Lute Suite No. 2, BWV 997, Prelude

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Baroque period

Skill level: Advanced
A

Time signature: 4/4,

Suggested tempo: = 69 - 80 bpm

Key: Am

Positions I - VII

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

Tuning: Standard

Approximate duration: 4 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

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

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