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I’m now offering private guitar, banjo and mandolin lessons in Pittsburgh, PA. All levels are welcome! Contact me if your interested in folk music or jazz, theory or fundamentals, or world music.
Hey everyone, I do need to apologize for going off the grid there for a while. I’ve been involved in a number of big projects and this site got put on the backburner for too long. The good news is, … Continue reading
Here is the tab for the first part of my lesson on Elizabeth Cotten’s Freight Train. Here is the video, also available on Youtube. The notations for the second and third variations are available to subscribers to my newsletter. These are … Continue reading
I just set up a page on SoundCloud where I’ll be uploading my music. Feel free to check it out, follow my stream, and see what I’m listening to. The address is http://soundcloud.com/mikeopmusic
I am currently teaching from two locations on Koh Samui. I am available every day in Ban Lamai and every Wednesday and Friday in Ban Maenam. I teach private guitar, banjo, and mandolin lessons, as well as music theory, jazz … Continue reading
I just finished printing my new book Guitar: A Course for Adult Beginners. The content is related to that found in my Beginner Guitar Series. However, the book is more focused as a workbook/songbook, emphasizing the methods for building a basic vocabulary … Continue reading
This is a video slideshow for my chord melody arrangement of the Beatles’ classic “Michelle.” A transcription of the chord melody is available here.
Last month the first edition of the Mike Op Music Newsletter went out, and received a great response! Thank you to all of the subscribers for your thoughts and feedback. If you didn’t receive it, here is a link to … Continue reading
Here’s a new chord melody arrangement of Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s “Michelle” for solo guitar. In addition to being a pop tune, it has become a standard in the jazz repertoire.
I’ve just published a new lesson on the bluegrass rolls for the five-string banjo. Check it out here!