Lute Suite No. 1, BWV 996, Presto

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Baroque period

Skill level: Advanced
A

Time signature: 3/8, Presto

Suggested tempo: = 144 - 152 bpm

Key: Em

Positions I - V

2 voices: contrapuntal with complex voicing

Tuning: Standard

Approximate duration: 1 min


Has instances of 3 voices, but predominantly has two voices; There are many transcriptions of this suite, we recommend the Frank Koonce edition or Tillman Hoppstock edition; Frank Koonce wrote an alternative arrangement with drop D tuning

Shifting
Finger Independence
Chord Transitioning
Bass Stopping
Scales
Right Hand Arpeggios
Left Hand Arpeggios
Slurs
Tremolo
Harmonics
Extended Techniques

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