tab for the price of a coffee cup.

Because at least you get a better quality product! Of course any teacher will tell you don't use tabs at all, but I've actually used tabs when I started to play. Of course today I can pick out anything by ear, but that's only after years of practice and I loved playing tabs on early stages. Nothing wrong with that.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: koobaa on February 04, 2020, 11:35:46 pm
Another suggestion: Smooching.

Those jazzy chords are killing me. Maybe you could attempt a fingerstyle arrangement...? Just sayin'...

I've already transcribed it, but I have to admit — recreating it in full is completely impossible (probably even for Mark himself) because two electric guitar tracks are glued together to the level it often sounds like 1 track :lol But the chords are insane, yes, and it's possible to approximate it so it's "enough". Will do!

That would be great, Pavel. Looking forward to your approximation! Even if you don't decide to do a lesson on it I would be interested in your chord interpretation if you ever care to share it.
Thanks!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: hunter on February 04, 2020, 11:37:09 pm
Thanks, Pavel.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: PensaGhost on February 05, 2020, 01:27:18 am
These 2 are pretty good,
you just need to mix the best parts of the 2 and you are almost there

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nlqdp8XDawQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RX1xHDcQHU
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: hunter on February 05, 2020, 07:35:47 am
These 2 are pretty good,
you just need to mix the best parts of the 2 and you are almost there

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nlqdp8XDawQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nlqdp8XDawQ)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RX1xHDcQHU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RX1xHDcQHU)


Thanks, Pensa. The second one sounds really good. I like the sound of the neck pickup actually!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: relaxcoustic on February 08, 2020, 01:46:12 am
Another suggestion: Smooching.

Those jazzy chords are killing me. Maybe you could attempt a fingerstyle arrangement...? Just sayin'...

I've already transcribed it, but I have to admit — recreating it in full is completely impossible (probably even for Mark himself) because two electric guitar tracks are glued together to the level it often sounds like 1 track :lol But the chords are insane, yes, and it's possible to approximate it so it's "enough". Will do!

Pavel, do you have any tab recommendations for the studio version of Sultans of Swing? I can play it "half-a$$ed", but would like to finally work out the licks and solos.

I thought Justin Sandercoe has a tablature, but it looks like he's not! So my only suggestion would be to go to paid services like this one: https://www.sheetmusicdirect.com/se/ID_No/25280/Product.aspx (https://www.sheetmusicdirect.com/se/ID_No/25280/Product.aspx) where you can buy sheet music + tab for the price of a coffee cup.

Because at least you get a better quality product! Of course any teacher will tell you don't use tabs at all, but I've actually used tabs when I started to play. Of course today I can pick out anything by ear, but that's only after years of practice and I loved playing tabs on early stages. Nothing wrong with that.

Heya Pavel, I would be really happy to see the jazz chords. I really like that stuff, but I’m finding it hard to place them properly in a chord progression, so checking out Mark’s work would be marvelous for me.

P.S. Still waiting for The Boxer. First lesson in this decade? ... :)

Cheers
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on February 09, 2020, 12:47:51 am
News is a song that features the famous dynamic range of Dire Straits. It has loud parts, long rests, quiet guitar fills. It's quite a challenge to play it on one guitar, let alone on acoustic, but I just did it in my new lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in4z63XSw3E
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: jbaent on February 10, 2020, 08:39:40 am
I always thought that what makes MK the best it's not the way he plays, but the way he composes what he plays.. the chords progressions, the fills... it's all of a very high creativity, even nowadays...
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on February 10, 2020, 01:36:09 pm
I always thought that what makes MK the best it's not the way he plays, but the way he composes what he plays.. the chords progressions, the fills... it's all of a very high creativity, even nowadays...

That’s why I’m doing all this... I’ve played a lot of songs in my day (hundreds if not thousands), just picking out changes, chords and stuff, not completely transcribing. And indeed Mark’s work is by a head taller than pretty much any songwriter out there. Even if it’s not, Mark has way, waaaaay more good songs per square inch, producing not so many fillers or “not so great songs”. What impress me the most is the consistency, which is of course the hardest task for any artist in any field. Yes, it’s not Brothers In Arms level anymore, but maybe 5:15 a.m. level and my god it’s an extremely good song.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on February 10, 2020, 01:57:08 pm
If you count all the songs I tried to play or learned completely, it all add up... 200 Beatles songs, 200 MK songs, 200 jazz standards, 200 Sting, Simon, other artist's songs, many classical guitar (and not only guitar!) pieces, blues songs, folk songs. And still Mark takes the cake :lol
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on March 01, 2020, 12:57:06 am
Everybody Pays is the song #54. This is a ballad from Shangri-La album, which is filled with great songs. Everybody Pays seems easier than it really is, probably because it shifts the attention to the lead guitar, which is fabulous, but you can't play the song with just solo guitar, you need rhythm. And here the rhythm needs to be played in a very specific way to sound okay, the rhythm guitar part consists of pretty easy right hand strumming pattern (which is up and down with the thumb basically the whole time), but the left hand is a bit tricky. Anyway, better to see something once than to read about it, so as always I have a detailed talkless performance in the beginning of each of my videos. Don't forget I have every video transcribed with full English subtitles and sometimes I write the chords or the sheet music down. For this song I've written a chords sheet. Enjoy! Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-ahKd94sDE
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: dmg on March 02, 2020, 02:09:35 pm
Quite enjoy this song.  I can't listen to it though without recalling the embarrassing performance on the Belgian Flanders show on the promo tour when Mark completely forgot the words and Guy had to bail him out.  :-[
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on March 02, 2020, 02:59:14 pm
Quite enjoy this song.  I can't listen to it though without recalling the embarrassing performance on the Belgian Flanders show on the promo tour when Mark completely forgot the words and Guy had to bail him out.  :-[

I never knew that, interesting. Opening lines to verses is not the easiest thing to sing, so I understand, for instance: Yeah you ought to stay right where you are in sawdust land or Curl up inside a boxcar dream and disappear. I mean wow! Make just a slight mistake in the delivery and the whole line will be ruined. Same thing with What It Is and songs like that, that just not the easiest songs to sing, hence the ruined live performance.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Pottel on March 02, 2020, 03:11:11 pm
Quite enjoy this song.  I can't listen to it though without recalling the embarrassing performance on the Belgian Flanders show on the promo tour when Mark completely forgot the words and Guy had to bail him out.  :-[
got link? cannot remember that...
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: qjamesfloyd on March 03, 2020, 10:36:51 am
Quite enjoy this song.  I can't listen to it though without recalling the embarrassing performance on the Belgian Flanders show on the promo tour when Mark completely forgot the words and Guy had to bail him out.  :-[

I never knew that, interesting. Opening lines to verses is not the easiest thing to sing, so I understand, for instance: Yeah you ought to stay right where you are in sawdust land or Curl up inside a boxcar dream and disappear. I mean wow! Make just a slight mistake in the delivery and the whole line will be ruined. Same thing with What It Is and songs like that, that just not the easiest songs to sing, hence the ruined live performance.

And this line from Sultans of Swing: "Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles." I think it is the use of the letters D and B at the start of 5 words in the line, and that it has to be sung quickly.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on March 08, 2020, 09:31:09 pm
The Trawlerman's Song... I can't believe it now, but I remember back in 2005 when I was first introduced to Mark's music, Shangri-La was his latest album and I was stupid enough to skip this song because I didn't like the introduction for some reason. Don't ask! When later I've decided to listen it in full I love it ever since. This is the song you can't skip, because it's the hardest easy song yet, while it has many signs of a beginner song, advanced players will be delighted with a bunch of interesting chords and voicings, especially people who've played this song with easy folk chords before. I was one of them actually, but now I'm (not) surprised about how well this song is composed. But why, given it's the song №55 it's almost a rule here! 😂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v4Mo5qvyC4
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Post by: jbaent on March 09, 2020, 07:40:12 am
The Trawlerman's Song... I can't believe it now, but I remember back in 2005 when I was first introduced to Mark's music, Shangri-La was his latest album and I was stupid enough to skip this song because I didn't like the introduction for some reason. Don't ask! When later I've decided to listen it in full I love it ever since. This is the song you can't skip, because it's the hardest easy song yet, while it has many signs of a beginner song, advanced players will be delighted with a bunch of interesting chords and voicings, especially people who've played this song with easy folk chords before. I was one of them actually, but now I'm (not) surprised about how well this song is composed. But why, given it's the song №55 it's almost a rule here! 😂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v4Mo5qvyC4

One of my favourite MK songs from first listening! Also Shangri-la, together with Crimson and Roadrunning is a favourite of mine, from the beguining until track 11 (All that matters) is a record that I play just skipping Paraguay, except of that song, I found the rest just perfect!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on April 30, 2020, 03:35:42 pm
Here's the first track from Mark's latest album for you. Simple little song in Open G tuning, that can be a great introduction to this tuning, but a very good exercise at the same time, because it requires a lot of strength in the left hand. I actually had a hard time with my fretting hand myself after learning this song, so I feel the need to pass the baton in that regard, haha. Stay tuned, more to come! Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG9FcNPH1ec
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on April 30, 2020, 10:41:30 pm
Here's the first track from Mark's latest album for you. Simple little song in Open G tuning, that can be a great introduction to this tuning, but a very good exercise at the same time, because it requires a lot of strength in the left hand. I actually had a hard time with my fretting hand myself after learning this song, so I feel the need to pass the baton in that regard, haha. Stay tuned, more to come! Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtDpcXq0NPg
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on June 24, 2020, 07:13:19 pm
Another mini series from me: Stealing Licks. Pretty self-explanatory title... In these short videos I'll cover some of the most memorable, tasty and desirable to learn things ever recorded, from Mark or maybe not only Mark. I'm not usually picking out solos, but when it's something like this one, or anything from Neck And Neck album really, it's worth picking out. I'll play it in normal tempo, then slowly, then extra slow, so no TAB needed. I tabbed it out, but I don't recommend using it, as much as I love tabs, that's not the way I learn, so I can't recommend it. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLrE7ZsAIiY
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on June 27, 2020, 02:14:10 pm
I edited this video in the same room I first heard "Border Reiver" back in 2009, when I was 19. I love to revisit it every now and again, love to play it. One of the best openers ever, sounds killer on live shows. A lot of Mark's signature folk and blues elements in here as well. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCsfGzYL5fI
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Post by: quizzaciously on July 05, 2020, 05:54:17 pm
Floating Away is a great song from Mark's latest album, I liked it right away, so simple and beautiful. It's not always about fast tempo, lots of licks and crazy chords, but the tasty combination of all that in small increments. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp1vSSIjwOY
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 02, 2020, 10:38:04 am
This is a song I've been playing for a couple of months now, started to work on it in the summer, really wanted to make a video about it. Sometimes the idea for a lesson just comes like that, why not to try one of the most underrated Dire Straits songs? And here you have it. An amazing song from a weird EP, personally I count all the songs from this period being Love Over Gold outtakes. But anyway, I've had some severe syncing problems on this one, really thought that I really need a new camera, so hopefully, I'll be able to acquire one soon because syncing is a big issue I have and really struggle with from day 1. And managed to almost fix it somehow here, because I liked the take. Anyway, here's another one of 60 DS tracks — Twisting By The Pool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_fO1FWO_jY
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: jbaent on November 02, 2020, 11:31:10 am
The bits of "twisting" at the Arena 80 documentary show very well the intrincates of the song, as you can se MK also explanining it while rehearsing...

