Bach Johann Sebastian — Aire On A G String

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Subject: TAB: Aire on a G-String by Bach
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Air On A G String by Johann Sebastian Bach
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Transcription by Grant Floyd

The timing is 4/4. I have used spacing to indicate the timing
so that the initial sequence is very strung out with four
beats to the bar and later as the notes become closer the
grouping of notes indicates which are to be played together.
Some bars have a single or very few notes. If they're at the
start of the bar then allow them to ring throughout that bar
(ie everything is spaced according to time at playing)
All this stuff is pretty self-evident but timing is very
important in this piece, listen to it and you'll see what I
mean.

Basic Bar Structure (smallest spacing = 1/16 note)
-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-
^ ^ ^ ^ beats

: -0----------------------------------------------
:o-1-----------1-----------1-----------1----------
: -0-----------0-----------0-----------0----------
: ------------------------------------------------
:o-3-----------3-----------2-----------2----------
: ------------------------------------------------

-0----------------------------------------------
-1-----------1-----------1-----------1----------
-2-----------2-----------0-----------0----------
------------------------------------------------
-0----------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^
-0-----------5-----1----------------------------
-1-----------------------3-----1-----0---1------
------------------------------------------------
-3-----------3-----------4-----------3----------
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------
-0-----------0----------------------------------
-0-----------------2-----0----------------------
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-------------3-----------1-----------1----------
^ ^ ^ ^
-3----------------------------------------------
-0-----------0-----------0-----------0----------
-0-----------0-----------0-----------0----------
-------------2-----------0-----------0----------
------------------------------------------------
-0----------------------------------------------


-3-----0-----------------------------3-----1----
-------------------------3-----2----------------
-------------3-----2----------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-4-----------3-----------0-----------0----------
------------------------------------------------

-1----------------------------------------------
-3-----------3-----------3-----------3----------
-2-----------2-----------2-----------2----------
-0-----------0----------------------------------
-------------------------3-----------3----------
------------------------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^
-1-----------------------------------1-----0----
-------3-----------------1-----0----------------
-------------2-----0----------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-2-----------2----------------------------------
-------------------------3-----------3----------

-0-----------------------------------2-----3----
-1-----------1-----------1-----------1----------
-0-----------0-----------0-----------0----------
------------------------------------------------
-3-----------3-----------2-----------2----------
------------------------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^
-------------0-----------0----------------------
-1-----1--3--------------------3-----3-----1----
-2----------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------0----------
-0----------------------------------------------
-------------3-----------2----------------------

------------------------------------------------
-0--------------0--1-----1-----------0----------
-------2-----2-----------------------------2----
-------------------------0-----------0----------
-------------3----------------------------------
-3----------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------ :
------------------------------------------------o:
-0---------------------------------------------- :
-------------------------0-----3-----2---------- :
-------0-----2-----3-----------------------0----o:
-3---------------------------------------------- :
^ ^ ^ ^

------------------------------------------------
-0-----------------------0--1--0-----0----------
-------------0--------------------2--------0----
-------------------------3-----------3----------
------------------------------------------------
-3----------------------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^

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

-------------0-----------------3-----1-----0----
-------------------3-----2----------------------
-2----------------------------------------------
-------------------------2----------------------
-4-----------3-----------------------0----------
------------------------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^
-0--1--------------------1--0-------------------
-------------------------------3--1--0----------
-------------------------------------------2----
-0-----------0----------------------------------
-------------------------3-----------3----------
------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------
-------------0-----------0-----1-----3----------
-1-----2----------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-2-----------2-----------0-----------0----------
------------------------------------------------

-------0-----1-----------1-----------0----------
-3----------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-------------0-----------2----------------------
-4-----------------------------------3----------
^ ^ ^ ^
------------------------------------------------
-3-----1-----0-----------0-----1--3--1-----0----
-------------------2----------------------------
-------------3-----------0----------------------
-0----------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-2----------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-0-----------0----------------------------------
-------------------------3-----------3----------
^ ^ ^ ^
-------------------------------0----------------
-1-----------------------1-----------3-----1----
-2-----------------------2----------------------
-0-----------------------0-----------2----------
------------------------------------------------
-2-----------1-----------0----------------------

-5-----------------------------------3-----1----
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-0-----------0----------------------------------
-------------------------3-----------3----------
------------------------------------------------

-0-----------3----------------------------------
-------3-----------------------------------0--1-
-------------------0-----2-----------2----------
-------------------------------------0----------
-2-----------2-----------3----------------------
------------------------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^
------------------------------------------------
-0-----------0----------------------------------
-------------------2-----0----------------------
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-3-----------3-----------1-----------1----------

-------------------------------------0----------
-1-----------------------------------------3----
-0-----------------------2----------------------
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-0-----------0-----------1-----------1----------

-------------------------------------1-----0----
-3-----------------------0----------------------
-2-----------------------0----------------------
-0----------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-2-----------1-----------3-----------3----------
^ ^ ^ ^

-------0-----------------------------3-----1----
-3-----------------------1----------------------
-4-----------------------2----------------------
------------------------------------------------
-------------------------0-----------0----------
-4-----------3----------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^
-1----------------------------------------------
-3----------------------------------------------
-2----------------------------------------------
-0-----------0----------------------------------
-------------------------3-----------3----------
------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------1----
-------------------------------0-----3----------
-0-----------------------0----------------------
------------------------------------------------
-2-----------2-----------------------2----------
-------------------------3----------------------

-1-----------0-----------0-----------0-----1--3-
-------3----------------------------------------
-0-----------------------0----------------------
------------------------------------------------
-3-----------3-----------1-----------2----------
------------------------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^
-------------------------------0-----3-----6----
-1-----------------------1----------------------
-2-----------------------0-----------0----------
------------------------------------------------
-0-----------0----------------------------------
-------------------------3----------------------

-6-----------5----------------------------------
-------------------------------------1----------
------------------------------------------------
-3-----------3-----------2-----------2----------
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------

-------------1----------------------------------
-0-----3----------------------------------------
-------------------------------------2----------
-0-----------0----------------------------------
-------------------------3-----------3----------
------------------------------------------------
^ ^ ^ ^

-------------------0--1--1--0-------------------
-------------3--------------------------------3-
-0-----------------------0-----------2----------
------------------------------------------------
-2-----------------------3----------------------
-------------3-----------------------1----------
^ ^ ^ ^
------------------------------------------------
-1--0--------------0-----0--1--0-----0-----1----
-------2-----2--------------------2-------------
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-3-----------1-----------3-----------3----------

------------------------------------------------
-1----------------------------------------------
-0----------------------------------------------
-2----------------------------------------------
-3----------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
Fine

-------------------------------------------------------------
Grant Floyd
University of Waikato
New Zealand