Air on a G String, from the Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068 by J.S. Bach

Level: Lower-Advanced

License Information: Copyright of this arrangement © 2011 Emre Sabuncuoglu. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Original work by J.S. Bach is in the public domain.

Format: Standard sheet music notation (no tabs/tablature) as a digital PDF file available for instant download after purchase.

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  1. Alejandro Vasquez says

    Hi Greetings from spain , Im a classical guitar learner and I would love to add this Beatiful piece to my repertory is there any chance for you to send me the sheet music for this I would really aprecciatte it and however your playing was outstanding keep going :)

  2. Leonel says

    Amazing! I would love to get the sheet of this arrangement for guitar. Could you send it to me please?
    Thanks for the video, Leo.

  3. Rachel says

    I love this piece so much and have been searching all over for a nice one. This is simply beautiful and enchanting. Could you please send me this sheet? It will mean so much to me

  4. Mayu Ji Ho says

    J’ai 13 ans, je suis au collège, et je suis la seule de mon age à écouter
    du Jean-Sébastien Bach. Je ne vois pas pourquoi les autres se moquent de
    moi, car si ils croient que “Booba” ou “La Fouine” (d’ailleurs je ne sais
    pas d’où vient ce nom) font de la musique alors qu’Est-ce que sa sera plus

  5. Bakkerkid says

    This is why I play guitar.
    To all you who are asking for the tabs and sheet music I have two things.
    1) It tells you where to purchase it in the about section. 2) The camera
    is set up perfectly. You don’t need the sheet music or the tab. Watch.
    Listen. Repeat. Learn. Doing it this way, you will learn the piece
    better, you will learn the guitar faster, and you will be a better player.
    That’s how I plan to learn it.

  6. Filipe Furtado says

    Magnificent! Could you please share a tab? It’s difficult trying to figure
    out all the notes you play. I haven’t found none in drop D and I think it’s
    the most correct way to play it.

  7. Connie Von Mendelssohn says

    Beautifully done, but if it’s in the original key of D, it is simply ” Air
    “, and NOT Air on a G String, as millions mistakenly think.The work now
    known as the Air on a G String is an arrangement for the violin made in the
    19th Century from the Air of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3
    in D major. Bach originally wrote the suite for his patron Prince Leopold
    of Anhalt sometime between the years 1717 and 1723. It only attracted this
    nickname in 1871 when the German violinist August Wilhelmj (1845-1908) made
    a violin and piano arrangement of the second movement of this orchestral
    suite. By changing the key into C major and transposing the melody down an
    octave, Wilhelmj was able to play the piece on only one string of his
    violin, the G string. Still one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever
    written, regardless, whatever the key or title.

  8. gansterkof17 says

    my life suck I wanted to learn music but my bad decisions took me to the
    wrong way now im paying for it im crying righ now I regret it so

  9. Jon Trine says

    In case y’all were wondering, it’s in Drop-D tuning. I just figured it out
    because the bass at 0:13-0:15 didn’t match the fret sound at standard. I’m
    struggling to learn this and get a clear sound hahaha

  10. dosware says

    Brilliant. Sounds incredible, and I can actually follow your finger
    movements. Maybe in 15 years I can sound so good. Or maybe not : ) Thanks !

  11. Purple Shirted Eye Stabber says

    ok I need help with this, I’m wearing a G string but for some reason am
    still not able to play it!!! any guesses as to why?! Please any advice?

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