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Toccata And Fugue In D Minor tab

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This is the Fugue only, arranged in E minor. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Fugue by JS Bach as found in "Toccata and Fugue in D minor".
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Arranged for Classical guitar by David Atkinson (4/95).


OK.  Some of you may notice that it isn't in D minor but you can't
have everything!!!  I put it in E minor for convenience.  And ...
I cut it short and added an ending.  If anyone can think of a better
one, feel free to submit ideas.

Tune your guitar down two semitones if you must but it's not worth it
unless you want to play with the record... but that's probably a waste
of time too.

v = accentuate these notes to bring out melody.

Suggested right hand fingering for bars 1-4:  a p a p a p etc...

Left hand fingerings will be included if there's the demand.


    |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |     
E-|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B-|-------------------0---0---0---0|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0|
G-|---------------------2---0------|-----------------0--------------|
D-|-----------------------------4--|2----1---2---4---------------1--|
A-|--------------------------------|---------------------2---4------|
E-|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

    |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |     
E-|-------------------0---0---0---0|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0|
B-|---0---0---0---0-----3---1---0--|-------------0---1--------------|
G-|-----------------0--------------|-2---1---2-------------------1--|
D-|-2---1---2---4------------------|---------------------2---4------|
A-|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
                    v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v   v   v   v   v
    |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |     
E-|---0---0---0---0-----0-------0--|-1-------1----------------------|
B-|-------------0---1-------1------|-----------------3-------3------|
G-|-2---1---2----------------------|-----2-------2-------4-------4--|
D-|-------------------2---2---2---2|---0---0---0---0---5---5---5---0|
A-|-----------------0-------0------|-----------------5-------5------|
E-|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

    v   v   v   v   v   v   v   v   IV...v...v...v.  v   v   v   v
    |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |     
E-|-0-------0----------------------|--------------------------------|
B-|-----------------1-------1------|-4-------4-------0-------0------|
G-|-----0-------0-------2-------2--|---------------------0-------0--|
D-|---2---2---2---2---4---4---4---4|-----4-------4-----2---2---2---2|
A-|-3-------3-------3-------3------|---6---6---6---6----------------|
E-|--------------------------------|-7-------7-------0-------0------|

    v   v   v   v   v   v   v   v   II...v...v...v.. VII.............
    |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |     
E-|--------------------------------|-------------------7---7---7---7|
B-|--------------------------------|--------------------10---8---7--|
G-|-2-------2-------0-------0------|---2---2---2--------------------|
D-|-----1-------1-------2-------2--|-4-------4-------------------7--|
A-|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2|-----3-------3-0-10--9---7------|
E-|-2-------2-------0-------0------|-2-------2----------------------|

.............................................................V.......
    |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |     
E-|---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7|---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7|
B-|-------------7---8--------------|-------------7---8---7---5------|
G-|-9---8---9---8---9-----------8--|-9---8---9---8---------------7--|
D-|---------------------9--11------|-----------------9-------5------|
A-|10---9--10---------------7---9--|10---9---7-------7--------------|
E-|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

...........................III.......................................
    |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |     
E-|---7---7---5---5---5---5---5---5|---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3|
B-|---------5-------7---5---3------|---------3-------5---3----------|
G-|-5---7-------5---------------5--|-4---5-------4-----------5---4--|
D-|-7-----------------------4------|-5------------------------------|
A-|-----------------5--------------|-----------------3--------------|
E-|--------------------------------|-------------------------0------|

..............................................      II..............
    |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |     
E-|---3---3---2---2---2---2---2---2|---2---2---0---0---2---2--------|
B-|-----------------4--------------|---------------------------5---5|
G-|-2---4---5---2-------5---4---2--|-----2---4---0------------------|
D-|-4------------------------------|-5---------------4---4---2---2--|
A-|-----------------2--------------|-------------2---3---3---2---2--|
E-|--------------------------------|-0------------------------------|

                   II..............
    |       |       |       |        |        |       |       |     
E-|-----------0---0---2---2--------|-0------------------------------|
B-|---4---4-0-----------------5---4|-0------------------------------|
G-|-5---5-------0------------------|-0------------------------------|
D-|-4---------------4---4---2------|--------------------------------|
A-|-0---------------3---3---2---2--|--------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------|-0------------------------------|

            
            
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yojimbo_ibanez 10 Nov 07, 2005 03:43 AM

sounds great.. will sound better with a bit of shred :)

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shadowofbodom 25 Nov 23, 2005 11:16 AM

are you supposed to finger pick this?

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bollocks 101 94 Feb 16, 2007 12:53 AM

lol well done, good tab

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