Joachim and I were pretending to be Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins the other day playing their fingerstyle guitar duo version of I’ll See You In My Dreams (see original video here). This a very difficult piece to play for an intermediate, so aim at 160bpm. We are playing at 180, but to be honest, that’s a little too fast for me. Guitar tab includes a second part in which one of you will do fast rhythm chords and the other one is free to play a solo.
I’ll See You In My Dreams, a real guitar classic
Here is another version which I love: YouTube video by Lorenzo Polidori.
About Mark Knopfler, his official website says: „The most meticulous and gifted of craftsmen, Mark Knopfler is known to one and all as the genius guitarist, singer and writer whose new take on country, folk and British roots launched the meteoric rise of Dire Straits – and kept them at the top of the pile when music tastes changed. Knopfler’s vision never faltered. He wasn’t new wave and he was only briefly pub rock. His star was set much higher and his solo career since 1983 has given us gem after gem, from the opening salvo of his first film soundtrack, Local Hero, through to glorious solo entries like Privateering and 2018’s Down The Road Wherever.“
About Chet Atkins, his official website says: „Chester Burton Atkins, nicknamed by throngs of fans as “Mister Guitar,” changed the world of guitar music, developing and elevating an innovative guitar playing style that has inspired scores of musicians including Mark Knopfler, George Harrison and Paul McCartney, Earl Klugh, Tommy Emmanuel, Doc Watson, Lenny Breau, Jerry Reed and many, many others. His style and sound are often duplicated but none can completely capture the sound of Chet. He possessed a true love of the guitar. And played as a young man for hours until sleep would overtake him.“
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