This easy-to-read modern tablature should be completely faithful to Gaspar Sanz's original tablature. Let me know of any errors you find. Donald Sauter.

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Short ID:  GS23d.
Title:     Folias.
Composer:  Gaspar Sanz.
Source:    Instruccion; tomo 2; page 3.
Date:      1697.
Facsimile: Minkoff, 1976.

Tuning:    Baroque guitar (A D G B E).
Time sig:  3.

Fixes, modifications and comments (M=Measure; p=Place in measure; s=String): 
  M33 original rhythm was half.  Changed here to dotted-half.
  M47 original rhythm was 8th (8th 8th 8th 8th).  Changed here to 
    8th (8th 8th 8th) 4er.
  M49-M50 original has a full-length double bar, slightly decorated, 
    separating these measures.  Sanz usually uses full-length double bars 
    to separate one piece from another.  (The other double bars in this 
    piece are Sanz's regular half-length kind.)  

Explanation of symbols: 
  " = trill, generally starting on upper neighbor. 
  # = vibrato.
  , = mordent, main note to lower neighbor and back to the main note.
  Esta Glosada Toda se Corre. = play fast.  "This whole gloss (that is, 
    variation) races."

Octave doublings: If you play this on a modern guitar, consider adding or 
  substituting the octave above any note played on the 4th or 5th string. 

Leading measures in Sanz's original tablature:
  1 24 48.  Last measure is 65.


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                                   Folias.                                 GS23d: Page 1 of 2.
  Baroque guitar (A D G B E).  Leading measures: 1 12 22 31 41.                   Gaspar Sanz.


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  Sanz.  Folias.  Leading measures: 51 58 66.                              GS23d: Page 2 of 2.

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