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Double from Bach Lute Suite BVW 997 Solo Guitar with TAB


Johann Sebastian Bach

Year of composition



Lisa Marie Gabriel




Moderate (Grades 4-6)


2 minutes


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I love Bach but I have taken two BIG liberties with this score. Firstly I have doubled all the time values for ease of reading and secondly it is in the key of A minor to better accommodate the guitar tuning and technique we are familiar with today. My aim was to produce something which was fun for the averagely good guitarist to play, so doubtless the academics will eat me for supper - but really I just want to make Bach more accessible to lesser mortals!The legatos I have put in are intended to make it easier, not harder, and they are not Bach’s so therefore not compulsory! I have removed all rests from the TAB to avoid quaver rests becoming phantom sevens! Have fun!

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