Mark Knopfler Dire Straits

Mark Knopfler Dire Straits

Everything you always wanted to know about the man behind Dire Straits

Guitar lovers love the sound made by the guitarking of the UK, mister Mark Knopfler!

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MARKS GUITARS

COULD YOU PLEASE TELL US WHAT TYPE OF GUITAR THE GOLD COLOURED ONE HE PLAYED IN THE EARLIER YEARS IN SULTANS OF SWING, I WAS ALWAYS USED TO IT BEING A STRAT, BUT CANT NAIL ON EXACTLY WHAT MAKE THE GOLD COLOURED ONE IS, HOPE YOU CAN HELP, THANKS, PS FOR EXAMPLE THE SWITZERLAND CONCERT 1992, BESIDES MANY OTHERS , THANKS AGAIN

The worlds best mark Knopfler tribute artist.

Hi, I'm Stefan Price, check out my covers.
http://www.stefanprice.com

Money for nothing

hey i just started playin electric and only songs actually more like riffs or tabs i know are the smoke on the water intro paranoid intro and the old time rock n' roll intro and right now im tryin to work on my chords from this HUGE book i got ........ But my favorite song is dire straits money for nothing i was wondering if any of you could help a new person to guitar out and gimme the music in a form where it isnt sheet music but is where u put ur fingers to fret the notes. I only want the part right after the i want my mtv part right where the guitar kicks in. im only 13 so i was thinkin i got plenty of time to get good but plz gimme the music for this thx

Re: Money for nothing

: hey i just started playin electric and only songs actually more like riffs or tabs i know are the smoke on the water intro paranoid intro and the old time rock n' roll intro and right now im tryin to work on my chords from this HUGE book i got ........ But my favorite song is dire straits money for nothing i was wondering if any of you could help a new person to guitar out and gimme the music in a form where it isnt sheet music but is where u put ur fingers to fret the notes. I only want the part right after the i want my mtv part right where the guitar kicks in. im only 13 so i was thinkin i got plenty of time to get good but plz gimme the music for this thx

Re: Money for nothing

: : hey i just started playin electric and only songs actually more like riffs or tabs i know are the smoke on the water intro paranoid intro and the old time rock n' roll intro and right now im tryin to work on my chords from this HUGE book i got ........ But my favorite song is dire straits money for nothing i was wondering if any of you could help a new person to guitar out and gimme the music in a form where it isnt sheet music but is where u put ur fingers to fret the notes. I only want the part right after the i want my mtv part right where the guitar kicks in. im only 13 so i was thinkin i got plenty of time to get good but plz gimme the music for this thx

If you send me your address I will send you a complete workout in tab form. It took me a year to master and is hard work but well worth learning.
mark

Re: Money for nothing

ok dillon start with your index finger on the fifth fret of the d string and your fourth finger on the seventh fret g string play that twice together ie right hand thumb and index finger together a little distortion would help here now play both strings the same but on the fifth fret ie d string fifth fret and g string fifth fret now hamer back on to the fifth and the seventh and play the b string on the sixth fret now if i am of any help email me back on the above address and i will give you the rest good luck.

Money for nothing

hey i just started playin electric and only songs actually more like riffs or tabs i know are the smoke on the water intro paranoid intro and the old time rock n' roll intro and right now im tryin to work on my chords from this HUGE book i got ........ But my favorite song is dire straits money for nothing i was wondering if any of you could help a new person to guitar out and gimme the music in a form where it isnt sheet music but is where u put ur fingers to fret the notes. I only want the part right after the i want my mtv part right where the guitar kicks in. im only 13 so i was thinkin i got plenty of time to get good but plz gimme the music for this thx

mark knopfler guitar

Has anyone had a chance to play the Mark Knopfler Martin guitar? talk about a smokin guitar!!! Weather your a fan or not you need to check one of these out.

MARK KNOPFLER SCHECTER GUITAR

MARK KNOPFLER SCHECTER GUITAR

This popular thread has been given its own page : MARK KNOPFLER SCHECTER GUITAR

Sons of scotland

Hi Can someone please send me the Tabs of Sons Of Scotland WITH Mark Knopfler......PLEASE!

money for nothing tabs

does anyone know the tabs for money for nothing? if you do, could you please email them to me at: boongarachie@start.com.au

Re: money for nothing tabs

http://www.abc-tabs.com/search_alpha.php3?mots=d

noç problemo !!!

Re: money for nothing tabs

Did you ever find it?

