J.S. Bach's Chaconne for Classical Guitar - Music, Tab and Sheet Music
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was one of the greatest composers of all time. His death in 1750 is generally considered to be the end of the Baroque era in music history. One of his most famous works is the Chaconne (Ciaccona) from Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin in D minor. This is one of the most difficult pieces in the Violin repertoire. It has since been transposed to the Classical Guitar.
Here are recordings of two world famous musicians (Julian Bream and Itzhak Perlman) playing Bach's Chaconne on the Guitar and Violin. The piece is so long that videos of it are normally broken into two parts.
Transcription to Guitar
One of the motivations for transcribing the piece to guitar was to demonstrate that such substantial pieces could be played on the instrument. If you are interested in playing this piece, then my advice is simple: good luck! It is long and difficult. More seriously, here are links to both the tab and the standard notation for the piece. You will need that, as well as lot of patience!
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