Thanks Scott and Mike and Dave for the live chat.. How cool.
Thanks Scott and Mike and Dave for the live chat.. How cool.
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It was pretty awesome. You could learn so much from just listen to Mike and Dave reminisce. Another thanks you to Scott and the rest of the crew that made this possible for all of us.
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That was pretty cool indeed.... I could only catch the last half of it so I am definitely looking forward to checking it out online later.
Thank you to all those that participated in the Mike Marshall Live video streaming.
I had seen Mike at a concert at Bowling Green State University several years ago.
I enjoyed tonight's broadcast, immensely. Thanks, again, Mike, Scott,David and all!
I thoroughly enjoyed that !
No matter where I go, there I am.
Unless I'm running a little late.
I'd like to see more of that sort of thing...so much fun!
That was a great hour, thanks to all involved!
If I only knew then what I know now.
Thanks, yea it was very cool. I had no Idea how it would work. Scott and the Dawg and a few students were on the screen and I guess about a hundred others watching?
What I came away with is that recording a lesson is VERY helpful.
Fantastic hour, even got to hear a little Gator Strut
"...while a great mandolin is a wonderful treat, I would venture to say that there is always more each of us can do with the tools we have available at hand. The biggest limiting factors belong to us not the instruments." Paul Glasse
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Really loved seeing this. Thanks
I haven't been on the Cafe much lately, but learned about this through the MC facebook news feed. It was a very cool, informative, thought-provoking, and inspiring hour. Thanks for making this happen to all who were involved!
I missed it but it looks like it is re-viewable. I watched the first 6 minutes or so and am looking fwd to watching the rest later. Thanks, Scott and everyone who made it happen.
This was a ton of fun for me personally and I think the end product came out pretty well. There was a technical issue I didn't fully understand. If you were watching through Google + as a participant what happened is that if David Grisman was speaking he'd be the main window as the largest video image. As soon as someone else spoke, they'd be the main window. I had a laptop to my right and could see the stream wasn't exactly like that and the finished YouTube video didn't turn out that way. It was pretty much Mike 100% although I haven't completely watched the YouTube version. We're not sure what went on but I assume it was a Google Hangout issue or our interpretation of it. Not a bad thing necessarily. Our understanding was that the finished product and the live version would be what we as participants saw.
Several things became really clear as I was watching this all unfold:
David Grisman is such a treasure to the music community. During the initial sign-on meeting that started a couple hours early and even during the live taping he was such a joy. Funny, insightful, so wise, a practical joker but the nicest guy you'd ever meet. The word legend barely describes what he's accomplished. He was acting like he was trying to poke me with his mandolin through the video during our test session. Funny. He speaks the truth.
Mike: clear that this school has become his life's work and that he's sincerely passionate about it. I sense he is setting the bar really, really, high for other instructors in the school. I also know he's rapidly becoming one of the most popular instructors in terms of subscription numbers. Easy to see why. How one human can contain that much music inside them is kind of mind boggling.
Well, I think we should have another one of these in the future.
I loved it..when is the next one!? I'm sure a ton do work went into that, so than you Scott for making this happen. Great stuff.
Thanks, I too enjoyed the discussion, but I think the main thing I came away with is that Mike and David have really found a powerful teaching method. I wish this technology had been around 40 years ago.
It was a lot of fun and I can't say enough about how much I've learned from Mike in the last year. He's a very insightful guy and cuts to the key issue that you may be having very quickly. There is so much material available on the site its like a candy store. If anyone wants specifics of my experience just PM me.
We few, we happy few.
Yes, it was fun, but just a tiny taster of the insights and just really good instruction you can get from the School of Mandolin. If you want it to, it will make you a better player, and you'll learn things you didn't even know you didn't know, whatever your level. The only thing wrong with the School of Mandolin is that it needs more Dawg! He's a great foil for Mike. I hope they do that CD some day.
Thanks for helping to make this happen! What a great resource.
The more I learn, the less I know.
I'll also off thanks for the video. I just started with the mandolin and have been considering lessons of some type. I was looking forward to the mashup last night to get an idea what it would be like for Mike's lessons. From what I've gathered you can't go wrong with the Mandolin School. I particularly like the comment about how he pays attention to the fundamentals and you have to have them in order to advance. Thanks again, and hopefully it can happen again at some point.
I enjoyed it too. I was under the impression there would be a discount code to try out Mike's classes, but I must have missed that.
I am new to the Mandolin, both from the history of players to playing itself, though I have loved the sound of mandolin for a long time and have always wanted to play. It was amazing to listen to Mike and David and it kind of gave me a sense of what Mike must be like in the video instructions.
I have been looking for a way to get lessons, I feel I need help as I think I am kind of floundering in my approach to learning. I have wondered about his school and thought it was a cool idea. Sounds like a good time to give it a try.
Was a great event last night though...very cool.