Lute Suite No. 1, BWV 996, Gigue

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) (arranged by: Stefan Apke)
Baroque period

Skill level: Virtuosic

Time signature: 12/8, Unmarked

Suggested tempo: = 148 - 160 bpm

Key: Em

Positions I - VII

2 voices: contrapuntal with complex voicing

Tuning: Standard

Approximate duration: 3 min

Has instances of 3 voices, but predominantly consists of two voices; There are many transcriptions of this suite, we recommend the Frank Koonce edition or Tillman Hoppstock edition

Finger Independence
Chord Transitioning
Right Hand Arpeggios
Left Hand Arpeggios
Bass Stopping
Extended Techniques

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