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March 29, 2014 | Thinking of John McGann


Next week will mark the two year anniversary of the untimely passing of a mandolin pedagogy legend, John McGann. We're excited to see the memory of him rekindled with the re-release of some of his Homespun Music Material made available as convenient On Demand downloads at the mandolin Cafe on Demand web pages.

John McGann's Rhythm Mandolin: From Bluegrass to Celtic to Swing
John McGann's Sound Fundamentals: Touch, Tone and Technique for Mandolin

Meantime, enjoy the following archived video.
Video Link: John McGann solo 10 string fanned fret mandolin (mandola) -Shenandoah

Read our Mandolin Cafe interview: 10 Questions For John McGann

Posted by Ted at March 29, 2014 9:13 PM

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