Prelude No. 1 in C Major by J.S. Bach. Guitar score with tab, notation and chords

£3.50

This is my solo guitar adaptation of Prelude no. 1 from Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier. A beautiful and timeless piece ideal for many occasions.

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This is my solo guitar adaptation of Prelude no. 1 from Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier. A beautiful and timeless piece ideal for many occasions. 4 pages plus cover.

Approach
For it to fall well under the fingers on guitar I have changed the arpeggio pattern. For example, on the opening C chord, instead of the original intervals of 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 5, 8, 10, I use 1, 5, 8, 1, 10, 1, 5, 8, which I feel makes the low end work better on guitar and also allows for more natural guitar chord shapes throughout. Chord symbols and tab has been included alongside standard guitar notation. It has been notated as fast 8ths instead of 16ths to make it appear less daunting to learners.

Practice suggestion
Learn the right hand arpeggio pattern on the first C chord: p i m p a p i m. This will give you the pattern for most of the following chords.
Learn a few bars from the beginning, then learn the last few bars after it breaks from the arpeggio pattern. This will prepare you for this change.