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Get Almost any Class for Less than $20 – Why spend $30 or more on a class when you can get it for less than $20. Most classes can be bought for 1 class credit. Each month you receive 1 class credit. Signing up for just one month is perfectly reasonable, just to get a lower cost on your class credit.

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For many, 1 full in-depth class per month is just the right amount of material to dive into. 1 month affords you time to practice the material in your path to mastery.

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With over 300 classes available, the amount of learning can feel overwhelming.  Rather than feeling overwhelmed by consuming so much content all at once, you can feel a sense of achievement as you work to master one topic each month.

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Want to learn more songs? Each month you can select from one of our many classes geared towards deeply learning a song. Want to advance your phrasing? Chord Voicing? Rhythm? Focus your month on achieving one step closer towards your goals.

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Like a good movie or a good book, once you add a class to your library it is yours forever.  You can download it, or come back to watch it at any point in the future.  Your access to your full length purchase does not expire.

Common Questions

Great question. Our membership is slightly different in that it doesn’t provide unlimited access to all classes for a period of time. Instead, each month you can select 1 class to add to your library. However, you keep that class forever whether you continue to be a member or not.  Want a lot of classes at once?   The yearly membership gives you 12 class credits at the time you check out.  Likewise, the quarterly membership gives 3 credits after checking out.

We did our best to create a system that both rewards students who are devoting a lot of time to learning and the Masters that devoted a substantial effort to their creating the classes.

1 Class Credit allows you to buy 1 FULL DURATION class at Mike’s Master Classes.   Including PDFs, Materials, and video downloads.  You can return to view that class at any point in the future whether your membership is active or not.

There are no long-term contracts.  If you select the monthly membership, you can cancel after 1 month.  Quarterly, you can cancel after 3 months.  Yearly, 12 months.

Yes.  Classes are both available for streaming instantly, or download.  All materials can be downloaded as well.  We realize many people want to be able to take their classes on the go, or access in areas do not have internet access.  Thus, we continue to make every the downloadable option an important consideration.

Not at this time.  However, we do offer class guarantees.  If you are not satisfied with any class purchase, you can request to exchange for another class.  We understand it is hard to know for sure if a class will fit your learning style, and we want you to be completely satisfied with classes that you purchase.

Mike’s Membership is an optional paid membership enhancement on top of a regular account.  You can have an FREE account at Mike’s Master Classes and purchase classes as you see fit.  That too is perfectly fine.  The classes will be yours to keep forever.  The paid membership is simply an optional method to save $$ on classes you are already planning on buying anyway 🙂

Mike's Monthly Membership

  • $19.95
    / per credit

  • 1 Class Credit Each Month
  • $19.95 per month
  • 20% Off Additional Classes
  • Renews Each Month
Mike's Quarterly

  • $16.33/ per credit

  • 3 Class Credits Added Every 3 Months
  • $49 every three months
  • 20% Off Additional Classes
  • Renews after 3 Months
Mike's Yearly

  • $14.91/ per credit

  • 12 Class Credits Each Year
  • $179 annually
  • 20% Off Additional Classes
  • Renews after 1 Year
Basic Access

  • $0/ month

  • Regular Class Purchases Available
    Purchase any class and add to your account.
  • Full Duration or 10 Day Rentals
    Add class to your library for unlimited viewing (Full Duration) or rent at a discounted rate.
  • Occassional Freebies Emailed

Recent Class Reviews

  • Exploring Original Creations [Non-Diatonic]

    Exploring Original Creations.....WOW!! 5

    I have followed John Stowell for quite a few years, been lucky enough to hear him live and play with him, and he is one of the most creative, original, supportive, and enthusiastic musicians anywhere. This class shows what a masterful creator and teacher he is. Beautifully organized, clearly taught, and thoroughly original approaches to the music of today and tomorrow. Highly, highly recommended. (say Hey to Lou for me)
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    James S.
  • Exploring Original Creations [Non-Diatonic]

    A non-diatonic composition course - finally! 5

    I've been waiting for a course exactly like this - thanks John. The main thing I like about the course is there are lots of short examples of different compositional offerings. John's offerings are cliche-free and he offers loads of approaches that are helping me with my own efforts. Very highly recommended.
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    Michael Bryant
  • Blues: A Modern Jazz Guitar Approach – Part I