I always loved this song, I always thought it was great because was a straight rock and roll, very different to the other DS songs, so simple and straight!
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 02, 2020, 12:38:25 pm
The bits of "twisting" at the Arena 80 documentary show very well the intrincates of the song, as you can se MK also explanining it while rehearsing...

I always loved this song, I always thought it was great because was a straight rock and roll, very different to the other DS songs, so simple and straight!

I forgot they mentioned it in this documentary. Thanks, watched it again — what a fun this song is. I bet it was one of the favourites to play live, the energy is just bananas! Only dead would not dance :lol
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Post by: zmiguelgomes on November 03, 2020, 12:00:13 am
This is a song I've been playing for a couple of months now, started to work on it in the summer, really wanted to make a video about it. Sometimes the idea for a lesson just comes like that, why not to try one of the most underrated Dire Straits songs? And here you have it. An amazing song from a weird EP, personally I count all the songs from this period being Love Over Gold outtakes. But anyway, I've had some severe syncing problems on this one, really thought that I really need a new camera, so hopefully, I'll be able to acquire one soon because syncing is a big issue I have and really struggle with from day 1. And managed to almost fix it somehow here, because I liked the take. Anyway, here's another one of 60 DS tracks — Twisting By The Pool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_fO1FWO_jY

That's great! Even in acoustic it's a great song, full of energy.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on November 03, 2020, 12:42:40 pm
twisting by the pool was already played in 79, so it's not an outtake from LOG sessions  ;)
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 03, 2020, 12:54:37 pm
twisting by the pool was already played in 79, so it's not an outtake from LOG sessions  ;)

Wow, I never knew that. At least it was recorded around this time!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on November 03, 2020, 01:43:50 pm
twisting by the pool was already played in 79, so it's not an outtake from LOG sessions  ;)

Wow, I never knew that. At least it was recorded around this time!


to be accurate, it was recorded after the LOG album
Mark wanted a more straight and roots album, after the complex and prog-influenced LOG one
so he recorded the EP with Twisting by the pool, two young lovers and If I had you in october 82, juste before the tour starts
and it was first Terry williams session with the band

as for twisting played in 79, it was during the 2nd american tour, during autumn

https://youtu.be/Jr0Od5CscwA


https://youtu.be/WCHzfs6kX4Q
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Post by: JF on November 03, 2020, 02:10:51 pm
I think Mark played this song with a pick
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Post by: JF on November 03, 2020, 02:16:08 pm
the video in BBC Arena documentary has the particularity of showing both Mark's red strats ('61 and '62) at the same time.
one in his hands, and one in David's hand

it's the only time I know it happened

at 26:00 in the video

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6z1w71

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Post by: quizzaciously on November 03, 2020, 02:26:02 pm
twisting by the pool was already played in 79, so it's not an outtake from LOG sessions  ;)

Wow, I never knew that. At least it was recorded around this time!


to be accurate, it was recorded after the LOG album
Mark wanted a more straight and roots album, after the complex and prog-influenced LOG one
so he recorded the EP with Twisting by the pool, two young lovers and If I had you in october 82, juste before the tour starts
and it was first Terry williams session with the band

as for twisting played in 79, it was during the 2nd american tour, during autumn

https://youtu.be/Jr0Od5CscwA


https://youtu.be/WCHzfs6kX4Q

Haha, these versions are so raw! No wonder the song was recorded only years later, sounds like the song was unfinished and rushed as well.

I think Mark played this song with a pick

Definitely! And with fingers also, one of these songs, I think. I can clearly hear both fingers and pick approach in the song.
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 20, 2020, 12:12:58 pm
Recently I was shocked listening to my old 2015 version of the song because my original upload was full of bizarre popping sounds all over the place and overall sounded quite bad. Believe me, I would never ever bounce and upload something like this and I'm very sorry for not noticing the mistake for all these years, it's extremely embarrassing. I thought it was a glitch with my headphones or monitors, never thought that ended up being a part of the actual recording. Must've been a YouTube's builtin compressor that did all that or something else. So the only thing I can do is to reupload it again with better audio. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlsFiod3Hw8
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Post by: Justme on November 20, 2020, 07:53:15 pm
Awesome. You've got the touch, that's for sure!  :clap
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 20, 2020, 09:38:31 pm
Awesome. You've got the touch, that's for sure!  :clap

Thank you! I still can't imagine what Mark feels writing song of this magnitude. This song is ridiculously good.
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Post by: koobaa on November 21, 2020, 12:03:11 am
Very nice, Pavel. Adding these little tasty harmonica touches was spot on! The song about hobos just asks for it and you delivered.
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Post by: relaxcoustic on November 21, 2020, 01:03:58 pm
Pavel, which software did you use for this? Interested in both the video and the sound editing.
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 22, 2020, 08:50:55 pm
Pavel, which software did you use for this? Interested in both the video and the sound editing.

I usually use Logic for audio and Final Cut for video, as simple as that... That's your advanced audio and video apps for mac. There's also Garage Band and iMovie which is also nice. I even play electric through Logic's amps, I'm fine with that, although I know this is highly unorthodox and could make some people cringe like crazy. But I don't care, that works for me. By the way, I'm not always using Logic for amps, there's some videos with 'real thing' and even valve amps in my videos and honestly I've completely forgotten where they were.
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Post by: quizzaciously on February 28, 2021, 12:45:13 am
New video! Our Shangri-La... One of my favourite Mark's songs, a fan favourite, a diamond, whatever you want to call it, it's a masterpiece. And a masterpiece, that's not hard to play! But hard to sing (I tried). I always loved this song since the day it was released, I hope to share some love for it with you. You can't say a lot about a simple 6-chord song, but surely it's not about how many chords are there. Anyway, hope you like it. And welcome to a new camera and 60 frames per second! Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCc7tABKzew
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Post by: quizzaciously on February 28, 2021, 09:03:24 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOuv3Z1cY0

Another new video update. Just wanted to upload this little solo from "There'll Be Some Changes Made", Mark Knopfler's 2nd solo to be precise, the one where Chet Atkins said "Pretty good but you're no Mark Knopfler". That line cracks me up every time and the lick Mark then proceeds to play is insane! Typical MK-style lick, always wanted to play it. And it's a great opportunity to test the new 60FPS video. Enjoy!
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Post by: quizzaciously on March 02, 2021, 10:44:31 am
I'm sorry for being a solo poster here, but just wanted to share a few behind-the-scenes things like this little video of me learning Sucker Row: https://www.facebook.com/mksongbook/posts/2907326969538973
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Post by: Mudrian on March 02, 2021, 09:24:02 pm
Don' t be sorry , I watch all your videos and always learn something  :thumbsup :clap
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Post by: quizzaciously on March 02, 2021, 10:03:46 pm
Don' t be sorry , I watch all your videos and always learn something  :thumbsup :clap

Thank you! Judging by my statistics, more than 80% of views I have are coming from non-subscribers, just because I never encourage people to like and subscribe. So I already got used to all that a long time ago. I reckon if I shouted out in every video for people to subscribe, I'd had twice as many followers. Kinda peculiar to think about it.
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Post by: Pierre on March 04, 2021, 07:28:38 pm
Yeah same here, I always watch your new posts, I don't always have time to comment though. It would be a compilation of "Thank, that's great again"
So... thanks again I suppose  ;)
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Post by: quizzaciously on March 04, 2021, 08:25:53 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQGXlhPbwcU

"Wanderlust" is a song that genuinely surprised me. I thought this is your simple strumming song, but it turned out more interesting in detail. Unfortunately, the song is terribly underrated and the video of it on YouTube has only 30K views. But if you love Mark Knopfler's music, you know that the word "underrated" always goes somewhere around this guy. That's life! Pavel.
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Post by: quizzaciously on March 29, 2021, 12:05:26 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNOghttdILM

Sucker Row is one of the few songs left from the Shangri-La record, it's very similar to Song For Sonny Liston, which I play a bit better since the recording of my initial video on this song by the way. The most prominent thing about Sucker Row is definitely a bluesy riff that goes through the whole song, even appearing in the verses. This is a very hard song to pull off, took me a couple of weeks of mental and otherwise practice, don't recommend learning it, but I do recommend trying to at least play it to 5% of how it deserves to be played. Yet another underrated masterpiece, but this is Mark Knopfler, so what else you would expect? Pavel.
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Post by: quizzaciously on May 16, 2021, 07:56:09 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFzNx7EnzTQ

