Tunes In Open Tuning: The Flowers Of The Forest * Air * Rory Dall's Port * I will Not Goe To My Bed Till I Suld Die *Blew Ribbon * Mary Young And Fair * My Lady Binnis Lift * Corne Yairds * Milne's Lilt * The Black Sands * Generall Lellys Godnight * Who Will Dandle My Mary.
Tunes In DADGAD Tuning: A Reel * Hooly And Fairly * The Flowers Of Edinburgh * The East Neuk Of Fife * Tuireadh iain Ruaidh * Mac-A-Phi * Drops Of Brandy * Harvest Home * Dunnechan * the Drover's Lad's * The Brige Of Tilt * Mrs L Stewart's Reel - Of The island Of Java * The Shielin InThe Braes Of Rannoch * Kissing Is The Best Of A' * The Irish Girl * Bodachan A' Mhirein * Domhnall Beag An t-Siucair * Chi Mi Na Mor-Bheanna * 'Sann An Ile * Crodh Chailein.
This informative tutorial collection contains 32 tunes - 12 in open G and 20 in DADGAD tuning.
The music has been principally selected from 17th Century lute manuscripts, 18th and 19th Century Scottish instrumental collections, the Gaelic tradition and traditional sources.
All the music is presented in staff and tablature notation, with fingering indications for both left and right hands.
Notes to the tunes provide technical advice and information on the provenance of the material.
The music is prefaced by three sections: 'Historical Perspective', 'Beginners' Guide' and 'Technical Guide'.
These sections address such issues as standard versus altered tunings, buying a guitar, tuning the instrument, basic technique and co-ordinating the hands, musical notation, ligados, scales and modes, ornamentation and right-handed fingering.
This volume, with its exploration of string tunings uniquely appropriate for the Scottish tradition, will present guitarists everywhere with new opportunities and repertoire.
Rob MacKillop was born in Dundee, Scotland, and studied guitar in Edinburgh (Napier University), lasgow (RSAMD) and Venice (scholarships) and went on to study lute with Jacob Lindberg and David Miller in London.
He has become a much-sought after performer if the Scottish lute and guitar repertoire and is a founder member of the Rowallan Consort.
Paperback (68 pp)
" Scotland is a guitar nation. Scottish traditional music has been played on the guitar for well over two hundred years, at least that is, since the publication in Edinburgh of Robert Bremner's Instructions for the Guitar of 1758. Not only does this little gem of a book contain technical instructions on how to play the 18th century guitar, it also contains many traditional tunes, some of which are still being performed in folk and traditional music clubs throughout Scotland, and indeed, the world today." Rob MacKillop.
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