April 12, 2007
It is said that the best things in life are free. One strong argument in support of this claim is the abundance of public-domain music notation so easily downloadable from the Internet—particularly when it comes to classical scores. People, we’re talking about low-hanging fruit from some of the finest of musical trees in the history of Western music. J.S. Bach’s “Little” Prelude in D minor (excerpted below) is a perfect example—a wonderful fingerstyle lute piece that any half-savvy web surfer should be able to snag with just a few clicks of the mouse. (Tablature and repeat signs added for convenience). Go grab it!
(Tip: Try free-scores.com.) You gotta hear how this entrancing etude develops.