    Starts with the basics and gets intense 5

    Tom is a really thoughtful teacher. He paces the course to make sure you have the basics in place - which of course you need to know - before moving on to more advanced material. This isn't just a one-off youtube lesson with a guy showing you a few licks and tricks. This is the real deal and the material is rooted in the playing of the jazz masters. I especially enjoyed the section on outlining chords while retaining the basic sound of the blues. From there Tom takes you into chord scales and substitutions, melodic minor and diminished scale applications, modal concepts ala McCoy Tyner, and then into poly-rhythms, and suspended chordal ideas. Cool stuff. There's a lot here that could keep you busy for a very long time. Even if you absorb just a part of this lesson, with practice it will help you become a better player.
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    Mark Rattner
  • Melodic Minor Complete – Part I: Theory

    Melodic Minor Complete - Part 1 5

    Excellent. I especially appreciate Tom's urging to not get complacent with the introduction, but to continue to explore all that this fascinating scale has to offer.
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    Dane Clarke
  • Jazz Guitar Finger-Style Technique

    Great course, looking forward to a follow up course 5

    This was a great course and having Tom answer my questions so quickly was the icing on the cake. With that said, I would love to see a video of Tom doing some "real world" playing and then breaking down what he is doing. Perhaps a video just playing 4-5 bebop heads with solos? If the music/fingerings were included it would be a "must buy" course. This course really got me off the ground using my fingers.
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    Abe Alam
  • Exploring Modern Ideas for Jazz Standards: Pt. 1

    audio is a bit quiet / hissy 4

    The content contains brilliant concepts, but is let down by the low audio volume / high hiss when John speaks.
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    Michael Bryant
  • The Half Diminished Sound

    Great Course 5

    This is an excellent course which is systematically organised. The price is cheap compared to the information contained within. The most useful part for me was when certain colour tones can be added/replaced to the exisiting half-diminished chord to give a beautiful sound. This course is certainly one to have in your arsenal.
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    ali baqar
  • Beautiful Love

    Thanks for all your help and advice with showing us a pathway through this beautiful tune. 5

    Randy presents an easily playable, but harmonically challenging arrangement of Beautiful Love. Throughout the lesson he demonstrates a variety of Harmonic Textures by restructuring the original underlying harmony of the song. This was a big help in making several of the passages very playable on the guitar. What's really great, is that Randy provides a methodology for analyzing the content, he breaks down his solo into logical, 8-bar sections, then specifically addresses what takes place over each chord. His method is instantly transferrable to other tunes. Randy, presents the jazz improviser with new avenues of expression via traditional forms of this standard tune. The power and depth of his compositions (chord melody) has been an inspiration to me both as an improviser and a guitarist. An added benefit is this tune, it introduced me to artist that I haven't spent that much time with: Anita O'Day, Hank Jones and Kenny Barron. Plus musicians that I know very well - played great renditions of this tune: Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, Bill Evans, etc.. I hope everyone will give Beautiful Love a try, you will not regret it.
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    Gy Moten
  • Advanced Jazz Guitar Harmony: 4-Part-4ths

    Wow 5

    I only knew one aspect of 4th voicings coming into this class (what Tom has listed as 2nd inversion drop 2 voicings). I had no idea how much there still was to learn! Like Tom's other classes this one has a tremendous amount of information, very well presented. I think most of us mere mortals will need to come back to this class over a period of many years to get just some of the information presented here burned into our brains. I would suggest learning one particular group of voicings and then go to about 1:30 in the video (page 13 of the handout) to learn how to improve your fluidity with them. Excellent class.
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    David Tardio
  • Open String Concepts for Chords and Single Note Lines

    Really Eye Opening 5

    I always enjoy Tom's lessons. They are packed full of information (that you will be able to go back to again and again) but still everything is very well explained. I've already utilized several of the ideas he presents here in live situations and it has definitely made my comping much more interesting. I highly recommend this course.
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    David Tardio
  • Jazz Phrasing Part 2 (For All Instruments)

    Wow really good material here!! 5

    Wow really good material here. I can feel my rhythmic sense changing as I was going through the materials the first time! Really fun stuff to practice 🙂 Also at the end Steve gives us some blues applications and I think the feel of things to come in the 3rd class with 16th notes. Very fun stuff thank you Steve for taking the time to put this material together :))
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    George Cole
  • Jazz Phrasing Part 3 (For All Instruments)

    jazz phrasing pt. 3 5

    Steve always hits a home run.
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    James S.
  • Minor Line Concepts

    Lyrical, chromatic and flowing lines! 5

    This is my first Jay Umble master class purchase and I'm extremely impressed and inspired. There's a lot of good stuff here and I particularly like how Jay gives so many musical examples throughout the entire video. There's a lot of interesting concepts that he introduces in between the main points including 'setups' and various ways to add chromatic ideas into the lines. There are also 40 different lines (within funk and swing rhythmic context) that is included in the PDFs that I'll be checking out to understand more about his approach as well. Thank Jay & Mike's Masterclasses for making such an awesome video.
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    Az Samad
  • Bebop Flow: Connecting Harmonic Concepts with the Family of 4

