This easy-to-read modern tablature should be completely faithful to Anthoine Carre's original tablature. Let me know of any errors you find. Donald Sauter.
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Short ID: AC47b. Title: Menuet. Composer: Anthoine Carre. Source: Livre de pieces de guitarre et de musique. Page 47. Date: ca. 1690? Tuning: Baroque guitar (A D G B E). Time sig: 3. Fixes, modifications and comments (M=Measure; p=Place in measure; s=String): M15 p1s2 original had a backwards comma after the fret number. Assumed here to be a regular comma, indicating a mordent. Comparison of Guitar 1 melody with the Treble part: Pieces in this big suite have four parts: Guitar 1 and Guitar 2; and Treble and Bass parts written in music notation. The upper line of Guitar 1 and the Treble part are so consistently identical, that it seems they are supposed to be identical. Thus, discrepancies may be of interest. M17 beat1 rhythm: Treble part has dotted-8th 16th. Guitar 1 has 8th 8th. IF you want the Guitar 1 melody to correspond EXACTLY to the Treble part... DO NOT STRUM the 1st string in the following chords. Write "." in the tablature at: m18p1. DO STRUM the 1st string in the following chords. Write "0" in the tablature at: m1p1 m5p3. Note that the melody note is found WITHIN the chord at: m15p2s3. Tablature elements to be added by hand: Slurs. If only a starting point is given, slur includes all the following uninterrupted notes on the same string. M4 p2-3s1. M12 p2-3s1. M16 p2-3s1. M17 p1s1. Take a moment to fill out the 16th-note beams. Strums: Arrowheads ^ and v indicate strums. Open strings in strummed chords were not shown in the tablature; add as many open strings as sound good. Take a moment to re-draw the ^ arrowhead right at the top of the associated stem. Explanation of symbols: " = trill (starting on upper neighbor). , = mordent (main note to lower neighbor and back to the main note). . = do not strum this string in the chord. Octave doublings: If you are playing on a modern, single-string guitar, consider adding or substituting the next octave up almost everywhere you see a 4th- or 5th-string note. Performance style: consider playing the 8th notes inegales, that is, as dotted 8ths or "swing" 8ths (triplet feel). Leading measures in Carre's original tablature: 1 7 12 18. Last measure is 18. *** Download and edit out all material above and below the tablature. *** See my printing tips in the page, "General comments on the tablature." *** Print out starting with the title line below. Menuet. AC47b: Page 1 of 1. Baroque guitar (A D G B E). Leading measures: 1 11. Anthoine Carre. ^ ^ ___ ^ ___ ^ ^ ___ ^ __ ^ __ | | | | | | |. |-| | |. |-| | | | | | | | |. |-| | |. | | | | | |. | | ________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______0|_1___3|_"3____3_5|_"2__0_2_3|_0____|_1___3|_"3____3_5|_"2___3_3__||____0_1|_"3___1_0|__ ___1_3__|_1____|__5__6____|__3_______|_1_3_1|_3___3|__5__6____|__3_____3__||__3___3|__5_____1|__ ________|_2____|__5______5|__2_______|_____2|_2____|__5______5|__2_______*||*_0____|_________|__ ___2____|_3___2|__________|_________2|_2___2|______|__________|__________*||*_____3|_________|__ ___3___3|______|__________|__________|______|_____2|__________|________2__||__2____|________0|__ ________|______|__________|__________|______|______|__________|___________||_______|_________|__ ^ __ ___ ^ __ ^ ___ ___ ^ ___ __ ^ |. | | | | | | | | | |. | | | | | | | | | | | | |. | | | | ________________________________________________________________________________________________ _"1___3_5|_6_5_3_2|_3_"0__|_________|____.__|_5_0_1___3|_1_0_______|________||__________________ __3______|_3_____3|_______|_"3_____0|_,1_1__|_5_____3_3|_____"3___1|_1______||__________________ __2______|_0_____2|_0_____|______5_0|____2__|__________|______0____|_______*||__________________ ________0|________|_______|__3_____0|____3__|__________|___________|_2_____*||__________________ _________|________|____3__|_________|_______|_4_______2|_3_________|_3______||__________________ _________|________|_______|_________|_______|__________|___________|________||__________________