Jon

: does anyone know the tabs for money for nothing? if you do, could you please email them to me at: boongarachie@start.com.au

Tabs

Hiya all

Is it just me!? or is the TAB that is posted for the Brothers in arms, (its posted EVERYWHERE!! the same ONE!) is it wrong?! or am i just playing it wrong!? Please help!!

Thanks

L ;)

question about MK

I am guitarist from croatia and im and i am writing Final work for my highscool(let's say something like that).Theme of it is-of course-Mark Knopfler.The fact is that i want to write everithing about him and i would like to know some details that may be important,and also i would like to know where can i find that material.
Take my apologise for disturbing you and taking your time,but i really want to write everithing.Thanks!!!

The BIGGEST Mark Knopfler fan (at least in Croatia)
Milan Šimundža

live alchimy

wawawawawawawawawaaaaaaa......it's great

Re: live alchimy

: wawawawawawawawawaaaaaaa......it's great
merci alchimy vous ettes gigniale thenk.s

What happened to his White Strat? Read This to find out.

Mark Knopfler's old white Strat, Tortoiseshell scratch-plate, white headstock, you know the one from the Calling Elvis video. Well it now belongs to a good friend of mine, and world class blues player, Todd Sharpeville. I have played it several times. Email me and I'll get you some photos of it. (And if you really like strats, a 1957 Strat, £20'000 of guitar SWEEEETTT!)

Re: What happened to his White Strat? Read This to find out.

please send me some pics of the strat of mk
thanks

Most stuff about Mark

Mark Knopfler used to live in a small town called Otley, in West Yorkshire. He had a wife named Vicki who broke up with him, he went to various bands asking to join, this included the band my father played bass for, so they played a few times. They turned Mark down, so he went to London and started up the 'Big Bands' including Dire Straits one of the 20th Centuries best bands, and so they should be, as I beleive they have one of the worlds best guitarists, and the worlds best songwriter (Mark Knopfler).

Re: Most stuff about Mark

Hi Tim,

What was the name of the band your father played bass for?
Did they take some pictures or did some writing about Mark's guitar-scills or anything like that?

Best regards,

Marijn

sorry

i crazy for your music
i am a iranian
please send a mail to me
thank you

brothers in arms

i crazy for your music
i am a iranian
thank you

Re: brothers in arms

: i am crazy for your music
: i am iranian
: thank you

GUITARS AND DRUMS

IN ALCHEMY I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM A BAND I HAVE EVEN SENN

effects

do you know what effects he uses to play some of his haunting, clean, lead licks. I know he messes with his volume alot on the fly. I was curious about reverb, chorus, delay, tremelo, etc thanks

Re: effects

: do you know what effects he uses to play some of his haunting, clean, lead licks. I know he messes with his volume alot on the fly. I was curious about reverb, chorus, delay, tremelo, etc thanks

one of his most used & best tones,is from two mic'ed Marshall tube stacks /little overdrive based on how hard the strings are hit /slight delay & reverb /thumb & middle finger,no pick /sweet but mean

tab

hi i was wondering if you have the exact tab of sultans of swing becaus i got it of the internet from another site but it's all wrong if you can send it for me i will be very gratefull
thanx for your time
ritz

sultans

(Dire Straits) - Sultans Of Swing

Indice delle TAB

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

Subject: Sultans Of Swing (alternative) TAB
Message-ID:
From: peter@palin.cc.monash.edu.au (Peter Hawkins)
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1992 00:46:20 GMT
Sender: news@monu6.cc.monash.edu.au (Usenet system)

Hi,

I was rapt that Martijn posted his TAB version as I had sort of dropped
my transcription after working through the first verse and chorus.

Anyway, since mine is slightly different from Nicks, (BTW - I got mine
from the recording on the "money for nothing" album), and since I have
a copy of the lyrics, I thought I'd throw mine in too - It's fun to
experiment with different versions.

I am using the standard TAB notation as proposed by
robc@Newbridge.COM (Rob Craig), however I am adding a "." (full stop)
above notes to indicate a staccatto (accented, very short note). I also
use "ARP" to indicate that you are to play a broken chord, and one or
more caret "^" characters to indicate a tie. Perhaps Rob could add these?

Also most "labelled chords" (eg The initial D minors) are to be strummed
rapidly. Knopfler uses demi-semi-quavers with certain stokes muted.

