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Learn Online with Mandolin Lessons from Mike Marshall

Mike Marshall has created a comprehensive video library that includes hundreds of mandolin lessons, plus exclusive performances, special guests, and interviews. Students have unlimited access to all these online mandolin lessons which also include tab, backing tracks, and other study materials.

What ultimately sets these mandolin lessons apart from other online offerings however, is the ability to submit a video for personalized feedback using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange® learning platform. Mike Marshall reviews each submission and records a video response, offering tips about how to improve. All students can access Mike's Video Exchange library, which is expanding all the time and may contain the key to unlock your playing.


Top Quality Mandolin Lessons

  • 100s of mando lessons at your own pace
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome 
  • Slow Motion Isolation and Video Looping
 
Video Exchange® Learning

  • Submit practice videos to Mike Marshall
  • Get custom feedback on your playing
  • Practice the advice and get better faster
 
Worldwide Community

  • Connect with students around the world
  • Learn from everyone’s Video Exchanges 
  • Stay motivated to progress your playing

About Mike

Mike Marshall left his native Florida at age 19 to pursue music, which eventually led him to the San Francisco Bay Area where he joined the David Grisman Quintet in 1978. Together with the legendary jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, Mark O’Connor, and guitarist Tony Rice, they helped set a new standard for American acoustic music. Since then he has continued pushing the boundaries of acoustic music and can be heard on hundreds of recordings as a composer, featured artist, sideman, and producer. A master on mandolin, guitar, mandocello and violin, he has created some of the most adventurous instrumental music for over 35 years. His concert tours have taken him around the globe, and you can hear his mandolin on the theme for NPR’s ‘Car Talk’ every week. In addition, Mike composed and recorded the theme music for the San Francisco based radio program ‘Forum’ heard daily on KQED Radio.

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Mike Marshall Mandolin Lessons

Click a lesson category below to explore the curriculum
  • Beginner Mandolin
  • Intermediate Mandolin
  • Advanced Mandolin
  • Gear & Setup
  • Additional Tunes & More
  • Holiday Tunes

Beginner Mandolin

  • Playing 1-4-5 in Minor
  • Bluegrass Chop Chords
  • Down and Up Picking Basics
  • This Little Light of Mine
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • Fiddle Tune - Devil's Dream in A
  • Banjo Tune - Cripple Creek in G
  • “Hand Me Down My Walking Cane” - Basic Rhythm - Key of G
  • “Hand Me Down My Walking Cane” - Melody - Key of G
  • “Hand Me Down My Walking Cane” - Basic Rhythm - Key of D
  • “Hand Me Down My Walking Cane” - Melody - Key of D
  • “Wabash Cannonball” - Basic Rhythm - Key of G
  • “Wabash Cannonball” - Melody - Key of G
  • “Wabash Cannonball” - Basic Rhythm - Key of C
  • “Wabash Cannonball” - Melody - Key of C
  • “I Saw the Light” - Basic Rhythm - Key of E
  • “I Saw the Light” - Melody - Key of E
  • “I Saw the Light” - Basic Rhythm - Key of A
  • “I Saw the Light” - Melody - Key of A
  • “Wayfaring Stranger” - Basic Rhythm - Key of Dm
  • “Wayfaring Stranger” - Melody - Key of Dm
  • “Wayfaring Stranger” - Basic Rhythm - Key of Gm
  • “Wayfaring Stranger” - Melody - Key of Gm
  • “Blue Moon of Kentucky” - Basic Rhythm - Key of A
  • “Blue Moon of Kentucky” - Melody - Key of A
  • “Blue Moon of Kentucky” - Basic Rhythm - Key of F
  • “Blue Moon of Kentucky” - Melody - Key of F
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Bluegrass
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Brazilian Choro
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: J.S Bach/Classical Pieces
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Jazz Standards / Gypsy Jazz
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Pop/Rock/Blues/Country
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Irish/Celtic
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: New Acoustic Music
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Other World Music
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Dawg Tunes
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Original Tunes
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Holiday Tunes
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Improvisation
  • Miscellaneous Topics / Questions & Answers
  • Submit a Placement Video

Intermediate Mandolin

  • “Hand Me Down My Walking Cane” - Licks & Fills - Key of D
  • “Hand Me Down My Walking Cane” - Soloing - Key of D
  • “I Saw the Light” - Licks & Fills - Key of A
  • “I Saw the Light” - Soloing - Key of A
  • “Whiskey Before Breakfast” - Playing Backup
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Bluegrass
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Brazilian Choro
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: J.S Bach/Classical Pieces
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Jazz Standards / Gypsy Jazz
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Pop/Rock/Blues/Country
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Irish/Celtic
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: New Acoustic Music
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Other World Music
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Dawg Tunes
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Original Tunes
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Holiday Tunes
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Improvisation
  • Miscellaneous Topics / Questions & Answers
  • Submit a Placement Video

Advanced Mandolin

  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Jazz Standards / Gypsy Jazz
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Pop/Rock/Blues/Country
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Irish/Celtic
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: New Acoustic Music
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Other World Music
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Dawg Tunes
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Original Tunes
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Holiday Tunes
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Improvisation
  • Miscellaneous Topics / Questions & Answers
  • Submit a Placement Video

Gear & Setup

Additional Tunes & More

  • Lady Be Good
  • J.S. Bach Fugue in Gm from Sonata #1
  • Dawg's Bull
  • “Gentle On My Mind”
  • Christmas Time's A Comin'
  • Jingle Bells
  • Joy To The World
  • Oh Holy Night
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • We Three Kings
  • What Child Is This
  • “Manzanita” by Tony Rice
  • “All of Me”
  • Transcribing a David Grisman Solo - “I Ain't Broke (But I'm Badly Bent)”
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Bluegrass
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Brazilian Choro
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: J.S Bach/Classical Pieces
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Jazz Standards / Gypsy Jazz
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Pop/Rock/Blues/Country
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Irish/Celtic
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: New Acoustic Music
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Other World Music
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Dawg Tunes
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Original Tunes
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Holiday Tunes
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes: Improvisation
  • Miscellaneous Topics / Questions & Answers
  • Submit a Placement Video

Holiday Tunes

  • Oh Holy Night
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • We Three Kings
  • What Child is This
  • Jingle Bells
  • Joy to the World
  • Christmas Time's a Comin'
  • O Tannenbaum
  • Submit a Placement Video
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas -NEW!

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Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
Forums
$35/month (prepaid)
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Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
Forums
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Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
Forums
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