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: AC49. Title: Gavote. Composer: Anthoine Carre. Source: Livre de pieces de guitarre et de musique. Page 49. Date: ca. 1690? Tuning: Baroque guitar (A D G B E). Time sig: Cut (slashed "C".) Fixes, modifications and comments (M=Measure; p=Place in measure; s=String): M2p4s2 original fret letter looked more like "e" than "d", which would sharp the note to D#. Interpreted as "d" (fret 3 = D) here, since it's a common G chord. 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: m14p1. DO STRUM the 1st string in the following chords. Write "0" in the tablature at: m1p1 m8p1. 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. M9 p5s1-m10p1s1. (Very ragged looking slur. Is that what it is?) M13 p2-3s1. 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 (none in this piece). . = 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 3 8 12. Last measure is 14. *** 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. Gavote. AC49: Page 1 of 1. Baroque guitar (A D G B E). Leading measures: 1 9. Anthoine Carre. ^ ^ ___ __ ___ ___ ^ __ ^ ^ __ __ ^ ___ ___ ___ __ | | | | | | | |. | | | | | | | |. | | | |. | | | |. | | | | | | | | |. | ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______|_3_5_1_3_1|_"0_________0_1|_3_5_"2___3|_3____||__3___3|_5_5_"3___1|_______0_1_3_0|_5___7_ ___1_1|_1___3_3__|______3_1_3____|_0____3____|_3____||__1____|______0____|_1_1_3________|_______ ______|_____2____|_______________|___5__2____|_____*||*______|______0____|_2____________|_______ ___2__|_2_3______|_______________|_2_________|_____*||*_2____|_3_________|_2_________2__|_3_____ ___3_0|_______2__|__3_________3__|___________|_2____||__3____|___________|___0__________|_______ ______|__________|_______________|___________|______||_______|___________|______________|_______ ^ ___ ___ __ __ __ ^ ___ __ ^ | | | | | |. | | |. | | | |. | | | | | | |. | | | ________________________________________________________________________________________________ _8_3_5|_3_1_"0___0_5|_____0____|__________.|_0_1_0_______|______||______________________________ _5_0__|_____________|_3_____1_0|_"0_____3__|_______"3___1|_1____||______________________________ _5_0__|_____________|_0_______0|___________|________0____|_____*||______________________________ _5_0__|____________3|_________0|__2________|___3_________|_2___*||______________________________ _7____|______3______|_2_____0__|______0___2|_3___________|_3____||______________________________ ______|_____________|__________|___________|_____________|______||______________________________