Dire Straits are one of the great success stories of the last two decades. Their album Brothers In Arms sold over twenty-six million copies, and classic tracks such as Sultans Of Swing, Money For Nothing and Private Investigations showcase the trademark laid back vocal style and wide range of guitar styles embraced by Mark Knopfler.
This guitar workshop is a powerful learning tool that will help you extend your stockpile of licks and fills whilst you develop your improvisational skills. The combination of musical notation and guitar tablature in this book together with backing tracks on the CD gives you the opportunity to learn eight of Dire Straits' tracks note for note and then jam with a professional session band. The track listing reflects some of Dire Straits' most popular recordings, providing something for guitarists to have fun with and improvise with, as well as something to aspire to.
The audio content is split across two CDs and separated into two sections; section 1 is the backing tracks minus lead guitar and vocals, while section 2 is the backing tracks with all guitar parts added, so in addition to the written tab you can hear the rhythm, fills and solos as they should be played! The Jam With series allows you to accurately recreate the original songs, or to use the transcriptions in the book in conjunction with the backing tracks as a basis for your own improvisation.