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J. S. Bach for Electric Guitar

J. S. Bach for Electric Guitar composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by John Kiefer. For Guitar (Electric). Saddle-stitched, Solos. Baroque. Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 40 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.97068BCD).

ISBN 9780786634170. Baroque. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Unlike many Bach editions for guitar, these transcriptions are meant to be performed using a pick. Although a few of the pieces may be played on a standard acoustic guitar, most require an electric guitar or a guitar with a cutaway. All pieces are in the original keys and their ranges may require notes as high as the twenty-second fret. Written in notation and tablature, these six pieces make great sight reading exercises. The included CD will prove an asset in learning these often challenging pieces.

  • Fantasia In G Major Bwv 572 (Tres Vitement) (1:57)  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Transc. By: John Kiefer
  • Gigue In E (From Partita No.3 Bwv 1006) (2:04)  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Transc. By: John Kiefer
  • Toccata And Fugue In D Minor (Bwv 565) (6:19)  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Transc. By: John Kiefer
  • Badinerie (From Suite No. 2 Bwv 1067)(1:24)  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Transc. By: John Kiefer
  • Praeludium In A Minor (Bwv 543)(2:11)  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Transc. By: John Kiefer
  • Preludio In E (From Partita No.3 Bwv 1006) (2:16)  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Transc. By: John Kiefer
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  • August 22, 2007 A good examination of Bach.

    I went through the book and found it to be a very valuable resource for anyone wanting a window into how baroque compositions are constructed. This book in the hands of someone willing to take the journey further will prove to be an excellent starting point. This would be a...

    comfortable as well as logical way for an electric guitarist to begin to understand the art and process of transcribing.

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  • May 12, 2007 awfull

    i am sorry that the man that wrote this book is called a guitarist this is the worst performance ever and the songs transcribed are very low in terms of quality. Although i dont often criticize artists i am curious how this guy gets to earn money from a famous...

    for its quality company. please inform of my review the appropriate persons in charge of the publication company. i should get my money back this is not a way to publish whatever you come across.Arent there people who get paid to test material before or after publication ?

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  • 5

  • December 26, 2006 For Electric Guitarists...

    It was transcribed using a pick for the reason that electric guitarists can't readily find transcriptions that use the pick. This is obvious from the picture on the front!!!!! There are LOADS of books (Schirmer, Peters) that have Bach transcribed for classical guitar if you want that. Get it...

    if you're an electric guitarist, not if you're a classical guitarist.

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  • February 25, 2006 I hate to gripe, but...

    I have to wonder why this book was transcribed for using a pick, as if you would ever have to or want to. It results in very bizarre and suboptimal choices in my opinion. The tablature at least saved me time in figuring out my own fingerpicked version of the...

    fantastic Preludio In E, otherwise unavailable. The CD recordings are mostly 'clean' making you wonder why use the electric guitar anyway, and the playing is partially flawed. HOWEVER, the Toccata and Fugue with distortion makes buying the thing worthwhile.

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