Lute Suite No. 2, BWV 997, Gigue

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Baroque period

Skill level: Advanced
A

Time signature: 6/8,

Suggested tempo: dotted quarter note = 66 - 72 bpm

Key: Am

Positions I - V

2 voices: contrapuntal; melody and active bass with moderately complex voicing

Tuning: Standard

Approximate duration: 3 min


Originally for the lute in C minor; There are many transcriptions of this suite, we recommend the Frank Koonce edition or Tillman Hoppstock edition

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

Sheet music

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