Monteleone is a unique song because not for every song recording Mark would hire a 40-piece orchestra, and judging by the number of requests people really want to hear this song. And I recorded it fully and in one take. It's not hard, but I love the story around it, the whole art of songwriting and building guitars, songs like this are great tools to continue the cycle of inspiration. At first, I didn't know how to approach this video about Monteleone, but after I got some inspiration, here we are. Thanks for watching! Pavel.
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Post by: SamGolden on May 17, 2021, 08:18:59 am
Very very nice Pavel. Congratulations. Always a pleasure to hear you and play so smoothy touch.  :thumbsup :thumbsup
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on June 07, 2021, 04:35:28 pm
Ah, Marbletown! The song I wanted to cover for a long time. But every time something would stop me. Not anymore. This was a rare occasion of me being actually happy with the way the video came out to be, though I managed to forget to mention some of the things I wanted to mention. Most importantly, that you can't play a song like this without a really strong attack in the right hand. You really need to dig in for this song to sound good. When I hear people playing Marbletown and they barely touch the strings, it breaks my heart. Don't do that! Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxyiGk105fY
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on June 25, 2021, 03:55:52 pm
Something different today! Playing 10 Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler Riffs on my Mini Strat in one take. People suggested I should go electric, and so I did. I bought a little practice amp and it's less than $500 in gear, but so enjoyable to play! I want to play more electric songs, not necessarily even MK stuff... Let's see what I can do. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZNkgiqPc8A
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: SamGolden on June 25, 2021, 07:28:19 pm
Thank You very much....  :thumbsup :thumbsup
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on June 26, 2021, 01:15:39 am
Something different today! Playing 10 Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler Riffs on my Mini Strat in one take. People suggested I should go electric, and so I did. I bought a little practice amp and it's less than $500 in gear, but so enjoyable to play! I want to play more electric songs, not necessarily even MK stuff... Let's see what I can do. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZNkgiqPc8A

Absolutely 'Freakin' awesome as ever Pavel.......You are a great inspiration - keep up the much valued work my friend..... :clap :clap :clap :clap :wave
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on June 26, 2021, 11:48:43 am
Something different today! Playing 10 Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler Riffs on my Mini Strat in one take. People suggested I should go electric, and so I did. I bought a little practice amp and it's less than $500 in gear, but so enjoyable to play! I want to play more electric songs, not necessarily even MK stuff... Let's see what I can do. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZNkgiqPc8A

Absolutely 'Freakin' awesome as ever Pavel.......You are a great inspiration - keep up the much valued work my friend..... :clap :clap :clap :clap :wave

Thank you! You really know how to cheer up! :thumbsup
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Justme on June 26, 2021, 12:59:43 pm
Beautiful tone and awesome touch!  :clap
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: naif on June 26, 2021, 06:48:22 pm
Great playin, obviously its all about touch and feel.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on June 26, 2021, 07:19:59 pm
Thanks, guys! I only wish I'd play a big Strat because you can't get a great vibrato on those extra heavy multiple strings at the same time. But I hope to get more electric guitars in the future, so much fun.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on June 28, 2021, 03:37:05 pm
Wow, my latest video got 10,000 views in 2 days, that's a new record for me. And I made this whole video in less than an hour on my lunch break. That's life! Making proper lessons is another story, but this is a clear indication to me that people love actual music being performed. This is hard for me because I'm not the actual musician, I'm not a teacher, I'm not a musician in ANY part of that word, I'm not a songwriter, not a guitar player, and I don't have any gear whatsoever, but since I can play and teach at least something, I'll try to do just that. Pavel.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: SamGolden on June 28, 2021, 03:47:31 pm
Wow, my latest video got 10,000 views in 2 days, that's a new record for me. And I made this whole video in less than an hour on my lunch break. That's life! Making proper lessons is another story, but this is a clear indication to me that people love actual music being performed. This is hard for me because I'm not the actual musician, I'm not a teacher, I'm not a musician in ANY part of that word, I'm not a songwriter, not a guitar player, and I don't have any gear whatsoever, but since I can play and teach at least something, I'll try to do just that. Pavel.


Pavel
Just be yourself. Play what you like, with your own feeling, your emotions, your desires, ... And if the last video went well, it is surely that all this transpired through the notes that you played ...
Also, I never tire of listening to your playlist and I discover many songs that I appreciate but also old songs that I listened to when I was younger (I am thinking of the album "Year of the cat") ... Thanks to you Pavel and keep it up.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: PensaGhost on June 28, 2021, 05:48:41 pm
Wow, my latest video got 10,000 views in 2 days, that's a new record for me. And I made this whole video in less than an hour on my lunch break. That's life! Making proper lessons is another story, but this is a clear indication to me that people love actual music being performed. This is hard for me because I'm not the actual musician, I'm not a teacher, I'm not a musician in ANY part of that word, I'm not a songwriter, not a guitar player, and I don't have any gear whatsoever, but since I can play and teach at least something, I'll try to do just that. Pavel.

Stop those crap words, it's offensive for the ones who really cannot play and for the ones who really don't have any gear
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on June 28, 2021, 06:47:19 pm
Wow, my latest video got 10,000 views in 2 days, that's a new record for me. And I made this whole video in less than an hour on my lunch break. That's life! Making proper lessons is another story, but this is a clear indication to me that people love actual music being performed. This is hard for me because I'm not the actual musician, I'm not a teacher, I'm not a musician in ANY part of that word, I'm not a songwriter, not a guitar player, and I don't have any gear whatsoever, but since I can play and teach at least something, I'll try to do just that. Pavel.

Stop those crap words, it's offensive for the ones who really cannot play and for the ones who really don't have any gear

Almost anything could be offensive these days, I believe. By not having any gear I meant no fancy guitars, amps, and recordings techniques. Well, I have a Gibson and a Martin, but any decent acoustic guitar would do it for me, and a Gibson was gifted to me, and Martin I bought repaired with a huge discount. As for electric, I have less than $500 in gear (guitar + amp), so that can't offend anybody :lol

And for people who can't play, I already told you a million years ago, that if I'll not be able to play for some reason, I'll be fine with it even so because I'm not a musician, I'm just a music fan. I would remain a music fan doing nothing, but since I'm able to share my passion, I record my videos. And while I can do it, I will do it. Please, don't be offended Pensa, I really don't want more wars, bans, and whatnot again.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: PensaGhost on June 28, 2021, 06:56:28 pm
Wow, my latest video got 10,000 views in 2 days, that's a new record for me. And I made this whole video in less than an hour on my lunch break. That's life! Making proper lessons is another story, but this is a clear indication to me that people love actual music being performed. This is hard for me because I'm not the actual musician, I'm not a teacher, I'm not a musician in ANY part of that word, I'm not a songwriter, not a guitar player, and I don't have any gear whatsoever, but since I can play and teach at least something, I'll try to do just that. Pavel.

Stop those crap words, it's offensive for the ones who really cannot play and for the ones who really don't have any gear

Almost anything could be offensive these days, I believe. By not having any gear I meant no fancy guitars, amps, and recordings techniques. Well, I have a Gibson and a Martin, but any decent acoustic guitar would do it for me, and a Gibson was gifted to me, and Martin I bought repaired with a huge discount. As for electric, I have less than $500 in gear (guitar + amp), so that can't offend anybody :lol

And for people who can't play, I already told you a million years ago, that if I'll not be able to play for some reason, I'll be fine with it even so because I'm not a musician, I'm just a music fan. I would remain a music fan doing nothing, but since I'm able to share my passion, I record my videos. And while I can do it, I will do it. Please, don't be offended Pensa, I really don't want more wars, bans, and whatnot again.

Congratulations for your magical world where you play a guitar but you are not a musician and are not a guitar player
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on June 28, 2021, 07:06:00 pm
Wow, my latest video got 10,000 views in 2 days, that's a new record for me. And I made this whole video in less than an hour on my lunch break. That's life! Making proper lessons is another story, but this is a clear indication to me that people love actual music being performed. This is hard for me because I'm not the actual musician, I'm not a teacher, I'm not a musician in ANY part of that word, I'm not a songwriter, not a guitar player, and I don't have any gear whatsoever, but since I can play and teach at least something, I'll try to do just that. Pavel.

Stop those crap words, it's offensive for the ones who really cannot play and for the ones who really don't have any gear

Almost anything could be offensive these days, I believe. By not having any gear I meant no fancy guitars, amps, and recordings techniques. Well, I have a Gibson and a Martin, but any decent acoustic guitar would do it for me, and a Gibson was gifted to me, and Martin I bought repaired with a huge discount. As for electric, I have less than $500 in gear (guitar + amp), so that can't offend anybody :lol

And for people who can't play, I already told you a million years ago, that if I'll not be able to play for some reason, I'll be fine with it even so because I'm not a musician, I'm just a music fan. I would remain a music fan doing nothing, but since I'm able to share my passion, I record my videos. And while I can do it, I will do it. Please, don't be offended Pensa, I really don't want more wars, bans, and whatnot again.

Congratulations for your magical world where you play a guitar but you are not a musician and are not a guitar player

Are you cool with "amateur guitar player"? I think it's quite obvious that I'm an amateur, though sometimes I don't play for weeks, I never wanted to be a musician and never expressed this huge affection towards the guitar. I love songs and playing songs, and a byproduct of this is that I can sort of play something after learning thousands of songs. But if I told people I make a million mistakes in my videos, that, I think, could be a little bit offensive. But truth nevertheless, my videos are full of little mistakes.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on July 03, 2021, 11:25:35 pm
Not Mark Knopfler, but Chet was one of Mark's best friends, so it deserves to be published here as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM

The idea to recreate “Jam Man” was spontaneous. A few days ago, after I bought an amp, I thought what about “Jam Man”? And I couldn’t believe my eyes when I realized there are NO videos like this in existence for this Grammy-winning track! I thought I'll go on YouTube and see at least 4 or 5 videos with all the parts recreated, but nope. I thought, what about tablatures? And tablatures are also not popular and sometimes have major mistakes. And so I had to do it, even though the only electric guitar I have is my Squier Mini Strat. But I play everything on it, so why not this song? You can imagine the nightmare through which I had to go in order to make this happen. I don't have 50 years of playing behind me as Chet had at the time, I don't have any of the equipment needed, including a guitar, I don't know how to record it properly, I can't play it flawlessly in one take so I had to cut it in a couple of places. But I wanted to do it so bad I couldn't resist. I hope you'll like it. It was a lot of work! Pavel.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: koobaa on July 04, 2021, 04:16:51 am
Brilliant playing, brilliant sound, great song. Bravo Pavel! Sounds just like the original and now you can finally see how all the licks  are played.

You should do Sneakin’ Around next  ;)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on July 04, 2021, 05:04:41 am
Brilliant playing, brilliant sound, great song. Bravo Pavel! Sounds just like the original and now you can finally see how all the licks  are played.

You should do Sneakin’ Around next  ;)

Thank you! While working on this for a whole day I was reminded once again how infinitely great Chet was. He composed and recorded "Jam Man" not just flawlessly, he recorded it perfectly. Even if I had the right gear, right guitar, and such, I won't even come close. You have to be Chet and have his half-century experience as a producer and guitar player to do it properly. But to at least try it is a very humbling experience.

