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Prelude In D Minor (BWV 999) By J.S.Bach

Rick Payman (10059) · [archive]
Style: Classical · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 80
Pages: 1 2 3 4

Originally scored for Lute in the key of C Minor, this Prelude by J.S.Bach is most commonly transcribed for Guitar in D Minor.

The Bass is shown as Bach intended, with the low pedal notes lasting for 1/4 note duration only.
I have fingered the piece to make initial playing easier using open Bass strings where possible.
The advanced player may wish to dampen these strings accordingly using a spare left-hand finger.

I usually pause slightly on the Bass F in Bar 15, to compensate for the fact that it can not otherwise be held for the correct length using the fingering shown (I prefer to follow it immediately with the half-barre at the fifth fret).

The piece continues on the next two Pages. I have deliberately included Bars 17 and 18 on this Page to allow the full effect of the shift to the E bass pedal to be heard.

Prelude In D Minor (BWV 999) By J.S.Bach