"Good improvisation communicates harmonic progression melodically. Effective melodies manipulate harmonic content through the use of guide tones and preparatory gravity notes, masterfully woven in systematic tension, release, and transparent harmonic definition."
November 17, 2012 | Mike Marshall ArtistWorks School of Mandolin
We're big fans of Mike Marshall, not only his incredible playing prowess, but his gift of communication and teaching skills. His easy-going, yet intensely practical approach to teaching mandolin yields an encyclopedia of tips and strategies toward the goal of mastering the instrument.
Mike teaches hundreds of lessons in his online Video Exchange Feedback Mandolin School at the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass, including:
Three Moveable Chords
Red Haired Boy
Target Notes - Golden Slippers
Target Notes - Liberty
Harmonizing the Melody
Doable Double Stops
The Mandolin's Place in the Band
Playing Fills Behind a Vocalist
Sitting on Top of the World - Blues
Part of the ArtistWorks experience includes use of their patented Video Exchange system where you submit videos of your playing and Mike himself goes over your video and responds by video giving you feedback on your playing.
We're looking forward to a staff write up on the experience next month from the always articulate, James Condino.