Compiled by Terry Kilburn
PureSolo Announces Mark Knopfler Competition
Guitarists are invited to audition online for the chance to win a one-to-one mentoring session with Mark Knopfler
PureSolo.com, the online music recording community, has teamed up with guitarist Mark Knopfler to launch an online guitar competition, in which guitarists are given the chance to win a master class with Mark at his private studios in London.
The competition’s unique method of entry offers guitarists the opportunity to take the place of Knopfler on three original recordings. These tracks have been specially remastered with the lead guitar part removed and entrants are invited to re-record this part in their own style.
Guitarists without access to recording equipment need not worry, as all the tools needed to create their competition entry are provided at PureSolo.com. The site boasts an online recording facility that makes it easy for anyone to record music using just a microphone and computer.
Once submitted for entry, songs can be played and rated by other members of the PureSolo community, eventually creating a shortlist from which the winning recording will be chosen by an expert panel of judges including Mark Knopfler.
The competition launches today, June 14, and will run until August 31. The original backing tracks required for entry are exclusively available at PureSolo.com and are priced at £1.99. Once purchased, PureSolo tracks can be re-recorded an unlimited number of times.
The competition prize includes a return economy flight from anywhere in the world and two nights in a 5* hotel in London. There will also be a prize for the competition’s runner up, a Fender guitar courtesy of The National Guitar Museum.