By the way, I was stupid enough to screw one hard lick up and it ended up on like that on the record, but I like how it sounds. It's one of the triplet runs!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on July 25, 2021, 09:20:38 pm
I thought a lot about 'Private Investigations'. I wanted to do this song for a long time you can imagine, but I had a hard time coming up with the idea on which to build the video. Should I discuss the soloing, should I sing, blah blah blah. And I finally settled on making it really simple, and here's why. Because the most important songs, the biggest songs transcend the boundary of being just a great tune, they transcend everything. And it's more about inspiration than something else. While the soloing is great, and the singing is cool, as always, nothing I can say or play would do the song justice, so the only option is to keep it simple. Which I did! I hope not to upset a lot of you. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT40saeGTDQ
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on July 27, 2021, 12:34:40 am
One of the huge mistakes I made, and I talked about it earlier, was and still is — rushing everything. I even did it again with "Private Investigations" and edited the video immediately after the recording. And some time ago, if I recorded two songs at the same time, I would upload them both at the same time. This is absolutely not perfect from a YouTube uploading strategy standpoint. In fact, that's a huge mistake! Now I try to learn from my mistakes and have found a solution: I just posted another video on the song "Stand Up Guy" over on my Patreon! It was created just for that. And I gotta say, having Patreon really makes me work harder. When you know that you have a contract with people and you can't let them down, you always know that you need to work hard just to be on the polite side, so it really, really helps. Can't stress enough how much it helps, and again, if you love what I do and want to support me, you can do it starting with just 1 dollar a month on my Patreon. As you can see, it not only helps me buying amps and strings but puts more pressure on me and therefore inspires me to work. It's a two-way street! Pavel.

https://www.patreon.com/pavelfomenkov (https://www.patreon.com/pavelfomenkov)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: PensaGhost on July 27, 2021, 03:31:31 pm
One of the huge mistakes I made, and I talked about it earlier, was and still is — rushing everything. I even did it again with "Private Investigations" and edited the video immediately after the recording. And some time ago, if I recorded two songs at the same time, I would upload them both at the same time. This is absolutely not perfect from a YouTube uploading strategy standpoint. In fact, that's a huge mistake! Now I try to learn from my mistakes and have found a solution: I just posted another video on the song "Stand Up Guy" over on my Patreon! It was created just for that. And I gotta say, having Patreon really makes me work harder. When you know that you have a contract with people and you can't let them down, you always know that you need to work hard just to be on the polite side, so it really, really helps. Can't stress enough how much it helps, and again, if you love what I do and want to support me, you can do it starting with just 1 dollar a month on my Patreon. As you can see, it not only helps me buying amps and strings but puts more pressure on me and therefore inspires me to work. It's a two-way street! Pavel.

https://www.patreon.com/pavelfomenkov (https://www.patreon.com/pavelfomenkov)

$1 a month donation ? are you behind with the rent ?
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on July 27, 2021, 05:20:32 pm
One of the huge mistakes I made, and I talked about it earlier, was and still is — rushing everything. I even did it again with "Private Investigations" and edited the video immediately after the recording. And some time ago, if I recorded two songs at the same time, I would upload them both at the same time. This is absolutely not perfect from a YouTube uploading strategy standpoint. In fact, that's a huge mistake! Now I try to learn from my mistakes and have found a solution: I just posted another video on the song "Stand Up Guy" over on my Patreon! It was created just for that. And I gotta say, having Patreon really makes me work harder. When you know that you have a contract with people and you can't let them down, you always know that you need to work hard just to be on the polite side, so it really, really helps. Can't stress enough how much it helps, and again, if you love what I do and want to support me, you can do it starting with just 1 dollar a month on my Patreon. As you can see, it not only helps me buying amps and strings but puts more pressure on me and therefore inspires me to work. It's a two-way street! Pavel.

https://www.patreon.com/pavelfomenkov (https://www.patreon.com/pavelfomenkov)

are you behind with the rent ?

To tell you the truth, I've always been behind the rent. Unfortunately, here in Russia salaries are so low that I am seriously in need of money and can't afford ANY decent guitar, for instance. In Russia, you are either rich as a Sheikh of Araby, or poor like a homeless, there is no middle class here. So I can even seriously consider switching to Patreon and making videos, should I generate enough patrons. That could theoretically make more than my current job.

New video! Another gem from the "Shangri-La" album, the little drummerless song "Stand Up Guy". As always, it's enjoyable to play, it has great lyrics, and is therefore exciting to analyze. Simple and melodic, and, unfortunately, underrated. The great thing is that I only have now just 2 songs left on the whole album, one of which I'm ready to record but don't have a proper guitar. Two songs and I'll cover the whole "Shangri-La" record, that's serious folks! Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuoW3lWSNto
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on July 27, 2021, 05:34:34 pm
Hey Pensa, I really hope it wasn't you to hit a dislike on a freshly uploaded video, and also the previous one. If it was you, consider getting a life, man.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: PensaGhost on July 27, 2021, 05:39:52 pm
Hey Pensa, I really hope it wasn't you to hit a dislike on a freshly uploaded video, and also the previous one. If it was you, consider getting a life, man.

it wasn't me, weren't you the one who don't like wars ?

so relax dislike hunter
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on July 27, 2021, 05:57:08 pm
Hey Pensa, I really hope it wasn't you to hit a dislike on a freshly uploaded video, and also the previous one. If it was you, consider getting a life, man.

it wasn't me, weren't you the one who don't like wars ?

so relax dislike hunter

It was just a strange coincidence that I posted the new video on an obscure song in response and boom, two dislikes dropped when I can go to a few thousand views and weeks without a single one, you know. Again, if it wasn't you, so fine. I just know that you are generally extremely negative towards that I do, however, I never ever said anything bad about your situation and always tried to cheer you up. It's a combination of our communication history, so nothing personal, I hope you understand. I'm not starting a war, you can't start what's already going on for years :lol
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: PensaGhost on July 27, 2021, 06:01:49 pm
Hey Pensa, I really hope it wasn't you to hit a dislike on a freshly uploaded video, and also the previous one. If it was you, consider getting a life, man.

it wasn't me, weren't you the one who don't like wars ?

so relax dislike hunter

It was just a strange coincidence that I posted the new video on an obscure song in response and boom, two dislikes dropped when I can go to a few thousand views and weeks without a single one, you know. Again, if it wasn't you, so fine. I just know that you are generally extremely negative towards that I do, however, I never ever said anything bad about your situation and always tried to cheer you up. It's a combination of our communication history, so nothing personal, I hope you understand. I'm not starting a war, you can't start what's already going on for years :lol

I am very sorry that 1 dislike on youtube by an unknown ruined your life, how old are you ?
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: hunter on August 04, 2021, 12:26:46 pm
Not Mark Knopfler, but Chet was one of Mark's best friends, so it deserves to be published here as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM)

The idea to recreate “Jam Man” was spontaneous. A few days ago, after I bought an amp, I thought what about “Jam Man”? And I couldn’t believe my eyes when I realized there are NO videos like this in existence for this Grammy-winning track! I thought I'll go on YouTube and see at least 4 or 5 videos with all the parts recreated, but nope. I thought, what about tablatures? And tablatures are also not popular and sometimes have major mistakes. And so I had to do it, even though the only electric guitar I have is my Squier Mini Strat. But I play everything on it, so why not this song? You can imagine the nightmare through which I had to go in order to make this happen. I don't have 50 years of playing behind me as Chet had at the time, I don't have any of the equipment needed, including a guitar, I don't know how to record it properly, I can't play it flawlessly in one take so I had to cut it in a couple of places. But I wanted to do it so bad I couldn't resist. I hope you'll like it. It was a lot of work! Pavel.


Great job, Pavel. Top playing and top guitar tone. That little Squier sounds really nice, I must say.


PS Don't mind PensaGhost.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: dustyvalentino on August 04, 2021, 12:42:50 pm
Not Mark Knopfler, but Chet was one of Mark's best friends, so it deserves to be published here as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM)

The idea to recreate “Jam Man” was spontaneous. A few days ago, after I bought an amp, I thought what about “Jam Man”? And I couldn’t believe my eyes when I realized there are NO videos like this in existence for this Grammy-winning track! I thought I'll go on YouTube and see at least 4 or 5 videos with all the parts recreated, but nope. I thought, what about tablatures? And tablatures are also not popular and sometimes have major mistakes. And so I had to do it, even though the only electric guitar I have is my Squier Mini Strat. But I play everything on it, so why not this song? You can imagine the nightmare through which I had to go in order to make this happen. I don't have 50 years of playing behind me as Chet had at the time, I don't have any of the equipment needed, including a guitar, I don't know how to record it properly, I can't play it flawlessly in one take so I had to cut it in a couple of places. But I wanted to do it so bad I couldn't resist. I hope you'll like it. It was a lot of work! Pavel.


Great job, Pavel. Top playing and top guitar tone. That little Squier sounds really nice, I must say.


PS Don't mind PensaGhost.

Hi Hunter

I've modified your post, no insults to fellow members please. :)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on August 04, 2021, 01:12:29 pm
Not Mark Knopfler, but Chet was one of Mark's best friends, so it deserves to be published here as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM)

The idea to recreate “Jam Man” was spontaneous. A few days ago, after I bought an amp, I thought what about “Jam Man”? And I couldn’t believe my eyes when I realized there are NO videos like this in existence for this Grammy-winning track! I thought I'll go on YouTube and see at least 4 or 5 videos with all the parts recreated, but nope. I thought, what about tablatures? And tablatures are also not popular and sometimes have major mistakes. And so I had to do it, even though the only electric guitar I have is my Squier Mini Strat. But I play everything on it, so why not this song? You can imagine the nightmare through which I had to go in order to make this happen. I don't have 50 years of playing behind me as Chet had at the time, I don't have any of the equipment needed, including a guitar, I don't know how to record it properly, I can't play it flawlessly in one take so I had to cut it in a couple of places. But I wanted to do it so bad I couldn't resist. I hope you'll like it. It was a lot of work! Pavel.


Great job, Pavel. Top playing and top guitar tone. That little Squier sounds really nice, I must say.


PS Don't mind PensaGhost.

