Missy Raines Interviews Mark Schatz

Missy recently had the amazing Mark Schatz over to her home studio!

Mark Schatz is an American bassist, banjoist, mandolinist, and clogger who has recorded and toured with artists such as albums for artists such as Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek, Jerry Douglas, Maura O’Connell, Tony Rice, John Hartford, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and Tim O’Brien. He is a two time International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year award winner. Schatz toured and recorded with acclaimed progressive acoustic trio Nickel Creek from 2003 until the start of the band’s indefinite hiatus in late 2007. Schatz is also a renowned solo artist who has recorded two solo albums on Rounder Records, his debut produced by Bela Fleck. His band, “Mark Schatz & Friends”, is composed of Schatz, Casey Driessen, Missy Raines, and Jim Hurst. Schatz has produced albums for various bluegrass artists including The Duhks.

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Mike Marshall Joins Faculty at Music Conservatory in Cologne, Germany

At ArtistWorks, we’re always blown away by the ongoing achievments of our impressive instructors. Mike Marshall, our long time Mandolin instructor, has been a three time Grammy Nominee, has recorded over 40 cd’s and has toured and recorded with Stephane Grappelli, Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Bela Fleck, David Grisman, Daniel Hope, Hamilton de Holanda & Caterina Lichtenberg.

Most recently. Mike Marshall has been honored with the opportunity to join the faculty at the Music Conservatory in Cologne, Germany. 

In his role at the Music Conservatory, he will allow students to deepend their understanding of a variety of musical styles and begin to explore improvisation and the art of rhythm playing. 

Of course, we can’t all jet off the Cologne to learn from expert mandolin instructors. That’s why ArtistWorks gives students the opportunity to access world class musical education from anywhere! 

If you’re not yet a member of Mike Marshall’s Mandolin School, access free lessons here.

Read more about Mike Marshall at ArtistWorks:

Mike Marshall Tune of the Week: Lighthouse Blues

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New Banjo Lesson: 2-3 Hammer-On Instead of 2-3 Slide

Tony Trischka, our talented Banjo instructor, has added a new lessons to the beginner section of his school. In this new lesson, Tony teaches a great alternative to mix up the flavor of the 2-3 move sound (that he picked up from watching another player!). This idea of hammering on the 2-3 rather than always sliding will add new variety to your toolbox when looking to expand your options.

Learn more subtle tricks from Tony Trischka by exploring all his recently added lessons, or reading some of ArtistWorks banjo blogs!

Not a member of Tony’s Banjo school yet? Sign up here!

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How to Play Backup on Banjo

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How to Play Alternate Downbeat Notes on Guitar

Flatpicking: Playing Alternate Downbeat Notes

Need something new to spice up your bluegrass or country rhythm technique? Look no further, because today we’re going to discuss three great ways to elaborate even the simplest of progressions.

 

Not yet a member of Bryan Sutton’s Flatpick Guitar School? Get free lessons and join today.

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Angel Audition

Room 4 and 5 have auditions on Tuesday at 11:40 a.m. in the music room for Angels in the Snow.

There are 3 parts available.

We are looking for: 1. singing in tune 2. good volume  3. expression 4. in rhythm with the music

Angels Audition Backtrack

Solo 1: I’ve waited so long for a snowfall (snowfall).  Each morning there’s a frosty sheen (frosty sheen)
ALL: But as each day goes by, there’s nothing but blue sky and still no snow to be seen

Solo 2: Oh yes, it’s a little bit chilly (chilly).  The wind really knows how to blow (wind will blow)
ALL: But the one thing I’ve waited all season to do requires atleast a bit of snow.

ALL: I dream of making
Room 4: Angels in the snow
Room 5: Angels in the snow
Room 4: Angels in the snow
Room 5: Angels in the snow
ALL: (First) I’ll lie down on the frozen ground
Room 5: And feel the snow below
Room 4: Feel the snow below
Room 5: I dream of making angels
Room 4: Angels
ALL: in the snow

Solo 3: Yes, I know that every single snowflake (snowflake).  Is perfect, and white, and rare (white and rare)
ALL: With its very own design so delicate and fine.  There’s nothing on earth that can compare.

ALL: I dream of making
Room 4: Angels in the snow
Room 5: Angels in the snow
Room 4: Angels in the snow
Room 5: Angels in the snow
ALL: (First) I’ll lie down on the frozen ground
Room 5: And feel the snow below
Room 4: Feel the snow below
Room 5: I dream of making angels
Room 4: Angels
Room 5: in the snow
Room 4: in the snow
Room 5: in the snow
Room 4: angels in the snow
ALL: angels in the snow

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Upcoming Gigs in Milwaukee, Boston, and the Chicago area

For all of you who can come, here is a partial list.  http://conta.cc/2gXeEdZ

I will also be teaching and performing with Trio Globo and the Berklee World Strings at Berklee in Boston Nov. 20- 21.

Hope to see some of you! And I’ll also be playing a Friday night Hanukah concert/service at Temple Anshe Emet in Chicago Dec. 15 with the great Cantor Alberto Mizrahi. We made a CD together a few years ago with Trio Globo- 

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/albertomizrahiandtrioglo

 

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