Lesson: Sarabande by David Kellner

From Easy Classical Guitar Volume 2 – 15 Authentic Pieces from the Renaissance to Romantic era. All works from guitar and lute sources. PDF Sheet Music and Tab for Classical Guitar. Includes both: Notation-Only edition & TAB edition, left hand fingering, some right hand fingering, online video lessons for each piece. The level is easy-intermediate or post-method book to Grade 3. Composers include: Anonymous Lute Works, Negri, Calvi, Kellner, Sor, Carulli, Molino, Mertz. An authentic collection from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras. Sarabande by Kellner Lesson Link.

Sarabande by David Kellner (c.1670-1748) from Auserlesene Lauten-Stücke, (1747) arranged for guitar. The original tablature is for 11-course lute so there is some re-voicing of chords and octave changes. Bar 2: The last beat chord originally has an A in the middle voice just as the first beat does. Unlike the Double that follows, this work still has a fairly strong melody in the top voice so practice it on its own for phrasing. The combination of legato, sustain, and a relaxed pulse is key to the special charm of this work. The Double that comes after this in my book is a variation of this Sarabande and has an almost identical bass line.

Listen to the Double to hear how it’s a variation of the Sarabande

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