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: AC8. Title: Air de Sarabande. Composer: Anthoine Carre. Source: Livre de pieces de guitarre et de musique. Page 8. 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): Richard Pinnell, in his dissertation on Corbetta, says this Air de Sarabande is identical to Corbetta's on page 61 of his 1671 book. However, Corbetta's sarabande is in the key of G and shows no similarity. Furthermore, I don't see any sarabande in the key of F in Corbetta's 1671 book which is similar to this one. 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. M1 p5s1. M7 p1s1. M15 p1-2s1. 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 (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 4 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. Air de Sarabande. AC8: Page 1 of 1. Baroque guitar (A D G B E). Leading measures: 1 10. Anthoine Carre. ___ ___ ___ __ ^ ___ ^ __ ^ ^ ___ __ ^ | | | | | | |. | | | | | |. |-| | |. | | | | | | | |. | | | | | | | | | ___^____________________________________________________________________________________________ ___1_0_1_3_1_0|________0|_1_3_5|_"3____3_5|_"0___0_1|_._3__|_1_0_______|________||__3_"3_0|_5___ ___1__________|_"3___3__|_3_3__|__5__6___6|__1_____3|_3____|_____"3___1|_1______||_____5__|_____ ___2__________|__3_____0|_2_3__|_________5|________2|______|______0____|_______*||*____5_5|_____ ___3_______3__|_________|_____3|_________3|_________|___2__|_3_________|_2_____*||*_______|_____ ______________|_________|______|__3______3|__0______|_2____|___________|_3______||________|_0___ ______________|_________|______|__________|_________|______|___________|________||________|_____ ___ ___ ^ ^ ___ __ ^ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |. | | | | ________________________________________________________________________________________________ __|_3___3_5_6|_"5___3|_3_3_5|_1_6__|_5_3_"3___1|_1______||______________________________________ _3|_4_6_____3|__7____|_5___6|_3_3__|______5____|_1______||______________________________________ __|__________|__7___0|_5____|_3_0__|______5____|_2_____*||______________________________________ __|_________0|_______|_5____|_3____|_3_________|_3_____*||______________________________________ _1|__________|_______|_3___0|_1____|___________|________||______________________________________ __|__________|_______|______|______|___________|________||______________________________________