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.


  1. Thanks Rob I’ve ordered a hard copy. I don’t play Lute or Guitar but I’m learning 5 string Banjo and love the sound of the lute and perhaps I can try to emulate some of the Lute tunes. 🙂

  2. Greetings. I am looking for Scottish ditties to play on lute or vihuela and I am wondering if any are included in this new publication. If not, do you have a collection of such ditties in French tablature in mind perchance?

    I enjoy every much your UTube offerings; they are exceedingly helpful.

    Many thanks and all best wishes Christopher


    • Hi Christopher. Yes there are Scottish pieces included, and in French tab (as well as guitar tab). The book entry at will give you the contents. Cheers, Rob

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