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How to Play Amazing Grace by Mark Kroos (Guitar Lesson)


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Mark Kroos

Amazing Grace

In this lesson, Mark Kroos discusses and demonstrates how to play his arrangement of "Amazing Grace". In his rendition, he exploits harmonic and tapping techniques common to his extreme folk style.

Taught by Mark Kroos in Songs with Mark Kroos seriesLength: 43:38Difficulty: 3.5 of 5


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AdrielAdriel replied on July 31st, 2014

Absolutely great. And once I got started, I realized that it was not as difficult as I thought it was going to be. Keep up the great work, and PLEASE, I BEG YOU, upload more videos of your own songs, or at least do one on Hope Floats. Thank you for your music.

krmckeownkrmckeown replied on December 1st, 2012

The tuning id D,A,D,F#,A,D :)

jetsparrow10jetsparrow10 replied on May 18th, 2012

whats the tuning for the song???

kenzhukenzhu replied on May 3rd, 2012

i really like you lesson, and i really like amazing grace, but your version is too difficult for me to play now.

sxzzhpysxzzhpy replied on March 11th, 2012

thanks for posting a amazing lesson

Songs with Mark Kroos

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Mark Kroos teaches song lessons in the style he calls "Extreme Folk Guitar."



Lesson 1

Amazing Grace

In this lesson, Mark Kroos discusses and demonstrates how to play his arrangement of "Amazing Grace". In his rendition, he exploits harmonic and tapping techniques common to his extreme folk style.

Length: 43:38 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Petals Change

Mark Kroos teaches a lesson on his song "Petals Change".

Length: 33:29 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only

About Mark Kroos View Full Biography 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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