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Scottish Airs and Ballads for Autoharp

By Alex Usher

Scottish Airs and Ballads for Autoharp composed by Alex Usher. For Autoharp/Chromaharp. Squareback saddle-stitched, Solos. Scottish. Intermediate-Advanced. Book/CD Set. 40 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99065BCD).

ISBN 9780786607310. Scottish. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

A collection of 25 traditional melodies written in standard music notation as well as autoharp tablature. Accompaniment chords are indicated. The melody-playing techniques used are explained here in detail. Also included is a professional performance CD which provides more than an hour of listening pleasure to all of the tunes, including "Wild Mountain Thyme," "My Luv is Like a Red, Red Rose," "White Cockade," "Corn Rigs," "Auld Lang Syne" and more.

  • Jumping Geordie 
  • The Four Mary's 
  • The Rose-Bud Of Allenvale  Performed by J. Scott Skinner
  • The Fairy Dance 
  • Will Ye Go, Lassie? (Wild Mountain Thyme) 
  • Flora MacDonald's Lament  Performed by Niel Gow, Jr.
  • The Blue Bells Of Scotland 
  • The Perth Assembly 
  • Lochnagar 
  • Flow Gently, Sweet Afton  Performed by Alexander Hume
  • Miss Murray of Lintrose  Performed by John Bowie
  • White Cockade 
  • Dumbarton's Drums 
  • Bonnie Dundee 
  • Mrs. Helen N. Robertson  Performed by A. S. Robertson
  • My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose  Performed by Robert Burns
  • Miss Gayton 
  • Cradle Song  Performed by J. S. Skinner
  • The Muckin' O' Geordie's Byre 
  • The Music Of Spey  Performed by J. Scott Skinner
  • Ye Banks and Braes of O'Bonnie Doon 
  • Corn Rigs Are Bonnie 
  • Lord Lovat's Lament 
  • Loch Lomond 
  • Auld Lang Syne  
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  • July 17, 2012 Scottish Airs and Ballads for Autoharp

    Sure enjoyed the mix of popular familiar pieces with some of the less known titles. I like the TABS which work the grace notes into the melody and the "scottish snap" which is so necessary to celtic music.

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