Johann Sebastian Bach
Tocata Electric Guitar (Guitar tab)

Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 14:16:04 -0800 (PST)
From: Cristian "'S�crates'" Franco
Subject: b/bach_johann_sebastian/tocata.tab


TOCATA & FUGUE
In D Minor
(J.S. Bach)
(1685 - 1750)
Transcribed by S�crates.


NOTE BY S�CRATES:
***********************************************************************

This is a composition which I suppose that many of
you know it, those that they don't know it I'm sorry
for them, because it is a very difficult composition
and it is indispensable know the theme well in order
to could play it.
In a beginning I was going to publish the score, but
I don't have a score editor that is used for me this
so complicated composition. I have the score for
piano, to which I transcribed to guitar with
somemodifications, but as I don't have a scores
editor, I won't still publish the score for guitar, so
if anyone has a good program to publish scores, I
would be appreciated it enough, so I could publish the
score, that I think that is very important for this
play.
This piece, such as its title indicate it, is
separated in two parts which they is the tocata and
the fugue, in this tablature I will only present the
TOCATA, since it is the simplest part and more short,
the fugue is a very long and complex part. The piece
in total continues about 9 minutes, I think that the
part of the TOCATA should be around 3 minutes, it is
very short but is really complicated to playing.
The piece is in 4/4, and each line of tablature
represents a compass, except at the end.
The tempos are varied, you begin with "Adagio with
gravit�," this is very slow, then "Presto", "Allegro"
and "Prestissimo", but in fact you could give an
arbitrary tempo which you think its more comfortable.
When I post the score, I will put on the correct
tempos.
In fact I just transcribed it for guitar, trying to
use the known techniques so that it is a fewer
complicated perform the composition, but it equally is
complex. You will realize along the composition to
the variety of techniques that I used for the
transcription, such as tapping, ligatures, sweep
picking, etc.
Here it goes...have fun:)

Legend:

~ = vibrato
\/ = slide down-up
= Artificial Harmonic
^ = legato
t = tapping
tr = trill


TOCATA

~~~~~~~~ ~~
|-17-15-17-------\--3-1-0----------5-3-5-----------------|
|-------------------------3--2-3-------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------2----|
|---------------------------------------------2-3---0----|
|-------------------------------------------------4------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|

~~~~~~~~~ Let ring.......
|--------------------------------------------------0-----|
|-------------------------------------3---------2--2-----|
|-2^0------------------------------2-------3----3-----|
|-----------------5-3-2---------------0-----5------5-----|
|------------------------5-4--5-----------4--------4-----|
|--------------------------------------------------------|

...... Let ring...............
|----------------------------------||-----|
|-----------3----------------------||-----|
|-----------2----------------------||-----|
|-----------5--2--4----------------||-----|
|----------------------------------||--4--|
|----------------------------------||-----|


|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------0-|
|------------------------2--3-5-2--3-5-2--3-5-2--3---|
|-5-7-4--5-7-4--5-7-4--5-----------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------2-------------------|
|-2-3-0--2-3-0--2-3-0-----------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|


|--------------------------------------------------3-|
|-3-5-2--3-5-2--3-5-2--3-5--6-7-5--6-7-5--6-7-5--6---|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|


|-5-6-3--5-6-3--5-6-3--5----------5^-----------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|

t t t t t t t t
|-3^6^0^3^6^0^-----------------------------------------|
|-------------6^10^3^6^10^3^5^8^1^5^8^1^---------------|
|---------------------------------------7^10^3^7^10^3^-|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|

t t t t t t t t
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-5^9^2^5^9^2^3^7^0^3^7^0^-----------------------------|
|-------------------------7^10^3^7^10^3^5^8^2^5^8^2^---|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|

t t t t Let ring.........
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------3-----------5^---------|
|-------------------------------2---------3-3^---------|
|-3^7^0^3^7^0^------------------0-------5---5^---------|
|-------------7^10^4^7^10^4-----------4-----4^---------|
|------------------------------------------------------|

tr........ ~~~~~~~
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-^5---------------------------------------------------------|
|-^3^ ^3-2-0----------------------------------------------|
|-^5------------3-2-0-------------2-4--3--------------2------|
|-^4------------------4-2-4--0--4----------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|

