Transcript of Fantasia-John Dowland
Mthough one of Dowland's more complex works, tkis fantasia will not be found to be as difñdt as ir looks owing to the l u ~ e tuning on the guitar. It is taken from Robert Dowland's V a k t y ofLute Lessons ( 1 610). In general, the music is clear in its intention, working from a majestic exposition through an excitinghale. Suggested tempo is J = 100. a. This is a hard trill f m the third and fourth finge?-$ but t h tablatureshows al2 the notes
on the same (second) sfnng. Lift the bar enough to allow the open E to sound while szcstaining t h Gfd.
m Pt is impmtant to establish clearly the change of tmpo. Possibty a slight hold here is appropriate, followed by a* downbeat to begin the 6 /8 time.
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