Pete Martin has been called a "national class mandolin and fiddle player" by the Portland Oregonian and “an impressive multi instrumentalist" by SPBGMA Bluegrass Music News. Playing fiddle, mandolin, guitar and tenor guitar he has performed and recorded with many Northwest artists.
Pete is a former National Adult Fiddle Champion and has placed in the top 5 at the National Mandolin Contest. He writes a regular instructional column for Mandolin Magazine and has authored 12 instructional books on mandolin and fiddle playing.
Pete is a full time private lesson teacher in Issaquah and Seattle, WA and gives lessons via Skype all over the world. He teaches mandolin, fiddle and improvisation. He currently plays Bluegrass and 60's Country music with High and Lonesome, Jazz and Western Swing with Swingmatism and Jazz with the Pete Martin Trio.
Other Lessons by Pete Martin
14 minBlues Piano lesson8 CQ
Double stops are a classic way to create harmony around melody notes in bluegrass mandolin. Learn the basic technique and music theory of mando double stops.
8 minFREEJazz Guitar lessonFree5 CQ
Expand your jazz mandolin vocabulary! Learn the chord spelling of major, minor, 7th, minor 7th, diminished, and diminished 7th chords, and other variations.
15 minMandolin lesson8 CQ
Bebop jazz is known for its fluid, expressive solos, but behind it all lies a lot of structure and music theory. Learn the basic bebop scales for mandolin!
17 minJazz Guitar lesson9 CQ
The mando isn’t just for bluegrass! In this lesson, learn the basics of jazz mandolin using the G major scale and the classic jazz standard, "Mack the Knife."