Minuet in G – chords, melody with tabs and guitar arrangement

Last updated on April 8th, 2024

Minuet in G, BWV Ahn. 114 is one of the most recognizable classical melodies and is commonly associated with Johann Sebastian Bach. However, the piece is actually composed by Christian Petzold as a part of Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach.

This lesson covers the chords for Minuet in G Major, sheet music for the melody including tabs, and a finger-style arrangement. Grab your guitar and let’s get started!

How to read the guitar chord charts

To clarify how to read the guitar chord charts in the next section, the top horizontal line represents the high E string and the bottom horizontal line represents the low E string. The vertical lines separate each fret. The numbers in the blue dots tell you which fingers to use on the fretting hand. 

For example, on the G Major chord, you use the:

  • 2nd finger on the 6th string, 3rd fret
  • 1st finger on the 5th string, 2nd fret
  • 3rd finger on the 2nd string, 3rd fret
  • 4th finger on the 1st string, 3rd fret
  • Circles represent open strings
  • On some other chords, X means to avoid the string

You can check this link for more on how to read guitar notation symbols.

Minuet in G chords

The basic chords for Minuet in G are G Major, C Major, A minor, D Major, E minor, and A Major. You can click on these chords with links to learn different ways of playing that chord on guitar.

Try the following chords one at a time until you feel comfortable switching between them. You’ll see these chords written above the melody in the next section.

Minuet in G guitar chords

Here are some other resources on chords:

Minuet in G guitar tabs and chords

For the sheet music below, keep in mind that the chords and melody are meant to be played as separate parts. We’ll look at how to connect these parts later in the arrangement section of this lesson.

The numbers above some of the notes are suggested fingerings for your fretting hand. You can refer to this simple guide to understanding music symbols if needed.

By the way, you can get all the PDFs of this song below.

Minuet in G guitar melody with tabs and chords 1
Minuet in G guitar melody with tabs and chords 2

Minuet in G guitar arrangement

Finally, here is the finger style arrangement of Minuet in G where we add a bass part to the melody. If needed, check out this lesson to learn how to finger pick on guitar.

Minuet in G guitar arrangement
Minuet in G guitar arrangement 2

If you like this style of playing, you can check out this lesson to learn how to connect a melody and chords on guitar.

To learn other popular pieces by Bach, check out Air, Bouree in E minor, Cello Suite No. 1 (Prelude) or Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring.

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Want to learn more songs? Check out the sheet music with guitar tabs resource on this site.

All the best,

JG Music Lessons

Reference: Minuet in G Major. Wikipedia

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