Lute Suite No. 3, BWV 995, Prelude

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

Skill level: Virtuosic
V

Time signatures: 2/2, 3/8, Prelude - Trés Viste

Suggested tempo: = 35 - 40 bpm

Key: Am

Positions I - VIII

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

Tuning: Standard

Approximate duration: 5 min


Originally in G minor; The second part of this movement is played faster (Trés Viste); There are many transcriptions of this suite, we recommend the Frank Koonce edition or Tillman Hoppstock edition

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

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