Francois Couperin - Les Barricades Mysterieuses tab

Les Barricades mysterieuses (The Mysterious Barricades)
By Francois Couperin (1668-1733)

Tablature:  Mike Schmidt 
Email:  Michael_T_Schmidt@hotmail.com

Date: July 5th, 2001

Performance Notes:

The main theme is played in the first 9 measures, followed by 3 "couplets"
or variations of the theme.  Using familiar chord shapes (C, G, Am, etc.)
will help with the fingering on the main theme.  After repeating it once,
the 1st Couplet begins.  The main theme is played in between each couplet.
Brief pauses before each couplet will emphasize the variation.  The piece
can also be played with a capo on the 2nd fret.  The faster it is played,
the livelier it sounds.  Roman numerals below certain measures indicate a
barred fret.  Although there are a few difficult fingerings, this is a most
rewarding piece to learn and play.


E-----0-----------3---||--------0-----------3-----|--------------------------|B--1-----1-----3-----0||-----1-----1-----3-----0--|-----0--1-----------1--0--|G-----------0---------||-*------0-----------------|-----------2-----0--------|D---------------------||--------------------3-----|--------2-----------2-----|A-----3---------------||-*-3----------------------|--0-----------------------|E-----------------3---||--------------3-----------|--------------0-----------|
E--------1--------1p0h1p0---|-0-----0-----------3----|-------0-----------3---|B-----1-----------0-------3-|----1-----1-----3-----0-|----1-----1-----3-----0|G--2--------2---------------|-------0-----------0----|-------0---------------|D--------0------------------|------------------------|-------------------3---|A---------------------------|-3----------------------|-3---------------------|E--1-----------3------------|-------------3----------|-------------3---------|
I ____________________________ | 1. E------------------------|------------------------|-------0------------3-----||B----0--1-----------1--0-|----0--1-----------1--0-|-1--1-----1------3-----0--||G----------2-----0-------|-2--------0-----0-------|-------0------------0---*-||D-------2-----------2----|-------0-----------3----|-2------------------------||A-0----------------------|------------------------|-3----------------------*-||E-------------0----------|-1-----------3----------|-------------3------------||
_____________________ | 2. 1st. CoupletE---------3-----------3----|-------3-----------3----|-------3------------3----|B-1----5-----5-----3-----3-|----5-----5-----3-----3-|----5-----5------3-----3-|G---------5-----------4----|-------5-----------4----|-------5------------0----|D-2-------------5----------|-------------5----------|-------------------------|A-3------------------------|-3----------------------|-3------------2----------|E--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------| III
E-------3-----------2----|-3-----------------------|------------------------|B----1-----1-----1-----1-|-3-----3------------3----|-------3-----------3----|G-------2-----------2----|-4--4-----4------2-----2-|----4-----4-----2-----2-|D-------------0----------|-------5------------4----|-------5-----------4----|A-0----------------------|--------------5----------|-------------5----------|E------------------------|-3-----------------------|-3----------------------| III II III II…
E------------------------|-----------------------|------------------1----|B-------3-----------3----|-------5-----tr--------|------3--------------0-|G----4-----4-----4-----4-|----4-----2--202--0--2-|-0h4-----4-----2-------|D-------5-----------5----|-------5-----4---------|------5-----0-----0----|A-------------2----------|-3-----------5---------|-----------------------|E-3----------------------|-----------------------|-3---------------------| III
E-------0-----------3----|-------------------1----|-------1-----------0----|B----1-----1-------------|-------1----------------|----0-----0-----1-----1-|G-------2--------3-----3-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|-------0-----------0----|D-------------2----------|-------3-----0-----0----|------------------------|A-0----------------------|------------------------|-------------3-----3----|E-------------------0----|-1----------------------|-3----------------------| I
E-tr-------0-----------3----|-------0-----------3----|-----------------------|B-313---1-----1-----3-----0-|----1-----1-----3-----0-|---0--1-----------1--0-|G-0--------------0----------|-------0----------------|---------2-----0-------|D---------------------------|-------------------3----|------2-----------2----|A----------3----------------|-3----------------------|-0---------------------|E-3--------------------3----|-------------3----------|------------0----------|
E-------1-------1p0h1p0-----|-0-----0----------3----|------0-----------3----|B----1----------0--------3--|----1-----1----3-----0-|---1-----1-----3-----0-|G-2--------2----------------|-------0----------0----|------0----------------|D-------0-------------------|-----------------------|------------------3----|A---------------------------|-3---------------------|-3---------------------|E-1-----------3-------------|------------3----------|------------3----------| I
