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Scottish Traditional Music for Guitar. (in DADGAD and Open G Tunings). By Rob MacKillop. For Guitar (Fingerpicking). Solos. Hardie Music Press. Scottish. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 68 pages. Published by Hardie Press (MB.HP26). ISBN 9780946868230. Scottish. 8.5" x 11.75" inches. This tutorial collection contains 32 tunes for fingerstyle guitar--12 in open G and 20 in DADGAD tuning. The music was selected from the 17th century lute manuscripts, 18th and 19th century Scottish instrumental collections, the Gaelic tradition, and traditional sources. The book's three sections--Historical Perspective, Beginner's Guide, and Technical guitar, tuning the instrument, basic technique and hand coordination, musical notation, ligados, scales and modes, ornamentation and right-hand fingering. Written in standard notation and tablature with fingering indications for both hands and performance notes providing volume, with its exploration of open and altered tunings uniquely appropriate for the Scottish tradition, will provide guitarists with new creative options and repertoire.

Pages: 68
Instruments: Fingerpicking Guitar, Guitar
Genres: Scottish, World
Scottish Airs For Pairs by Matt Seattle. For C Instruments. Solos. Mally's Presents. Scottish. Beginning. Book. 20 pages. Published by Dave Mallinson Publications (MB.AD103). ISBN 9781899512720. Scottish. 8.25x11.75 inches. This is the third book in the Airs for Pairs series and the first to focus on the music of one country. Drawn from centuries of Scottish music, the selection includes well-known tunes alongside some rarer gems, as well as two fine modern compositions: my thanks to Brian McNeill and Martin Marroni for permission to include these. The book also includes one arrangement each by Nathaniel Gow and William C Honeyman as interesting examples of previously published duets. Older tunes frequently exist in multiple versions, so while the harmonies work with the versions here they will not necessarily go with different versions which you may already know. Bowings have been included as a guide for the less experienced, but more experienced players will feel free to use their own. The harmonies are there to enhance the tunes, so it is often effective to play the tune solo or in unison first before adding the harmony, which should never drown the melody. Ornamentation is an integral part of this music but it has not been written in, leaving scope for personal style and the exuberance of the moment - enjoy the music!

Pages: 20
Instruments: Guitar
Genres: Scottish, World