"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."
June 10, 2013 | ArtistWorks Video Exchange: Doug and Mike Marshall
We mentioned the online video instruction of mandolin mega-star Mike Marshall through the Academy of Bluegrass last November. In addition to access to a library of visual instruction 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 wanted to share with you what this breakthrough in educational technology looks like through one of their YouTube samples:
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