Mark Lincoln just does not stop writing great originals! Here he teaches a rather complex song called "Hope Springs Eternal." This song will test your ability to play arpeggios and chord transitions.
Taught by Mark Lincoln in Songs with Mark seriesLength: 30:22Difficulty: 3.5 of 5
E-string 6If I tell you that we're playing the arpeggio pattern 5-4-3-2-3-2 over the Cadd9 chord then we're playing the strings A-D-G-B-G-B, does that make sense? This will become clearer when you watch me in the video as well. First we'll work with the chords Cadd9 and Dadd9 using the following pattern:
Cadd9: 543232See if you can get the hang of this pattern and play along with me. If you need to stop the video and practice for a few minutes then now might be a good time to do it. Once you've gotten a better handle on the skill, then see if you can play it along with me at speed. The next chords in the intro are Am (type), C, and Fmaj 7 , and C (type) and we'll be using the following pattern:
C add9: 543232
C add9: 543232
Am (type2): 654345As I'm sure you noticed, the last arpeggio (on the Cmaj7 chord) does a repetitive pattern. The reason being that this is the point at which the arpeggiated portion of the song ends and the strum begins. In a sense, the arpeggio is winding down and getting the listener ready for a change in the song. Once again, try and get accustomed to the patterns that I'm using and watch me closely in the video for more on this.
Am (type2): 654345
Learning to play songs is a rewarding and enjoyable way to put your guitar skills to the test. This series is all about learning great songs.
Mark Lincoln teaches his original song "Jeni Lani." He also throws in a good deal of useful music knowledge.Length: 31:57 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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Yet again, Mark brings his unique songwriting style to JamPlay with an original song. "A Song For You" is a more difficult song that features a Latin feel and a strong punctuated chorus line. This one...Length: 28:16 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Mark Lincoln teaches an original song of his entitled "The Story of Me."Length: 17:16 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Mark Lincoln just does not stop writing great originals! Here he teaches a rather complex song called "Hope Springs Eternal." This song will test your ability to play arpeggios and chord transitions.Length: 30:22 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
In this lesson Mark Lincoln teaches the famous Goo Goo Dolls song, "Iris."Length: 37:52 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
About Mark Lincoln
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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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