Sultans Of Swing Guitar Lesson Videos – Dire Straits

In these Sultans Of Swing Guitar Lesson Videos we will take on the epic classic rock masterpiece by Dire Straits.

Sultans Of Swing Guitar Lessons Videos will show you how Mark Knopfler treats every line in every verse to a little finger-style lead guitar magic making it quite a nice study in his soloing style.

Every single note will be broken down for you slowly in these videos, so take your time and try and memorize each verse section before going on to the next.

Eventually, after getting all the parts down your ear will tell you whats coming up next because you should be very familiar with every inch of the tune.

The Sultans Of Swing Guitar Lessons Vidoes are 7 video lessons in all including a full performance video, and in them I will break down the entire track slowly and note-for-note. Good luck!! 😀

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Sultans Of Swing Guitar Lesson - Intro & Verse One

Sultans Of Swing Guitar Lesson - Chorus & Verse Two

Sultans Of Swing Guitar Lesson - Verse Three

Sultans Of Swing Guitar Lesson - Main Solo

Sultans Of Swing Guitar Lesson - Verse Four

Sultans Of Swing Guitar Lesson - Outro Solo

Sultans Of Swing - Full Performance For Study


  1. Frank Lowe on November 23, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Hi Carl,

    Great job. Been wanting to learn this for ages. Keep up the good work.
    One note, as the colour of your guitar board is quite light, it is a bit difficult to see your fingers etc.

  2. Herbert Penouilh on December 9, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Great job dude, I can here you you just fine.i’m half way through Sultans in two days. will tackle Manhattan next.


  3. Anonymous on April 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    can you do dire straits Lady writer lesson sometime?

  4. chris sensi on October 21, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Just one thing… I can play it but it would be easier for me if I knew the name of the scale he is playing in??????? I know the majors . minors, natural, blues but am not familiar with this one…. email me… Chris Sensi do pay the monthly subsrciption fyi was good and in only about 4 hours I know the song for the most part.. just now to do it fluidly for the whole song….

  5. André Pagé on March 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    i, why i don’t have tab for this? have a good day

    • Carl Brown on March 19, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Hey Andre, I can’t post TAB for copyright protected songs. Sorry!

  6. raiping shimray on July 7, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    you are doing a great job. i,ll rely on your service. thank you

  7. artisan78 on July 31, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Hey Carl,

    I needed to learn Sultan’s of Swing real quick. Your videos were very educational and right to the point. Thanks for help, and keep up the great work.

  8. Hannah R on May 28, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Hey Carl,

    Very nice cover and very instructive lesson! Where do you get your backing tracks for your close up performances? Thank you.

  9. Mike OKeefe on October 19, 2017 at 2:49 am

    This song is probably the best example of the huge talent of Mark Knopfler. I have been a finger player for always and this music fits right up my alley. Once again you nailed it Carl!

    • Carl Brown on October 19, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Yes yuo are correct! It is hard to overestimate Knopfler’s talent. He has so much great guitar work that it is hard to find a place to start when learning his stuff. 🙂

  10. Mike Rowland on September 4, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Absolutely awesome – Knoplfler is a giant. Your work to allow ordinary people to attempt to reproduce it in some form is, as usual, immensely generous and very humbling. Heartfelt thanks.

  11. Stew Williams on December 5, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Thanks for the video. I am using it along with my teacher to get through this, very challenging for me, song. Would love to hear you work through another Knopfeller classic, Wild Theme/Going home from the Local Hero soundtrack. A truly hauntingly beautiful tune.

  12. Gian on April 4, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Carl, this is excellent. Thank you! I’ve really been enjoying songs that involve finger picking. Are there any other songs you’ve already transcribed that come to mind for me to check out? Thanks again!

    • Carl Brown on April 5, 2020 at 8:51 am

      “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” sounds like a nice one to try fingerstyle. 🙂

  13. Gian on April 5, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Great. Thank you! Btw looks like you got a new ibenez. What is your favorite guitar you own?

  14. Karl Brown on January 9, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Can you do Down to the waterline ?
    Thx from the other Karl Brown

  15. Mitch on May 22, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    Thank you for all that you do.
    I discovered…and have followed your YouTube channel for some time and went directly to this website in an effort to escape commercials and all.
    I was disappointed to find my Vidami wasn’t supported.
    Am I wrong? It is possible I’m doing something wrong.
    Please advise. Appreciate your work.

    • Carl Brown on June 12, 2022 at 9:27 am

      It should work fine. The Vidami works with all YT videos and the videos on this site (NOT THE GL365 ACADEMY), are all YouTube embeds. If your Vidami isn’t working correctly I suggest asking them for help since I don’t know anything about how the technology work.

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