    Very Well presented, really useful information 5

    Great foundation for anyone who wants to learn more about bebop guitar playing. Sheryl does a great job teaching this and there are excellent examples in the pdfs. To me the stuff at the end about using tritone subs in your bebop lines could probably be a separate course all by itself (since learning how to get the tension and resolution right would be so important) but that's just a suggestion, not a complaint.
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    David Tardio
  • Jazz Phrasing Part 1 (For All Instruments)

    Years of learning packed into another great class from Steve 5

    This class, just like the contents of every of the several Mike's Masterclasses of Steve's which I have the privilege to own and to be able to study, demonstrates Steve's 100% commitment to revealing his own personal musical devices which he clearly uses in his own playing and performances. All one has to do is watch and listen to some of Steve's YouTube solo guitar performances and group performances on the internet, such as Almost Like Being in Love, with a vocalist and bassist, and you will have proof positive that Steve generous offerings reveal what he has spent years researching and developing in order to create his own singular voice on the guitar. I finally have come to the conclusion that Steve's selfless goal has always been to honestly and generously reveal what he knows best - the music that has made him a singular voice in today's music world, and to share that NOT with the hopes that people will necessarily just copy this material by rote, but rather to help spark an opportunity in others to also create their own polyphonic and poly rhythmic voice on their own instrument. In the July 2006 issue of Down Beat, yes, 2006, there was a transcription of Jimmy Raney solo'. The article's title "Harmonic, Rhythmic Tension Propel Jimmy Raney's 'Motion' Solo." There is a discussion in that article about the precise rhythmic ideas that Jimmy inserted into this solo These rhythmic ideas in Jimmy's solo are the exact same magical rhythmic mechanisms that Lester Young made a career out of and which Steve shared (and made quite understandable) in his MMC titled Jazz Guitar Phrasing, Part 1. In the DownBeat article, discussing this wonderful 3/4 over 4/4 is quoted and described "Players who did not utilize this thinking as being flat-footed." The Mike's Masterclasses which Steve has authored will allow you to not be flat footed. The true impact of Steve's generous offerings on one's development of their own voice is awaiting you in each of his Masterclasses. There is not a clam in the bunch.
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    Charles M.
  • Jazz Phrasing Part 2 (For All Instruments)

    Transformative lessons that will give your playing the authentic feeling 5

    This follows on from Pt 1 and for me further ingrains the sense of swing and time. Having played several gigs since embarking on the first part I can confirm that the gains translate from the practice room to the stage. Really great stuff.
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    Ray Bartlet
  • Jazz Phrasing Part 1 (For All Instruments)

    Excellent Class - looking forward to the rest of the series! 5

    This is very important information for those of us (like me) who tend to just run a stream of eighth notes when they solo. Here Steve starts soloing with just one note, but since he is playing a very interesting rhythm (the hemiola) it sounds much more musical and melodic than you would expect. I really learned a lot from this class and I'm looking forward to the next installment.
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    David Tardio
  • Bebop Flow: Connecting Harmonic Concepts with the Family of 4

    Useful, clear and precise 5

    This is a course that I've gone through several times over the years. I've actually also attended Sheryl's live workshop on the topic when I was living in California which was amazing. Experiencing it again now, I can say that this video is a real gem for those interested in getting the "flow". Sheryl Bailey shares her approach to practicing and developing strong sounding bebop lines and gives specific examples to demonstrate the concept. This is a lesson from a real performer so it's real practical application rather than just theory! Some bebop lessons that I've encountered at times tend to be dry and removed from the melodic flow and intensity of the real music. The best part for me is the accompanying PDF files that she uses as the basis for the demonstrations. It really helps me to study the ideas, pausing the video after she plays the examples so I can digest the sound and the fingerings for the lines. Sheryl refers to the handouts and this is helpful in pacing as well as creating a clear format for the class. For anyone interested in developing bebop chops, this is a good investment to help develop your skills.
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    Az Samad
  • Jazz Guitar Harmony Part IV

    Fantastic lesson 5

    This lesson was great! I've played for many years, I picked up this course for some ideas and address some wholes in my playing. Just when you think you know something inside out, Tom comes and turns your perspective upside down. Lots of great exercises and filled with information. Plus Tom is an amazing teacher who explains everything clearly.
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    Jay Matharu
  • Jazz Phrasing Part 1 (For All Instruments)

    I love playing with these poly rhythms! 5

    Very fun to work with! I haven't done this in a while...so I had forgotten about them. This first one 3 against 4 is a good entry point. Can't wait for more to come.
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    George Cole
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