Guitar Performance

Skill Building Guitar Course from Mark Lincoln

Performing live or in a studio situation is a goal of many aspiring guitarists. Vocal training and the ability to sing and play at the same time are skills that will help in this endeavor.

21 Lessons

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

Multi-Camera

Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

This series is all about improving your guitar and vocal performance skills. Mark covers topics such as vocal warm-ups, singing and playing, and other performance oriented techniques.

1

Introduction to Singing

Mark introduces you to the wonderful world of singing.

15:12 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

2

Vocal Exercises

Mark Lincoln guides you through stretches and vocal exercises to warm up the voice.

23:12 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

3

Vocal Vibrato

Mark continues to discuss vocal warm-ups and exercises. Then, he moves on to explain vibrato.

23:42 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

4

Warming the Breath

Mark covers some singing terms and teaches an exercise that is used to "warm the breath."

19:10 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

5

Singing and Guitar

Mark Lincoln talks more about vocal exercise and warm-up. Then, he moves on to discuss singing and playing at the same time.

26:12 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

6

Singing Exercises

Mark Lincoln provides more singing exercises to practice while playing your guitar.

26:15 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

7

Singing and Playing Revisited

Mark returns to singing and playing. Mark teaches proper form while singing and playing, cognitive exercises, and chord progression basics.

17:54 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

8

Anatomy and Dynamics

Mark Lincoln discusses song dynamics and the anatomy of songs. He also explains more about singing and playing.

23:19 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

9

Rhythm in Music

Mark Lincoln explains how rhythm is used in music.

15:16 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

10

Technique Applied

Mark Lincoln applies singing and playing techniques to the Doors song "Riders on the Storm."

17:19 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

11

Palm Muting and Separation

In lesson 11 of his performance series, Mark discusses the palm muting technique and how to separate your singing from your playing.

23:30 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

12

Picking Vs. Strumming

Mark discusses how alternating between arpeggios and strummed chords can add contrast and flair to your music.

15:02 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

13

Silence Is Golden

Mark discusses silence in music and how it can transform a piece. Additionally, he explains how to use silence effectively in your playing.

16:40 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

14

Warm-up and Practice

In this lesson, Mark Lincoln talks more about warming up your voice and walks you through a few exercises that will aid this process.

16:14 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

15

Preparations for Playing Live

Mark provides a lecture on items you should do and think about to become a proficient live player.

20:57 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

16

Voice and Guitar

In this lesson, Mark delves into the concept of combining both your voice and guitar into one neat little package you can deliver to your listener.

21:47 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

17

A Day in the Life

Mark Brings us Lesson 17 today to explain the preparation that goes into a performance. Mark tracks back up to 36 hours in advance, and shows us some routines to prepare for a great show.

19:09 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

18

The Dynamics of a Song

In this lesson, Mark teaches all of the diverse parts to a song with regards to dynamics.

20:17 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

19

Proper Breathing Routines

In this episode, Mark talks about proper breathing techniques and routines. He gives us eight points to work off of when singing and playing together.

23:34 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

20

Play Along with Mark Lincoln

Mark Lincoln brings us a great play along opportunity. Mark provides lyrics as well as the chord progression for this play along. He also breaks down key elements such as palm muting, hammer-ons, bending, and strumming techniques.

24:06 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

21

Palm Muting Technique

Lesson 21 is a repeat of lesson 20's content only with a whole new set of chords and techniques. The"chords de jour" will be a little simpler than lesson 20's and will also include a much more in depth explanation of palm muting. How exciting!

20:05 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

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  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Playing since 1982
  • 100 lessons at JamPlay
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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RicJP

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slingshot7

Always loved this song. Excellent teaching presentation. Thank You Mark !!

AL+1

Looking forward to it.