Air on a G String (BWV 1068) by J. S. Bach for classical guitar

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LAGA presents our sheet music edition of Air on a G String by Bach arranged for classical guitar by Emre Sabuncuoglu.

Level: Lower-Advanced

License Information: Copyright of this arrangement © 2011 Los Angeles Guitar Academy Publishing. All rights reserved. Original work by J.S. Bach is in the public domain.

Format: Sheet music notation (no tabs/tablature) *NEW* with tabs
6-page PDF containing the full score with standard notation and tab notation, in addition to a standard notation-only score. Instant download after purchase.

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12 reviews for Air on a G String (BWV 1068) by J. S. Bach for classical guitar

  1. Connie Von Mendelssohn

    Beautifully done, but if it’s in the original key of D, it is simply ” Air
    “, and NOT Air on a G String, as millions mistakenly think.The work now
    known as the Air on a G String is an arrangement for the violin made in the
    19th Century from the Air of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3
    in D major. Bach originally wrote the suite for his patron Prince Leopold
    of Anhalt sometime between the years 1717 and 1723. It only attracted this
    nickname in 1871 when the German violinist August Wilhelmj (1845-1908) made
    a violin and piano arrangement of the second movement of this orchestral
    suite. By changing the key into C major and transposing the melody down an
    octave, Wilhelmj was able to play the piece on only one string of his
    violin, the G string. Still one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever
    written, regardless, whatever the key or title.

  2. Tim Spencer

    Never seen in this key before… excellent..

  3. yamex5

    The guitarist is Dr. Emre Sabuncuoglu, the online instructor
    for the Los Angeles Guitar Academy. He is also the arranger for all of the
    transcriptions he plays, not to mention that he has a doctorate in music
    and a masters in mathematics. Check out his bio
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emre_Sabuncuoğlu

  4. Ran Magal

    Fantastic arrangement!!

  5. Willem Heskes

    Excellent

  6. Chiara Avallone

    Bellissimo! I’m speechless :)

  7. Julius César

    Muito bom, foi tudo perfeitamente incorporado pelo violão

  8. sun Tao

    I’ll say one thing,
    I may not be able to afford your arrangements but they are definitely
    some of the best arrangements available,
    and for the solo performer the arrangement is everything:)

  9. David Concepcion

    Nicely arranged. I’m going to study this piece today.

  10. raribar

    I am still getting the notes under my fingers, but the beauty of Bach paired with this stellar arrangement sustains and rewards practice time. Be prepared to stretch index and ring finger across four frets. The chromaticism/resolutions are achingly good. Notation and tabs well marked. LAGA is a find and not just for crazy advanced pros.

  11. timandoni

    Best tablature for this piece I’ve found, Thanks.

  12. Martin Ahumada

    I bought the music sheet of the arrangement for guitar of Bach’s Air and had a lot of fun learning it. Having the sheet and the youtube video for some support was a great experience and helped me improve a lot my guitar technique. I look forward to learn more of Emre Sabuncuoglu’s arrangements, and I completely recommend them!

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