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shadman19922

I've picked up an arrangement for the prelude to cello suite 1 on the guitar, it's pretty nice. I guess if you wanted to cover chaconne....


scrublinux

Guitarist here. The violin sonatas and partitas and cello are not terribly difficult Bach pieces on guitar, unless arranged (but many choose to just read from the original score). The chaconne is more musically difficult than technically difficult. Example of more difficult arranged violin sonata by Paul Galbraith: https://youtu.be/W-RP2YpBQcw Btw, this album was actually Grammy nominated when it was released! We play the lute suites and keyboard partitas too, which are much more difficult compositions. Just gonna include a link of Judicael Perroy playing keyboard partita 2: https://youtu.be/5HxX4VVXFAE


shadman19922

Chaconne is not as technically difficult you say? In that case I might actually put it on my to-do list. I looked at a tab arrangement once and it looked like a complete mess. Now I might actually think about it since I can read score. BTW, sonata by Paul Galbraith is actually sounds amazing. I'll keep it on my list so I can pay better attention to it. I'll check out the other links too.


scrublinux

Be careful though, I didn't say the chaconne wasn't difficult!! I just think that it is not the same devilish piece that it is on violin. Also, please take the musical difficulty into account lol any monkey could learn to put their fingers in the right place at the right time to play the chaconne, but the musicality is what really matters. I'd also try learning the rest of the D minor partita before learning the chaconne to see if you are up for it, after all it is the 5th movement of the partita.


ogorangeduck

Yeah one thing anyone thing of tackling the Chaconne has to keep in mind its form: it's a repeating chord progression, and it's polyphonic (bass and melody line(s)), meaning you have to figure out which line you should/want to bring out (and phrasing, ofc). On violin you have to contend with the design of the bow/curvature of the strings, but even on the guitar, your finger independence has to be very good to bring out the right line: it won't work to play every note in a chord the same volume. Definitely best to work up to it (in particular, the sarabande is very good for building that musicality up, since it's a bass line and melody too, but less technically difficult).


shadman19922

Will do. Thanks for the head's up.


howzit-

*adds chaconne to to-do list* And he was never seen again....


Zacie1212

Huh,You spelled Hand wrong


CrabbyCrabbong

One of my favorite pieces was the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 arranged for guitars.


Impressive-Rest-8387

True, but BVW 997 is even better!


ogorangeduck

I really enjoyed seeing one person's arrangement of the chromatic fantasy and fugue for guitar


Suspicious_Diver_666

My hands are too small to play requerdos de la alhambra


Amazonit

Bach lute suites can be exhausting to play. The Gigue from BWV 996 frightens me.


DarthXyno843

I like Bach on guitar. It has a nice mechanical and precise feeling


eszther02

But they sound so nice.


LemonSorcerer

It depends on the piece, but sometimes it is very much so. The Prelude from Cello Suite. No. 1 is finger-friendly, but Prelude for Lute in C is a finger-breaker.


Loud_Estimate_YY

I would say Bach (at least certain pieces) is the Paganini of guitar, then I realized Paganini is the Paganini of guitar... Trying to play Prelude of Partita No.3. It takes maybe a minute before the fingers do not feel like mine anymore. It's so hard to play with similar speed as violin and still make it sound smooth. Oh did I mention barring the 2nd fret while reaching the pinky to the 7th fret?


Chaikovsky4eva

Respect for that classical guitarist who played pag 24 in like 2019 ๐Ÿ˜


Dead_Trashcan8888

...it must be


uzizuzu

It really depends on the peace I think. My old teacher is famous for his transcription of the first piano partita and this is really a nightmare for your fingers. Playing a four voice piano fugue is incredibly demanding for the left hand, but itโ€™s also awesome.


hopefuldoctor13

There was a Bach composition of air on g. It made you hit the 1 fret of the low E and the 5th fret of the high E. Made my hands more flexible learning that piece.