Bach J S - Air On A G String tab

Subject: TAB: Aire on a G-String by Bach
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Air On A G String by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Transcription by Grant Floyd 

The timing is 4/4. I have used spacing to indicate the timing
so that the initial sequence is very strung out with four
beats to the bar and later as the notes become closer the
grouping of notes indicates which are to be played together.
Some bars have a single or very few  notes. If they're at the
start of the bar then allow them to ring throughout that bar
(ie everything is spaced according to time at playing)
All this stuff is pretty self-evident but timing is very
important in this piece, listen to it and you'll see what I
mean. 

Basic Bar Structure (smallest spacing = 1/16 note)
  -0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-
   ^           ^           ^           ^     beats

: -0----------------------------------------------:o-1-----------1-----------1-----------1----------: -0-----------0-----------0-----------0----------: ------------------------------------------------:o-3-----------3-----------2-----------2----------: ------------------------------------------------
-0---------------------------------------------- -1-----------1-----------1-----------1---------- -2-----------2-----------0-----------0---------- ------------------------------------------------ -0---------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^ -0-----------5-----1---------------------------- -1-----------------------3-----1-----0---1------ ------------------------------------------------ -3-----------3-----------4-----------3---------- ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------ -0-----------0---------------------------------- -0-----------------2-----0---------------------- ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------ -------------3-----------1-----------1----------
^ ^ ^ ^ -3---------------------------------------------- -0-----------0-----------0-----------0---------- -0-----------0-----------0-----------0---------- -------------2-----------0-----------0---------- ------------------------------------------------ -0----------------------------------------------
-3-----0-----------------------------3-----1---- -------------------------3-----2---------------- -------------3-----2---------------------------- ------------------------------------------------ -4-----------3-----------0-----------0---------- ------------------------------------------------
-1---------------------------------------------- -3-----------3-----------3-----------3---------- -2-----------2-----------2-----------2---------- -0-----------0---------------------------------- -------------------------3-----------3---------- ------------------------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^ -1-----------------------------------1-----0---- -------3-----------------1-----0---------------- -------------2-----0---------------------------- ------------------------------------------------ -2-----------2---------------------------------- -------------------------3-----------3----------
-0-----------------------------------2-----3---- -1-----------1-----------1-----------1---------- -0-----------0-----------0-----------0---------- ------------------------------------------------ -3-----------3-----------2-----------2---------- ------------------------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^ -------------0-----------0---------------------- -1-----1--3--------------------3-----3-----1---- -2---------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------0---------- -0---------------------------------------------- -------------3-----------2----------------------
------------------------------------------------ -0--------------0--1-----1-----------0---------- -------2-----2-----------------------------2---- -------------------------0-----------0---------- -------------3---------------------------------- -3----------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------ : ------------------------------------------------o: -0---------------------------------------------- : -------------------------0-----3-----2---------- : -------0-----2-----3-----------------------0----o: -3---------------------------------------------- : ^ ^ ^ ^
------------------------------------------------ -0-----------------------0--1--0-----0---------- -------------0--------------------2--------0---- -------------------------3-----------3---------- ------------------------------------------------ -3---------------------------------------------- ^ ^ ^ ^
-3---------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------ -------------------------------------3---------- -2-----------2-----------0-----------0---------- ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------
-------------0-----------------3-----1-----0---- -------------------3-----2---------------------- -2---------------------------------------------- -------------------------2---------------------- -4-----------3-----------------------0---------- ------------------------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^ -0--1--------------------1--0------------------- -------------------------------3--1--0---------- -------------------------------------------2---- -0-----------0---------------------------------- -------------------------3-----------3---------- ------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------ -------------0-----------0-----1-----3---------- -1-----2---------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------ -2-----------2-----------0-----------0---------- ------------------------------------------------
-------0-----1-----------1-----------0---------- -3---------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------ -------------0-----------2---------------------- -4-----------------------------------3----------
^ ^ ^ ^ ------------------------------------------------ -3-----1-----0-----------0-----1--3--1-----0---- -------------------2---------------------------- -------------3-----------0---------------------- -0---------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------ -2---------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------ -0-----------0---------------------------------- -------------------------3-----------3----------
^ ^ ^ ^ -------------------------------0---------------- -1-----------------------1-----------3-----1---- -2-----------------------2---------------------- -0-----------------------0-----------2---------- ------------------------------------------------ -2-----------1-----------0----------------------
-5-----------------------------------3-----1---- ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------ -0-----------0---------------------------------- -------------------------3-----------3---------- ------------------------------------------------
-0-----------3---------------------------------- -------3-----------------------------------0--1- -------------------0-----2-----------2---------- -------------------------------------0---------- -2-----------2-----------3---------------------- ------------------------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^ ------------------------------------------------ -0-----------0---------------------------------- -------------------2-----0---------------------- ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------ -3-----------3-----------1-----------1----------
-------------------------------------0---------- -1-----------------------------------------3---- -0-----------------------2---------------------- ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------ -0-----------0-----------1-----------1----------
-------------------------------------1-----0---- -3-----------------------0---------------------- -2-----------------------0---------------------- -0---------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------ -2-----------1-----------3-----------3---------- ^ ^ ^ ^
-------0-----------------------------3-----1---- -3-----------------------1---------------------- -4-----------------------2---------------------- ------------------------------------------------ -------------------------0-----------0---------- -4-----------3----------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^ -1---------------------------------------------- -3---------------------------------------------- -2---------------------------------------------- -0-----------0---------------------------------- -------------------------3-----------3---------- ------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------1---- -------------------------------0-----3---------- -0-----------------------0---------------------- ------------------------------------------------ -2-----------2-----------------------2---------- -------------------------3----------------------
-1-----------0-----------0-----------0-----1--3- -------3---------------------------------------- -0-----------------------0---------------------- ------------------------------------------------ -3-----------3-----------1-----------2---------- ------------------------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^ -------------------------------0-----3-----6---- -1-----------------------1---------------------- -2-----------------------0-----------0---------- ------------------------------------------------ -0-----------0---------------------------------- -------------------------3----------------------
-6-----------5---------------------------------- -------------------------------------1---------- ------------------------------------------------ -3-----------3-----------2-----------2---------- ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------
-------------1---------------------------------- -0-----3---------------------------------------- -------------------------------------2---------- -0-----------0---------------------------------- -------------------------3-----------3---------- ------------------------------------------------ ^ ^ ^ ^
-------------------0--1--1--0------------------- -------------3--------------------------------3- -0-----------------------0-----------2---------- ------------------------------------------------ -2-----------------------3---------------------- -------------3-----------------------1----------
^ ^ ^ ^ ------------------------------------------------ -1--0--------------0-----0--1--0-----0-----1---- -------2-----2--------------------2------------- ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------ -3-----------1-----------3-----------3----------
------------------------------------------------ -1---------------------------------------------- -0---------------------------------------------- -2---------------------------------------------- -3---------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------ Fine
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