Mark Knopfler on Guitars

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Taken from “Soundbreaking” documentary © 2016 Higher Ground

A Player 69
He's like the Bob Ross of guitars. I could listen to him talk about guitars all day even though I know nothing about them.
A-Lex Nuan
Perhaps what matters is that in the end what is felt in the stomach is more important than those that arrive at the right time to the brain. That is why I believe Mark Knopfler is a sort of Newton of music. How many hundreds of years will pass before humanity perceives how much this artist has been able to unite and feel like a single voice? It does not matter much if we talk exclusively about time. What really matters is the judgment that this video will give in two hundred years. Always in the wish that for that time man is still able to formulate a concept. However, I was present and I remained to listen while the most were making noise only.
Acoustic MK
I loved this guy..1 of the best guitarist i have ever heard..
Alejandro Rocker
Alessandro Drudi
Throw in a crapload of talent, sprinkled with enough British style, and you can even pretend all this isn't crazy hard to accomplish, and not to see all our jaws dropped.
Alex Paulsen
Mark Knopfler teaches us Bluegrass without admitting or knowing it.
Andrew Power
Arunaditya Basu
Oh when he kisses the Les Paul at 4:20!!!! Such passion 😢
Austin Kirkpatrick
I love how Mark has a hard time articulating what he’s wanting to get across, but his guitar always finishes his sentence for him
Ben Alexander
A master!
Benjamin Galambos MIGY
Amazing, got shivers when he played Romeo and juliet
Brad Coleman
Pardon me while I play 5 different genres of music in just a few minutes, and with such ease that you'd believe anyone can do it. ;) Great piece of time with a great guitarist.
Brad Rowe
This is like watching a Love Story
Bushbuddy Platypus
What an amazing guitarist. And an articulate and enjoyable chap. Thanks
Calamity James
Love the Fraight train part by Elizabeth cotton. She a legend in fingerstyle guitar.
Carl Farrington
Jesus Christ. Mark Knopfler who I grew up being told never allow tabs or transcription books to be made of his music. You've really opened up. The world has opened up. A dad with any a lathe is always a good thing. Thanks for sharing Mark. I'm off back down to the waterline.
Csaba Kiss
What a wonderfully unpretentious guy. I would listen to him for hours.
Desmond Odom
Thank you for your insights on guitar sir! You would make a great teacher
Elsa Wahlstrom
I had an urge to watch a Mark Knopfler interview of some kind this morning, so I went and found this one, and there we go, now my entire day is happy and inspired.
Forrest George
Fantastic clip. Thank you!
François Thouvenin
I've been a Dire Straits' fan ever since their very first LP. Mark Knopler is one of the most gifted guitar players... and singers. Besides, he is quite a nice and modest guy, despite his talents, like his friend Eric Clapton. Wish we could say that about all \
Mr Knopfler's passion for guitar is what makes him a master....
5:50 Money for nothing
JT Michaelson
I love Mark Knopfler. I never knew that until somewhere in early 2000 when Dire Straits had long been gone. Back in the 80s, I liked DS but was not necessarily a fan. I had some of their albums and loved some of their singles, but not all. \n\nBut in 2000, I was working at a classic rock station and the new Knopfler CD came in called Sailing To Philadelphia, and I saw the PD made a note to play \
Jack Spradt
4:20 - pulls a $275,000 '58 les paul standard - first thing he does is kiss it....
Jam Nas
in my humble opinion, he is the best of the best,
Jason Higgins
The 1k shit eating dung beatles who disliked this video have no soul.
John B
This man's music has brought me a lot of joy over the years. Thank you for that, Mark. Such a down-to-earth and easygoing guy.
John Frymyer
when you look at him, and hear him, you just know he is one of the greatest. He makes it all seem so easy, but he tells you that it didn't happen over night, and you know he spent years and years getting there. HE had very humble beginnings and took his passion to the top. Thank you to whoever gave us this interview, from making it, to sharing it. I feel that many people may be inspired, hell if I weren't too old, I would try harder just because of this video.
Jude Burns
Knut Mikael Haukeland
Everytime Mark Knopfler trails off and starts playing I can swear i see his soul leave his body and enter his guitar...
Leonard Strnad
Mark...for ever!!!!!! Every tone...every touch...amazing...
Luckydog -
The Man !!!
Luke SkyGuitar
Mark Knopfler: 6 tours; 900 + concerts; 275 cities; 31 countries and much more ;)))
Mario D
I have a new appreciation for Mark Knopfler after seeing this video.
Mark Knopfler Russia
Happy birthday Mark!
Martin Cameron
Martin G
At 4:20 - \
Mike Kopf
He is a superstar and yet so down to earth. It's like he has no idea nor does he care how awesome he is.
Mustafa Can Kaya
i found myself watching this over and over again every night lol!
I hope this never goes off YouTube - it will inspire so many people.
Not urbiz
25 years playing with a plectrum and 1 year playing with fingers. The picks are gone thanks to Mark Knopfler and endless doors are now open. Thank you Mark!
Oliver Dolgener
When he kissed his guitar it brought a huge smile to my face. You really can feel the love he puts into the music. Such an amazing musician!
