J.S.Bach for Acoustic Guitar


J.S.Bach for Acoustic Guitar. J. S. Bach is the most sought after composers of all time. He is everybody’s favorite! Best selling author Ben Bolt has inked 12 solos for guitar in this book. Included are moderate to advanced solos in notation and tablature. All 12 solos are recorded in order like the book. The recording can easily stand on it’s own for your listening pleasure, or can be used as an instructional tool. Professor Bolt also includes a copy of Bach’s original manuscript of Partita No. 1 for cross-reference purposes.

Ben Bolt is credited with being the first classical guitarist instructor to introduce the classic style of playing to the masses. Because of his worldwide success, his work has been mimicked throughout the publishing world.


Sleepers Awake! (from Cantata No 140)
Prelude (from 3rd Cello Suite)
Courante (from 3rd Cello Suite)
Corrente (from 1st Violin Partita)
Bourree (from 1st Violin Partita)
Prelude in D (from 1st Cello Suite)
Gigue (from 1st Cello Suite)
Sarabande (from 2nd Lute Suite)
Gigue (from 2nd Lute Suite)
Courante (from 1st Lute Suite)

Good Points

  • Includes some pieces not found in other Bach Books
  • Standard Notation comes with tablature
  • Copy of Bach’s original manuscript of Partita No. 1 for cross-reference purposes

Bad Points

  • No Left hand fingering included
  • Not for all levels (intermediate to advanced)
  • No Audio CD
  • Naming of the pieces can be better. No BWV Number i.e Prelude (from 3rd Cello Suite) is BWV1009

Final Words
I would recommend this book for intermediate levels who are interested in playing Bach although you must ge willing to figure out your own left hand fingering. No CD means you will have to search for the track yourself-probably via the internet. Get your copy of J.S.Bach for Acoustic Guitar by Ben Bolt.

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Book Details
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (November 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786634251
ISBN-13: 978-0786634255
Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches

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