Cello Suite No.1 Prelude (J.S.Bach)

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This is the discussion page for the video lessons for J.S.Bach’s Cello Suite No.1 Prelude. The first video is a recording of the whole piece, followed by the webcam lessons. The sheet music, tab document, and Powertab file for this piece are here. When posting questions/comments, please mention which video your question is about. Enjoy!

Cello Suite No.1 Prelude Tab

Cello Suite No.1 Prelude Sheet Music/ Tab PDF

Cello Suite No.1 Prelude Powertab File

Cello Suite No.1 Prelude

Lesson 1

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Lesson 2

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Lesson 3

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Lesson 4

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Lesson 5

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Lesson 6

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Hints on Prelude: This piece is not difficult to play, and is adequate for intermediate players and above. The truly difficult part is adding emotion and feeling to the piece, or else it will sound flat and mechanical. Add a sweet or “dolce” sound by plucking the strings very close to the edge of the soundhole and fingerboard, but don’t overdo it or else it wont sound so special anymore. Adding some tempo rubato, as the video recording above for this piece shows, can add another layer of emotion and character to the piece.

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