Watch the Muddy Rhythm 1 online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Slide Shop
I flipped out when I heard the first Dire Straits album, mostly because of Mark Knopfler's nuanced touch on tunes like
"Lions," but on further listening it turned out the real action was in his rhythm guitar parts which, like his solos, he
fingerpicked on his Strat. You get more snap out of the strings that way, it seems, and tend to come up with contrapuntal
stuff that doesn't sound as generic. I suppose it helps if you're a literate and prolific songwriter in the bargain.
Learn more about Mark Knopfler (http://www.knopfler.net/dire_straits.html)