Project Description

Award winning mandolinist Mark Miracle has been playing Bluegrass/Americana music for over 40 years. Traveling the globe, his stylings and expertise have made him a sought after bandmate, guest artist, and thoughtful teacher. His deep roots in traditional Bluegrass have formed a strong foundation while offering a springboard for his development as a contemporary musician and vocalist. Mark loves a wide spectrum of music – not content to limit himself to just the genres of the great bluegrass masters. An adept instrumentalist, he is an explorer of many acoustic forms, embracing the edgy Bluegrass heroes who have breached the boundaries of both Jazz and Classical — opening musical frontiers and creating their own sub-genres, specifically Newgrass. Mark continues to pursue his place in the music world, without agenda, as more musical adventures unfold.

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Intermediate to Advanced Mandolin for Bluegrass

This courses will be presented in “modules” for a more intensive workshop style. Each session of the course will offer a different lesson in various skills building on the previous in order to help you improve your playing in all aspects of bluegrass, folk and Americana styles on the mandolin. We will focus on everything from creating a strong rhythmic chop, to clean single note fiddle tune style playing, to double stops and backup accompaniment. Students should be able to know all their chord forms, play basic lead melodies and rhythmic accompaniment at a medium tempo.