Download the free guitar tabs for this Classic Blues Rock Solo in Cm here:
Original, classic blues rock solo in Cm, heavily inspired by Dire Straits (Mark Knopfler), Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, and others.
This C minor track evokes the blues-infused classic rock of the 70s and 80s, channeling a laid-back Dire Straits vibe. A huge fan of Mark Knopfler’s playing, I aimed to capture his distinct style through hybrid picking, delicate guitar details, and a melodic flow within the classic blues rock groove. The chorus shifts gears, channeling Fleetwood Mac with a catchy unison bend motif. The middle section is – again – very much inspired by Dire Straits!
See if you can spot a reference to Dire Straits in the background 😉
A few times in this classic blues rock track, I play the above Cm pentatonic lick in the 8th position. This is a typical ‘reply’ or ‘relief’-lick in Mark Knopfler‘s playing. It serves to end a phrase or sequence in a solo. Above the tab, you can see which notes are played with the pick (bracket = downstroke), and which ones I prefer hybrid picking (H.P). Alternatively, you can play the 8th fret on the G-string with an upstroke. Play a little vibrato on the 10th fret of the D-string and pull-off lightly to end the lick.
About the TABS
While the original tabs on my website are free, purchasing this package comes with an extra perk: you’ll also get a Guitar Pro file that allows you to play along with the solo, slow down difficult sections, loop parts of the solo, and much more … To use this file, please ensure that you have at least Guitar Pro 7 or a newer version installed on your device. If you want to practice and master this solo, the Guitar Pro format is a big help!
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