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E-|---Song:-Prelude-in-D-minor-(BWV999)------------|
A-|---Author:-JSBach-------------------------------|
D-|---Transcription-by:Christian Liang-------------|
G-|---E-Mail:christian.liang@gmail.com-------------|
B-|---http://www.classclef.com---------------------|
E-|---Enjoy!---------------------------------------|

==========================================================================
           Schindler's List Theme by John Williams (1930-1993)
==========================================================================

Prelude in D minor by BWV999 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Originally written for the lute in the key of C minor.
Standard Tuning


[1]

-------5-----------------|-------5-----------------|-------6-----------------|
-----6---6---6-----------|-----6---6---6-----------|-----8---8---8-----------|
---7-------7---7---7---7-|---7-------7---7---7---7-|---7-------7---7---7---7-|
-0---------------7-------|-0---------------7-------|-0---------------8---5---|
---------------------8---|---------------------8---|-------------------------|
-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

L  3 2 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 4 3     3 2 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 4 3     2 4 1 4 2 4 2 3 2 1 2
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i


[4]

-------6-----------------|-------3-----------------|-------3-----------------|
-----8---8---8-----------|-----5---5---5-----2---2-|-----5---5---5-----2---2-|
---7-------7---7---7---7-|---6-------6---6-3---0---|---6-------6---6-3---0---|
-0---------------8---5---|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|
-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

L  2 4 1 4 2 4 2 3 2 1 2      3 2 1 2 3 2 3 3 2  2     3 2 1 2 3 2 3 3 2   2
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i


[7]
                                                     I..................
-------1-----------------|-------1-----------------|-------1-----------------|
-----3---3---3-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|
---2-------2---2---2---2-|---2-------2---2---2---2-|---2-------2---2---2---2-|
-0---------------3---0---|-----------------3---0---|-----------------3---0---|
-------------------------|-3-----------------------|-1-----------------------|
-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

L  2 4 1 4 2 4 2 3 2   2   3 2 4 1 4 2 4 2 3 2   2   1 2 4 1 4 2 4 2 3 2   2
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i


[10]

-------1-----------------|-------1-----------------|-------1-----------------|
-----3---3---3-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|-----3---3---3-----0---0-|
---2-------2---2---2---2-|---4-------4---4---4---4-|---4-------4---4-1-------|
-----------------3---0---|-----------------3---0---|---------------------2---|
-0-----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
-------------------------|-4-----------------------|-4-----------------------|

L  2 4 1 4 2 4 2 3 2   2   3 4 2 1 2 4 2 4 2 4   4   3 4 2 1 2 4 2 4 1   3
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i


[13]                                                 *I..............

-------0-----------------|-------0-----------------|-------5-----------------|
-----1---1---1-----------|-----1---1---1-----------|-----5---5---5-----1---1-|
---4-------4---4---4---4-|---2-------2---2---2---2-|---5-------5---5-2-------|
-----------------2-------|-------------------------|---------------------3---|
-0-------------------3---|-0---------------3---0---|-------------------------|
-------------------------|-------------------------|-1-----------------------|

L  4 1   1 4 1 4 2 4 3 4     2 1   1 2 1 2 3 2   2   1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 1 3 1
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i


[16]                       II...................     II...................

-------5-----------------|-------4-----------------|-------4-----------------|
-----6---6---6-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|
---4-------4---4---4---4-|---4-------4---4---4---4-|---4-------4---4---4---4-|
-0---------------0-------|-----------------2-------|-----------------2-------|
---------------------2---|---------------------2---|---------------------2---|
-------------------------|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|

L  2 4 3 4 2 4 2   2 1 2     3 2 4 2 3 2 3 1 3 1 3     3 2 4 2 3 2 3 1 3 1 3
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i


[19]
  V....................     VII....................  VII....................
-------5-----------------|-------7-----------------|-------8-----------------|
-----5---5---5-----------|-----9---9---9-----------|-----10--10--10----------|
---5-------5---5---5---5-|---7-------7---7---7---7-|---9-------9---9---9---9-|
-------------------------|---------------------0---|-----------------7-------|
-----------------7-------|-----------------8-------|---------------------7---|
-0-------------------8---|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|

L  1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 4 1     1 4 1 4 1 4 1 2 1   1     3 4 2 4 3 4 3 1 3 1 3
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i


[22]
 IX...................     VIII.................
-------10----------------|-------8-----------------|-------7-----------------|
-----9---9---9-----------|-----10--10--10----------|-----6---6---6-----------|
---9-------9---9---9---9-|---8-------8---8---8---8-|---7-------7---7---7---7-|
-----------------9-------|-------------------------|-----------------6-------|
---------------------11--|-----------------12--9---|---------------------7---|
-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|

L  1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1     1 3 1 3 1 3 1 4 1 2 1     3 2 1 2 3 2 3 1 3 2 3
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i


[25]
 V......................   III...................    II...................
-------5-----------------|-------5-----------------|-------4-----------------|
-----7---7---7-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|
---5-------5---5---5---5-|---4-------4---4---4---4-|---4-------4---4---4---4-|
-----------------4-------|-----------------3---0---|-----------------2-------|
---------------------6---|-------------------------|---------------------2---|
-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|

