Rob MacKillop

NEW! DADGAD Old-Time, Flatpicking and Bluegrass

In Music on February 21, 2017 at 11:36 pm

The fourth of five in my DADGAD series, this time devoted to Bluegrass and related styles. Although I wrote the arrangements with pick/plectrum in mind, they can also be played fingerstyle. Every tune is a classic, and is presented in a simple style for Beginner and Intermediate levels. The book is available as a hard copy, or as an eBook. Soundfiles available for every track.

Publisher’s Listing:

Here’s a promotional video:



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.








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