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Johnny McGann's Random Musical Allsorts

Adventures in CGDAEG,
Mandolin and OM related things,
The Wide World of Music Theory,
ideas and opinions

  1. SKYPE lessons with John McGann now available

    by , Mar-12-2009 at 12:20pm (Johnny McGann's Random Musical Allsorts)
    SKYPE lessons with John McGann now available!

    Skype (free software at lessons available for anyone with a fast internet connection.

    Now anyone worldwide has an opportunity to meet face to face with Berklee professor John McGann
    (bio at

    Lesson content is usually student driven, based on your interests. This is a wonderful way to address technical issues such as

    * right and ...
  2. CGDAEG on guitar body

    by , Dec-11-2008 at 6:43am (Johnny McGann's Random Musical Allsorts)
    CGDAEG has been used by Robert Fripp (of King Crimson) and his disciples via Guitar Craft for over 20 years. I decided to put it on one of my electric guitars to check it out.

    As you can see, it is very mando-friendly, since:

    the bottom 4 strings= Mandocello
    Middle 4= Octave Mando

    The G string on top lets you play melody between the E and G without as many stretches; allows for a closer interval on top of chord voicings.

    My ...