I found the solo alot easier to learn and play than those fills Knoffler uses. Some of the fills start a measure earlier or later than some of the others and I always seem to mess it up.ofender said:Not many *solos* that I do in their entirety other than maybe that little *interlude* in the middle of A Horse With No Name. I'll try little bits and pieces of solos but I never finish learning them. I often get on a tangent from something that I pick up as I'm learning a solo.
For instance, right now I'm *working* through the solo at the end of a Dave Matthews song called Crush. As I work through, I get to explore the scale, trying to find more comfortable ways of doing it or exploring different areas of the neck for that particular scale. I haven't installed the whammy bar on my strat and it might make it easier (and I will install it and experiment with it soon) but for now I try to develop nice tone at creating vibrato with my fingers. I like that solo for that.
Another song that I hope to *finish* learning is Sultans Of Swing. I haven't tackled the actual solo yet but I'm playing around with the fills that he does here and there while playing the chords.
I did practice some scales but somehow I dropped them from my regular practice and I should make some time for scales. I wish I had more time. My dayjob gets in the way