Tag Archives: Mandolin

SoundCloud Page

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

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Music Lessons in Koh Samui

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

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Mike Op Music Newsletter

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

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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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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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Coming Soon: Website Reviews

As any student of music is surely aware, there is a virtually unlimited number of instructional resources available, often for free, online. Even when I was learning guitar, I relied heavily upon a number of websites for tablature, playing exercises, … Continue reading

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Free Mandolin Lesson Now Available

Another new mandolin lesson is now available under the Sample Lessons on this site. Here we have a three part lesson dealing with melodic variation, using “Bury Me Beneath the Willow” as our model. Enjoy!

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Free Mandolin Lesson Now Available

This is a mandolin lesson on the topic of melodic embellishment. The tune “Nine Pound Hammer” is used as a model through three successive variations. Tablature, notation, and analyses is provided in the pdf files. The audio examples are midi … 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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