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Cello Suite No 1 - Prelude tab

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  • Actually in G, standard tuning, optimized for steel string acoustic or electric.

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Actually in G, standard tuning, optimized for steel string acoustic or electric. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Prelude 
Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 
J.S Bach 
 
Standard tuning in actual G transcribed for steel strings by musological 
 
 
 
   2
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|----(0)--0---0-------0---0---0---|-------0---------------0---------|-------0---------------0---------|
G|-----4-2-4----------(4)2-4-------|-----5---5---5-------5---5---5---|-----5---5---5-------5---5---5---|
D|---0-------0---0---0-------0---0-|---2-------2---2---2-------2---2-|---4-------4---4---4-------4---4-|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-3---------------3---------------|-3---------------3---------------|-3---------------3---------------|
 
   2               3                                                   3               1
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-----0---0---0-------0---0---0---|-----0---0-----------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-------2---0---0-------2---0-----|-------2---0---0---0---0---------|-----2---2---2-----0---0---0---0-|
D|---0---------------0-----------4-|---2---------4---2---4-----0-----|---5---5---5---5-----7---7---7---|
A|---------------------------------|-------------------------2---4-2-|-4---------------4---------------|
E|-3---------------3---------------|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 
   1 4 3 2 3 2     4
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-----7-6-7---0-------0-----------|-----0---0---0-------0---0---0---|-----------------0-----7-6-4--(0)|
D|-4-7(0)----7---7---7---7-0-----0-|-------4---------------4---------|-----0-2-0---------4-2-------7-5-|
A|-----------------9---------9-7---|---2-------2---2---2-------2---2-|---4-------4-2-0-----------------|
E|---------------------------------|-0---------------0---------------|-0-------------------------------|
 
   1 4   3 2 3 4                         3           4   3             4 2 3   1                 3 1 4
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-------0---------------0---------|
G|-------7---7-------------0-------|---------------------------------|---------5---------------5-------|
D|-4---0---7-----7-0-----7-------0-|-6-0-------0-6-0-9-0-------0-6-0-|-----7-----7---0-----7-----7-4---|
A|---7(5)------9-----7-9-----9-7---|-----8-7-8-----------8-7-8-------|---7---------7-----7-----------7-|
E|---------------------------------|-0--------------(0)--------------|-8---------------8---------------|
                                *!*(semi h^p~ metal riff, enjoy! ;-)
 
   3 1 3 1-1 3 1 3-3                                                   2
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|(0)-----(0)-----(0)-----(0)------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------((0))-|-0-----0---0-2---0---------------|---------------------------------|
D|---4---4-7---7-----4---4-7---7---|---4-2---4-----4---4-2-0---------|-----0---0---0-------0---0---0---|
A|-6---6-----9---9-6---6-----9---9-|-------------------------3-2-0---|---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------3-|-2---------------2---------------|
(slide + ring open strings)
 
   2 1 3 1 3                         2 3 1                             2 3 4
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-------0---------------0---------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-----5---5---5-------5---5---5---|
D|-----3-2-3---3-------3-2-3---3---|-----2-0-2---2-------2-0-2---2---|---4-------4---4---4-------4---4-|
A|---2-------2---2---2-------2---2-|---3-------3---3---3-------3---3-|---------------------------------|
E|-3---------------3---------------|-3---------------3---------------|-3---------------3---------------|
 
                                     3               1                 2
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-----0---0-----------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-------2---0---------------------|---------------0---------0-----0-|---------------------------------|
D|---4---------4-2-0-------------0-|-----2-4-5-2-4-------------------|-----0-----0---------0-----0-----|
A|-------------------3-2-0---------|-4-0-------------4-0-7-9---7-9---|---0---7-9---7-9---0---7-9---7-9-|
E|-3-----------------------3-2-0---|---------------------------------|-8---------------8---------------|
                                     (start slowing up, rubato)
 
                                           1 1 2 4                 3   4
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-2-------------4-5---------4-5-7-|-8-7-6-7-7-5-4-5-5-2-------------|
D|-----0------11*12--------0-2-4-5-|-0-4-0-2-4-5-7---0-7-4-5-7-------|-0-------------------4-2-0-------|
A|---0---9*12--------0-2-3-----0---|---------0-----------0-----------|---------------------------0-2-3-|
E|-8-------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 
                                               2 4   1 3                                 1 4 2 4 2 3 2
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------2-4-5-2-4(0)------------|---------0-----0-6---------------|---------0-----------------6-7-6-|
D|-0---0-4-----------5-0-----------|-0-----0---7-9-----8-7-8-8-7-6-7-|-7-5-4-5---2-----------5-7-------|
A|---0-------------------3-2---0-2-|-----2---------------------------|(0)----0-----4-2-0-4-7-------0---|
E|---------------------------3-----|---3-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
 
   3 2 4 2 4 2   1   4
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-7-----------------7-6-4---------|-----5-4-2-0-------5-4-2-0-------|---4-2-0-----------2-0-----------|
D|-0-7-------7-0-4--(0)----7-5-4---|-0--(0)------4-2-0--(0)----4-2-0-|----(0)--4-2-0------(0)4-2-0-----|
A|-----9-7-9-------0-------------7-|(5)------------------------------|-3-------------3-2-----------3-2-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
                (octave issues meh)  (loose, can let ring the chording and open strings while scaling)
 
       3 1 3 1
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|---0-------2---2---2---2---2---2-|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|--(2)---------------------------|
D|-----4-2-4---0---2---4---5---2---|-4---0---5---2---4---0---5---2---|-4---0--2---4---5---7---9---0---|
A|-0---------0---0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0--0---0---0---0---0---0-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
             (dynamics and syncopation key)                         (not straight timing, group and...
 
 
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-7---9---10--0---9---10-*12--9---|-10--9---10--7---9---7---9---5---|-7---5---7---4---5---4---5---2---|
A|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 ...lean the open A's, let them bounce, make the harmonic high note the end and start of pivot phrasing)
 
                                                                       3  4
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|--(2)------------0---1---2---3---|-4---5---6---7---8---9---10--11--|*12-----*12-*12-*12-----*12-*12--|
D|-4---0-----0---0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|-----0---------------0-----------|
A|---0---7-8---9-------------------|---------------------------------|---14-14---14--14--14-14---14--14|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
      *!* (go for it!)
 
   3 2                              ^1 4                               3 1
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|--*12----------------------------|
G|*12-----*12-*12-*12-----*12-*12--|11-----11---11---11-----11---11--|--*12----------------------------|
D|-----0---------------0-----------|----0----------------0-----------|--*12----------------------------|
A|--*12-*12-*12-*12-*12-*12-*12----|--15-15---15--15---15-15--15---15|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-15------------------------------|
                                    (awkward, bend for intonation)     (barre, let ring)



            
            
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