David Hodge

Since joining Guitar Noise in 1999, David has written over a thousand articles, lessons, interviews and reviews here. He also serves as the site's Managing Editor, supervising all content in addition to the continued writing of his own lessons and articles. And if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, David is also the author of seven instructional books, the most recent being Idiot’s Guide: Guitar Theory.

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  1. Mike
    February 6th, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this. Nicely laid out even though the tabs were banned. Get to tell you, this is not simple. And I play some ragtime picking and Bach pieces. For some reason the rhythm and finger picking is challenging. Love it!

  2. Jon
    March 31st, 2014 @ 2:00 am

    Thank you so much for clearing up my confusion surrounding the time signature of this song! I’ve been playing the song for a couple of years now, without ever really giving the time sig much thought, however I just got a drum machine, and choose this song as the first to build a drum track to. Boy was I surprised when I started counting!
    Knopfler seems to be able to work these time changes so effortlessly!

  3. Doug
    June 9th, 2015 @ 6:57 pm

    Mr. Hodges,
    I have been following your website for quite some time now. Back before all the “politics” shall we say, of licensing got in the way of your awesome tabs and the perfect way in which you helped us breakdown and actually learn a song or technique. Then, everything changed. I do hope you can get back to the way in which you used to do things someday. None – the – less, you have provided those of us who need your expert guidance so much, through the years. For that, I thank you. My reason for contacting you is actually to ask you a question about how you, yourself, break the songs down, that you choose, to teach us. I was wondering if you could provide an insight to how you arrange your songs for play. Is it possible for you to answer that question?
    Thank you, for your web site and your hard work in arranging all your songs and all that you do for the love of guitar playing and for those of us who learn from your experience.
    Doug. One of the million who learn from you.

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