The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76616   Message #1361196
Posted By: s&r
19-Dec-04 - 12:07 PM
Thread Name: Guitar right hand technique
Subject: RE: Guitar right hand technique
Surely Mark Knopfler is basically a finger picker

Quote "An important event in Mark's evolution as a guitarist occurred while he was with the Cafe Racers. ,,I was playing a rhythm / lead thing with a plectrum, sort of like [British rock guitarist] Mick Green, he says. ,,I used to use a pick until a few years ago, when I started getting more and more involved with playing without one. Then, a sort of synthesis happened between fingerpicking and getting plectrum-type effects by just using my fingers. Eventually, I found myself doing things with just my thumb and two fingers that I couldn't do with a pick. But I still use a plectrum now and again for strumming or for playing on acoustic tracks."

Stu