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Mark Lincoln

D to D in Six Steps

Mark provides a chord progression that shifts from one D chord to another in six steps.

Taught by Mark Lincoln in Basic Guitar with Mark Lincoln seriesLength: 15:20Difficulty: 2.0 of 5
Chapter 1: (07:45) Introduction to D to D in Six Steps Review
- Warm-up the hands.
- Stretch the wrists.
- Play the major and minor open chords.
- Warm up your strumming muscles by relaxing the wrists and letting the pick flow over the strings.
- Play the E major chord in the "new" way and play the type 1 barre chords.
- Play the A major chord in the "new" way and play the type 2 barre chords.
- Practice the "slanting A" technique.
- Practice the type 1 minor barre chords.
- Practice the type 2 minor barre chords.
- Play all of the type 1 mini-barre chords.
- Play all of the type 2 mini-barre chords.
- Review and practice new techniques.
Ready?

So how is everybody doing so far? I realized that we've been moving extremely fast through some of the material and I want to make sure that you are all up to speed. Again, if you need to take a step back and review some of the past week's lessons, please do so and don't be discouraged if some of the techniques don't come to you immediately. Some of these techniques take years to master and few (if any) master them over night. I know I didn't!

I would like you all to review the lessons on mini-barre chords and make sure that you are familiar with them. This week's lesson will utilize them as well as some new chords for your jamming pleasure.

Okay, so here's an excellent exercise that I like to call 'D to D in six steps' that utilizes three different chord configurations in different positions on the neck. We'll be using the type 1 mini-barre configuration that should look like this (I'm showing a G just as an example of what the mini-barre should look like):

G major
E_3_
B_3_
G_4_
D_X_
A_X_
E_X_

Remember that within these chords, the first finger barres the B and high E-strings, and the middle finger frets the G-string. The type 2 mini-barre should look like this:

B major
E_2_
B_4_
G_4_
D_X_
A_X_
E_X_

In this mini-barre chord shape, the first finger frets the high E string. Your middle finger frets the G-string and the third frets the B-string. The third configuration that we're going to look at is simply the open D chord.

D Major
E_2_
B_3_
G_2_
D_0_
A_X_
E_0_

With these three different chord configurations, we can put together a cool little song that is both challenging and fun to play. There are six chords in this exercise, the first of which is on the tenth fret. Don't forget that the number in parentheses indicates where (which fret) to place your fingers:

D major
E_10_
B_10_
G_11_
D_X_
A_X_
E_X_

A major
E_9_
B_10_
G_9_
D_X_
A_X_
E_X_

G major

E_7_
B_8_
G_7_
D_X_
A_X_
E_X_

D major (5)
E_5_
B_7_
G_7_
D_X_
A_X_
E_X_

G major
E_3_
B_3_
G_4_
D_X_
A_X_
E_X_

and finally

D Major
E_2_
B_3_
G_2_
D_X_
A_X_
E_X_

Play through each of these chords at least four or five times making sure that you're on the correct fret. Play the strum pattern down downupdown down down-up-down (not "down down-up down." there is a difference!) and play each chord four times each. Then, play each chord once while moving gradually through the six chords. Watch me in the video for tips on how to make changes quickly and accurately. Playing through the exercise at a very slow tempo will help you smooth out difficult chord changes.

As you might have guessed, this exercise is another example of how to liquify your playing by using different forms of chords on various frets. A simple D-chord on the second fret becomes an A on the ninth fret and another chord in a different position. By combining both types of mini-barres with other chords we can invent cool and fun exercises that are not only challenging but educational as well.
Chapter 2: (04:43) Lesson Exercises Involving the "D to D in Six Steps" Method Exercise 1
After you get the hang of the three different types of chords in this exercise, try closing your eyes and playing them again. See if you can get a more innate sense of where they are on the fretboard, and how your fingers feel on the different frets. Open your eyes only to double check where you are and to make sure that you're playing each chord correctly.

Exercise 2
With a complex exercise like this, sometimes it can be helpful to break it down and play it in pieces. In this exercise, I want you to play the first three chords together. First, use the same strum that we used above or down downupdown. Play the D (10th fret), then the A (9th fret), back to G (7th fret), back to the A, then back to the D. Watch me in the video for more help.

Exercise 3
Again we'll break down the exercise into manageable pieces. This time we'll start with the G (7th fret), then the D (5th fret), then G (3rd fret), and finally the open D chord. Pay close attention to the chord change between the G on the 7th and the D on the 5th. Your third finger, which plays on the B string of these chords should slide between the 7th and 8th frets, making the chord change quicker and easier for you.

Sliding Chords
When many people hear the expression 'slide' coupled with guitar, they think of the metal piece that fits around the fingers and 'slides' over the strings. In this lesson, what I'm talking about is the ability to slide a whole chord from one fret to the next. The two techniques employ similar strategies, but for our purposes, we'll focus on the latter only. When using the same configuration from one fret to the next (as we did in D to D in 6) as we did before with A (9th fret) and G (7th fret) you can often slide your hand across the strings to make a smoother transition between the chords.

