Rob MacKillop

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Photos of my new 13c lute

In Music on September 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Stunning craftsmanship from Malcolm Prior.

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13c Lute by Malcolm Prior

Plectrum Guitar Videos

In Music on September 12, 2011 at 7:56 am

I have been busy this week making six new videos for my Plectrum Guitar page:

The main source for the scores has been Masters Of The Plectrum Guitar from Mel Bay Publications. This introduced me to the music of Harry Volpe, a name unknown to me before. His music crosses the classical-jazz divide, with much of it published in the 1930s. I have since tracked down (via Abe Books) a couple of old books by him, which should be with me soon.

Mel Bay, himself, turns out to be a fine arranger. Check out his beautiful versions of Sweet Lorraine and Mighty Lak’ A Rose.

Trying to get as much guitar playing in as possible before my new 13-course baroque lute arrives from Malcolm Prior in a week or two…

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