Dire Straits‘ lead guitarist Mark Knopfler shared a video on his official Instagram page from an old documentary of BBC named ‘The Story of the Guitar’ in which Knopfler revealed the development of his acoustic guitar style.
In 2008, BBC created a three-part documentary named ‘The Story of the Guitar’ in order to portray how the guitar became one of the most dominant instruments of the music industry via interviews with legendary musicians Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, The Who’s Pete Townshend, Iggy Pop, and The Edge from U2 to name a few.
In addition to all those iconic guitarists, the documentary also featured Mark Knopfler and he revealed his journey when it comes to the acoustic guitar which Knopfler recently shared a clip from the interview on his official Instagram page.
In the video, Knopfler plays his guitar in order to demonstrate his evolution while he’s talking about how it all started and continued. Apparently, everything started with a basic folk pick when it comes to acoustic and evolved as he was influenced by other genres.
Here is what he said in the video:
“I spouse I began with a basic folk pick and then I sort of got into the country blues players, you start to play more of a like a piano’s tile.”
Here is what he said in the caption section:
“Mark talks through the stages of his evolving acoustic style for a 2008 BBC documentary called ‘The Story of the Guitar.'”
You can see the Instagram post below.