JESU, JOY OF MANS DESIRING – Easy Arr. – J.S. Bach – Full Tutorial with TAB – Fingerstyle Guitar

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring performed by Robert Lunn

J.S. Bach is one of my favorite composers and I have always loved this melody. It was composed in 1723 and comes from the cantata, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147. I first heard this on guitar by the great classical guitarist, Christopher Parkening.

This arrangement can be found in my second volume of easy arrangements. I tried to keep the arrangement as easy as possible while still keeping the integrity of the work.

I hope you enjoy this teaching video. You can see more like this at my guitar school found on my website.

BOURREE in E Minor (J.S. Bach) Full Tutorial with TAB – Fingerstyle Guitar

Bouree in E Minor performed by Robert Lunn

This bourree, by J.S. Bach, comes from the lute suite in e minor. I have always loved this piece ever since I heard Julian Bream play it way back when I first started studying classical guitar.

This is a perfect example of counterpoint. You have a melody in the upper part and a melody in the lower part. Each one is distinctive but yet they blend together so well.

The opening phrase is so famous and you can hear its influence in popular and rock musics. For example, Jethro Tull released a version of the bouree back in 1969. There is a section of Dee, by Randy Roads were I hear the influence of this bourree. I remember listening to an interview with Jimmy Page where he was talking about the opening of Stairway to Heaven as a sort of, “poor man’s bouree.”

You can see more teaching videos like this at my guitar school found at my website.

Cello Prelude in D by J.S. Bach

Cello Prelude in D by J.S. Bach

I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend! It’s been super hot here in Michigan with no end in sight for the heat to end. Which is fine for me because I think about these days in the middle of winter when it is a frozen tundra here. Anyways…

I have added another teaching video to my guitar school. Check it out!