Bourrée


                           Bourrée

                                       Johann Sebastian Bach
                              Lute Suite in E minor, BMV 996
                                       Mandolin tablature by
                                    Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1998

Key: E minor

E--||-------0--2--|--3-----2--0--------0---2--|
A--||*--4:--------|--------------6------------|
D--||*--4:--------|---------------------------|
G--||-------------|---------------------------|
            |__|     |     |__|  |     |__|                                 


|--------------0-----------|--------------------------|
|--2-----4--6--------5--3--|--2-----0--------------0--|
|--------------------------|-----------5--4-----5-----|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |__|  |     |__|     |     |__|  |     |__|                                                               


|--------------------0--2--|--3-----2--0--------0--2--|
|--2--0--------------------|--------------6-----------|
|--------5--4--2-----------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |     |__|     |     |__|  |     |__|


                                          Q
|--------------0-----------|--------------------------|
|--2-----4--6--------5--3--|--2-----0-----------------|
|--------------------------|-----------5--4--------5--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |__|  |     |__|     |     |__|  |        |_                                             


|---------------------||
|--------------------*||
|--5-----------------*||
|--4------------------||
   |     |     |


||---------|--------------------3-----|
||*--2-----|--5-----0--3--2--------5--|
||*-----5--|--------------------------|
||---------|--------------------------|
     |__|     |     |__|  |     |__|  


|--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
|--------2--5--3-----2--0--|--------0--2--3-----2--0--|
|--------------------------|--6-----------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |__|  |     |__|     |     |__|  |     |__|


|--------------------------|--------3-----0-----------|
|--0-----------------5--0--|--2--------5--------2--5--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |__|     |     |__|  |     |__|


                                          Q
|--------5--0--2--------0--|--------------------------|
|--3-----------------4-----|--5-----4--2--1--------2--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |__|  |     |__|     |     |__|  |        |_ 


|--------------------7--2--|--4-----2--0--5-----0--3--|
|--2-----------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |__|     |     |__|  |     |__|


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


|--------------------0-----|--------------------------|
|--6-----2--------------2--|--3-----5--0--2-----3-----|
|--------------------------|-----------------------5--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |__|     |     |__|  |     |__|        


|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--0-----2-----------------|--------------------------|
|-----------4--5-----4--2--|--1-----2--4--5-----4--2--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |__|  |     |__|     |     |__|  |     |__|


|---------------------||
|--------------------*||
|--2-----------------*||
|---------------------||
   |     |     | 

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==                 TABLATURE EXPLANATION                  ==
============================================================

----------                ||------|| Repeat         
-4:------- Time           ||*----*||                
-4:------- Signature      ||*----*||                
----------                ||------||                

Rhythm:
  Q = dotted quarter

Fairly peppy (tempo about 108), and smooth. This is supposed to be a dance.

Bach wrote this piece for the lute, and the mandolin is a member of the lute family, so . . .

Bach's "Bourrée" is a favorite among guitarists. Since it was written for lute, I imagine it would also sound good on mandola or mandocello.

If you like, you can hear a MIDI file of Bach's "Bourrée".


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