Hi Hunter

I've modified your post, no insults to fellow members please. :)

Thanks. Well, I was surprised how this guitar sounds myself, I bought it for 90$ used and thought it would be a piece of crap, but it turned out to be my favorite guitar! And it sounds really impressive, for the price of a single Fender pickup this guitar delivers more fun than you could imagine. And I was so impressed I even recorded the video where I played 10 MK riffs and it also sounds pretty good.

And since it's my favorite guitar now that I play for hours every day, I modified it with decent tuners, bone nut and bought a great gig bag and it was the best purchase in my musical life. And because I can't afford more "serious" guitars, the fact that Mini Squier delivers so much is a true miracle.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: hunter on August 04, 2021, 03:42:02 pm
Not Mark Knopfler, but Chet was one of Mark's best friends, so it deserves to be published here as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM)

The idea to recreate “Jam Man” was spontaneous. A few days ago, after I bought an amp, I thought what about “Jam Man”? And I couldn’t believe my eyes when I realized there are NO videos like this in existence for this Grammy-winning track! I thought I'll go on YouTube and see at least 4 or 5 videos with all the parts recreated, but nope. I thought, what about tablatures? And tablatures are also not popular and sometimes have major mistakes. And so I had to do it, even though the only electric guitar I have is my Squier Mini Strat. But I play everything on it, so why not this song? You can imagine the nightmare through which I had to go in order to make this happen. I don't have 50 years of playing behind me as Chet had at the time, I don't have any of the equipment needed, including a guitar, I don't know how to record it properly, I can't play it flawlessly in one take so I had to cut it in a couple of places. But I wanted to do it so bad I couldn't resist. I hope you'll like it. It was a lot of work! Pavel.


Great job, Pavel. Top playing and top guitar tone. That little Squier sounds really nice, I must say.


PS Don't mind PensaGhost.

Hi Hunter

I've modified your post, no insults to fellow members please. :)


Sorry for using an insulting word. How about PensaGhost's incessant negativity and insulting content?
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: PensaGhost on August 04, 2021, 04:05:19 pm
Not Mark Knopfler, but Chet was one of Mark's best friends, so it deserves to be published here as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM)

The idea to recreate “Jam Man” was spontaneous. A few days ago, after I bought an amp, I thought what about “Jam Man”? And I couldn’t believe my eyes when I realized there are NO videos like this in existence for this Grammy-winning track! I thought I'll go on YouTube and see at least 4 or 5 videos with all the parts recreated, but nope. I thought, what about tablatures? And tablatures are also not popular and sometimes have major mistakes. And so I had to do it, even though the only electric guitar I have is my Squier Mini Strat. But I play everything on it, so why not this song? You can imagine the nightmare through which I had to go in order to make this happen. I don't have 50 years of playing behind me as Chet had at the time, I don't have any of the equipment needed, including a guitar, I don't know how to record it properly, I can't play it flawlessly in one take so I had to cut it in a couple of places. But I wanted to do it so bad I couldn't resist. I hope you'll like it. It was a lot of work! Pavel.


Great job, Pavel. Top playing and top guitar tone. That little Squier sounds really nice, I must say.


PS Don't mind PensaGhost.

Hi Hunter

I've modified your post, no insults to fellow members please. :)


Sorry for using an insulting word. How about PensaGhost's incessant negativity and insulting content?

The war is only in yours and quizzaciously's minds. I have written several times that quizzaciously's videos are good.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: dustyvalentino on August 04, 2021, 05:22:04 pm
Not Mark Knopfler, but Chet was one of Mark's best friends, so it deserves to be published here as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM)

The idea to recreate “Jam Man” was spontaneous. A few days ago, after I bought an amp, I thought what about “Jam Man”? And I couldn’t believe my eyes when I realized there are NO videos like this in existence for this Grammy-winning track! I thought I'll go on YouTube and see at least 4 or 5 videos with all the parts recreated, but nope. I thought, what about tablatures? And tablatures are also not popular and sometimes have major mistakes. And so I had to do it, even though the only electric guitar I have is my Squier Mini Strat. But I play everything on it, so why not this song? You can imagine the nightmare through which I had to go in order to make this happen. I don't have 50 years of playing behind me as Chet had at the time, I don't have any of the equipment needed, including a guitar, I don't know how to record it properly, I can't play it flawlessly in one take so I had to cut it in a couple of places. But I wanted to do it so bad I couldn't resist. I hope you'll like it. It was a lot of work! Pavel.


Great job, Pavel. Top playing and top guitar tone. That little Squier sounds really nice, I must say.


PS Don't mind PensaGhost.

Hi Hunter

I've modified your post, no insults to fellow members please. :)


Sorry for using an insulting word. How about PensaGhost's incessant negativity and insulting content?

Simple to report any posts that you believe to break our rules. :)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: hunter on August 04, 2021, 08:45:55 pm
Not Mark Knopfler, but Chet was one of Mark's best friends, so it deserves to be published here as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-tRvG91KM)

The idea to recreate “Jam Man” was spontaneous. A few days ago, after I bought an amp, I thought what about “Jam Man”? And I couldn’t believe my eyes when I realized there are NO videos like this in existence for this Grammy-winning track! I thought I'll go on YouTube and see at least 4 or 5 videos with all the parts recreated, but nope. I thought, what about tablatures? And tablatures are also not popular and sometimes have major mistakes. And so I had to do it, even though the only electric guitar I have is my Squier Mini Strat. But I play everything on it, so why not this song? You can imagine the nightmare through which I had to go in order to make this happen. I don't have 50 years of playing behind me as Chet had at the time, I don't have any of the equipment needed, including a guitar, I don't know how to record it properly, I can't play it flawlessly in one take so I had to cut it in a couple of places. But I wanted to do it so bad I couldn't resist. I hope you'll like it. It was a lot of work! Pavel.


Great job, Pavel. Top playing and top guitar tone. That little Squier sounds really nice, I must say.


PS Don't mind PensaGhost.

Hi Hunter

I've modified your post, no insults to fellow members please. :)


Sorry for using an insulting word. How about PensaGhost's incessant negativity and insulting content?

Simple to report any posts that you believe to break our rules. :)


True, and fair enough.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on August 29, 2021, 02:52:11 am
Another song from the classic "Brothers In Arms" album, "The Man's Too Strong". I always get extremely nervous reviewing big songs, and this time it was especially hard since it's a strummer and you play it with a pick, and I rarely do it, so that was just a bit harder for me than usual. But I think the lesson turned out pretty good, I covered the hardest part a lot (which was the hardest part to me) and talked about strumming, major and minor transitions, which this song is kinda famous for. So I tried to sum all my thoughts about this song in 15 minutes, hope you will enjoy it! Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VLFdp4VWeE
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 29, 2021, 07:39:00 am
Absolutely amazing as ever Pavel.....well done sir :clap
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: 3Strats on August 29, 2021, 09:42:37 am
Really nice Pavel.  :clap
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on August 31, 2021, 03:39:18 pm
Absolutely amazing as ever Pavel.....well done sir :clap

Really nice Pavel.  :clap

Thank you guys!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on August 31, 2021, 03:39:40 pm
It was the last day of summer... And I finally made a video on "Two Young Lovers"! This song includes Mark's signature Rock and Roll right-hand pattern which I'm still fascinated by even after 15 years. When I was a kid, I wanted to play like that so bad! I loved this groove so much, I loved the punchy nature of Mark's playing each time he played that riff. But I never understood completely how it's done. I still don't, but at least I think I got somewhat close after studying 70 songs. Think about it, just to START to sound close to the real deal one spend 15 years and study 70 songs. That's the music we're working on here. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsRW0fuChYc
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 31, 2021, 06:29:43 pm
Another classic well covered - brilliant, well done.. :clap
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on September 04, 2021, 12:37:41 pm
perfect job as always Pavel  :thumbsup :clap

in your song list with this rhythm pattern you can add "No wonder he's confused" (from "Golden demos")

for "Twisting by pool", you are right about the studio version which features a fingerstyle part, but live, Mark plays that song with a pick.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 04, 2021, 03:30:06 pm
perfect job as always Pavel  :thumbsup :clap

in your song list with this rhythm pattern you can add "No wonder he's confused" (from "Golden demos")

for "Twisting by pool", you are right about the studio version which features a fingerstyle part, but live, Mark plays that song with a pick.

Thank you! I think that's not the only song where he does that, but surely, if there's a choice of fingerstyle and pick, I'll always go with a fingerstyle version. The Man's Too Strong was actually harder to play with a pick for me :lol Needs more concentration than just to pick it with fingers. And some people said this to me as well so it's quite universal. That song actually sounds pretty good played with fingers, kinda like Privateering.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 04, 2021, 03:33:33 pm
perfect job as always Pavel  :thumbsup :clap

in your song list with this rhythm pattern you can add "No wonder he's confused" (from "Golden demos")

for "Twisting by pool", you are right about the studio version which features a fingerstyle part, but live, Mark plays that song with a pick.

Ah, yes, "No Wonder He's Confused" is a pretty cool song! I wanted to do "Belle Starr", but since it's not Mark's song, "No Wonder He's Confused" would be a good replacement.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 08, 2021, 12:51:32 am
"Quality Shoe" is a fun little song, always lifts my mood whenever I play it or listen to it, and I always play it on a uke. So I couldn't resist playing it on the ukulele in lesson #70 as well. Yes, that's the 70th video and I'm really proud of that. It's not a really big number, but each number represents a song, the unique way to play it, an army of people who loves it. And "Quality Shoe" is all about fun! Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFINJACOYlE
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: jbaent on September 08, 2021, 09:05:42 am
I always thought it's a great song, not only by the classic rock mood it has but also because of the lyrics, so funny...
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 08, 2021, 11:43:14 am
I always thought it's a great song, not only by the classic rock mood it has but also because of the lyrics, so funny...

Yes, and I love how a brilliant songwriter can take a random topic, or see a street sign (isn't that happened to MK with Quality Shoe? I can't remember) and write a song about it. It's like Paul McCartney's song about Picasso, which he wrote on the spot reading a newspaper or something and wrote a song as a dare from his friend, a great story. And Quality Shoe is not only a great song on its own but a great tribute to Roger Miller as well! And I wish I would add all this into my video, but I forgot about all this. Maybe for a reason, haha. It's a fun little song.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Robson on September 08, 2021, 12:24:37 pm
... If you could use a change of pace
And be excused from the rat race...

