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Bach 'Bouree' From Lute Suite in E Minor Bach

In this tutorial we will learn to play a masterpiece of the classical guitar repertoire, the 'Bourree' from J.S. Bach's Lute Suite in E Minor.

Published: 05/15/2006 Upgrade
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Bach 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' Intermediate Bach

"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach is a beautiful piece that's been arranged many times for solo classical guitar. In this tutorial we'll learn to play an intermediate level arrangement by the master of the Baroque era of music.

Published: 07/13/2006 Upgrade
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Bach 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' Advanced Bach

Christopher will show you all the parts to this complete transcription of Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring". Baroque music consists of polyphonic counterpoint. This is a huge playing challenge for guitarists. Keeping two melodic lines moving at the same time requires the fretting hand to constantly change shapes and patterns. The picking hand will be required to do a fingerpicking technique in which the thumb plays the bass notes and the other fingers play either melody notes or chord tones.

Published: 11/13/2015 Upgrade
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Bach Prelude In C Major BWV 846 Bach

Christopher will show you the complete transcription of Bach's "Prelude In C Major". This piece was originally from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier which is a kind of early keyboard. The piece consists of a long flowing series of arpeggios or chords played one note at a time with the notes held. The fretting hand has some challenging chord shapes and the picking hand will be required to do a repeated fingerpicking pattern.

Published: 02/10/2021 Upgrade