Bwv 998 - Prelude tab with lyrics by Johann Sebastian Bach for guitar @ Guitaretab

Johann Sebastian Bach – Bwv 998 - Prelude tab

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From: kevins@ornews.intel.com (Kevin Smith)

Last week someone asked for the tab for Bach's Prelude from BMV 999
(Praelude in C moll pour la Lute di J S Bach).  It is one of Bach's
most popular pieces for guitar.  It was originally in Cm, but is
trans-posed to Dm for guitar.  I like to play it brisk and flowing
with a slight accent on the the base notes.  It is in 3/4 time;
the |'s represent 8th notes.  Let me know if you find any mistakes.

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left-hand fingering added + last note in measure 42 corrected
Vincenzo Chiaravalle - 10 September 2001 - vincenzochiaravalle@yahoo.it
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see below tab for an alternative way of playing it with a dampened bass
Erik Wernersson - 23 August 2003 - erik.wernersson@telia.com
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Prelude, BMV 999                             Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

I use a picking pattern of : 
   p i m a m i m i p i p m     or
   p i m a m i m i p i p i


1 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | E-------5-----------------|-------5-----------------|-------6-----------------|B-----6---6---6-----------|-----6---6---6-----------|-----8---8---8-----------|G---7-------7---7---7---7-|---7-------7---7---7---7-|---7-------7---7---7---7-|D-0---------------7-------|-0---------------7-------|-0---------------8---5---|A---------------------8---|---------------------8---|-------------------------|E-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| 0 3 2 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 4 3 0 2 4 1 4 2 4 2 3 2 1 2
4 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-------6-----------------|-------3-----------------|-------3-----------------||-----8---8---8-----------|-----5---5---5-----2---2-|-----5---5---5------2--2-||---7-------7---7---7---7-|---6-------6---6-3---0---|---6-------6---6--3---0--||-0---------------8---5---|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| 0 4 3 1 3 4 3 4_4 3 0 3
7 | | | | | | | | | | | | BI............... |-------1-----------------|-------1-----------------|-------1-----------------||-----3---3---3-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|-----3---3---3-----------||---2-------2---2---2---2-|---2-------2---2---2---2-|---2-------2---2---2---2-||-0---------------3---0---|-----------------3---0---|-----------------3---0---||-------------------------|-3-----------------------|-1-----------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| 0 2 4 1 4 2 4 2 3 2 0 2 3 1
10 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-------1-----------------|-------1-----------------|-------1-----------------||-----3---3---3-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|-----3---3---3-----0---0-||---2-------2---2---2---2-|---4-------4---4---4---4-|---4-------4---4-1-------||-----------------3---0---|-----------------3---0---|---------------------2---||-0-----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-4-----------------------|-4-----------------------| 0 3 4 2 1 2 4 2 4 2 4 0 4 1 0 2 0
13 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-------0-----------------|-------0-----------------|-------5-----------------||-----1---1---1-----------|-----1---1---1-----------|-----5---5---5-----1---1-||---4-------4---4---4---4-|---2-------2---2---2---2-|---5-------5---5-2-------||-----------------2-------|-------------------------|---------------------3---||-0-------------------3---|-0---------------3---0---|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|-1-----------------------| 0 4 1 0 1 4 1 4 2 4 3 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 3 2 0 2 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 1 3 1
16 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-------5-----------------|-------4-----------------|-------4-----------------||-----6---6---6-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|-----3---3---3-----------||---4-------4---4---4---4-|---4-------4---4---4---4-|---4-------4---4---4---4-||-0---------------0-------|-----------------2-------|-----------------2-------||---------------------2---|---------------------2---|---------------------2---||-------------------------|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------| 0 2 4 3 4 2 4 2 0 2 1 2 0 3 2 4 2 3 2 3 1 3 1 3
19 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-------5-----------------|-------7-----------------|-------8-----------------||-----5---5---5-----------|-----9---9---9-----------|-----10--10--10----------||---5-------5---5---5---5-|---7-------7---7---7---7-|---9-------9---9---9---9-||-------------------------|---------------------0---|-----------------7-------| |-----------------7-------|-----------------8-------|---------------------7---||-0-------------------8---|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------| 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 4 1 0 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 4 3 4 2 4 2 1 3 1 3
