how to play "Sultans Of Swing" on guitar by Dire Straits | DEMO | guitar lesson tutorial

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An electric guitar lesson on how to play “Sultans Of Swing” by Dire Straits from their 1978 debut album.



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  1. Shutup & Play - guitar tutorials

    For more information on this lesson and the tab go here:–electric.html

  2. Hell yea!

  3. Great rendition – have you thought about showing "Where Do You Think You're Going"?

  4. Your a legend mate love your vids

  5. Wow! Nicely done sir!

  6. Darran Edmundson

    Awesome as always. I'd love to hear this set against accurate drums and bass.

  7. Chris & Blackie

    Well I've managed to rip the flesh off my index finger practicing this one. Gonna have to go back to a picking song for now.

  8. Zvonimir Palac

    That end solo is delicious as f*ck. One day … 10 years from now or so I'll be playing this 😀

  9. You the most amazing vibrato. Just saying……..

  10. Daniel Nicholas

    Could you do "Your Love" by The Outfield?

  11. Praecantat1O -

    what a nice and beautiful tone, oh my god!

  12. You "killed it" again Andy, thanks so much! I'm sharing this one on FB!

  13. Can any of the 5 people who dislike this Demo share what their issues are? Maybe you can post your own video to point out the problems. Not holding my breath waiting.

  14. That is just sick. Thanks. Would love to see Mark Knopfler comment on this.

  15. This was great. I've worked out this tune on ukulele as a solo player. It means that the fills mostly can't be played. Strumming is really important to keep it going during singing.

    As you played it the essence of the tune was there. It showed that great tunes don't require specific instruments. They require great playing. I loved hearing this on a Les Paul. Everybody needs to remember that the great tunes by Led Zeppelin on their first album were played on a Fender Telecaster, not the iconic Les Paul that Jimmy Page came to be known for playing. Eric Johnson has performed Cliffs Of Dover on a Gibson 335. The tune is just as good.

    This is the first video I've seen from Shutup & Play. I'll be watching more. Thank you.

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    Thank you. It's hard find tutorials for this song.

  17. 1W454CCU53D0FMURD3R

    Nice. been learning this song, got the rhythm down. with this vid I can learn the fills. Thanks!

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