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Two Hand Grooves with Mark Kroos

Genre and Style Guitar Course from Mark Kroos

Get your hands working together with this two hand grooves mini-series.

11 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.

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Full Course Breakdown

This mini-series of lessons focuses specifically on the two handed aspect of extreme folk and lap tapping styles. It is designed to work you from a novice to expert by gradually growing in complexity and difficulty.

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1

Series Introduction

In this lesson, Mark introduces the concepts for this mini-series of lessons. Designed as supplement material for his Extreme Folk series, this lesson set will get your hands working together. Mark provides prerequisite information as well as demonstrations of what you'll be learning in the series.

4:48 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty

1

Etude #1

In the first etude given by Mark, you'll start out slow and gradually work your way up to more challenging parts. This first lesson is designed to get you thinking about using your hands both individually and together.

9:27 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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3

Etude #2

For the second etude in the Grooves series, Mark steps it up a notch on the difficulty. You'll start with a basic figure and begin to add complexity to it. Mark discusses and demonstrates the use of repeated figures in both odd and even groupings.

23:30 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

4

Etude #3

Mark Kroos drops the skill level down a bit for the third etude in this mini-series. In this lesson, you'll focus on two hand patterns that are different, yet share common rhythmic patterns.

7:12 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

5

Etude #4

Mark is back with the fourth etude in his grooves mini-series. He's amping the difficulty back up with this one and discusses passages that involve the hands working in close proximity to one another.

17:43 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

6

Etude #5

For the fifth etude in his grooves series, Mark demonstrates a difficult pattern that utilizes open D tuning and a capo. This groove utilizes the "slap pop" technique discussed in Mark's Extreme Folk Guitar series.

17:17 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

7

Etude #6

As you move along in these etudes, they become increasingly more difficult. This etude focuses on rhythmic patterns over melodies and incorporates percussion on the guitar body.

30:56 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

8

Etude #7

Mark Kroos is back with another etude in his Groove mini-series. For etude seven, Mark introduces a more complex melody pattern for the right hand.

26:41 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

9

Etude #8

For lesson nine in his mini-series, Mark provides an etude that focuses around the "slap-pop" technique he taught in his Extreme Folk series.

19:38 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

10

Etude #9

For etude nine in his mini series, Mark changes things up a bit. You'll want to grab a handkerchief for this lesson! You'll also be adding percussive and melodic fretting elements.

15:35 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

11

Etude #10

Mark returns with the tenth etude in his grooves mini-series. This etude is the most difficult by far. Starting with the left hand, you'll play a complex bass melody to which you will then begin adding rhythmic and melodic components with the right hand.

38:52 Runtime

4.0 Difficulty

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Mark Kroos

  • Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Playing since 1998
  • 51 lessons at JamPlay
Mark Kroos plays 2 guitar necks at the same time. Originally from Lansing, MI but currently based in Williamsburg, VA he is one of the only people in the world touring his trade.

Mark Kroos plays 2 guitar necks at the same time. Originally from Lansing, MI but currently based in Williamsburg, VA he is one of the only people in the world touring his trade. His primarily instrumental style is characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures, incredible tapping technique, and is as entertaining to watch as it is to listen to. Live performances burst with energy and magnetism not typical of solo guitar music. Drawing influence from folk, Celtic, indie, and even punk rock artists as well as other great guitarists such as Michael Hedges, Phil Keaggy, Tommy Emmanuel and Leo Kottke, Mark Kroos has developed his own edge to the acoustic guitar.
Reviews & Feedback 86/100 with 14 ratings
geekRN

Realistic!

Stegoforrest

well done and its good to hear some vocabulary to describe this more advanced tapping technique. for alot of people tapping is so unapproachable and this is a great place to start!