Artist: Johann Sebastian Bach, Title: BWV 1003 Grave

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Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV 1003 Grave

Found on:
Grave from Violin Sonata 2 in Am (BWV 1003) - J S Bach

Tabbed by Jon B - free_grooper@yahoo.com
Corrections 13 April 2005 by Alan Melvin - http://alan.melvin.com

[* correction to 10th line - 17 May 2004]
[@ corrections and tr trills from Bachs autograph plus some suggested
     articulations in measure 5 and comments on ending - 13 April 2005]

In tabbing this song I broke up each measure of the original score 
into four measures. This is because the abundance of thirty-second
and sixty-fourth notes would have required each measure to be far 
too long. So for example the first chord is not a whole note but
actually a quarter note. Anyway its easier to keep track of the 
rhythm when broken down like this. Listen to the MIDI for a suggested
tempo.

Time: 4/4

Tuning: Standard (EADGBE)

 
1 |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-0-------------------------------|-----1---0-----------------------|
|-1-------------------------------|-------------3-1-1tr0------------|
|-2-------------------------------|-------------------------2-------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-3-------------------------------|                                           

                                                @
  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------------------------------|-------------------------0-------|
|---------------------------------|-------------0---1---3-----------|
|-2-------1-------2---------------|---------2-----------------------|
|---------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|         
|-1-------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|

                                                   ("tr") 
2 |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-1-----------0-------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------3-------1---0---|-0----------------0--------------|
|-2-------------------------------|-----------------2-2-1---2-------|
|-0-------------------------------|-1-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2tr1----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------4-------2-------|-0-----------3---2---0-------0---|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------3-----2-|
|---------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|


3 |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-------------------------0---1---|-3tr1--------------------0---1---|
|---------------------1-----------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------2---------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------2-------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-------3-----------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----5---------------------------|---------------------------------|

                                                   ("tr")
  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-3-----------1---0---------------|---------------------------------|
|-1-----------------------3---1---|-1----------------1--------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------3-3-2---3-------|
|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|


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

                                @  
  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-------------------------0-1-3---|---------------------------------|
|-0-----------0---1---3---------0-|-3tr1--------------------0---1---|
|-------0-2-----------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|


                                    /-----3-----\   /-----3-----\
5 |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-------------------------------|-----------------2-----0---------|
|-------------------------5-------|-3-----2-----0---------------3---|
|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

              *
  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |       
|---------------------------------|-----0-------------------0---3p2-|
|-----------------1---------------|-1h3---------0---1---3-----------|
|-----------0-2h4-----------0-2h4-|---------------------------------|
|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

6 |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-2-------5-------8-------10--7---|-8-----------0---1---------------|
|---------------------------------|---------6-------1---------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------2---------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-0-----------------------5-------|---------------------------------|
|-1-------------------------------|-0-----------------------1-------|
|-0-------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|
|-----------------3---------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

  (*
7 |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------------------------------|---------0---1---0---------------|
|-1---------------------------0---|-1---3---------------3---1-------|
|---------------------0---2-------|-----------------------------4-2-|
|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


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


8 |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------------------------------|-2-----------------------2-------|
|-1---------------0---------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------2-------|---------------------------------|
|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


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


9 |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-0-------------------------------|-7-------------------------------|
|---------4-------2-------0-------|---------------------5---6-------|
|---------------------------------|-------------4-5-7-----------7---|
|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------------------------------|-----------------7---------------|
|---------6-----------8---6---5---|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-7---6---7---------------7-------|
|-6-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


10|       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-------------------------5---7---|-8---7---8---------------8-------|
|-------------5---7---8-----------|---------------------------------|
|-6-------------------------------|-----------------8---------------|
|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------9---------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-7-----------------------5-------|-5-------3-------5-------2-------|
|-5-------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-5---------------7---------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


11|       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-0-------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|
|---------------------0---2---4---|-----2---------------------------|
|-3-------------------------------|---------3---0-------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------4---2---4-------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------1---|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-0-----------------------2-------|-------------------------0-------|
|-0-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|
|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|
|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


12|       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-0-------------------------------|---------1---0-------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------3---1---0---1---|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------2-|
|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|


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


13|       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------------------------------|-----------------0---1---3---6-5-|
|---------------------------------|-----0---1---3-------------------|
|-2---------------------------1---|-2-------------------------------|
|-2-------------------2---4-------|---------------------------------|
|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

