Rob MacKillop

Introduction To The Lute – Mel Bay

In Music on January 9, 2017 at 9:54 am

Delighted to announce the launch of my Introduction To The Lute – for Lute and Guitar players!!!


The book contains 31 great tunes, all in both guitar tab and lute tablature, from easy to advanced, and sound files for every piece and exercise.

The text deals with finding a lute, resources, technique for both hands, learning to read tablature, notes on composers and pieces, etc, etc.

Available as a hard copy book, or online eBook from

The book is focussed on the six-course Renaissance lute, but has lots of tips for guitar players as well.

Any questions, ask away.


DADGAD Blues – New Book & Audio

In Music on August 3, 2016 at 10:40 pm



The third in my series of DADGAD books for Mel Bay Publications is dedicated to the Blues!

I’m really proud of this one folks, so please don’t miss out. The book is available as a paper copy, and also as an eBook from here:

Here’s promo video, where I play through a few pieces:

Here are some of the soundfiles:

The standard goes from Easy to Intermediate, knocking on the door of Advanced.

Eventually it will be available from your local music store, and can be ordered through any bookshop that sells Mel Bay products. Any problems getting hold of it, ask me.








Easy DADGAD Classics for Acoustic Guitar

In Music on July 4, 2016 at 1:03 pm


I’m delighted to announce the publication of my Easy DADGAD Classics for Acoustic Guitar, from Mel Bay Publications.

Music by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi and others, arranged from Easy to Advanced levels.

It can be purchased from Mel Bay stockists, or from their websitewith the option of downloading it as an eBook. All sound files for every piece in the book also available from the Mel Bay site.

Promo video, where I read through several pieces from the book, culminating in the Prelude from Bach’s first cello suite:

Any questions, just ask. This is the second is a series of DADGAD books I am doing for Mel Bay.



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