Exercise 4
In this exercise, we'll play the D to D exercise backwards! This will give us an opportunity to try the slide technique that I just described. Using the same strum as above or down downupdown play the six chords again. This time begin with the open D chord at the 2nd fret and continue upwards through the G at the 2nd fret until you reach the G and A chords. This time we're going to slide between the G and the A chords, which produces an overall slightly different sound. Watch me closely in the video for help with the slide technique.

Exercise 5
Once again, this exercise can be simplified by cutting it down into manageable pieces. Play the D chord (5th fret) and then slide the G (7th fret) into the A (9th fret). Play this section over and over again until you get a better hang of the changes. Then, try to play the entire D to D exercise backwards with the slide added into the middle.

*Note-The 'D to D in Six' exercise can be very challenging and definitely takes some practice to get it down. If you need to, cut the tempo in half (as I play it in the video).
Chapter 3: (02:52) Building on the Topic of Dynamics Exercise
Using what Mark has discussed previously concerning dynamics, add some dynamic shifts into the 'D to D in Six Steps' exercise.



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lsemlsem replied on December 8th, 2014

self taught and really happy about this lesson. I hope you are still out there. It has been over a year since anyone sent a comment.

jojonmctierjojonmctier replied on April 3rd, 2013

Mark, you are doing an excellent job, but it would be much easier for me at least to have the chords in a diagram for. (The strings and fret pic. with the circles where your fingers go.)

kcaat2001kcaat2001 replied on March 21st, 2013

Hey Mark... I just wanna say i love your lessons. i'm more of a intermediate than a beginner...self taught all the way. so you can imagine the many flaws i attain. so i took the time to start from scratch and follow your lessons from the beginning. and i have to say it was one of the best decisions i've made in a long time. my basic fundamentels has improved drastically. i owe u a great deal. thanks again Mike from Seoul, Korea

dimitrydimitry replied on July 8th, 2012

Hey Mark, I really enjoy following your lessons, I learned a lot the past few weeks, thanks for that! I even started jamming with a couple of friends so I could the stuff I learned into practice :) So, that having been said ;) I really love this exercise, love playing all over the fretboard, but I have some problems with the D string that keeps buzzing/ringing... I try not to hit it within the strum, but then the chords really sound a lot less full. Any advice on this?

ElaineHElaineH replied on October 29th, 2011

I Love the sounds of these chords!

bertusgbertusg replied on January 1st, 2011

I like all the Trikcy Tricks Mark! It's the little "add-ons" we have to learn that makes music interesting. I love the sound of the 12 string, makes the lessons not only instructional but also fun to listen to. Maybe one day I'll be able to buy one. Thanks!

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on January 9th, 2011

Hey Bert, yes I agree. There are so many "add-ons" as youm so appropriately put it that you can spend you're life just learning them. And yes, the 12-string is an awesome instrument and I highly reccommend you acquire one as soon as you can! Great to hear from you, Mark

smdavissmdavis replied on June 5th, 2010

Hi, I'm Scot. I get the Type 1 and Type 2 Minibar shapes. I remember that lesson. Where did we discuss the "D" shape chords like the "A" major on the 9th fret? Can't figure those out.... Thanks

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on June 8th, 2010

Hey Scot how are you? A major on the 9th fret is a "C" shaped Barre chord not D shaped although the way I play it is without the barre and in this form: X 10 9 7 8 0...do you see the C shape in the chord? Let me know if this helps bro and good luck. Mark

paulkpaulk replied on February 22nd, 2010

Mark so great to start to build in these progressions - Have moved to you from Steve Eul-b as you have more of a jazz expressive style - love to see some more songs from you like the Chillies etc. that you did in the singing set!

sr159sr159 replied on January 29th, 2010

lesson almost sounds like the classic canon in D

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on February 2nd, 2010

Hey SR yes there are some similar elements even though it's definitely not the Canon in D. Good to hear from you! Mark

free spiritfree spirit replied on October 26th, 2009

Fun exercise Mark!I am working on some of the lead fill in.Thanks and have a great day.

YucatanEdYucatanEd replied on September 1st, 2009

Wow. Tough lesson. I'm struggling to get that fluidity with which you play. So far, I've had to rewatch 3 times. Probably go over it again another 3 times before I get it. In between, i'm practicing like crazy to get it to sound like yours in the "dynamics" section. ...I'll keep at it.

