John McGann was a gifted multi-instrumentalist and composer/arranger, specializing in mandolin family instruments as well as electric and acoustic guitar. He won the 1986 National Flatpicking Championship on mandolin, and was professor of mandolin at Berklee College of Music, serving the string, guitar, and ensemble departments. He worked within a wide variety of idioms, including jazz, classical, bluegrass, various American traditional music styles, and Irish dance music, and  performed internationally and recorded with numerous artists, including David Grisman, Russ Barenberg, Darol Anger, Mark O’Connor, Tim O’Brien, Joe Derrane, the Boston Pops, and many others.

Books by Author:

Beyond Bluegrass Mandolin: Etudes and Ides for the Modern Mandolinist

Improvise with more expression and freedom in bluegrass and related styles. These ideas, exercises, and etudes will help you expand…