INTRO
-----

Dm | Dm . . ARP
e|--5--|--5--------|-----------|------------|----------|-------5--8--5--|
B|--6--|--6--------|-----------|------------|-------6--|------6---------|
G|--7--|--7--5--5--|--5^h7--7^^^^^-------7^--------|--7--7----------|
D|--7--|--7--------|-----------|----5/7-----|-----7----|----------------|
A|--5--|--5--------|-----------|------------|----------|----------------|
E|--5--|--5--------|-----------|------------|----------|----------------|

Dm C Bb A
e|-----------------|
B|--6--------------|
G|-----5^h6^p5-----|
D|--------------7^^^
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|

VERSE
-----
Dm C Bb A
e|----|--5--|--3--1--|--5--|----------------------------|
B|----|--6--|--5--3--|--5--|----------------------------|
G|----|--7--|--5--3--|--6--|-------------------------9~~~
D|^^--|--7--|--5--3--|--7--|--9b(11)--9b(11)b(9)--7-----|
A|----|--5--|--3--1--|--7--|----------------------------|
E|----|--5--|--3--1--|--5--|----------------------------|

C Bb F F
e|---|--3--1--|------------------------|------------|--1--|--1--|
B|---|--5--3--|----10------10------10^^^^^------10--|--1--|--1--|
G|~~-|--5--3--|------------------------|------------|--2--|--2--|
D|---|--5--3--/11------11------11------|----11------|--3--|--3--|
A|---|--3--1--|------------------------|------------|--3--|--3--|
E|---|--3--1--|------------------------|------------|--1--|--1--|

.
e|--------------------|-----|--|---------------------|--------------|
B|--5--5--6^p5^h6^p5--|--3^^^^^^^^---------------6---|--3--6--l(3)--|
G|--5--5--5--5--5--5--|--3^^^^^^^^---------7--------7\--3^^^--l(3)--|
D|--5--5--7--5--7--5--|--3^^^^^^^^---5^h7-----7------|--3^^^--l(3)--|
A|--------------------|-----|--|---------------------|--------------|
E|--------------------|-----|--|---------------------|--------------|

Dm C Bb A
e|-----------|--------------|--5--|--3--1--|--5--5--------|
B|--3/5--5---|--------------|--6--|--5--3--|--5-----------|
G|--3/5--5---|-----------5--|--7--|--5--3--|--6-----6--6^^^
D|--3/5--5---|-----5^h7-----|--7--|--5--3--|--7-----------|
A|----------6b(7)-----------|--5--|--3--1--|--7-----------|
E|-----------|--------------|--5--|--3--1--|--5-----------|

e|--5^h6-----5-----3-----|--1^^^^^^^^^^^--10^p9-------|----------------|
B|-----------------------|-----|-----|-----------h10--|----------------|
G|^^^^^^--6-----4-----2--|-----|-----|----------------|--9\7--6--------|
D|-----------------------|-----|-----|----------------|----------7--5--|
A|-----------------------|-----|-----|----------------|----------------|
E|-----------------------|-----|-----|----------------|----------------|

F F . . .
e|--1--|--1--|--------------------|-----|--|----10---9--|--5--------|
B|--1--|--1--|--5--5--6^p5^h6^p5--|--3^^^^^^^^--10--10--|--6--3--3--|
G|--2--|--2--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--|--3^^^^^^^^----------|-----3--3--|
D|--3--|--3--|--5--5--7--5--7--5--|--3^^^^^^^^----------|-----3--3--|
A|--3--|--3--|--------------------|-----|--|------------|-----------|
E|--1--|--1--|--------------------|-----|--|------------|-----------|

.
e|----------|----------|----------|----|--------|--------|-----------------|
B|--3/5--5^^^^^--3--6--|--3/5--5^^^^^--|--6--5--|--3--6--|--6^p5--5--5/10--|
G|--3/5--5^^^^^--3-----|--3/5--5^^^^^--|--7--5--|--3--7--|--5^^^--5--5/10--|
D|--3/5--5^^^^^--3-----|--3/5--5^^^^^--|--7--5--|--3--7--|--7^p5--5--5/10--|
A|----------|----------|----------|----|--------|--------|-----------------|
E|----------|----------|----------|----|--------|--------|-----------------|

.
e|----------|----|-----------|-------|------------|-------------|
B|--10--8^^^^^^--|--6--5--3^^^^^--6--|--6^p5--5---|-------------|
G|--10--9^^^^^^--|--7--5--3^^^^^--7--|--5^^^--5---|-----------5-|
D|--10--10^^^^^--|--7--5--3^^^^^--7--|--7^p5--5---|-----5^h7----|
A|----------|----|-----------|-------|-----------6b(7)----------|
E|----------|----|-----------|-------|------------|-------------|