He can play the honky tonk like anything. 😮
Paul Stewart
This man is a inspiration, he's not in it for the fame or the adoration or money or recognition or anything, he's simply in it for the music - Thanks Mark you've been with me throughout my life, long may you continue
Peter Markovic
Marks enthusiasm for guitar is infectious
Prince Westerburg
RICH 1971
Totally got lost in this video,I could have just carried on watching,what a real gentleman and musician this man is!
66 downvotes from people with arthritis or who've lost fingers in wood shop accidents.
1:54 Speedmaster Professional. And he leaves the chronograph running. Bam
Rex Holes
There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die
Rob Heywood
What a player!!
Robert Caffarella
makes me want to make a coffee table out of my guitar!
Robo Tron
this was a great listen/watch, thanks for uploading :)
He is not afraid of sharing his knowledge. He is humble and a gentleman. A true master.
Rudraksh & Nishil's
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Scott Jackson
Man I could sit and listen to u all day.ty u make it look like so easy the way u break it down
Scotty G
Simon Simon
The longer this went on, the farther he left me behind.
Simon Wotton
I just love the way he gets carried away as soon as as he strikes a tone
Soviet vape King
After a rock n roll life, this dude still looks young.
Spiral Architect
A master craftsman at work.
Steve Cuss
Knopfler using a pick? The end of the world is near!!
SteveBelieve Guitar
_I saw the thumbnail and I thought:_ *Vin Diesel can play the guitar??!!*
Stu R
...this guy is actually a South Paw but plays right handed guitars; unique bitchin' style; enjoyed his music done for the 1987 movie \
I love his stare, how he looks tired and battered by life, the calm and collected way of his talking. As if he's almost dead inside, but then a few cords bring a faint but wholly genuine smile to his face.. It's good to be alive.
TIM Grills
This video needs to be about 30 hours longer
Tablature Butler
I'm guessing this lad will go far...
The Magic Rat
I have the 1, 4 and 5 chords nailed... it's all that fancy shit in between I'm struggling with!
Tonto Epstein
Finally, a bald rock star not afraid to show that he's bald. No stupid Carlos Santana selection of hats, no Roger Glover head hankie, no idiotic everyday Gene Simmons or Paul Stanley wig glue and wig.
Tony Driver
I jammed with MK, for about 20 mins along with my friend Stuart at the end of a jazz guitar lesson at Loughton College, Essex, England, on a Saturday morning in (I think) about 1973. MK was an English language tutor (before he was famous) and 'just happened' to be by the music rooms as our lesson was ending. He won't remember I'm sure - but I do. Stuart and I had this little jazzy/blue grass thing going on - and MK joined in. I was 15.
I keep waiting for him to say \
Very interesting and educational video from one of the greatest guitarists of all time
He's obviously looking at ''Exhibit A'' on a blackboard off camera, so he knows where to put his fingers. :D
4:19 only guitar players will understand-
dar km
I like the way Mark appreciates his instruments.
dean bagley
haha.. great,. i love this guy ,,your fkin great..,, class & id like to have an ale w/ him
Thanks for this. A few seconds in I spotted the EMI REDD desk in the background! Loved it when he kissed his 58 Les Paul, and love his enthusiasm for the guitar.
Mark Knopfler is the best guitarist of all time.
Pure genius!
jeffrey baxley
The industry is failing to produce new talent such as this icon!
We just don't see enough of Mark Knopfler these days. I saw Dire Straits twice - great concerts. Love his soundtracks too (Local Hero is great).
martyn spooner
He just seems like such a nice guy. Its like talking to the guy next door who plays guitar and is giving a few tips.
My favorite part is the \
I like the cut after 5:16, where you can really hear the difference between a Stratocaster and a Les Paul.
mike- rayner-videos
amazing musician and music/songwriter.. love this guy 🌹
ninesticks wish i wish wow
I love how he has such great respect for the possibilities of the range of tones and textures a guitar can produce. As good and amazing as a guitarist he is, he plays far more melodically and tastefully (see MUSICALLY) than most with his level of technical ability. He's always thinking about how the textures and frequencies of the surrounding soundscape come together. Mark was born to be a musician first, and a guitarist second - and there can be a huge difference between the two. There is so much value in having a great ear and a wide knowledge of the history of various musical genres. He's a real treasure!
He makes me laugh like a kid he's so good. Anybody else lol.
This video should come with every starter guitar.
sedgwic st.patrick
I started playing guitar in 1979 and this video shows me that I don't know a damned thing about playing guitar.
simpe zulu
I do not understand sometimes from informative outlook like this what is here to dislike, he talks about past and guitars and playing styles. So I don't understand thumb down, where is it coming from, really, is that like automatic move or something else !? I am not his fan and I don't have to like it particularly, but I know he is great guitar player and if you like guitar it should be in a way interesting for all guitarists, no matter do you like him or not, what is here special to dislike, if not some kind of jealousy, that emotion, urge is not good, people generally should strive to be less jealous or envy etc, that feeling within is like a cancer, very dangerous.
10:42 that's what i been waiting for all video
steve green
9.50 its just the most beautiful gitar sound ever just dont want him to stop when he starts playing that !! there been plenty of gitar plays as good as mark here but he made sounds and mixed notes like no one else ever has. best gitar play there ever been for that reason i think.
walter lindsay
Isn't it strange when lists of great guitarists are made, Mark Knopfler never appears on them?