Bach minuet in G, or in A?

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Frank Nordberg
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Re: Bach minuet in G, or in A?

Post by Frank Nordberg » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:52 pm

I've added a G major transcription to the scores section here:
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Re: Bach minuet in G, or in A?

Post by Fargonof » Thu May 30, 2019 2:10 pm

I agree with Frank, it's very doable and sounds nice in G on the guitar. It was one of the first pieces my teacher gave me, along with it's sibling piece in G minor.

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Re: Bach minuet in G, or in A?

Post by ronjazz » Fri May 31, 2019 3:49 pm

soltirefa wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:35 pm
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring is another (G or A?) piece.
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Doesn't Parkening play it in C? A very difficult transcription, but great-sounding.
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Re: Bach minuet in G, or in A?

Post by ronjazz » Fri May 31, 2019 3:52 pm

By the way, anything written for the harpsichord and played in the written key is fully an octave higher than the guitar playing from the same notes. The worry about keeping the keys the same in transcriptions is a waste of energy. Asturias, one of the most famous and popular transcriptions from piano to guitar, is rarely ever played in its original key of Gm, yet remains a staple in the repertoires of almost every guitarist on the planet.
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Re: Bach minuet in G, or in A?

Post by richtm » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:30 am

Frank Nordberg wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:49 pm
I prefer to play Petzold's minuet in G. It may be only because I'm used to eharing it in that key but in my ears it gets a much fuller sound than it does in A.

It's not that hard to do either. Apart from one or two slightly tricky stretches, it's about the same difficulty level as Bach's E minor Bourrée.
Definitly! The G Version sounds much more powerfull and it's easier to hold the voices separate. :merci:
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