Yes. Mark saw the sign 'good quality shoes' But they really were of poor quality. A song about human dignity because everyone deserves to have good shoes.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Love Expresso on September 08, 2021, 12:37:29 pm
The same approach as with Sultans. I never liked this song. It's well done and nicely written and all, but the style did not fit on. The album from my point of view. After Why Aye Man it was a huge letdown to hear this one after the tension of an announced new song.

LE

Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: jbaent on September 08, 2021, 01:43:23 pm
Have to admit this part always makes me smile:

Now I wish you sunny skies
And happiness wherever you may go
But you got to realise
There'll be wind, there'll be rain
And occasional snow


For me this song is not really about shoes but about life itself. It mentions many situation of life that anyone would live, and our attitude about all those situations, and that part, "You got to realise there'll be wind, rain and occasional snow" is a clear reflect of some of the difficulties life have for you.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Robson on September 08, 2021, 01:53:14 pm
 :thumbsup Of course, the shoe is only a symbol of a certain metaphor
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 08, 2021, 02:31:14 pm
Have to admit this part always makes me smile:

Now I wish you sunny skies
And happiness wherever you may go
But you got to realise
There'll be wind, there'll be rain
And occasional snow


For me this song is not really about shoes but about life itself. It mentions many situation of life that anyone would live, and our attitude about all those situations, and that part, "You got to realise there'll be wind, rain and occasional snow" is a clear reflect of some of the difficulties life have for you.

Oh yes! I think that's the main topic of The Ragpicker's Dream album, I like how Mark reflects on life itself and especially the working class there. It's astonishing to me how underrated his music is, but maybe, many years from now, it will get the attention it deserves. From the cover picture to every song, it's an absolute classic.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Love Expresso on September 08, 2021, 04:05:10 pm
Yes, it's about not being home in a way. The closest to a concept album from MK as it could get. Every song is about not being home, being away, wanting to get home, and the dream iin the title is exactly that.. Home.

LE
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: jbaent on September 08, 2021, 04:49:54 pm
Yes, it's about not being home in a way. The closest to a concept album from MK as it could get. Every song is about not being home, being away, wanting to get home, and the dream iin the title is exactly that.. Home.

LE

He used to say that KTGC was also thematic about old England, I remember he used to mention a certain decade but can't remember which one.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Robson on September 08, 2021, 05:32:56 pm
He talked about times of war (Let It All Go) and much earlier (Madame Geneva's)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: superval99 on September 08, 2021, 06:48:03 pm
Yes, it's about not being home in a way. The closest to a concept album from MK as it could get. Every song is about not being home, being away, wanting to get home, and the dream iin the title is exactly that.. Home.

LE

He used to say that KTGC was also thematic about old England, I remember he used to mention a certain decade but can't remember which one.

The 1950s
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Robson on September 08, 2021, 07:51:45 pm
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 09, 2021, 09:30:26 am
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)

Yes indeed, MK has covered many aspects of ye Olde England....
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 09, 2021, 09:52:53 am
I always thought it's a great song, not only by the classic rock mood it has but also because of the lyrics, so funny...

I think it's really one of MK's finest tunes, agree with amazing funny lyrics - so underrated......
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 09, 2021, 09:58:05 am
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)

With regards KTGC, I'd also say the 1960's with the Shadows and especially Hanks 'Strat' sound which by the early 60's had that well known sound to it which MK liked and is evident on this album!!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 09, 2021, 10:36:34 am
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)

With regards KTGC, I'd also say the 1960's with the Shadows and especially Hanks 'Strat' sound which by the early 60's had that well known sound to it which MK liked and is evident on this album!!

Oh yeah! As I calculated earlier, half of the album was played with a pick, and half of the album is waltzes. Such experimantal album!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: superval99 on September 09, 2021, 10:40:51 am
KTGC has gone from being one of my least liked albums to being amongst my favourites.   Such a beautiful album!   :)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: KnopfleRick on September 09, 2021, 11:02:22 am
KTGC has gone from being one of my least liked albums to being amongst my favourites.   Such a beautiful album!   :)

Same with me here. It has grown on me year by year.
Maybe it has something to do with getting older  ;)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: superval99 on September 09, 2021, 11:12:30 am
KTGC has gone from being one of my least liked albums to being amongst my favourites.   Such a beautiful album!   :)


Maybe it has something to do with getting older  ;)

Could be.  The lyrics of "We Can Get Wild" especially remind me of the 50s - Bert Weedon's "Play in a Day", the DA haircut and also "this rocking cat" which would be Elvis, I presume.   
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Robson on September 09, 2021, 11:42:19 am
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)

With regards KTGC, I'd also say the 1960's with the Shadows and especially Hanks 'Strat' sound which by the early 60's had that well known sound to it which MK liked and is evident on this album!!

That's true. A good example is the song We Can Get Wild.

"We'll be on our own Billy Fury on the gramophone...

Billy Fury recorded in the 1960s
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 09, 2021, 01:03:48 pm
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)

With regards KTGC, I'd also say the 1960's with the Shadows and especially Hanks 'Strat' sound which by the early 60's had that well known sound to it which MK liked and is evident on this album!!

Oh yeah! As I calculated earlier, half of the album was played with a pick, and half of the album is waltzes. Such experimantal album!

Probably more of a homage to Hank with both the pick and sound.....
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 09, 2021, 01:23:03 pm
KTGC has gone from being one of my least liked albums to being amongst my favourites.   Such a beautiful album!   :)

Always liked it, but like you this is now a huge favourite...
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 09, 2021, 01:58:32 pm
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)

With regards KTGC, I'd also say the 1960's with the Shadows and especially Hanks 'Strat' sound which by the early 60's had that well known sound to it which MK liked and is evident on this album!!

That's true. A good example is the song We Can Get Wild.

"We'll be on our own Billy Fury on the gramophone...

Billy Fury recorded in the 1960s

Brilliant...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Fury
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 09, 2021, 04:11:59 pm
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)

With regards KTGC, I'd also say the 1960's with the Shadows and especially Hanks 'Strat' sound which by the early 60's had that well known sound to it which MK liked and is evident on this album!!

That's true. A good example is the song We Can Get Wild.

"We'll be on our own Billy Fury on the gramophone...

Billy Fury recorded in the 1960s

Brilliant...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Fury

Wow, this man sounded almost like every 50s and 60s artist. He had songs that sound like Elvis, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles ;D
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: superval99 on September 09, 2021, 05:15:27 pm
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)

With regards KTGC, I'd also say the 1960's with the Shadows and especially Hanks 'Strat' sound which by the early 60's had that well known sound to it which MK liked and is evident on this album!!

That's true. A good example is the song We Can Get Wild.

"We'll be on our own Billy Fury on the gramophone...

Billy Fury recorded in the 1960s

Brilliant...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Fury

Wow, this man sounded almost like every 50s and 60s artist. He had songs that sound like Elvis, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles ;D

I was a fan of Billy Fury in my teens and Wondrous Place was one of my favourites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD5v85Z6yLQ
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 20, 2021, 02:36:16 am
It's "Lions" time! Can't say I never tried to include this song before in the catalogue, but the time was right, and I know this is a desirable song. But! It was HARD, Caps Lock hard, and I mean it. Hard to learn, hard to record, hard everything. The simplest songs for me to do is the ones with simple and clear guitar parts, but here, guitars go all over the place. So I had to make my own version of the song, largely based on the real deal. Not the first time it happens, but I can't see how else I can include a song like this. The song is very strange and unusual, but that's exactly why we love it. Anyway, I hope you like my take on it. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9_vCT36vi8

P.S. Guess what... I forgot to discuss the little part in the end when, before going to G to A section, it switches to Bm7 and F#m7 instead of Bm and F#m, making this part more gentle and sweet. You see, even after sitting on the song for so long, I still can find things to discuss. And I'm not even discussing solos in my videos and anything else. I've got enough to work with haha!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 20, 2021, 08:51:16 am
It's "Lions" time! Can't say I never tried to include this song before in the catalogue, but the time was right, and I know this is a desirable song. But! It was HARD, Caps Lock hard, and I mean it. Hard to learn, hard to record, hard everything. The simplest songs for me to do is the ones with simple and clear guitar parts, but here, guitars go all over the place. So I had to make my own version of the song, largely based on the real deal. Not the first time it happens, but I can't see how else I can include a song like this. The song is very strange and unusual, but that's exactly why we love it. Anyway, I hope you like my take on it. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9_vCT36vi8

P.S. Guess that... I forgot to discuss the little part in the end when, before going to G to A section, it switches to Bm7 and F#m7 instead of Bm and F#m, making this part more gentle and sweet. You see, even after sitting on the song for so long, I still can find things to discuss. And I'm not even discussing solos in my videos and anything else. I've got enough to work with haha!

Oh wow Man, that's just awesome! You get better n better! Well done and thankyou  :wave
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 20, 2021, 09:20:52 am
It's "Lions" time! Can't say I never tried to include this song before in the catalogue, but the time was right, and I know this is a desirable song. But! It was HARD, Caps Lock hard, and I mean it. Hard to learn, hard to record, hard everything. The simplest songs for me to do is the ones with simple and clear guitar parts, but here, guitars go all over the place. So I had to make my own version of the song, largely based on the real deal. Not the first time it happens, but I can't see how else I can include a song like this. The song is very strange and unusual, but that's exactly why we love it. Anyway, I hope you like my take on it. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9_vCT36vi8

P.S. Guess that... I forgot to discuss the little part in the end when, before going to G to A section, it switches to Bm7 and F#m7 instead of Bm and F#m, making this part more gentle and sweet. You see, even after sitting on the song for so long, I still can find things to discuss. And I'm not even discussing solos in my videos and anything else. I've got enough to work with haha!

