Minuet in G, BWV Ahn. 114 is one of the most recognizable classical melodies and is commonly associated with Johann Bach. However, the piece is actually composed by Christian Petzold as a part of Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach.
In this post, we’ll first cover the chords you can use for Minuet in G Major, sheet music for the melody including tabs, and finally look at a fingerstyle arrangement.
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 guitar chords you can use for Minuet in G are G Major, C Major, A minor, D Major, E minor, and A Major.
Try the following chords one at a time until you feel comfortable switching between them. These chords will be written above the melody in the next section.
Here are some other resources on chords:
- What are the first chords you should learn on guitar?
- 6 tips to get better at switching between chords on guitar.
Minuet in G – Melody with 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 post.
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.
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 post to learn how to finger pick on guitar.
If you like this style of playing, you can check out this post to learn how to connect a melody and chords on guitar.
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All the best,
Reference: Minuet in G Major. Wikipedia