Chords & Stretching (Guitar Lesson)

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Mark Lincoln

Chords & Stretching

Mark Lincoln shares some fun exercises that will help you warm up and nail a few tough chords on your 12 string guitar.

Taught by Mark Lincoln in 12 String with Mark seriesLength: 43:40Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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12 String with Mark

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

The 12 string guitar is known for its full and unique sound. In this lesson series, you will learn everything you need to know about your instrument. Topics provided include history, tunings, chords, picking, exercises and much more.



Your 12 String GuitarLesson 1

Your 12 String Guitar

This lesson covers all of the basics and history of the 12 string guitar. Mark also provides several exercises that will get you started on your way.

Length: 45:01 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
12 String TechniquesLesson 2

12 String Techniques

Mark Lincoln teaches valuable techniques for the 12 string guitar. He implements these techniques in several exercises.

Length: 36:31 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Chords & StretchingLesson 3

Chords & Stretching

Mark Lincoln shares some fun exercises that will help you warm up and nail a few tough chords on your 12 string guitar.

Length: 43:40 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Mark Lincoln

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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