J S BACH Allemande (from Lute Suite No.1 BWV996)
Guitar Techniques|December 2021
Bach’s compositions are revered for their harmonic and structural sophistication. Declan Zapala presents a piece full of cascading notes and gorgeous chords to develop your fingerpicking skills.
Declan Zapala

ABILITY RATING

Info Key E Minor Tempo 70bpm CD TRACKS 28-31

Moderate

Will improve your…

Knowledge of Baroque counterpoint

Melodic phrasing

Trill technique

TRACK RECORD There are several notable recordings of Bach’s Lute Suite’s out there. A staple in any CD collection is John Williams’ 1975 album ‘The Four Lute Suites’ which is a Bach masterclass. The YouTube channel ‘Omni Foundation’ recently published a number of live performances by David Russell, bringing his lifetime of technique and artistry into a wonderfully majestic series of performances.

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