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.
Taught by Mark Kroos in Two Hand Grooves with Mark Kroos seriesLength: 9:27Difficulty: 2.5 of 5
Get your hands working together with this two hand grooves mini-series.
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...Length: 4:48 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
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...Length: 9:27 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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...Length: 23:30 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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.Length: 7:12 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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.Length: 17:43 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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...Length: 17:17 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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.Length: 30:56 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
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.Length: 26:41 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
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.Length: 19:38 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
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.Length: 15:35 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
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...Length: 38:52 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
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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.
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