LICK4 speedier phrasing
When he really wants to, Mark can really move about the fretboard. This is the speedier end of the Knopfler phrasing vocabulary and comes from D minor pentatonic (D F G A C). The tricky aspects here are coordinating the nifty string crossing in bar 1 - a technique that’s easier with fingerstyle than when wielding a plectrum - and the rapid triplet rakes in bar 5. I personally find the note leading into the final bend in this example easier to execute with a hammer- on from nowhere, literally driving the third finger onto the fretboard with no picking whatsoever.