For many classical-guitar students, tackling the “Bourrée in E minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach (–) is a rite of passage from playing. Bourrée in E minor by J.S. Bach from his Lute Suite in E minor, transcribed for classical guitar, is a popular piece among guitar students and. Bach’s famous Bourrée from his first lute suite, better known to guitarists as in E minor’, is an intermediate-level piece often transcribed for classical guitar.

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I would like to guard this, but you may be right that this adaptation could do with a third voice, exactly with respect to the counterpoint that you mentioned. Questions must be on-topic, written with proper grammar usage, and understandable to a wide audience. There are no specially difficult chord shapes, but there may be lots of unfamiliar shapes.

I found this piece with fingering hints in my year old notebook — I did not think at that time to mention where from I copied the piece. The ladies sing the red notes and the gentlemen sing the blue notes: This has been sort of experiment. Choose where you want to share: You can enlarge any individual line of the score by clicking on the relevant staves. In choral music, guuitar voice can be sung by one person or many.

The Bourree was originally a dance of French origin, and was imported into vuitar of the later Baroque suites as an additional movement between the stately Sarabande and the lively final Gigue.

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Bach, JS – Bourree in Em

All in all, this charming tune is a joy to learn, practice, and play. On recombining the two parts it will then be easier to hear and bring out the two melodic lines. Fingering is not mine, though — nach, I do not know the author. But, they could also be called voice 1-voice 2-voice 3-voice 4.


As long as you take your time and focus on specific challenges one at a time, you can enjoy moving forward and learning a wide variety of music.

It’s not a beginners’ piece but is around intermediate level of difficulty. To listen to the recording, click play icon on the audio bar at the top of this post — the song is at the end.

Just gujtar to my adaptation of the piece, transposed into a-minor http: Bach from his Lute Suite in E minor, transcribed for classical guitar, is a popular piece among guitar students and seasoned performers alike.

For example, a two-voice passage would be two parts upper voice and lower voice.

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Bach Final phrase sung in four voices. The key of G major’s principal chords are G major tonicD major dominant and C major subdominant. P-i-m-a is Spanish but universally known throughout the classical guitar world. How can I tell if this piece is good for my level? Bach and is in the Public Domain The score, audio track and images are by chasmac and produced on Finale, Goldwave, and Photoshop.

The challenge when performing the piece is to try and maintain a balance in volume and intensity between the two voices and give them equal emphasis. Again, these terms can guitaf applied to instrumental or choral music.

The Wind I hope you cannot hear it if you do it is done on purpose for effect but my biggest challenge was recording it on a really windy day near a very rattly window.


Video Lesson: Learn JS Bach’s ‘Bourrée in E Minor’ for Guitar

It’s a period that is synonymous with Bach – an undisputed and unsurpassed master of the technique of counterpoint. This article may be reprinted, but please be considerate and give credit to Douglas Niedt.

They don’t sound very good. If you do not already have a username and password, one will be emailed to you. The technique for damping the open string is as follows: By working through this course… You will have a better understanding of music and musical processes.

For example, A diminished A C E can be considered the same as F 7 F A C E but without the root note, Fas it’s doing exactly the same job as F 7 would do in that context, which is to resolve to the home chord. What if I have questions about the course? This supports the Maven widget and search functionality.

The paper that I had as a template was written for two flutes I don’t know why it has been transposed into a-minor. You are commenting using your Facebook account. If you have any questions on the course, or on any of the lessons within the course, you can leave a comment on any page. What if I buy this course and it’s too hard for me? This simply means that there are two parts and that each part is repeated twice. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.

Otherwise, you will not hear four voices:.