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: AC50. Title: Menuet 2. Composer: Anthoine Carre. Source: Livre de pieces de guitarre et de musique. Page 50. Date: ca. 1690? Tuning: Baroque guitar (A D G B E). Time sig: 3. Note: Carre called this piece "Menuet"; I added the "2" to distinguish it from the first Menuet in the suite. Fixes, modifications and comments (M=Measure; p=Place in measure; s=String): NOTE: M7 rhythm in this guitar part differs from all the other parts of the ensemble, in particular the treble part which almost always corresponds exactly to the melody line of the guitar 1 part. There is also a rare discrepancy in the two melody lines in m10. 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. M10: Treble part has 3 descending 4er notes, F E D. Guitar 1 has 2 notes in 4er half rhythm, F D. 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: m16p1. DO STRUM the 1st string in the following chords. Write "0" in the tablature at: 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. 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 (none in this piece). 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 6 11. Last measure is 16. *** 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 2. AC50: Page 1 of 1. Baroque guitar (A D G B E). Leading measures: 1 12. Anthoine Carre. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___3_"0_1|_3___0|_"1____|_"0___0|_3_0_1|_3___0|_"1____|_________||__3_3_"0|_1_____|_______|_____ ___1_____|_1____|__1___3|_______|_1____|______|__1___3|__1______||__1_____|_1_"3__|_"0___1|_3___ _________|______|__2____|_______|______|______|__2____|________*||*_______|_2_____|__0____|_0___ ___2____0|_2____|__3____|__2____|_2___0|_2____|__3____|_"2_____*||*_2_____|_3__4__|_______|_____ ___3__3__|_____3|_______|_______|_3____|______|_______|__3______||__3____3|_______|_______|_2___ _________|______|_______|_______|______|______|_______|_________||________|_______|_______|_____ ^ ^ ^ | | | | | | | | | | | | | ______v_________________________________________________________________________________________ __|_3___0|_5___0|_______|________||_____________________________________________________________ __|_1____|_3____|_"3___1|_1______||_____________________________________________________________ _0|______|_2____|__0____|_______*||_____________________________________________________________ __|_2____|______|_______|_2_____*||_____________________________________________________________ __|_3____|_____3|_______|_3______||_____________________________________________________________ __|______|______|_______|________||_____________________________________________________________