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
This joins to Martijn's version here: (NB Martijn includes FILLS ONLY)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Transcribed by: Martijn van Welie (mwelie@cs.vu.nl)

B B R B R B R B
E-9-8-9----10-|--------5---------9-------7------------------
B-8-8-8-10----|------5---5-8(10)---(10)8---8-8(10)8(10)8(10)
G----------10-|-7(9)----------------------------------------
D-------------|---------------------------------------------
A-------------|---------------------------------------------
E-------------|---------------------------------------------

S S S S H
E-------------------|-----10-8----|------------|-------------------
B------8-8\6--6-6-6-|----------10-|-6-6-6-6/8--|-------------------
G--7/9-9-9\7--7-7-7-|-/10------10-|-7-7-7-7/9--|-----5---5---5^7---
D----------8--8-8-8-|-------------|-8-8-8-8/10-|-5-7---7---7-------
A-------------------|-------------|------------|-------------------
E-------------------|-------------|------------|-------------------

B R B R B R S
E-3---------------|-/9-9----------------|-----------------|----------------
B-4(5)4(5)4(5)4-3-|-------10---------10-|-5-5--6-5-6-5--3-|---------6-5----
G-----------------|----------9----------|-5-5--7-5-7-5--3-|-----7-5-----8-7
D-----------------|------------12-11----|-----------------|-5/7------------
A-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|----------------
E-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|----------------

S P S P S
E---------------|---------------------------------------------------------
B-6-6-6-6/8-----|-6-5-3--6-6^5-5--/10-8--6-5-3--6-6^5---------------------
G-7-7-7-7/9--2x-|-7-5-3--7-7^5-5--/10-9--7-5-3--7-7^5----------5----------
D-8-8-8-8/10----|-------------------------------------3/5-7-8-------------
A---------------|---------------------------------------------------------
E---------------|---------------------------------------------------------

B R P R B
E---------12--------------13-|-12^9-------------------------------
B--12(14)----(14)12----------|------10----------10----------------
G-------------------11/14----|---------9-----------(14)12(14)-----
D----------------------------|------------12-11-------------------
A----------------------------|------------------------------------
E----------------------------|------------------------------------

S S S S S 2x P S
E-------------------|-------------|------------|-----------------------
B------8-8\6--6-6-6-|---------6---|--6-6-6-6/8-|-6-5-3--6-6^5-5--/10-8-
G--7/9-9-9\7--7-7-7-|-----7-5---7\|--7-7-7-7/9-|-7-5-3--7-7^5-5--/10-9-
D----------8--8-8-8-|-5/7---------|--8-8-8-8/10|-----------------------
A-------------------|-------------|------------|-----------------------
E-------------------|-------------|------------|-----------------------

P S
E-------------------------|--------------------|-------------------------
B-6-5-3--6-6^5-5----------|--------------------|-------------------------
G-7-5-3--7-7^5-5--------5-|--First-Guitar-Solo-|-repeat-last-lick--------
D----------------3/5-7-8--|--------------------|-------------------------
A-------------------------|--------------------|-------------------------
E-------------------------|--------------------|-------------------------

S S S S S Arp S
E-------7/9-9-(9)/12-12-12\10-|-9-|------------------6-|----------------
B-----------------------------|-5-|-----8-(8)\6-----6--|-------6---6----
G--6--7-7/9---(9)/12----12\10-|-0-|-7/9---(9)\7----7---|-----7---7---7--
D---7-------------------------|---|-------------8------|-5/7------------
A-----------------------------|---|--------------------|----------------
E-----------------------------|---|--------------------|----------------

S 2x P S P S
E-----------|-------------------------------------------------|------------
B-6-6-6-6/8-|-6-5-3--6-6^5-5--/10-8--6-5-3--6-6^5-5-----------|------------
G-7-7-7-7/9-|-7-5-3--7-7^5-5--/10-9--7-5-3--7-7^5-5---------5-|Second-Solo-
D-8-8-8-8/10|---------------------------------------3/5-7-8---|------------
A-----------|-------------------------------------------------|------------
E-----------|-------------------------------------------------|------------

