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  1. Mandolin Mondays #228 w/ Special Guest Mike Marshall

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, mando master Mike Marshall brings us a very special virtual orchestra experience with the help of 32 of his Artistworks online students. Thanks to all the participants in this video for showing us the amazing possibilities for musical progress and collaboration even in these challenging times. Video editing by Martin Hietkamp.



    Mike Marshall might just be the cornerstone of modern mandolin playing ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #29 - Chief Sitting in the Rain

    Happy Birthday (7/17) to one of the greatest mandolinists of all time, Mike Marshall!!! I've learned so much from Mike over the years and he's been such a huge inspiration and help in my journey with the mandolin. Here's one of my favorite tunes that Mike recorded on that famous Gator Strut record. I amiably stole a of couple licks...



    You can now get a tab/notation transcription for this video, and all of my other personal solo ...
  3. Out again

    At the slow jam at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. Two lessons learned. One, smaller circles mean one calls more tunes, and apparently all I know are fiddle tunes in A. Second, I can mess up but find the tune again and carry on. Its ok. It doesn't bring the jam to a halt.

    Also just got my first video feedback from Mike Marshall. All those years doing technical exercises have paid off. Now its time to learn. More. Tunes!
  4. New instructional focus

    Just joined Mike Marshall's School of Mandolin after the Mandolin Mashup (see below). Mike is simply the coolest cat ever and I am looking forward to seeing where some more direction (and responsibility to others than just myself) can lead!