Mysterious Barricades

Composer Players Instrument Notation Period
Couperin, Francois (1668-1733) solo guitar tablature Baroque

This is well-known to guitarists but transcriptions often attempt to duplicate the four voice texture of the original. This is not necessary as the natural tendency of guitarists playing this kind of texture is to allow notes to ring over anyway. A tablature version illustrates this idea. The version here is well within the reach of intermediate guitarists yet will sound nearly identical to the version played by Christopher Parkening. [2 pages, 129KB]

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