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Free Sample Music Beginner Lessons
Learning music at ArtistWorks is unique. Of course, players get access to many hundreds of lessons specifically designed to break down complex techniques and concepts so that any level of musician can make great strides in their playing. But where ArtistWorks takes learning music online to a new level is with Video Exchanges. Our master musicians accept and respond to video submissions from their online students. Each teacher records a thorough video response that is linked to the student's video so that everyone in the course can apply the instruction given to their own playing. Video Exchanges are incredibly helpful to all levels and experienced players, even beginners. You can only learn with Video Exchange at
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These free sample music lessons and sample Video Exchanges® are only a small preview of what you get when you take online music lessons at ArtistWorks. Join today and get unlimited access to hundreds of step-by-step video lessons, taught and recorded by today’s most heralded music masters. You also have the option to submit videos to your online teacher for personal feedback on your playing through our invaluable Video Exchange Learning® experience that you can’t get anywhere else. We’re here to help you with the right instruction and the most productive and effective environment for reaching your musical goals. You can become the player you always dreamed you could be by learning from master musicians at ArtistWorks.

About the Mandolinwith Mike Marshall Course

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.

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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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