Artist: Johann Sebastian Bach, Title: BWV 988 Aria

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Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV 988 Aria

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Goldberg-Variationen(1996)
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ARIA - from the Goldberg Variations BWV 988
J. S. Bach

Transcribed by Chris Ninman (ctninman@hotmail.com)

[see below for notes]

Aria
      |       |        |^          |       |       |     
E||---3-------3--------535----7-|--5---3-2-----------------|
B||--------------------3--------|----------5---3-----------|
G||*----------4-----------------|----------2---------------|
D||*--5-------------------------|--4---------------0-------|
G||-----------------------------|--------------------------|
D||-----------------------------|--------------------------|


   |       |       |          |       |       |                                               
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------^---^-^-tr------|-^-----------------------|
|---^^-----20-^20202020---0-|-20---^------------------|
|--545-------45---------4---|---4-542-2---0-----------|
|----------0-------6--------|-----------------2---5---|
|--2------------------------|-0-------4---------------|


  |       |       |         |       |       |    ^^^                                                                            
|------------------^------|---------------------3202-|
|-3-------3-------535---6-|-5---3---0----------------|
|-----------------0-------|-------5-----2------------|
|---------0---------------|---------2-----------0----|
|-4-----------------------|-5---------------2--------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|


  |^   ^  |^      |         |       |       |       
|-32--53--20--------5-----|--------------------------|
|-------------3-----------|-0------------------------|
|-----5--------5--5-----5-|--0---------^-------------|
|-2-------0---------------|-----4---4-545------------|
|-----5-------4-2-0-----0-|-0---2---4--------^-------|
|-------------------4-2---|-------------0---202---4--|




  |       |       |         |       |       |                                      
|------------------^------|-------------------------|
|-0-------0-------202---3-|-3-2-----3---------------|
|-------------------------|-----4-2-----------------|
|-----------------2-------|-------------------------|
|---------4---------------|-2--------tr---------4---|
|-5-----------------------|---------5454-2--4-------|


  |       |^^^ ^^^|          |       |        |                     
|-3-------532353535353-2-3-|-------0------tr----------|
|-5----------------tr------|-8---7---2---3232-----5---|
|-4---4--------------------|--------------------------|
|-2-------2---2---4----0---|-----0---2----------------|
|----------------------0---|-6-----------4----2---0---|
|--------------------------|-7------------------------|


  |       |       |          |       |       |                           
|-5-3-2-----------------^--|---------------^-------0--|
|-------5-3------------01--|-0-----------3-2------3---|
|-------------2------------|---2-0--------------------|
|-----------------0--------|-------4-2-------2--------|
|---------2----------------|---------4----------------|
|-4------------------------|-5------------------------|


                               
  |       |       |         |       |       |                           
|---------3---------------|-------^^----------------||
|-3-2---------0-------2---|-2-3--5322---3-----------||
|-----4-2---------0-------|------------------------*||
|-4-------2-----4---------|-0-------4-------0------*||
|-2-----------------------|-------------2-----------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||


   |        |       |          |       |       |
|-------------------------0--|-0-------------------3---|
|---^--------^-^-^^^---0-3---|---3---0-----------------|
|*-202------42024242--2-5----|-----5---2---0-----------|
|*-0----2---4----------------|---------0---------------|
|-------------------5--------|-4---5-------2---4-------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------|


  |       |       |          |       |       |              
|-2-----2----^--------5753-|-5-----2-----------------|
|---5----44-545------------|---------5---4-------0---|
|---------0-------^--------|-------------------------|
|-----2-----------424-2----|-1---2---4---------------|
|-5-----------4---2--------|-4-----------2---0-------|
|--------------------------|---------------------4---|


   |^      |       |         |^      |       |               
|-023---2-2---0--------^---|-30---^------------------|
|-------------------0-10-0-|-----74--4---5-----------|
|-----2----^------0-----2--|---------^---------0-----|
|-2-------545-4---0--------|-----7---545-4-------4-2-|
|--------------------------|-5---------------4-------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|


  |       |    ^^ |         |       |       |                                       
|-------0-0---235-3---2---|-2-----2-----------------|
|-----------4-----0-------|---5----44---5-----------|
|-------------5-------2---|---------0---------------|
|-4-------------------1---|-2---------------2---0---|
|-2---5---4---2---4-------|-----4-------4-----------|
|-------------------------|---------2---------------|

                                 
  |       |       |         |       |       |       
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5---3---0-----------0-1-|--^^--^----------------0-|
|-------5-----2-----------|-754-54--2---0-------2---|
|---------2---------------|-----4-7-2-0-2-4-5-4-5---|
|-5---------------2-------|-4-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


  |       |       |         |       |       |                                                         
|-------------------------|--------------------0-----|
|-1-3-1-0-1-------1-0-----|--1-3-1-0-1-------1---3-1-|
|-----------2---2-----2-0-|------------2---2---------|
|-----2-------2-----------|--4-------0---4-----------|
|-2-------2---0-----------|------2-------5---4---2---|
|-----------------4---2---|--0-----------------------|


  |       |       |         |       |       |       
|-------------------------|----------0-------0---2-3-|
|-0-1-0---0-------0---1-3-|--5-6-5-----1---1---1-----|
|-0-----2---0---0---0-----|--------7-5---4---2---0---|
|-----0---5---3---2---0---|------5-------5-----------|
|-0-----------7-----------|--5-----------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|


  |       |       |         |       |       |      
|-5-----------------------|---------------------------||
|-----0---0-1-3---0-------|---------------------------||
|---5---2-0---4-----2-0---|--0-----------0-------^---*||
|-4---0---------5-------4-|------------0---4-4---5---*||
|---------------------7---|--0-5-4-2-4-------0--------||
|-------------------------|---------------------------||


A few notes: Every eight dashes equals the quarter note four is the
eighth note...Tr is for when the trill is faster than 32nd notes. It
is tough to show with tab so the midi may be helpful. In the midi file
all the notes that are held can be held for that duration on guitar.
A ^ above the note stands for a slur. There are no notes above the 7th
fret so any time a 10 or the like appears it is a separate 1 and 0.

This is just my transcription and I am no expert on Baroque ornamentation
so if you think an ornament is wrong that is quite possible this is
just how I have chosen to play it. Email me if you have questions about
my fingerings or anything else.

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