Yet again, Mark brings his unique songwriting style to JamPlay with an original song. "A Song For You" is a more difficult song that features a Latin feel and a strong punctuated chorus line. This one is sure to bring some groove to your playing. It also provides an opportunity to develop your stretching technique.
Taught by Mark Lincoln in Songs with Mark seriesLength: 28:16Difficulty: 3.0 of 5
A. Verse - Which is strummed using palm muting and also uses a technique where you are striking the bass note and then strumming afterward.5) Pausing - Hopefully you noticed in the tab that there is a pause after the first chorus. Adding pauses and silence into a song can help to add drama and an element of suspense to a simple tune like this. Watch me in the video as well for insight into how to make a simple device like a pause work for you in this song.
B. Chorus - Which is strummed using a more open type of strum allowing the strings to sound out and increase the relative volume and intensity of the song.
C. Bridge - Also utilizes a more open type of strum but not quite as loud or with the same intensity as the chorus strum.
"please don't hit the brakes or I might crash and burn again"This is a particularly challenging section to sing and you may want to spend a little bit of time working on this piece alone. As most of you are familiar with me telling you by this point, make good and sure that your voice is properly warmed-up (see my performance series for more on this) so that you'll be able to hit the notes correctly but also so that you'll avoid doing any harm to your vocal chords.
Learning to play songs is a rewarding and enjoyable way to put your guitar skills to the test. This series is all about learning great songs.
Mark Lincoln teaches his original song "Jeni Lani." He also throws in a good deal of useful music knowledge.Length: 31:57 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Mark Lincoln teaches his original song "Zero Hour."Length: 23:59 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Mark brings us one of his original songs with a punch. Here Mark teaches "That's What She Told Me."Length: 33:31 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Yet again, Mark brings his unique songwriting style to JamPlay with an original song. "A Song For You" is a more difficult song that features a Latin feel and a strong punctuated chorus line. This one...Length: 28:16 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Mark Lincoln teaches an original song of his entitled "The Story of Me."Length: 17:16 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Mark Lincoln just does not stop writing great originals! Here he teaches a rather complex song called "Hope Springs Eternal." This song will test your ability to play arpeggios and chord transitions.Length: 30:22 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
In this lesson Mark Lincoln teaches the famous Goo Goo Dolls song, "Iris."Length: 37:52 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
About Mark Lincoln
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Mark Lincoln was born in S. California but was raised near Portland Oregon in a town called Beaverton. When he was twelve years old, he began his journey into the realm of the creative by composing poetry and was later published in a journal called "In Dappled Sunlight." He wrote for four years until his older sister blessed him with his first guitar, an old beat-up nylon stringed classical guitar. Mark played that guitar for five years, continuing to compose his own lyrics and starting the process of matching his own words with chords that he was learning on the guitar. He learned to play chords from his friends and from music books that he both bought and borrowed. Mark cited his four biggest influences, at that point at least, as The Who, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, The Rolling Stones.
Mark cites his most current influences as Radiohead, U2, older music by REM, and Peter Gabriel amongst others. He performs with two acoustic guitars, one being a six-string M-36 Martin with a three-pieced back for increased bass response, and a Guild Twelve-string which is his most recent acquisition. Mark is fond of saying that the twelve-string guitar is better because you get two guitars for the price of one, but he still plays his Martin equally as much and with the same passion.
Mark ended up in Fort Collins Colorado where he currently lives, works as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and continues to write, teach and perform music. He currently performs with a group called "Black Nelson" as well as with a number of other seasoned professional musicians including his cousin David, a virtuoso lead-guitar player. Mark has performed in many of the smaller venues in Denver and Boulder, as well as some of the larger ones including the Fox Theatre, The Boulder Theatre, Herman's Hideaway, and also at The Soiled Dove where he opened for Jefferson Starship as a soloist. Some of Mark's originals are also available for your listening pleasure on MySpace.
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