  @
  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-6-------5-------5-------3-------|-3-------1-------3-------0-------|
|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------2---------------|
|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


14|       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-1-------5---3---5---------------|-----6---5---3-------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------6---5---3---5---|
|-2-------------------------------|-------------------------------6-|
|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-3-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


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

 
15|       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------------------2---3---6---|-1-------tr0---------------------|
|-----------------3---------------|---------------------3---2---3---|
|-3-------0---3-------------------|-----------------1---------------|
|-----4---------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


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

                      @   @   @
16|       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-----------------1---4---5---6---|---------------------------------|
|-------------3-------------------|-3---------------2-----------3---|
|-----1---2-----------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

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

                                                           (@)
17|       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-1-------------------------5-7-8-|-10------7---------------0-------|
|-0-----------------3-5-6-8-------|-------------8---8tr6------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-0-------------------------------|-----------------0---------------|
|-0-------------------3---1---0---|-------------1-------1-----------|
|---------------------------------|-2---1---2---------------2-------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------3---|
|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


18|       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------0---1-----------0-------|---------------------------------|
|-3-------------------------------|-3---------------3tr1--------0-1-|
|-2---------------1---------------|-2-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2-------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

                                                            @
  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------------------4---5---7---|-5---4---------------------------|
|-0-------------------------------|---------7---5-------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------7---4-----------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------6-------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------7---|
|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|


19|       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------------------------------|-----------------0---------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------0---2---3-------2-------|-0-------0---------------0-------|
|---------------------------------|-----4---------------------------|
|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

                                                @
  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------------------0---1---3---|-1---0---1---------------1-------|
|---------0---1---3---------------|-------------3-------------------|
|-------2-------------------------|-----------------1---------------|
|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-------------------------------|-----------------2---------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


20|       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------3-------|-3-------1-------3-------0-------|
|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------0---------------|-2-------------------------------|
|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-5-----------------------7---8---|-7---4---5-----------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------6---5---4---5-------|
|-5-------------------------------|-----------------------------2---|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-6-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


21|       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---0-1-------------------3-------|-0-------------------------------|
|-2-------------------------------|-------------------------2-------|
|-2---------------0---------------|-2-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


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


22|       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------------------8-------10--|---------0-----------------------|
|---------10--9---10------12------|-9---10------1---------------2---|
|-----9---------------------------|-----------------2-------2-------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------3-----------|
|-8-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

  @                       @         @    
 ("tr")
  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|
|-----3-------3-------3-------3---|-----4-------4-------4-------4---|
|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|
|-----3-------3-------3-------3---|-----4-------4-------4-------4---|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


23|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
|-0-------------|(0)------------|(0)------------|(0)------------||
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||
|-2-------------|(2)------------|(2)------------|(2)------------||
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||


ALANs COMMENT: More than one guitarist has substituted the ending 
from Bachs keyboard version. It seems more convincing on guitar:
22|       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|---------------------8-------10--|---------0-----------------------|
|---------10--9---10------12------|-9---10------1-------------------|
|-----9---------------------------|-----------------2-----------2---|
|---------------------------------|---------------------2---3-------|
|-8-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

                                   ("tr")    
  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-------------------------0-------|-0---0---0---0---0---0-----------|
|-----0---1---2---3---4-----4-2-4-|---4---4---4---4---4---4-2---4---|
|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|(3)------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------3-------2-------0-------|
|-----------------1---------------|-2----------------------(2)------|

 (*
23|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
|-0-------------|(0)------------|(0)------------|(0)------------||
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||
|-1-------------|(1)------------|(1)------------|(1)------------||
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||
|-2-------------|(2)------------|(2)------------|(2)------------||
|-0-------------|(0)------------|(0)------------|(0)------------||


In fact all movements of this sonata end on major chords. The only major
weakness of the violin version is a failure to clarify this release by
filling them out.

JON BS ORIGINAL COMMENT AND ENDING:
"NOTE: The song sounds awfully weird when ended like this. Its meant
to lead into the following movement of the sonata the Fuga for which
it serves well. But if played standing alone you might want to 
substitute this ending or improvise your own:"

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

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


========================-=[Symbols Used]=-===========================


  /----3----\    (*
  |       |       |       |         |       |       |       |  
|-----------------0-----------1---|(1)----------------------3tr1---||
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|-----------0---------------------|--------------------------------||
|-2----3----------2---------------|--------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|-----------------0---------------|--------------------------------||

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