Oh wow Man, that's just awesome! You get better n better! Well done and thankyou  :wave

Thank you! Yes, after doing it for so long you, I became accustomed to it and my playing seems to get better, but every new song is a completely new set of obstacles. Each time is like the first time, especially recording.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 20, 2021, 09:41:43 am
It's "Lions" time! Can't say I never tried to include this song before in the catalogue, but the time was right, and I know this is a desirable song. But! It was HARD, Caps Lock hard, and I mean it. Hard to learn, hard to record, hard everything. The simplest songs for me to do is the ones with simple and clear guitar parts, but here, guitars go all over the place. So I had to make my own version of the song, largely based on the real deal. Not the first time it happens, but I can't see how else I can include a song like this. The song is very strange and unusual, but that's exactly why we love it. Anyway, I hope you like my take on it. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9_vCT36vi8

P.S. Guess that... I forgot to discuss the little part in the end when, before going to G to A section, it switches to Bm7 and F#m7 instead of Bm and F#m, making this part more gentle and sweet. You see, even after sitting on the song for so long, I still can find things to discuss. And I'm not even discussing solos in my videos and anything else. I've got enough to work with haha!

Oh wow Man, that's just awesome! You get better n better! Well done and thankyou  :wave

Thank you! Yes, after doing it for so long you, I became accustomed to it and my playing seems to get better, but every new song is a completely new set of obstacles. Each time is like the first time, especially recording.

All I can say is that all your videos are much appreciated....keep up the good work... :clap
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Justme on September 20, 2021, 07:44:16 pm
It's "Lions" time! Can't say I never tried to include this song before in the catalogue, but the time was right, and I know this is a desirable song. But! It was HARD, Caps Lock hard, and I mean it. Hard to learn, hard to record, hard everything. The simplest songs for me to do is the ones with simple and clear guitar parts, but here, guitars go all over the place. So I had to make my own version of the song, largely based on the real deal. Not the first time it happens, but I can't see how else I can include a song like this. The song is very strange and unusual, but that's exactly why we love it. Anyway, I hope you like my take on it. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9_vCT36vi8

P.S. Guess what... I forgot to discuss the little part in the end when, before going to G to A section, it switches to Bm7 and F#m7 instead of Bm and F#m, making this part more gentle and sweet. You see, even after sitting on the song for so long, I still can find things to discuss. And I'm not even discussing solos in my videos and anything else. I've got enough to work with haha!

Damn you nailed not only the song, but captured the whole atmosphere of it. Kid me not, you're a pro?  ;)

 :clap 
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 20, 2021, 07:45:47 pm
It's "Lions" time! Can't say I never tried to include this song before in the catalogue, but the time was right, and I know this is a desirable song. But! It was HARD, Caps Lock hard, and I mean it. Hard to learn, hard to record, hard everything. The simplest songs for me to do is the ones with simple and clear guitar parts, but here, guitars go all over the place. So I had to make my own version of the song, largely based on the real deal. Not the first time it happens, but I can't see how else I can include a song like this. The song is very strange and unusual, but that's exactly why we love it. Anyway, I hope you like my take on it. Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9_vCT36vi8

P.S. Guess what... I forgot to discuss the little part in the end when, before going to G to A section, it switches to Bm7 and F#m7 instead of Bm and F#m, making this part more gentle and sweet. You see, even after sitting on the song for so long, I still can find things to discuss. And I'm not even discussing solos in my videos and anything else. I've got enough to work with haha!

Damn you nailed not only the song, but captured the whole atmosphere of it. Kid me not, you're a pro?  ;)

 :clap

Yes I'm in agreement with justme, Pavel....you are a secret Pro aren't you?
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 20, 2021, 08:17:59 pm
It's "Lions" time! Can't say I never tried to include this song before in the catalogue, but the time was right, and I know this is a desirable song. But! It was HARD, Caps Lock hard, and I mean it. Hard to learn, hard to record, hard everything. The simplest songs for me to do is the ones with simple and clear guitar parts, but here, guitars go all over the place. So I had to make my own version of the song, largely based on the real deal. Not the first time it happens, but I can't see how else I can include a song like this. The song is very strange and unusual, but that's exactly why we love it. Anyway, I hope you like my take on it. Pavel.

P.S. Guess what... I forgot to discuss the little part in the end when, before going to G to A section, it switches to Bm7 and F#m7 instead of Bm and F#m, making this part more gentle and sweet. You see, even after sitting on the song for so long, I still can find things to discuss. And I'm not even discussing solos in my videos and anything else. I've got enough to work with haha!

Damn you nailed not only the song, but captured the whole atmosphere of it. Kid me not, you're a pro?  ;)

 :clap

Yes I'm in agreement with justme, Pavel....you are a secret Pro aren't you?

Haha! And you guys captured exactly my goal for all my videos and "Lions" in particular. I want to capture the atmosphere of the song. Often it means just to replay what Mark already played. Like many of his songs are because the song was already finished even before he recorded it. But sometimes I need to be more creative. With that said, that "Lions" rhythm is actually in the song, I just don't know whether Mark played the bass notes on the record. If I had the master I would know.

And no, I'm definitely not a Pro. If I'd be a Pro, you won't see my videos at all because I would be busy doing "Pro" stuff. Because I'm not a pro, I can afford to do whatever I want, without any stress and schedules. So I'm happy I'm not a professional musician or a teacher for that matter.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 20, 2021, 08:19:15 pm
It's "Lions" time! Can't say I never tried to include this song before in the catalogue, but the time was right, and I know this is a desirable song. But! It was HARD, Caps Lock hard, and I mean it. Hard to learn, hard to record, hard everything. The simplest songs for me to do is the ones with simple and clear guitar parts, but here, guitars go all over the place. So I had to make my own version of the song, largely based on the real deal. Not the first time it happens, but I can't see how else I can include a song like this. The song is very strange and unusual, but that's exactly why we love it. Anyway, I hope you like my take on it. Pavel.

P.S. Guess what... I forgot to discuss the little part in the end when, before going to G to A section, it switches to Bm7 and F#m7 instead of Bm and F#m, making this part more gentle and sweet. You see, even after sitting on the song for so long, I still can find things to discuss. And I'm not even discussing solos in my videos and anything else. I've got enough to work with haha!

Damn you nailed not only the song, but captured the whole atmosphere of it. Kid me not, you're a pro?  ;)

 :clap

Yes I'm in agreement with justme, Pavel....you are a secret Pro aren't you?

Haha! And you guys captured exactly my goal for all my videos and "Lions" in particular. I want to capture the atmosphere of the song. Often it means just to replay what Mark already played. Like many of his songs are because the song was already finished even before he recorded it. But sometimes I need to be more creative. With that said, that "Lions" rhythm is actually in the song, I just don't know whether Mark played the bass notes on the record. If I had the master I would know.

And no, I'm definitely not a Pro. If I'd be a Pro, you won't see my videos at all because I would be busy doing "Pro" stuff. Because I'm not a pro, I can afford to do whatever I want, without any stress and schedules. So I'm happy I'm not a professional musician or a teacher for that matter.

Haha Haha, well just keep up the good work!! :clap :clap
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 20, 2021, 09:15:40 pm
Haha! And you guys captured exactly my goal for all my videos and "Lions" in particular. I want to capture the atmosphere of the song. Often it means just to replay what Mark already played. Like many of his songs are because the song was already finished even before he recorded it. But sometimes I need to be more creative. With that said, that "Lions" rhythm is actually in the song, I just don't know whether Mark played the bass notes on the record. If I had the master I would know.

And no, I'm definitely not a Pro. If I'd be a Pro, you won't see my videos at all because I would be busy doing "Pro" stuff. Because I'm not a pro, I can afford to do whatever I want, without any stress and schedules. So I'm happy I'm not a professional musician or a teacher for that matter.

Haha Haha, well just keep up the good work!! :clap :clap

I'm on a roll now probably thanks to my supporters on Patreon. It's not a lot of money at all, but it puts just enough pressure on me that I shall keep going. Just the idea of having a "contract" with my audience makes me want to work harder. And as somebody said, "working for free is a sin."
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 20, 2021, 09:48:27 pm
Haha! And you guys captured exactly my goal for all my videos and "Lions" in particular. I want to capture the atmosphere of the song. Often it means just to replay what Mark already played. Like many of his songs are because the song was already finished even before he recorded it. But sometimes I need to be more creative. With that said, that "Lions" rhythm is actually in the song, I just don't know whether Mark played the bass notes on the record. If I had the master I would know.

And no, I'm definitely not a Pro. If I'd be a Pro, you won't see my videos at all because I would be busy doing "Pro" stuff. Because I'm not a pro, I can afford to do whatever I want, without any stress and schedules. So I'm happy I'm not a professional musician or a teacher for that matter.

Haha Haha, well just keep up the good work!! :clap :clap

I'm on a roll now probably thanks to my supporters on Patreon. It's not a lot of money at all, but it puts just enough pressure on me that I shall keep going. Just the idea of having a "contract" with my audience makes me want to work harder. And as somebody said, "working for free is a sin."

Any links you can share here for 'donations'??
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 20, 2021, 10:31:25 pm
Haha! And you guys captured exactly my goal for all my videos and "Lions" in particular. I want to capture the atmosphere of the song. Often it means just to replay what Mark already played. Like many of his songs are because the song was already finished even before he recorded it. But sometimes I need to be more creative. With that said, that "Lions" rhythm is actually in the song, I just don't know whether Mark played the bass notes on the record. If I had the master I would know.

And no, I'm definitely not a Pro. If I'd be a Pro, you won't see my videos at all because I would be busy doing "Pro" stuff. Because I'm not a pro, I can afford to do whatever I want, without any stress and schedules. So I'm happy I'm not a professional musician or a teacher for that matter.

Haha Haha, well just keep up the good work!! :clap :clap

I'm on a roll now probably thanks to my supporters on Patreon. It's not a lot of money at all, but it puts just enough pressure on me that I shall keep going. Just the idea of having a "contract" with my audience makes me want to work harder. And as somebody said, "working for free is a sin."

Any links you can share here for 'donations'??

