Prelude No.1 (J.S. Bach)

This is the Prelude No.1 Lessons page. The first video is a recording of the piece, followed by the video lessons. There are links to the tabs of this song as well as to the sheet music/tab documents I make of all the pieces. When posting questions/comments, please mention which video your question is about. Enjoy!

Prelude No.1 tab

Prelude no.1 sheet music/ tabs pdf document

Prelude No.1 powertab file

Prelude No.1

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

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Video 5

Video 6

Hints on Prelude No.1: This piece is mainly an arpeggio piece, with many chords plucked a note at a time per measure. While most of the piece is pretty simple and straightforward, there are measures that have very tough fingerings. Many players get frustrated by these tough sections and either never improve these parts or quit on the piece. Just stick with it, if you put the time in, these sections will improve.

EDIT: This piece is NOT the same piece as Ave Maria. The Ave Maria version that is similar to this piece is by charles Gounod. Gounod based his piece on Bach’s Prelude No.1, but with some changes.

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