____________________ | 2nd CoupletE------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|B----0--1-----------1--0-|----0--1-----------1--0-|-1------5------------3---|G----------2-----0-------|-2--------0-----0-------|-----5-----5-----5------4|D-------2-----------2----|-------0-----------3----|-2------5------------3---|A-0----------------------|------------------------|-3-----------------------|E-------------0----------|-1-----------3----------|--------------3----------| III
E------------------------|----1--5-----------3----|----0--1----------0-----|B----0--1-----------0----|----------6-----6-----5-|----------3-----3----2--|G----------2-----2-----0-|-2----------------------|------------------------|D-------2-----------2----|-------3----------------|-0----------------------|A-0----------------------|-------------4-----0----|-------------0----0-----|E-------------0----------|-1----------------------|-------3----------------| I
E-------1-----------0----|----0--1--0-------------|-tr-----0----------3----|B-3----------------------|-------------3--1--0----|-01--1----1-----3-----0-|G----2-----2-----0-----0-|----------------------2-|-------------0----------|D-0-----0-----------3----|-------3-----------0----|------------------------|A------------------------|------------------------|--------3---------------|E-------------0----------|-1-----------2----------|-3-----------------3----|
E-------0-----------3----|------------------------|-------1-------1p0h1p0----|B----1-----1-----3-----0-|----0--1-----------1--0-|----1----------0--------3-|G-------0----------------|----------2-----0-------|-2--------2---------------|D-------------------3----|-------2-----------2----|-------0------------------|A-3----------------------|-0----------------------|--------------------------|E-------------3----------|-------------0----------|-1-----------3------------| I
E-0-----0-----------3----|-------0-----------3----|------------------------|B----1-----1-----3-----0-|----1-----1-----3-----0-|----0--1-----------1--0-|G-------0-----------0----|-------0----------------|----------2-----0-------|D------------------------|-------------------3----|-------2-----------2----|A-3----------------------|-3----------------------|-0----------------------|E-------------3----------|-------------3----------|-------------0----------|
_____________________ | 3rd. CoupletE------------------------|-------0-----------1----|-------------------3-----|B----0--1-----------1--0-|-1--1-----1-----1-----1-|-------3--------3-----3--|G-2--------0-----0-------|-------0-----------2----|----5-----3--------3-----|D-------0-----------3----|-2----------------------|-------3-----------------|A------------------------|-3-----------0----------|-------------------------|E-1-----------3----------|------------------------|-6-----------3-----------| III
E-------0-----------1----|-------1----------------|-1----------------5----|B----3-----1-----1-----1-|----3-----3--------5----|---------1-----6-----6-|G-------0-----------2----|-------0--------3-----3-|----3p2-----------5----|D------------------------|-------------------5----|------------3----------|A-3-----------0----------|-1-----------3----------|-----------------------|E------------------------|------------------------|-1---------------------| III I III
E-------5-----------5----|-------5-----------5----|-------3-----------3----|B----3-----3-----3-----3-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|----5-----5-----5-----5-|G-------5-----------5----|-------3-----------3----|-------3-----------3----|D-4----------------------|-5-----------3----------|------------------------|A-------------5----------|------------------------|-7-----------3----------|E------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| III
E-------3-----------3----|-------1-----------1----|-------1-----------1----|B----1-----1-----1-----1-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|----0-----0-----0-----0-|G-------2-----------2----|-------2-----------2----|-------0-----------0----|D-3-----------2----------|-0----------------------|-2-----------0----------|A------------------------|-------------2----------|------------------------|E------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
E-------0-----------0----|-------0-----------0----|------------------------|B----1-----1-----1-----1-|------------------------|-------3-----------3----|G-------0-----------0----|----2-----2-----2-----2-|----4-----4-----4-----4-|D------------------------|-------3-----------3----|-------3-----------3----|A-3-----------0----------|-5-----------3----------|-2----------------------|E------------------------|------------------------|-------------3----------|
E------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|B-------3-----------1----|-------1-----------1----|-------------------1----|G----0-----0-----0-----0-|----2-----2-----0-----0-|-------5--------0-----0-|D-------2-----------2----|-------0-----------2----|----3-----3--------2----|A-3----------------------|------------------------|-0-----5----------------|E-------------0----------|-1-----------3----------|-------------0----------|
E------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|B-------1----------------|-------1p0--------1----|-------1-----------1----|G----2-----2--------5----|----0----------0-----0-|----2-----2-----0-----0-|D-------0--------3-----3-|-------0----------2----|-------0-----------2----|A-------------0-----5----|-----------------------|------------------------|E-1----------------------|-3----------0----------|-1-----------3----------|
E------------------------|-----------------------|----B-------------------1----|-------1-----------1p0-|-1-- Repeat first 9 measuresG-------5--------2-----2-|----0-----0-----0------|---- to end the piece. D----3-----3--------2----|-------2-----3---------|-2--A-0-----5----------------|-----------------------|-3--E-------------1----------|-3-----------------3---|----
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