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    Default John McGann's arrangement of High Level/Doc Harris

    Hi Folks,

    Still sad about John's passing, someone mentioned his arrangement of High Level/Doc Harris from Upslide, and I had forgotten how great it sounded. I would like to take a shot at learning this (probably half the speed of John's performance, I'm sure).

    I'm sure that he has published a version of this somewhere. Can anyone point me to a source for his transcription? I wouldn't be surprised if it's in a back issue of Mandolin magazine or something?

    Thank you, Larry

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    Hi Larry, me too. I've been very upset about this for the past couple of days.

    I purchased the Upslide recording, along with mandolin transcriptions from John last year. His online store is still up here, but not sure if he has to email the files out or if it's automated.

    Good luck with your search. If you can't get a hold of it, I'm sure I can get you a copy somehow. You also may try your hand at transcribing the melody from the recording. I think John would appreciate that, he transcribed more than anyone on this forum, and we can all pay tribute to him by streching our ears and transcribing more.
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    Default Re: John McGann's arrangement of High Level/Doc Harris

    Thanks Jordan.

    I took a chance and ordered from John's digital store. I was able to pay and get a download link for the transcriptions, but unfortunately it appears that his online store download site is no longer functioning. That's one refund I will certainly not be requesting.

    Learning by ear would be a fitting tribute, but since he was such a master transcriber I'm hoping to learn from his version.

    Best, Larry

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    Default Re: John McGann's arrangement of High Level/Doc Harris

    It appears that his website is gone now.

    Larry

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    Default Re: John McGann's arrangement of High Level/Doc Harris

    Hi Larry, check again. I just tried here and here, and they both popped right up. If you paid for the transcriptions, John would want you to have them. If you go back to the download area and still can't get it to work, pm me.
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    Default Re: John McGann's arrangement of High Level/Doc Harris

    I'm all set now...off to learn the tunes.

    Larry

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