This easy-to-read modern tablature should correspond exactly to the 19th century guitar work Carnival of Venice by Zani de Ferranti. Let me know of any errors you find. Donald Sauter.

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Short ID:  CVI.
Title:     Fantasy and Variations on "Carnival of Venice", Op.5 - Introduction.
Composer:  Zani de Ferranti.

Tuning:    E B E G# B E.
Time sig:  C.

Warning: Starting with this movement of Ferranti's Carnival of Venice may 
  cause terminal frustration! 

Fixes, modifications and comments (M=Measure; p=Place in measure; s=String): 
  M12 quintuplet did not have a "5" in the original. "5" added here.
  M16p1-12 original showed 64th-note beam. Changed to 32nd-note beam here.
  M39 original had "pandi" printed (in modern type) below the first run of 
    64th-notes. Changed back to "pouce et index" here. Play the run with p, i.
  M35p10 original shows "A" above the staff. Presumed here to be an /\ accent 
    symbol misread by the engraver. But maybe it means the 5th string, that 
    is, the string that is ordinarily tuned to A. (The note is assigned to 
    the 4th string here.)  
  The glissando dash is slanted downward toward the note at m20p6s1, m24p5s1.
  The original shows "3" over the triplets only in a few places. A few more 
    have been added here to help readability.
 
IMPORTANT!!! RHYTHM ELEMENTS TO BE HAND-CORRECTED!!! 
  These 16th-note pairs must be changed to dotted 16th/32nd-note pairs:
    M8 last pair in the cadenza.  
    M19 p11-12, p13-14.
    M20 p10-11.
    M25 p11-12.
    M40 pair just before the run of 16th-note triplets.
  These 32nd-note pairs must be changed to dotted 32nd/64th-note pairs:
    M10 p3-4.
    M13 p3-4.

Tablature elements to be added by hand:
  Slurs. If only a starting point is given, slur includes all the following 
  uninterrupted notes on the same string.
    M8 p2-4s1, p8-10s1, p14-16s1, p20-22s2, p27-29s1, p30s1-p41s5, p43-44s5.
    M9 p4s1, p6-8s3.
    M10 p3-4s1, p5-6s1, p7-8s1, p9-10s1.
    M11 p5-6s2, p7-8s1, p9-10s3. (The last was shown at p8s1-p9s3 in original.)
    M12 p1-3s1, p22s4 (first grace note).
    M13 p3-6s1, p7-10s1, p12-14s3.
    M14 p9-11s1. 
    M16 p1-12s1.
    M17 p4s1.
    M18 p4s1-p9s2. (Should last note be at string1/fret 2?)
    M20 p1s2, p1-2s5, p6-10s1.
    M21 p3-6s1, p8s1-p10s3.
    M22 p26-28s1 (spans triplet right after the cadenza.)
    M25 p10-11s1.
    M26 p3-4s2.
    M27 p5-6s2.
    M28 p8-13s2.
    M30 p5-7s1, p10-12s1, p15-17s1.
    M33 p9s2. (Not shown in the original.)
    M36 p6-10s1.
    M37 p3-6s1.
    M38 slur spans first 5 notes after the cadenza.
    M40 p4-6s5, p6s5-p13s1, and similar overlapping slurs for the next 4 
      arpeggios.  Following the arpeggios, slurs connect the first 2 notes 
      of each 16th-note triplet to the end of the measure.
  Fermatas at: 
    M8 p1 and the harmonic 4 places from the end.
    M20 p5. 
    M22 p1 and the last note of the cadenza.
    M38 p1.
    M40 p1.
  The chords in m39 each have a slanted dash / within the column of notes. 
  Fiset says this means to "roll the chord with the thumb."  If that is all 
  it means, then the location of the dash within the stack of notes is not 
  important, but here are the locations, anyway:
    Chord 1: between the 3rd and 4th string notes.
    Chord 2: between the 4th and 5th string notes.
    Chord 3: between the 1st and 2nd string notes.
    Chord 4: between the 4th and 5th string notes.
  Take a moment to fill out the 16th- and 32nd-note beams.

