Category Archives: Products

Newsletter Launched!

I’m happy to announce that the first volume of the Mike Op Music Newsletter went out yesterday! This newsletter is an opportunity for me to stay in touch with students, friends, and readers.  The newsletters feature updates on myself, links … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Blackbird Chord Melody

Here is my guitar chord melody arrangement for “Bye Bye Blackbird,” composed by Ray Henderson, published in 1926. A jazz standard, “Bye Bye Blackbird” has been recorded by many notable musicians including Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Keith Jarrett, … Continue reading

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My Youtube Channel

If you haven’t already, check out my Youtube channel. I currently have five playlists, three related to my teaching materials. These three playlists include sample lessons, ear training resources, and videos of the songs currently available in my Beginner Guitar … Continue reading

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Ear Training Resource

Ear training is one of the fundamental skills a musician works to acquire. Recognizing intervallic relationships between different notes enables accurate sight singing, transcription, imitation, and allows the improvising musician to know what how something will sound before they even … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a little late, but one month into 2013, I’ve finally settled on some resolutions for this blog! I’m adding a couple of new running topics to the blog such as album and concert reviews, instructional book, DVD, and website … Continue reading

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Free Guitar Resource: Open Chord Bass Notes

Here is a very useful chart for rhythm guitar, alternating bass, and for fingerpicking, bluegrass, and old-time accompaniment. It provides the root, third, and fifth of all of the basic open chords in multiple positions. Open Chord Bass Notes

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Coming Soon: The Mike Op Music Beginner Guitar Series!

I’m just putting the finishing touches on my new instructional program the Mike Op Music Beginner Guitar Series! Hopefully this online guitar course will be available for purchase before Christmas. Here’s what it’s all about: This eight-part program is intended … Continue reading

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Take Music Lessons Online!

I am currently offering private guitar, banjo, and mandolin lessons in Ko Samui, Thailand. I am also available for correspondence lessons via Skype or individualized instructional videos.

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