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Author Topic: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel  (Read 62141 times)

Onlinequizzaciously

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New video: “Brothers In Arms” — On The Night solos. After the recording, as always, I noticed a plethora of mistakes, from microscopic to big ones. The biggest mistake I made is thinking that the last fast run is exactly the same as the run Mark played before, but it is not. And the funny thing is, I actually tabbed it out how it was supposed to sound, but still played it wrong. Now, here’s my take on it. You can spend a million years transcribing just one solo, and will eventually play it right, probably, but if you’re not going forward, you’ll never have time to do anything else. Should I feel bad for this big mistake? No, I don’t think so. I fear not the man who has learned one solo 10,000 times, but I fear the man who has learned 10,000 solos. I will make mistakes because I’m a human being and not a robot. I don’t want to re-record my videos because of little greenies like that because you take one mistake out and another one immediately appears from somewhere else. That’s why I hesitated to record solos for so long. Not only because I don’t have enough equipment, but because it’s so hard to master and there is a lot more character that’s going on compared to playing rhythm. It’s not how learning solos should work anyway. All, and I mean — all your guitar heroes never learn complete solos, ever. They steal little bits that they like and apply them in their own playing. So these solos videos are for “entertainment purposes only”, don’t take them too seriously, and learn from my mistakes as well, not only from my playing. We are brothers in arms. Pavel.

P.S. I’m actually partly right because that fast run is really VERY similar to another fast run, the difference is a matter of a couple of notes. The problem is that it’s not the same. But, it’s another testament to Mark Knopfler’s virtuosity, he never plays the same thing twice as any good improviser should.


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  • Rüdiger
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I'll be live today at approx. 17:00 Moscow time (09:00 a.m. EST). Don't worry, it will be available after the stream! I just want to try this live streaming thing. No real reason for me to do it live other than to test my skills and courage. But it's a huge step for me. I'd never imagine doing live streams even a year ago. Pavel.


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Good luck! Playing live, even online, really helps in my experience. I did a live song every day for four months on Facebook during 2020.
"You can't polish a doo-doo" - Mark Knopfler

Onlinequizzaciously

  • Rüdiger
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  • Pavel Fomenkov
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Good luck! Playing live, even online, really helps in my experience. I did a live song every day for four months on Facebook during 2020.

Thank you! Playing is one thing, but I need to do a lesson in a foreign language live, that's quite different. But yes, live sessions really speed up your learning process, that's for sure. Four months is insane!

Offlinedustyvalentino

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Good luck! Playing live, even online, really helps in my experience. I did a live song every day for four months on Facebook during 2020.

Thank you! Playing is one thing, but I need to do a lesson in a foreign language live, that's quite different. But yes, live sessions really speed up your learning process, that's for sure. Four months is insane!

Gave me something to do... I know a lot of songs anyway but was a good chance to learn new ones also :)
"You can't polish a doo-doo" - Mark Knopfler

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  • Rüdiger
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THREE HOURS! I wanted to go live for 30 minutes, but it turned out to be 3 hours. I never thought I'll get so many comments and questions. Thanks, everybody!

Offlinerelaxcoustic

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Hey Pavel, I wanted to find my question but the video is 3 hours long and It's really hard to find it, so I want to ask you here (but also the others), so you could elaborate it further perhaps

Here is my question:

Technique -  MK and string muting during solos - since MK anchors the last two fingers down on the guitar body, he has to mute with the right hand, or what? How does he do it?

 

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