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John McGann Videos Re-released on Homespun

By Mandolin Cafe
March 22, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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John McGann Education Videos Re-Released on Homespun

John McGann Education Videos Re-Released on Homespun

Woodstock, N.Y. — Homespun Music Instruction has announced the availability of two important video instructional products from the late John McGann.

John McGann's Rhythm Mandolin: From Bluegrass to Celtic to Swing and Sound Fundamentals: Touch, Tone and Technique for Mandolin had been out of print and become increasingly difficult to obtain since his untimely passing in 2012.

Homespun has made both videos available as a download, available from Mandolin Cafe On Demand. Both lessons contain a PDF file of music transcriptions.

The videos can be purchased and downloaded separately or as a 2-lesson package at a reduced price.

The first ever Associate Professor of Mandolin at Bostonís Berklee College of Music, McGann was a National Mandolin Champion and a recording artist for Green Linnet Records, Narada, Rounder Records, Flying Fish, East Side Digital and others. He composed, arranged, produced and recorded with many of the leading lights of contemporary bluegrass, Celtic and jazz. Part of his legacy included some of the brightest stars in acoustic music that studied under him at Berklee.

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Ryk Loske
March 22, 2014 02:51 PM
Great news! Thanks.

March 28, 2014 09:22 PM
I have downloaded the two-video package - these are great lessons valuable to beginning and intermediate players. I'm searching for information on the PDF files - how do we access these after paying for and downloading the videos?
Scott Tichenor
March 29, 2014 07:59 AM
I believe those are downloaded at the same time as the rest of the purchase. If you can't find them we can get ahold of the support people that provides that service for us.
March 30, 2014 12:15 AM
Thanks, Scott. I downloaded the videos to the PurplePlayer app on my iPad. There's no PDF files to be found...
April 04, 2014 05:14 PM
I got both of these when they were originally released on DVD and frankly I don't recall any written material with them. I'll poke around and see what I can find later though.

Manfred Hacker
April 05, 2014 07:27 AM
Quote from DSDarr: I got both of these when they were originally released on DVD and frankly I don't recall any written material with them. I'll poke around and see what I can find later though.

David End Quote

The pdf files are on the DVD - at least on the ones I have
May 30, 2014 11:56 AM
Bumping up an older topic here:

Has this missing PDF issue been figured out yet? I'm on the verge of buying these videos here at the Cafe, but missing DVD notation files is a situation known to frustrate me a lot. I'm a super-visual thinker and comfortable with music notation, so seeing notes written a staff does a lot to help me follow and remember stuff.
Purple Support
May 30, 2014 04:03 PM

The PDF files for these courses are available on the digital downloads.
If you already own these titles as digital downloads, please log in on the cloud player here: https://player.platformpurple.com/
Click play next to the course then download the attached PDF files.
If you download on your computer via the Mandolin player the PDF files are automatically downloaded on your default "Documents" folder.

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