22 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-------10----------------|-------8-----------------|-------7-----------------||-----9---9---9-----------|-----10--10--10----------|-----6---6---6-----------||---9-------9---9---9---9-|---8-------8---8---8---8-|---7-------7---7---7---7-||-----------------9-------|-------------------------|-----------------6-------||---------------------11--|-----------------12--8---|---------------------7---||-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------| 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 4 1 1 1 0 3 2 4 2 3 2 3 1 3 2 3
25 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-------5-----------------|-------5-----------------|-------4-----------------||-----7---7---7-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|-----3---3---3-----------||---5-------5---5---5---5-|---4-------4---4---4---4-|---4-------4---4---4---4-||-----------------4-------|-----------------3---0---|-----------------2-------||---------------------6---|-------------------------|---------------------2---||-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------| 0 2 4 3 4 2 4 2 1 2 4 2 0 3 2 4 2 3 2 3 1 3 0 3 0 3 2 4 2 3 2 3 1 3 1 3
28 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-------2-----------------|-------1-----------------|-------0-----------------||-----1---1---1-----------|-----0---0---0-----------|-----1---1---1-----------||---2-------2---2---2---2-|---1-------1---1---1---1-|---2-------2---2---2---2-||-----------------1-------|-----------------0-------|-------------------------||---------------------3---|---------------------2---|-----------------3---0---||-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------| 0 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 4 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 3 2 0 2
31 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------3-----------------|-------3-----------------|-------3-----------------||-----4---4---4-----2---2-|-----4---4---4-----1---1-|-----4---4---4-----1---1-||---7-------7---7-3---0---|---6-------6---6-2-------|---6-------6---6-3---0---||-------------------------|---------------------2---|-0-----------------------||-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|-------------------------| 0 4 2 1 2 4 2 4 3 2 0 2 0 4 2 1 2 4 2 4 3 1 2 1 0 4 2 1 2 4 2 4 4 2 0 2
34 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------|-------4-----------------|-------7-----------------||-------3-2---2-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|-----9---9---9-----------||-----4-----2---2---2---2-|---4-------4---4---4---4-|---7-------7---7---7---7-||---7-------------2-------|-----------------3---0---|---------------------0---||-0-------------------4---|-0-----------------------|-0---------------8-------||-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| 0 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 3 2 4 2 3 2 3 1 3 0 3 0 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 2 1 0 1
37 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-------5-----------------|-------3-----------------|-------1-----------------||-----5---5---5-----------|-----5---5---5-----2---2-|-----3---3---3-----------||---6-------6---6---6---6-|---6-------6---6-3---0---|---2-------2---2---2---2-||-----------------7-------|-------------------------|-----------------3---0---||-0-------------------7---|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 4 2 3 2 0 3 2 1 2 3 2 3 3 2 0 2 0 2 4 1 4 2 4 2 3 2 0 2
40 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-------1-----------------|-------1-----------------|-------0-------0-------4-||-----3---3---3-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|-----2---2---2--/6-------||---1-------1---1---1---1-|---1-------1---1---1---1-|---2-------2-------7-----||-----------------3---0---|-----------------3---0---|---------------------9---||-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| 0 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 1 2 0 2 3 4 1
43 CV|--5----------------------|||--5----------------------|||--6----------------------|||--7----------------------|||--7----------------------|||--5----------------------||
****************************************************************************** From: Erik Wernersson - erik.wernersson@telia.com Subject: Bach's prelude bwv 999 Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 15:08:31 -0700 There is another way of playing this prelude where you damp the bass at every measure. I don't which is correct but i think it sounds better when you damp the bass.
1 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |E-------5-----------------|-------5-----------------|-------6-----------------|B-----6---6---6-----------|-----6---6---6-----------|-----8---8---8-----------|G---7-------7---7---7---7-|---7-------7---7---7---7-|---7-------7---7---7---7-|D-0-------D-------7---3---|-0-----D---------7---3---|-0-------D-------8---5---|A-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|E-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| 0 4 2 1 2 4 2 4 2 3 1 3 0 2 4 1 4 2 4 2 3 2 12 3 3
[and so on]
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