t t t t t t t t
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------2---7^2^9^2^10^2^7^2^9^2^10^2^12^2^9^2--------------|
|-3----------------------------------------------------------|
|-5----------------------------------------------------------|
|-5----------------------------------------------------------|

t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|10^2^12^2^14^2^10^2^12^2^14^2^15^2^12^2^14^2^10^2^12^2^9^2^10^2^7^2^9^2^6^2|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


t
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7^2----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------12^0-13^0-10^0-12^0-8^0-10^0-7^0-8^0-5^0-7^0-4^0-8^0-5^0-7^0-4^0----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5^0-12^0-13^0-10^0-12^0-8^0-10^0-7^0-8^0-5^0-7^0-4^0-8^0-5^0-7^0-4^0------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|-------------6--------5--------3----------5--------------------------------|
|-----------6---6----5---5----3---3------5----------------------------------|
|---------7--------5--------3----------2------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------2---------8----7----5------------------|
|-5------------------------------------------5-8----7----5------------------|
|----------------------------------------------6--5----6-3------------------|


|-------------6--------5--------3----------5--------------------------------|
|-----------6---6----5---5----3---3------5----------------------------------|
|-2-------7--------5--------3----------2------------------------------------|
|-2----------------------------------2---------8----7----5------------------|
|-4------------------------------------------5-8----7----5------------------|
|-5--------------------------------------------6--5----6-3------------------|


|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2^ ^2------------------------------0^2----------------6-------------|
|-2^ ^2---5^3^2----------------0^2^3------5^3^2^3-0^3^7---------------|
|-4^ ^4---------5^4^2^4--0^2^4----------------------------------------|
|-5^ ^5---------------------------------------------------------------|


|----------------3^5^6------6----5----3--5---------6------------------------|
|-3--------3^5^6----------3-6----5----3--5-------3-6------------------------|
|----2^4^6------------------3--2----3-0--6-----3----------------------------|
|----------------------------------------7---0------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|---5-------------3---5------6----5----3--5---------------------------------|
|---5-------------3---2----3-6----5----3--5-----------3---------------------|
|-----5-2-----0-3-----2------3--2----3-0--6-----------4---------------------|
|-----------------------------------------7-----------3---------------------|
|-3---------1---------4-----------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|-----------0^3/6---5^3^1^0-------------------------------------------------|
|-2-------------------------6^5^3\2-----------------------------------------|
|-2---4^2^6-------------------------7^5^3\2---------------------------------|
|-2-----------------------------------------5^3^2^0-------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

t t t t
|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2-----8^5^2-------8^5^2---------------------------------------------------|
|-0-----------9^6^3-------9^6^3---------------------------------------------|
|-2-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

t t t t t t t t t t t t
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-8^5^2-------8^5^2-------8^5^2---------------------------------------------|
|-------9^6^3-------9^6^3-------9^6^3-6^3^0-------6^3^0---------------------|
|-------------------------------------------8^5^2-------8^5^2---------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

t t t t t t t t
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6^3^0-------6^3^0---------------------------------------------------------|
|-------8^5^2-------8^5^2---------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------10^7^4--------10^7^4-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------12^9^6--------12^9^6----------------------|

t t t t t t t t
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------8^5^2--------8^5^2---------------------|
|-10^7^4--------10^7^4--------10^7^4-------10^7^4---------------------------|
|--------12^9^6--------12^9^6-----------------------------------------------|

t t t t t t t t
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------6^3^0-9^6^3-6^3^0-9^6^3-------------------------|
|--------8^5^2--------8^5^2-------------------------------------------------|
|-10^7^4-------10^7^4-------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

t t t t
|---------------------------5---------------5-------------------------------|
|-8^5^2-------8^5^2---------5---------------6-------------------------------|
|-------9^6^3-------9^6^3---6---------------7-------------------------------|
|---------------------------7---------------7-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|-3----------3------------------|------------------------1----0-------------|
|-3----------5------------------|----------------3-------3----3--2----------|
|-3----2-0---6------------------|----------------3--2----2----2----0--------|
|-5----------7--2------3-0-2----|-0--------------3--3----3----0-------------|
|----------------------------4--|---2-4-0-1---0--4--5-----------------------|
|-------------------------------|-----------4-------------------------------|


|------------------------------||
|--3---------------------------||
|--2---------------------------||
|--5------3-2---3--------------||
|------------------------------||
|------------------------------||


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