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Interested in video tutorials or lessons to play the Mark Knopfler guitar style?

I often get emails from people who ask me for help with playing some particular Mark Knopfler stuff, for tutorial videos, or for personal video tutoring via e.g. Skype. In fact I have been thinking about this for some time but am not sure yet in which direction to go (DVDs, online tutoring,…), or how many fans are out there who might be interested in this.

If you are interested you can help me to get this clear and do this quick survey. If I see that there is much interest, I will put more effort in preparing this stuff and get something running soon.

Just tick the best answer (or several answers). There are some text fields where you can enter additional information in case none of the provided answers matches your needs, or to leave a comment or make suggestions.
You can leave out any of the individual questions if you feel to.

(Sorry, the layout of this survey is not ideal yet – need to find the associated CSS styles and edit these… –  but it should be alright for now.)


Online Guitar Tutoring

What kind of lessons are you interested in?

What exactly do you want to learn?

What else do you want to learn?

How many lessons?

What are you willing to pay for an individual 30 min video lesson?

What are you willing to pay for a tutorial DVD (e.g 60 minutes) with basic MK stuff?

What are you willing to pay for a DVD (e.g. 60 min) with advanced ("secrets") MK techniques?

Would you be interested in group lessons (e.g. 3 - 5 students) at lower costs?

Are you a beginner or advanced player?

You can enter your email here to be informed when the tutoring project starts or add any comments or suggestions

6 thoughts on “Interested in video tutorials or lessons to play the Mark Knopfler guitar style?

  1. For us really beginner guitar players it might be good to have a dvd purely and only about MK’s claw hammer style.

    Focusing on the basics like:

    – Thumb
    – Picking out notes
    – Posture
    – His famous 1/2 finger flick
    – Getting your 2nd and 3rd finger to move separate (major problem im experiencing at least with planking the 3rd causing the 2nd to go numb). Exercises for finger training?
    – Pulling back n forth on the 1/2 finger

    Cant wait to see what you come up with!

  2. Yes, that’s exactly what I’m after too! (See my comments / responses I submitted on your questionnaire)

  3. I have taught myself Merle Travis thumbstyle and found that it is not so much the fingers that need separate training but the thumb wanting to follow the fingers when you syncopate. I am still working on this after a couple of years!! Playing

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