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: AC48. Title: Gigue. Composer: Anthoine Carre. Source: Livre de pieces de guitarre et de musique. Page 48. 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): M16p3s4, m17p3s2 original fret letter looked more like "e" than "d", which would sharp the note in each case (to D# and F#, respectively.) Interpreted as "d" (fret 3) here, based on the sense of the music, and actual comparison with the corresponding notes in the treble and bass parts of the ensemble. It seems the engraver occasionally rotated the "d" another 90 to 180 degrees counter-clockwise, either by mistake or for some reason beyond me. 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. 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: m1p1 m7p3 m9p1 m15p1. DO STRUM the 1st string in the following chords. Write "0" in the tablature at: m13p1. If using a modern guitar, ADD the octave above the 5th string note at these places: m15p2. 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. None. 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). 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 5 11 17. 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. Gigue. AC48: Page 1 of 1. Baroque guitar (A D G B E). Leading measures: 1 12. Anthoine Carre. ^ ^ __ __ __ ^ __ ^ __ ^ ^ __ | |. | | | | | |. | | |. | | | | | |. | | |. | | | | | |. | | ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____|_"1___1_"0|_______|_"0______|_3___3_1|_5___0|_"1___3__|__________|______||__8|_"7___7_5|___ ___1|__1_______|_,1___3|______3_1|_1______|_5____|__3_____1|_"1___3_"0|_1____||__5|_________|___ ____|__2______0|_______|_________|________|_5____|__2______|__0______0|_____*||*_5|__0______|___ ___2|__3_______|_______|__2______|_2_____0|______|________2|__0_______|_2___*||*_5|________0|___ ___3|__________|__0____|_________|________|______|________3|__________|_3____||__7|_________|___ ____|__________|_______|_________|________|______|_________|__________|______||___|_________|___ __ ^ __ __ __ ^ |. | | | | | |. | | | | | |. | | |. | | | | ________________________________________________________________________________________________ _"3___5_1|______|______0__|______5|_"3___3_5|_"1___0___|______||________________________________ __5______|_1___3|_"3_____1|_"0____|__5______|________"3|_1____||________________________________ _________|______|__0______|__0____|_________|__0_______|_____*||________________________________ ________0|_2____|_________|__0___3|________3|__________|_2___*||________________________________ _________|_3____|_________|____0__|_________|__________|_3____||________________________________ _________|______|_________|_______|_________|__________|______||________________________________