First Guitar Solo:
B B B B H P H P
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------10--------
G--12(14)---12(14)-12(14)-12(14)--10^12^10--9^10^9--------9-----------
D------------------------------------------------------11-------------
A---------------------------------------------------12----------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B R H P
E--12(13)12--10-------------------------------------------------------
B---------------10--------10-13--11^13^11--10---11--9-10--------------
G------------------10-------------------------------------------------
D---------------------12----------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B B R S
E----------------13-------------/13-12--------------------------------
B--------13--------13------------------13----10----13-13--------------
G--12(14)--12(14)----(14)12-10------------12----12--------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B R B B H
E--------------------------------------13^10----10--------10----------
B--13(15)--(15)13-11-13(15)-13(15)--10-------10----13(15)----10-------
G---------------------------------------------------------------12-10\
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
S H S
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------6---------------------------------------6--------------------
G------7---7-------9-10/12-10--9^10/12---------7---7---0-5--7-5-------
D----8-----------10--------------------------8------------------------
A--8-----------10--------------------------8--------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B R
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------8-------------------------------------------------------------
G--7(9)---(9)7-5-7-7--------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------

Second Guitar Solo:
B B R H P H P H P H P H P
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-12(14)-12--10-12-10-----12(14)12--9^12^9--7^9^7--5^7^5----------------
D---------------------12---------------------------------5^7^5----------
A--------------------------------------------------------------5^7^5----
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

P P H P H P H P H P H P H P
E---------------------------8---------8---------8---------8-------------
B-10^8^6^8^6---8----8^10^8-----8^10^8----8^10^8----8^10^8----8^10^8-----
G------------7----9--------9----------9---------9---------9---------9---
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

H P B P P P H
E-8----------------------10---------------------------------------------
B---8^10^8------------10----13^10--------------------------10-----------
G----------9---12(14)-------------12^10-12^10-----------10----12--------
D---------------------------------------------12--10^12-----------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

B R P P
E-----------------------12--------10-|--13^10----10--13^10----10--------
B-----10-----11--11(13)----(13)11----|--------10-----------10-----------
G---X------X-------------------------|----------------------------------
D-X------X---------------------------|----------------------------------
A------------------------------------|----------------------------------
E------------------------------------|----------------------------------

P P P P P
E--13^10----10--13^10----10--13^10----10--13^10----10--13^10----10------
B--------10-----------10-----------11-----------11-----------11---------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

P P P P P
E--13^10----10--15^12----12--15^12----12--15^12----12--15^12----12------
B--------11-----------13-----------13-----------13-----------13---------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Fade out.
P P P P B B R
E--15^12----12--15^12----12--15^12----12--15^12----12|-15(17)--15(17)15-
B--------13-----------13-----------13-----------13---|------------------
G---------------------------------------------------.|------------------
D---------------------------------------------------.|------------------
A----------------------------------------------------|------------------
E----------------------------------------------------|------------------

B R H P H P H P
E--13------13--15(17)15--13^15^13---------------------------------------
B-----14--------------------------13^15^13--10^13^10--------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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You get a shiver in the dark, it's raining in the park, but meantime
South of the river you stop and you hold everything
A band is blowing Dixie, double four time
You feel alright when you hear that music ring

You step inside, but you don't see too many faces
Coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down
Too much competition, from other places
But not too many horns can make that sound

Way on downsouth, way on downsouth London town

You check out Guitar George; he knows all the chords
Mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing
And an old guitar is all he can afford
When he gets up under the lights to play his thing

And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene
He's got a daytime job he's doing alright
He can play the honkytonk just like anything
Saving it up for friday night

With the Sultans, with the Sultans of Swing

And a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner
Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles
They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band
It aint what they call Rock and Roll

And the Sultans played Creole

And then the man he steps right up to the microphone
And says at last just as the time bell rings
'Thankyou, goodnight; now it's time to go home'
And he makes it fast with one more thing...

We are the Sultans, We are the Sultans of Swing
--
,----_ ,_ |\ |\ | Peter Hawkins,
/ // \ / / |/ __ _|/ . | Lecturer, Computer Centre
/ // -__/ / /| / | | | | | _______ | Monash University, Australia
\// . /_/ |/\_/ \/\/\/ \__/ / | peter@ccs1.cc.monash.edu.au

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question

Does Mark have a solo acoustic album or cd...?

Re: question

: Does Mark have a solo acoustic album or cd...?

No, Mark does not have an acoustic album. He does have 2 solo CD's, Golden Heart and Sailing to Philadelphia, among many soundtracks and collaborations with other artists.

If you don't own "Sailing TO Philadelphia" yet, please rush to the store imediately. It's great!!!

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