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Play Blues Guitar - Mark Knopfler - Romeo and Juliet


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One of the best pickers ever, Mark Knopfler created this classic folk-rock song way-back. I don't play Romeo and Juliet in the same way, but use simple chords (my left hand was never very clever!)

I tried to capture the feel of it, rather than copy it. I hope you have some fun with it.

Cheers
Jim

Link to my lessons page

    Cheers

    Jim
    acoustictravellersl 1 year ago

    Jim
http://youtu.be/cAK9Qlkr5zc
Deep River Blues Lesson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4lMZxM5AFQ

    Jim -- Just wanted to say, you're doing a great thing for the world. I don't care if it isn't exactly how Knopfler does it, and I'm a huge Knopfler/Dire Straits fan. These lessons are perfect for those of us who learn this way (i.e., combined visual/auditory learners). Keep doing what you're doing.
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    Hi Melissa - thanks for the kind words. Nice kids you have ...

    Jim

    Sorry, but this has got absolutely nothing to do with the playing style of Mark Knopfler! Way different in groove and picking style...this is the wrong way to learn to play it like he does!

    He uses only 3 fingers, thumb on bass notes. Song is written in F major (which is the same as D minor), on an open G tuned guitar (DGDGBD) capo'ed at the 3rd fret! Makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE!

    Sorry for my discerning way of viewing at it, but as a longtime Knopfler enthusiast I must be contrary to this lesson...
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    Just the way I play it for myself - no harm done. Sorry you didn't like it.

    Cheers

    Jim


    There's not much sense in trying to be Mark Knopfler - he's already got that one covered pretty tightly. It's a beautiful piece however you put it together.


    beautiful! can't wait to try this - thanks for the good work!
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    Great lesson for a great song!
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    Great work, Mr Bruce
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    Jim, brilliant as per usual. Thanks for posting.
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    Thank you, Jim, for creating this lesson in standard tuning.
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    great fun, glad you created it...

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