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New book on Robbie Burns

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GUEST,Adrian Allan 10 Apr 16 - 02:42 AM
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Subject: New book on Robbie Burns
From: GUEST,Adrian Allan
Date: 10 Apr 16 - 02:42 AM

hello

Any Burns fans may be interested in my new book. It is 80 pages long. 19 Burns songs have been arranged for guitar and voice in full notation format.

Most have been re-arranged for guitar and flute/ recorder.
Notes on the life and music of Burns, including Burn in Edinburgh. Guitar and ukulele chord diagrams are also provided.
There is no other modern guitar and voice collection (properly notated) available, so I hope people like this.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/adrian-allan/the-robert-burns-songbook/paperback/product-22641742.html


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Subject: RE: New book on Robbie Burns
From: CupOfTea
Date: 10 Apr 16 - 04:22 PM

Do you have any notes/documentation about the tunes used for the songs? I'm waiting to hear the whole album Andrew Calhoun was working on, where he researched what tunes were originally intended for the songs. Interesting to know if all of them were singable, as I recall Jean Redpath mentioning some tunes Burns used were better suited to fiddle or bagpipe, as "you would need that 'third lung' under your arm."

I do love the Burns, but as I can't do a creditable Scottish accent as Andrew can, I can nae do the Scots vernacular to make the rhymes where necessary.

Joanne in Cleveland


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Subject: RE: New book on Robbie Burns
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 16 - 02:48 AM

In terms of the sources used, I sometimes used the original from the Musical Museum, and other times based the melodies on modern versions, eg. Ae Fond Kiss.

For Auld Lang Syne, I place both versions next to each other for reasons of comparison.

I terms of singing, some were originally pitched very high, so I chose keys for my book that would suit most singers.

This may be because in the 1700s-1800s, there was no standard pitch and instruments tuned a tone or so lower.


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Subject: RE: New book on Robbie Burns
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 16 - 02:49 AM

And yes, my book features notes on the sources used for the songs


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Subject: RE: New book on Robbie Burns
From: JHW
Date: 11 Apr 16 - 03:08 PM

Suggest a list of the songs on that Lulu website page?


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Subject: RE: New book on Robbie Burns
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 16 - 05:43 PM

The songs can be seen on the back cover if you clck on the preview

Included are all the favourites such as ae fond kiss, afton water, auld lang syne, a man'a man for a' that, my love she's but a lassie, weary pund of tow, my hearts in the highlands and many more.


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Subject: RE: New book on Robbie Burns
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 11 Apr 16 - 07:36 PM

Robbie?? Burns-----


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Subject: RE: New book on Robbie Burns
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Apr 16 - 02:05 AM

Is Robert more politically correct?
As it says on the title!


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Subject: RE: New book on Robbie Burns
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 12 Apr 16 - 05:10 PM

Robert, Robin, Rab perhaps.....


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Subject: RE: New book on Robbie Burns
From: Effsee
Date: 13 Apr 16 - 04:44 AM

...not forgetting Rabbie.


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Subject: RE: New book on Robbie Burns
From: Jack Campin
Date: 13 Apr 16 - 08:59 AM

There is no other modern guitar and voice collection (properly notated) available

John Loesberg: The Scottish Songs of Robert Burns. Easily available.


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Subject: RE: New book on Robbie Burns
From: GUEST,Adrian Allan
Date: 13 Apr 16 - 09:14 AM

"John Loesberg: The Scottish Songs of Robert Burns. Easily available"

That book is just guitar chords and melody line

Mine are proper notated arrangements.

You can click on previews of both (the Lossberg on Amazon) to see the difference.


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