All the links are on my website, and YES, I have a website: https://mksongbook.com/support (https://mksongbook.com/support)

In fact, I have had it at least for 3 years or maybe even more. I just thought it's fun and convenient to have everything in one place, and also to have an eye on my progress. As you can see, I almost entirely missed Privateering, and Tracker, and Roadrunning for whatever reason, but I almost completely covered Shangri-La. It's fun! And shows just how many incredible songs are on their way to my channel. I've done 71 songs already, that's including 23 out of 60 Dire Straits songs and 48 MK Solo songs. That's not a lot, but on the other hand, that's 15 HOURS worth of lessons.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 20, 2021, 10:51:06 pm
Fantastic stuff Pavel, I'll take a look... :wave
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on September 21, 2021, 04:09:08 pm
Brilliant Pavel as always  :clap :thumbsup
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 24, 2021, 12:54:40 pm
Here's "True Love Will Never Fade" for you. Just had one of the most inspirational moments in my time working on Mark's songs, hope it will make it into a good video. And it was one of the fastest videos ever, just a couple of days for learning, coming up with things to say, and recording. Speaking of inspiration, I still think that my main goal with my channel is to give people inspiration. From the emails that I read, from the comments I receive, I understand that I'm not a guitar teacher at all. And my videos are not "lessons", it's just me trying to share the inspiration that I took from 15 years of being a fan of this music and this is what I'm able to do and really proud of. I have inspiration in spades! And as Bob Dylan said, “The highest purpose of art is to inspire." Pavel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9bx6DLZRqs
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: superval99 on September 24, 2021, 01:10:10 pm
Here's "True Love Will Never Fade" for you. Just had one of the most inspirational moments in my time working on Mark's songs, hope it will make it into a good video. And it was one of the fastest videos ever, just a couple of days for learning, coming up with things to say, and recording. Speaking of inspiration, I still think that my main goal with my channel is to give people inspiration. From the emails that I read, from the comments I receive, I understand that I'm not a guitar teacher at all. And my videos are not "lessons", it's just me trying to share the inspiration that I took from 15 years of being a fan of this music and this is what I'm able to do and really proud of. I have inspiration in spades! And as Bob Dylan said, “The highest purpose of art is to inspire." Pavel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9bx6DLZRqs

I loved it!    It's one of my favourite MK songs and your voice was pretty close to MKs!    :thumbsup
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 24, 2021, 01:21:42 pm
Here's "True Love Will Never Fade" for you. Just had one of the most inspirational moments in my time working on Mark's songs, hope it will make it into a good video. And it was one of the fastest videos ever, just a couple of days for learning, coming up with things to say, and recording. Speaking of inspiration, I still think that my main goal with my channel is to give people inspiration. From the emails that I read, from the comments I receive, I understand that I'm not a guitar teacher at all. And my videos are not "lessons", it's just me trying to share the inspiration that I took from 15 years of being a fan of this music and this is what I'm able to do and really proud of. I have inspiration in spades! And as Bob Dylan said, “The highest purpose of art is to inspire." Pavel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9bx6DLZRqs

I loved it!    It's one of my favourite MK songs and your voice was pretty close to MKs!    :thumbsup

Thank you! I wish I'd had a deeper voice though, but give it 30-40 years and I'll get there :lol
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 24, 2021, 03:06:20 pm
TLWNF - awesome Pavel, well done... :clap
One of my faves to play myself.... :wave

Might just have to record myself playing the MK strat along with your recording!!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Justme on September 24, 2021, 08:02:52 pm
Wise words, true love will never fade! And here I am, screaming out some powerchords on my axe, because of limited talent. Limited time could also count as an excuse 8)

However, beautiful playing as always. Stick to it  ;D!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 25, 2021, 12:53:25 pm
TLWNF - awesome Pavel, well done... :clap
One of my faves to play myself.... :wave

Might just have to record myself playing the MK strat along with your recording!!

I'd play along with my own recording should I own more guitars, but I let this for others to do! :lol
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 25, 2021, 12:53:42 pm
Wise words, true love will never fade! And here I am, screaming out some powerchords on my axe, because of limited talent. Limited time could also count as an excuse 8)

However, beautiful playing as always. Stick to it  ;D!

Thank you!

It's funny because I do nothing but strumming on my channel. Occasionally I'd play some solos or pre-written stuff, but generally speaking, my goal is to celebrate guitar strumming as an art form. And so it doesn't require tons of talent to strum some chords, however, it does require a lot of taste!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 29, 2021, 01:36:43 am
Guys, I'm not a fan of re-uploading my 7-year-old videos, but I had to do it because there was a major sound glitch on iOS/macOS platform that I have never seen before all these years, and I confirmed the issue through people I know and the problem was still here, so I had to reupload the video. That was the only solution. But I also managed to clear my copyrights issues and made an interactive tablature for my version. Comments for this arrangement are in the description. Here's the link to the TAB: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/user/tab/view?h=PRaddjeEXrIPxdnLR8umVnoL (https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/user/tab/view?h=PRaddjeEXrIPxdnLR8umVnoL)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw7olyQ2xPY
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 29, 2021, 02:46:38 am
Guys, I'm not a fan of re-uploading my 7-year-old videos, but I had to do it because there was a major sound glitch on iOS/macOS platform that I have never seen before all these years, and I confirmed the issue through people I know and the problem was still here, so I had to reupload the video. That was the only solution. But I also managed to clear my copyrights issues and made an interactive tablature for my version. Comments for this arrangement are in the description. Here's the link to the TAB: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/user/tab/view?h=PRaddjeEXrIPxdnLR8umVnoL (https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/user/tab/view?h=PRaddjeEXrIPxdnLR8umVnoL)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw7olyQ2xPY

Absolutely amazeballs!! Well done! Absolutely love it.... :wave :clap
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on September 29, 2021, 11:00:15 am
Guys, I'm not a fan of re-uploading my 7-year-old videos, but I had to do it because there was a major sound glitch on iOS/macOS platform that I have never seen before all these years, and I confirmed the issue through people I know and the problem was still here, so I had to reupload the video. That was the only solution. But I also managed to clear my copyrights issues and made an interactive tablature for my version. Comments for this arrangement are in the description. Here's the link to the TAB: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/user/tab/view?h=PRaddjeEXrIPxdnLR8umVnoL (https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/user/tab/view?h=PRaddjeEXrIPxdnLR8umVnoL)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw7olyQ2xPY

Absolutely amazeballs!! Well done! Absolutely love it.... :wave :clap

Thank you! It's an old video but it holds up pretty well. A lot has changed since 2014, but the song's still the same, and that's great.
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on October 17, 2021, 01:13:43 am
New video: The Last Laugh. I'm a huge Van Morrison fan so it's one of my favourite MK songs for sure. It's very simple, but has some tricks up its sleeve, not as easy to play as it may seem! Very enjoyable to sing and play, so enjoy! Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpT79xYKuG0
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: JF on October 18, 2021, 12:01:56 am
great, Pavel  :clap
I love this song too. I remember an interview where the journalist said "this song as 'welll worked' arpeggios"
And Mark replied : "yes. For the solo I used the 64 strat, like on thr STP song"
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on October 18, 2021, 08:21:24 am
I can only echo the above Pavel, again you have broken down the guitar parts perfectly and given an in depth analysis to a really lovely piece of MKs work - Thankyou...
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on October 18, 2021, 10:26:23 am
great, Pavel  :clap
I love this song too. I remember an interview where the journalist said "this song as 'welll worked' arpeggios"
And Mark replied : "yes. For the solo I used the 64 strat, like on thr STP song"

Oh, it was a Strat? I would never think. I thought it was LP! But I never was too good at determining guitars used. Arpeggios line is great!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on October 18, 2021, 10:27:28 am
I can only echo the above Pavel, again you have broken down the guitar parts perfectly and given an in depth analysis to a really lovely piece of MKs work - Thankyou...

Thank you! Well, I discuss only the rhythm guitar part, so I hope for a channel that would go more on solos because I'm not into solos too much :lol
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on October 25, 2021, 05:01:31 pm
The Long Highway time! I think it's safe to say this song is a crowd favourite — people love that song. And ask me to include it all the time. The time is right since it just had its second birthday on Mark's recent Solo Albums Box. And with advanced songs, often happens that something clicks for me only after I recorded and uploaded it. And I never talked about how beautiful the intro sequence is in the sense it's only thumb + upstrokes and downstrokes all the time. This becomes apparent on the tablature which is pretty useless for this song, but I made it anyway. But you can see the upstrokes and downstrokes nature of the riff, and hopefully, will see it in my new 60fps video. So even if I'm not talking about it, at least I can play it! Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0kXhco5zBo
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on October 25, 2021, 07:10:34 pm
The Long Highway time! I think it's safe to say this song is a crowd favourite — people love that song. And ask me to include it all the time. The time is right since it just had its second birthday on Mark's recent Solo Albums Box. And with advanced songs, often happens that something clicks for me only after I recorded and uploaded it. And I never talked about how beautiful the intro sequence is in the sense it's only thumb + upstrokes and downstrokes all the time. This becomes apparent on the tablature which is pretty useless for this song, but I made it anyway. But you can see the upstrokes and downstrokes nature of the riff, and hopefully, will see it in my new 60fps video. So even if I'm not talking about it, at least I can play it! Pavel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0kXhco5zBo

You've smashed it yet again - really nice Pavel, well done my friend...... :clap :clap :clap
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Justme on October 26, 2021, 07:28:12 pm
 :clap

Wow!
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on October 27, 2021, 12:21:49 am
I wanted to do it for a long time and I've just made it — the complete list of gear I use to make my videos, including a comprehensive review of a new Mustang Micro amp. Everything's now live on my MKSB website:

https://mksongbook.com/gear (https://mksongbook.com/gear)
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on October 27, 2021, 03:14:18 am
I wanted to do it for a long time and I've just made it — the complete list of gear I use to make my videos, including a comprehensive review of a new Mustang Micro amp. Everything's now live on my MKSB website:

https://mksongbook.com/gear (https://mksongbook.com/gear)

Well done you, will take a look.... :wave
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on October 29, 2021, 02:13:09 pm
Easy song time! "Who's Your Baby Now" might not be a poetic masterpiece, but surely it's so fun and easy to play. In terms of strumming, it's even more straightforward than "True Love Will Never Fade" and easier to sing. Also, It adds variety to my channel. So nothing wrong with little strumming songs like this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7iGLiVbztc
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: Knopflerfan on October 29, 2021, 02:14:18 pm
Easy song time! "Who's Your Baby Now" might not be a poetic masterpiece, but surely it's so fun and easy to play. In terms of strumming, it's even more straightforward than "True Love Will Never Fade" and easier to sing. Also, It adds variety to my channel. So nothing wrong with little strumming songs like this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7iGLiVbztc

You can't beat a good ol'e strum Pavel - nice work as ever.... :clap :clap
Title: Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
Post by: quizzaciously on November 04, 2021, 06:46:08 pm
Having fun with Fender Mustang Micro and Squier Mini! Pale Imitation Solo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W2mrTa_HBE