When Johnny Comes Marching

by Nicola Mandorino

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  • Hello GMC!

    This is a popular song of the American Civil War called "When Johnny Comes Marching".
    I have prepared this easy version for beginners. You will play solo and fingerstyle accompaniment with alternating bass.

    As you can see in the video, for the chords I put the palm of my right hand on the sixth, fifth and fourth strings.
    This allows me to get a more beautiful sound for the accompaniment.

    Perform the song very slowly at first, then gradually increase the speed until you master the technique.

    Contents :

    When Johnny Comes Marching - video parts 1-2
    Accompaniment - video parts 3-4

    Gear used :

    Acoustic guitar: Taylor 410 CE
    Strings: Elixir Polyweb .012-.052

    Onboard Fishman Prefix Plus - right channel
    Mini mic Audio Technica Pro 70 - left channel
    USB audio interface - Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
    Key : A minor

    Tuning : Standard

    Tempo : 94 bpm

    Chord progression :

    Am/Am/C/C/
    Am/Am/C/E/

    C/G/Am/E/
    C G/Am E/Am/Am
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