In the interview, he talks candidly about how he is perpetually the student- always keen to learn new skills, new approaches and address his weaknesses. “I‘m not afraid to admit my weaknesses – everybody’s got ’em” he says, “…any guitar player I sit down with – known or unknown – I always try and ask them a question like, What are your three go-to licks? What are your three most useful licks? That’s always a big one for me. And I’ve done that with Myles, I’ve done that with Clint Lowery, Eric Friedman, with tons of guys. I’m a student forever, you know?”
Mark even discusses the guitar skills of Alter Bridge vocalist Myles Kennedy, saying “His guitar playing is severely underrated. He’s a world class guitar player. He’s got the best vibrato and feel of just about anybody I’ve ever seen. His style is just pure class.”
Check out the full interview AT THIS LOCATION.
And get a close look at the fretwork on track ‘Wonderful Life’ in this YouTube footage of Mark and Myles’ Live At Studio Five acoustic performance. Beautiful.