Bourree, BWV 996 by Bach (Lesson, Free PDF)

Bourrée from Suite in E Minor BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750). – PDF Download. Includes a Free Sheet Music Edition or a TAB Edition for sale. The level is Intermediate (Approximately Grade 6-7). Youtube Video Lesson Link.

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The Bourrée from Suite in E Minor BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750). Grab the free PDF sheet music or buy the tab. Most likely this was written on the keyboard or the lautenwerck, or lute-harpsichord but is often referred to as a Lute Suite. That said, this piece is often played by guitarists despite the relative difficulty of the second half. Aim for voice independence throughout, that is, clear connection of the two voices the entire time. You may wish to practice the upper and lower parts separately to connect the musical lines in your ear.

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