Explanation of symbols: 
  ^ (arrowhead) = arpeggiation. Original shows a wavy vertical line to the 
    left of the chord. For a neater appearance, re-draw the ^ arrowhead 
    right at the top of the stem. 
  z = rest. Fill in to make a solid block.
  . (within the tablature) = endpoint of the note sounding on that string.
  _ (above the rhythm symbols) = stress. Ferranti uses /\ in the original.
  cresc. = crescendo. Ferranti uses the graphic small angle opening to the 
    right. Where necessary here, the word "crescendo" is stretched out to 
    indicate the extent of the original graphic.
  cdza. = cadenza. Ferranti uses small notes. Curly brackets { } are used here 
    to show where the cadenza begins and ends.
  Fret numbers without stems represent grace notes.
  _______
  |#|#|#| = 64th notes.


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      Fantasy and Variations on "Carnival of Venice", Op.5 - Introduction.   CVI: Page 1 of 4.
  E B E G# B E.  Allegro Agitato.  Leading measures: 1 6 8 10 12.            Zani de Ferranti.

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_____0___1___2___0|___2___3___1___2|___2___3___4___3|___4___5___3___4|___0___0___1___1|_4___2_3_
_____0___0___0___0|___0___0___0___0|___1___1___1___1|___2___2___2___2|_0___0___1___1__|_3_______
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__________________|________________|________________|________________|________________|_0___0_0_
__________________|________________|________________|________________|________________|_________


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___________________________1_0____________________|_0__________0_-8_10_8_7__|___________________
_______________________________2_0________________|_0_______________________|___________________
___________________________________4_._0_H12______|_0_______________________|_0_________________
__________________________________________________|_0__________0__._________|___________________


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__________________1______|_0_______________4_5_________________|__0_____________________________
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__________________0______|_0_____________________z_____________|__0_____________________________
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_9____________0___________________4_5|_6_7_-11_12_14_12_11_12_14_12_0___________0|_3_6_9_12_____
___12_10_9______4_2_0________________|_0____________________________0____________|_2_5_8_11_____
___________10_________1_0____________|_0____________________________0_-8_10_8_7__|_2_5_8_11_____
__________________________1_2_4_2_z__|_0_________________________________________|_0_3_6__9_____
________________________________0____|_0_________________________________________|______________
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  Ferranti.  Introduction.  Leading measures: 14 17 19 21 23.                CVI: Page 2 of 4.

     a Tempo.                                      _        12
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______________________________________________________________________________________^_________
_15_-3_3_3_3_5_3_2_0|_-8_7__________________|__0_-12_11_10_9_8_7_6_5_4_3_2_0___6_7_8|_9_7_______
_14_________________|______8_-5_-12_10_-7_-4|_-0___________________________0________|_7_________
_14_________________|_______________________|_______________________________________|_7_________
_12_________________|_______________________|__0_____________________________z______|___________
____________________|__0__________0_________|_______________________________________|_0_________
____________________|_______________________|______________________________0________|___________


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_______________4___4_______________|__0________________7______________________|_________________
___________________________________|__0_______________________________________|_________________
_________________z___0_2_4_5_7_9_11|__0____0_______________z_0_2_4_5_7_9_11_12|_14_12___9_7_6___
_0_____________0___4_______________|__________________________________________|_________________
___________________________________|_____________________0____________________|_______2_________


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_______2_8_7_9_7|_7_0________H5_____________|_0______________________12_________0___0___________
________________|_____________._____________|_0_________________________12______0___0___________
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_______2_8_7_9_7|_7_0_H12__.________________|_0_______________________________4___3_____________
________________|___________________________|_0_________________________________________________


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________________|_5_____________0_2___________________________________________________________|_
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aTempo _                     _                                   Piu mosso.
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________________________________________________________________________________________________
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_8_____________________3_____________________|_0________________|___3___3_____3________7__|_____
___z_____________________z___________________|______H5__________|______________________7__|_____
_0_____________________0_____________________|__________________|_0___0_____0_____0_______|_____
_____________________________________________|_0_H5_____________|_________________________|_____






  Ferranti.  Introduction.  Leading measures: 26 29 33 36 38.                CVI: Page 3 of 4.

