The tragic ballad of Annachie Gordon is a classic Scottish folk song, and one that lends itself perfectly to a solo acoustic guitar arrangement. In this short acoustic guitar lesson, one of the UK’s leading acoustic guitarists and Elixir Strings artist Tristan Seume demonstrates his approach to this tune in his preferred CGDGCD Csus2 tuning. Tristan uses Elixir Phosphor Bronze Strings with NANOWEB Coating 12-56 for their long tone life and rich, full tone even at lower tunings. Check them out: https://www.elixirstrings.com/guitar-strings/acoustic-phosphor-bronze-nanoweb-coating
This tuning (also known as “Orkney tuning”) allows Tristan to arrange the song with beautiful, full low end notes and ringing chords and melody. The on-screen tab allows you to follow along with this simple arrangement, providing a great foundation to start your own journey with this folk classic!
One of the UK’s leading acoustic guitarists, Tristan has toured all over Europe both as a soloist and a sought-after accompanist. His solo albums, You Just Know and Middle Child, mix handcrafted originals with beautiful interpretations of traditional and contemporary tunes. An experienced and enthusiastic educator, his CV includes countless contributions to some of the UK’s best-selling guitar magazines; Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Acoustic, and notably, over 130 consecutive monthly guitar tutorials spanning more than a decade of issues of Guitarist Magazine.