L  1 4 1 4 1 4 1 1 2 3 2     2 1 3 1 2 1 3 1 2   2     3 2 4 2 3 2 3 1 3 1 3
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i


[28]
  I.....................
-------2-----------------|-------1-----------------|-------0-----------------|
-----1---1---1-----------|-----0---0---0-----------|-----1---1---1-----------|
---2-------2---2---2---2-|---1-------1---1---1---1-|---2-------2---2---2---2-|
-----------------1-------|-----------------0-------|-------------------------|
---------------------3---|---------------------2---|-----------------3---0---|
-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|

L  2 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 4 2      1  2   1   1   1 3 1     2 1   1 2 1 2 3 2   2
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i


[31] ** see below for easier alternative

-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
-------3-----------------|-------3-----------------|-------3-----------------|
-----4---4---4-----2---2-|-----4---4---4-----1---1-|-----4---4---4-----1---1-|
---7-------7---7-3---0---|---6-------6---6-2-------|---6-------6---6-3---0---|
-------------------------|---------------------2---|-0-----------------------|
-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|-------------------------|

L  4 2 1 2 4 2 4 3 2   2     4 2 1 2 4 2 4 3 1 2 1     4 2 1 2 4 2 4 3 1   1
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i


[34]
         II............    III...................     VII....................
-------------------------|-------4-----------------|-------7-----------------|
-------3-2---2-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|-----9---9---9-----------|
-----4-----2---2---2---2-|---4-------4---4---4---4-|---7-------7---7---7---7-|
---7-------------2-------|-----------------3---0---|---------------------0---|
-0-------------------4---|-0-----------------------|-0---------------8-------|
-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

L  4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1     2 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 2   2     1 4 1 4 1 4 1 2 1   1
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i


[37]
 V.......................
-------5-----------------|-------3-----------------|-------1-----------------|
-----5---5---5-----------|-----5---5---5-----2---2-|-----3---3---3-----------|
---6-------6---6---6---6-|---6-------6---6-3---0---|---2-------2---2---2---2-|
-----------------7-------|-------------------------|-----------------3---0---|
-0-------------------7---|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|
-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

L  2 1 1 1 2 1 2 4 2 3 2     3 2 1 2 3 2 3 3 2   2     2 4 1 4 2 4 2 3 2   2
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i


[40]
 I....................... I.......................
-------1-----------------|-------1-----------------|-------------------------|
-----3---3---3-----------|-----3---3---3-----------|-------5-------5/6-----9-|
---1-------1---1---1---1-|---1-------1---1---1---1-|-----6---6---6-----7-----|
-----------------3---0---|-----------------3---0---|---7-------7---------9---|
-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|
-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

L  1 4 1 4 1 4 1 3 1   1     1 4 1 4 1 4 1 3 1   1     3 2 1 3 3 2 1 1 2 3 4
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m i p i p i   p i m a m i m a   m i a


[43]
 II......................
--5=====================-|
--2=====================-|
--2=====================-|
-------------------------|
--0=====================-|
-------------------------|

L 4,1,1
R a,m,i,p

----
Tips
----

* Bar [15]
This one is a toughy and may take some practice. This is actually a double
barre chord with the index holding a full barre and the pinky produces a
half barre. When you double barre, make sure you press down hard on the
top bass string (index) and the 3 treble strings (pinky). If you find
this bar difficult, try to experiment with thumb position on the back
of the neck during barre delivery.

 *I..............
-------5-----------------|
-----5---5---5-----1---1-|
---5-------5---5-2-------|
---------------------3---|
-------------------------|
-1-----------------------|

L1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 1 3 1
Rp i m a m i m i p i p i



** Alternative bars Bar[31]-Bar[34]
If you have large hands with wide finger "wing span" coverage, your right
hand will be playing (pima-mimi-pipi) throughout the whole prelude. For
smaller hands, Bar[31]-Bar[34] will be a problem. But there's hope! Try
playing Bar[31]-Bar[34] with the following measures. Please note that
although the alternative bars are much easier to play-open strings and
less finger stretches-it does not maintain the integrity of the right
hand pattern. A new unique right hand pattern is required exclusively for
these 4 bars (pimi-mimi-pipi). So the challenge is to keep in time when
switching the 2 plucking patterns back and forth.


[31]
-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
-----0-3-0---0-----------|-----0-3-0---0-----------|-----0-3-0---0-----------|
---2-------2---2---2---2-|---1-------1---1---1---1-|---1-------1---1---1---1-|
-----------------3---0---|-----------------2-------|-----------------3---0---|
-------------------------|---------------------2---|-0-----------------------|
-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|-------------------------|

L  2   4   2   2 3 2   2     1   4   1   1 3 1 2 1     1   4   1  1  3 1   1
Rp i m i m i m i p i p i   p i m i m i m i p i p i   p i m i m i m i p i p i

[34]
           II...........
-------------------------|
-----0-3-0---2-----------|
---2-------2---2---2---2-|
-----------------2-------|
-0-------------------4---|
-------------------------|

L  2   4   1 1 1 1 1 3 1
Rp i m i m i m i p i p i



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Aseodin 10 Feb 17, 2011 06:22 PM

Very good tab, and accurate.
Loved the Right Hand indications, very helpful for some parts.
Also, the tips are helpful. For once, the tab is as good as a traditional music sheet.
Very well done, and thank you.

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