Embark on a musical journey through Scotland's rich heritage with our Perfect Bound version of Traditional Scottish Songs for Guitar, crafted to inspire and challenge guitar players of all levels.
Let the timeless melodies of Scottish folk songs come alive with acoustic finger style and classical guitar techniques, guided by renowned musician James Akers. James drew inspiration from the stylistic and arranging techniques of players such as Tony McManus, Stephen Wake and Ian Melrose in the creation of this book.
With music notation, TAB notation, chords and lyrics provided in one comprehensive package - whether you're an individual player or a dedicated guitar teacher - this is your gateway to mastering the art of contemporary folk guitar.
Indulge in the rich cultural heritage of Scotland with this extraordinary masterpiece, Traditional Scottish Songs For Guitar - PERFECT BOUND VERSION. Dive into a musical journey that will transport you to the land of bagpipes and kilts through traditional folk songs played on your acoustic guitar.
This book is designed for players with varying levels of expertise – beginner, intermediate, and advanced – making it perfect for any individual guitar player or even as an educational tool for guitar teachers. The music notation and guitar TAB notation provided allows you to learn finger style and classical techniques while playing along with masterful renditions inspired by contemporary guitarists.
From soul-stirring melodies to lively foot-tapping beats, this collection features chords and lyrics that will leave you longing for more every time you strum your strings. Authored by virtuoso guitarist James Akers, immerse yourself in a delightful auditory experience as Scotland’s traditional tunes come alive like never before!
Explore the beauty and complexity of Scottish folk melodies on your acoustic or classical guitar with finger style techniques taught by renowned guitarist James Akers
Whether you're a beginner or an advanced player, this collection offers something for everyone, including chords and lyrics to accompany each song and inspire individual creativity
Join the ranks of contemporary folk guitarists like Tony McManus, Stephen Wake, and Ian Melrose as you master these timeless tunes that have been passed down through generations
Traditional Scottish Songs For Guitar
12 Scottish folk songs arranged for acoustic, fingerstyle and classical guitar each song arranged for beginner - intermediate - advanced
A collection of some of the most well known songs from Scotland arranged for guitar by internationally renowned Scottish guitarist James Akers. Each song is offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
The songs included in this book of Scottish folk songs are as follows:
Ae Fond Kiss
Ca' the Yowes
Comin' Thro' the Rye
Green Grow the Rashes
I Once Loved a Lass
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
Neil Gow's Lament for the Death of his Second Wife
The Bluebells of Scotland
Flowers o' the Forest
The Skye Boat Song
Wild Mountain Thyme
Ye Bank and Braes o' Bonnie Doon
A video of James in London recording an album of Scottish songs which resulted from his writing this book. Check out Spotify or other online streaming services to hear James play many of the songs found in this book.
All songs are notated in both music and guitar TAB notation; if you cannot read music, you can still play all of the songs offered in this book.
The advanced arrangements have been arranged in a style based around the work of contemporary folk guitarists like Tony McManus, Stephen Wake and Ian Melrose. In this style, traditional melodies are combined with elements from other genres.
To complement this title, a special free download has been created which includes a PDF of all the chords (in full color) and the lyrics for the beginner versions. Details on how to get the download are within the book.
Without doubt, James Akers has created a book of music that can be used by an individual guitar player on their own or with a guitar teacher from beginner to advanced. If you love Scotland, and you love guitar, then this is the book for you.
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