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Some Mark Knopfler licks using double-string bends

What I mean with double-string bends are licks that are played on two or more strings and one or more of these are bent. Such licks appear in countless Mark Knopfler or Dire Straits songs.

The following video clip demonstrates how to use such licks, and their relation to the chords they are based upon. Note that the last licks (Once Upon a time and Sultans of Swing) were covered in one of my former articles.

Most stuff in this video should be self-explaining, so here it is.

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4 thoughts on “Some Mark Knopfler licks using double-string bends

  1. Hello would like to receive video lessons to learn playing sultans of swing …
    I make the first version doissolos
    but I can not make the improvisations that the mark is in the music mei
    please help me

  2. Hello would like to receive video lessons to learn playing sultans of swing …
    I know how the two soils of the first version
    but I can not make the improvisations that the mark is in the music mei
    please help me

  3. Great tutorial! Would really like to see more if you don’t mind. I’m big on blues, and I’m sure thousands of your other readers are too! Mind if I make a request? 🙂

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