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on September 4th, 2009

Hey Ed what's up? I can really see the passion and motivation as well in you and all I can say is that you will acquire these skills. You've got the neccessary componenets now all it takes is time and dedication. Keep it up! Mark

YucatanEdYucatanEd replied on September 3rd, 2009

Finally got it. Took me a few days, but my fingers are starting to do what I want them to do. Even got the slide in. Thanks for a challenging lesson, Mark.

jbrady03jbrady03 replied on July 1st, 2009

thanks Mark,, great lesson. i will def include this on my daily warm ups and hopefully in time i will be able to build on it(liquify)

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on July 1st, 2009

Cool! Great to hear from you J.B. and I hope some of this stuff is helping you to advance. See ya in the Q and A! Mark

alshyalshy replied on June 15th, 2009

best one yet mark, will need to go over it a few times Cadd9 rules thanx

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on June 16th, 2009

Hey Alshy, you a lika the C add 9 chord, yes? Mark

kdelaskikdelaski replied on May 2nd, 2009

Great lesson. Extremely useful Really enjoyed the ending piece in dynamics.

shiroshiro replied on March 3rd, 2009

awesome looks like i can skip this lesson! cuz i learned these already as "triad chords"

shiroshiro replied on March 3rd, 2009

but i'm also wondering, when would you actually play such simple chords?? would it be like, if u were backing up someone doing the bass part?

dash rendardash rendar replied on March 11th, 2009

I guess one reason would be to get a different chord voicing, with a bright sound. Check out "Hole Hearted" by Extreme, which makes extensive use of the D shape triad / "mini" chord. It's a very good track.

nmoundnmound replied on November 21st, 2008

I agree...great lesson!!!

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied on November 13th, 2008

Thanks greeno! Nice to hear from you. Ml

greenogreeno replied on November 13th, 2008

Excellent lesson Mark.

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About Mark Lincoln View Full Biography 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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Each chord in our library contains a full chart, related tablature, and a photograph of how the chord is played. A comprehensive learning resource for any guitarist.

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Our software allows you to document your progress for any lesson, including notes and percent of the lesson completed. This gives you the ability to document what you need to work on, and where you left off.

Custom Chord Sheets

At JamPlay, not only can you reference our Chord Library, but you can also select any variety of chords you need to work on, and generate your own printable chord sheet.

Backing Tracks

Jam-along backing tracks give the guitarist a platform for improvising and soloing. Our backing tracks provide a wide variety of tracks from different genres of music, and serves as a great learning tool.

Interactive Games

We have teachers covering beginner lessons, rock, classic rock, jazz, bluegrass, fingerstyle, slack key and more. Learn how to play the guitar from experienced players, in a casual environment.

Beginners Welcome.. and Up

Unlike a lot of guitar websites and DVDs, we start our Beginner Lessons at the VERY start of the learning process, as if you just picked up a guitar for the first time.Our teaching is structured for all players.

Take a minute to compare JamPlay to other traditional and new methods of learning guitar. Our estimates for "In-Person" lessons below are based on a weekly face-to-face lesson for $40 per hour.

Price Per Lesson < $0.01 $4 - $5 $30 - $50 Free
Money Back Guarantee Sometimes n/a
Number of Instructors 87 1 – 3 1 Zillions
Interaction with Instructors Daily Webcam Sessions Weekly
Professional Instructors Luck of the Draw Luck of the Draw
New Lessons Daily Weekly Minutely
Structured Lessons
Learn Any Style Sorta
Track Progress
HD Video - Sometimes
Multiple Camera Angles Sometimes - Sometimes
Accurate Tabs Maybe Maybe
Scale/Chord Libraries
Custom JamTracks
Interactive Games
Community
Learn in Sweatpants Socially Unacceptable
Gasoline Needed $0.00 $0.00 ~$4 / gallon! $0.00

Mike H.

"I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar!"
 

I am 66 years young and I still got it! I would have never known this if it had not been for Jamplay! I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar! Ha! I cannot express enough how great you're website is! It is for beginners and advanced pickers! I am an advanced picker and thought I had lost it but thanks to you all, I found it again! Even though I only play by ear, I have been a member a whopping whole two weeks now and have already got Brent's country shuffle and country blues down and of course with embellishments. Thank you all for your wonderful program!


Greg J.

"With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace"
 

I'm a fifty eight year old newbie who owns a guitar which has been sitting untouched in a corner for about seven years now. Last weekend I got inspired to pick it up and finally learn how to play after watching an amazing Spanish guitarist on TV. So, here I am. I'm starting at the beginning with Steve Eulberg and I couldn't be happier (except for the sore fingers :) Some day I'm going to play like Steve! I'm self employed with a hectic schedule. With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace, rewinding and replaying the videos until I get it. This is a very enjoyable diversion from my work yet I still feel like I'm accomplishing something worthwhile. Thanks a lot, Greg


Bill

"I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students."
 

I am commenting here to tell you and everyone at JamPlay that I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students. I truly enjoy learning to play the guitar on JamPlay.com. Yes, I said the words, ""enjoy learning."" It is by far the best deal for the money.



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