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________________________________________________________________________________________________
_7____________________|_______________________1|_4_______2_2________________|_2_______1_2___4___
_____10_11_______2___4|_-5_______4_2___4_-5____|___3___4_____4_4_5_4_3_4_5_6|___4___4___4_._____
___8_______8___8___2__|____2___2_____2______2__|___3___3_____3______________|___3___3___3_._____
___9_______9___9___2__|____2___2_____2______2__|____________________________|___________________
_7_______7___7________|________________________|_0___0_____0___.____________|_0___0_____0_______
_________________2____|__2___2_____2______2____|____________________________|___________________


        fz        3          3          3                  _       _      _               ac-
 _____  ___ _________  _________  _________  ___ _____ __________  ________  ___ ___ ____ ___   
 | |-|  | | | |-|=|=|  | |-|=|=|  | |-|=|=|  | | | |-| |---|-|--|  |-|-|--|  | | | | |  | | |   
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_0_.__|____________________________________|___4___3___2_______11_-7_6_5_-2|_2_______0_______|__
_7_.__|___0___0__________0__________0______|___3___3___2___________________|_2_______________|__
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     cel-              er-               ran-                do.  _        _       pp
 ___ ___ ________   _________  ___ ___ _______ _______  ___ ___ _______ ________  ___ ___       
 | | | | |-|--|-|   |---|-|-|  | | | | |-|-|-| |-|-|-|  | | | | |-|-|-| |--|-|-|  | | | | |     
________________________________________________________________________________________________
_7_8___9___7__________-11_9_7|_7_6___5___4_2_0________|_________________________|_______________
_7___________10_7_7_4________|_0_______________4_2_0__|_________________________|_______________
_7___________________________|_0_____________________2|_1_2___3___4_1___________|_0_.___________
_____________________________|_0___0___0______________|_2_3___4___5_2_2___-7_6_5|___0___________
_0___0___0__________0________|________________________|_0___0___0_____4_0_______|_____0_________
_____________________________|________________________|_________________________|_0_.___4_0_____


            .        _                         f                            {cdza.    ve-
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________________________________________________________________________________________________
_-4_5_4_3_4_5|_6_7_-11_12_14_12_16_12____________0___0___0___0___0___0|_5_______________________
_____________|_0______________________12_________0___0___0___0___0___0|_5_______________________
_____________|_0_________________________12______0___0___0___0___0___0|_5_______________________
_____________|_0____________________z_______12________________________|_5_________________0_1___
_____________|_0_______________________________4___3___0______________|_5_______0_1_2_3_4_______
__.__________|_0___________________________________________4___2___0__|_5_____6_________________


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 _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ ______  _______  _______    ______________ _____           
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________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________0_1_2_3_4_5_6_7_8_9_10_11_12_13_14_15_16_17_5_7_5_4_5_7_-8_8_7_6|__________
___________0_1_2_3_4____________________________________________________________8_9_9|__________
_____0_1_2______________________________________________________________________8_8_8|__________
_2_3_________________________________________________________________________________|__________
__________________________________________________________________________________0__|__________
________________________________________________________________________________6___8|__________






  Ferranti.  Introduction.  Leading measures: 39 39 40 40 40.                CVI: Page 4 of 4.

 a Tempo.  Pouce et index.
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_9___________________________________7__________________________________________________________
_8___________________________________7__________________________________________________________
_0__z________________________________7__z_______________________________________________________
_0___________________________________0__________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________


                                                                             {cdza.
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________________________________________________________________________________________________
_4_9_9_8_8_7_7_6_6_5_5_4_4_3_3_2_14_14_13_13_12_12_11_11_10_10_9_9_8_8|_7_______________________
_0_____________________________2______________________________________|_7_______________________
_0_____________________________2______________________________________|_7_______________________
_0_z___________________________2__z___________________________________|_7_______________________
_0_____________________________2______________________________________|_7_____0_________________
_______________________________2______________________________________|_7_______________________


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_________0___7____________________0___7____________________0___7_____________________0___7______
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________________________________________________________________________________________________
_-14_._________________5_7_-17___16_16_17_16_14_16_14_12_14_12_11_12_11_9_10_9_7_9_7_5_7_5______
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________________________________________________________________________________________________
_4_5_4_2_4_2_0_2_0__________________________________________________________|_________________||
___________________4_5_4_2_4_2_0_2_0_______________________________________0|_0_______________||
_____________________________________1_3_1_0_1_0____________________________|___2___1___0_____||
_________________________________________________2_4_2_0_2_0________________|_______________2_||
_____________________________________________________________4_5_4_2_4_2_0__|_1___2___3___4___||
____________________________________________________________________________|_________________||