J.S Bach for Octave Mandolin // Chords and Bassline Lesson // Menuet in G Major BWV 116

classical octave mandolin youtube Nov 28, 2023

In this video lesson, I show you how to play the bassline and chords for my new 3 part arrangement of Minuet in G major (BWV Anh. 116) by Johann Sebastian Bach. 

I will show you two alternative ways to play this part, either like:

  • bassline
  • or using three-string chords

I will also explain when and why to use the different techniques. 

It is a delightful tune to play on the mandolin and is a lovely introduction to classical and Baroque music, even for jazz, folk, and bluegrass players like me, Magnus Zetterlund. 

Our three-part mandolin arrangement includes a melody, harmony, and chords/bassline part played on the octave mandolin. 

This piece was originally included in the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (1725), which JS Bach presented to his second wife.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

  • Sheet music/tabs (PDF)
  • Play-a-long tracks (MP3)
  • How-to-play-instructions 


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