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Mike Marshall Celebrates 9,000 Video Exchanges PLUS 3.5+ Hours of New Mandolin Lessons Added to His Course


Since beginning his professional music career at 18, Mike Marshall has become a pillar in the world of acoustic music. Not only is Mike an icon of the mandolin, but he’s also a master of the mandocello, violin, and guitar, a mentor to countless bluegrass, jazz, classical, and even Brazilian Choro artists, and an inspiration to innumerable musicians around the globe.


Since joining the ArtistWorks roster as our instructor of bluegrass mandolin in 2011, Mike has played an integral role in helping us achieve our mission—to “Teach the World Music”—and continues to bring his passion, dedication, and musical mastery to his online instruction.


We’re excited and proud to announce that, last week, Mike completed his 9,000th Video Exchange. Congratulations Mike! What a fantastic milestone, and a true testament to your dedication to your students and commitment to sharing your knowledge and skills. Thank you for all that you do!


We’d also like to thank all of Mike’s wonderful bluegrass mandolin pupils for consistently submitting videos and for being a part of this amazing online musical community!



LEARN MORE: Want to learn how to play bluegrass mandolin from a master musician like Mike Marshall? Try some free online mandolin lessons now!


To celebrate this amazing milestone, we have added over a dozen brand-new online mandolin lessons to Mike’s course, which debuted on the website today!


Mike’s new lessons cover material that spans the entire range of his mandolin curriculum—outlining fresh concepts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players alike. With these new lessons, Mike’s course now features a total of over 103 hours of video content.


Alongside Mike’s video instruction, these lessons include brand-new learning materials to supplement his teaching, including tab and notation, play-along backing tracks, and more. Furthermore, in addition to lessons on new techniques and concepts, Mike also teaches how to play six brand new tunes, including “Shady Grove,” “Hot Corn, Cold Corn,” and “I’m Going Back to Old Kentucky.”


If you’re a current student of Mike’s, dive in now and enjoy learning these brand-new techniques and tunes. If you’re just joining Mike’s amazing online community of pickers, welcome! There’s never been a better time to roll up your sleeves and start playing…


New Beginner Lessons:

Simple 2 Chord Tunes: “Shady Grove” - Key of C

Simple 2 Chord Tunes: “Hot Corn, Cold Corn” - Key of G

Simple 2 Chord Tunes: “Bringing in the Georgia Mail” - Key of A

Simple 2 Chord Tunes: “Jimmy Brown the Newsboy” - Key of D

Simple 2 Chord Tunes: “Katy Daley” - Key of C

Simple 2 Chord Tunes: “I’m Going Back to Old Kentucky” - Key of Bb


New Intermediate Lessons:

Ending Tags - Key of A

Ending Tags - Key of E

Ending Tags - Key of G

Transposing Ending Tags

Playing in B and Bb - “Long Journey Home”

Improvising in B and Bb - “Long Journey Home”

Saying Goodbye to Stage Fright


New Advanced Lessons:

Jazzing Up Your Bluegrass Rhythm



Have you always wanted to learn how to play the bluegrass mandolin? Through our comprehensive mandolin lessons online and Video Exchange Learning platform here at ArtistWorks, you can learn from internationally renowned players, like Mike Marshall, and get personal feedback on your playing.


Mike’s course starts with the basics and teaches everything from beginner mandolin to advanced performance techniques, classic bluegrass tunes, improvisation methods, and beyond. So, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player, all levels are welcome and all students will grow and improve their skills as mandolinists and musicians.


Sample some free music lessons here and see what makes ArtistWorks courses some of the best online music lessons around!



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