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How to Play J. S. Bach: Bourree in E Minor, from Lute Suite BWV 996

Bach’s Bourree in E Minor has been around for a while. It’s one of the most recognizable classical guitar pieces. It was written as part of his Lute Suite in E Minor, BWV 996. It has a lot of complex fingerwork, but if you are an intermediate player and can temper your ambition with a bit of patience, you can learn to play it with some careful work and attention to detail. First of all, here’s the music, for you to download and print out. Bourrée in E minor (Score with Tablature) Bourrée in E Minor (Score)Bourree in E Minor (Tablature) 

Video One: Introduction

We’ll start with some fun background on the piece (with help form Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson), followed by a few pointers on how to get it into your fingers:

Videos 1 & 2 are free sample lessons.

The Course Price is $30