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: GS25c. Title: Passacalles. Composer: Gaspar Sanz. Source: Instruccion; tomo 2; page 5. Date: 1697. Facsimile: Minkoff, 1976. Tuning: Baroque guitar (A D G B E). Time sig: C. Fixes, modifications and comments (M=Measure; p=Place in measure; s=String): M16 alignment of fret numbers was not clear. It was hard to distinguish between _________________________ |__0____0|_0____0|__0___0| I went with the 2nd choice here. |____2___|___2___|____2__| (Note that p3 in that measure is a |________|_______|_______| likely spot for adding the high octave.) |_0____0_|_0___0_|_0____0| |________|_______|_______| |________|_______|_______| M8p1s1 original showed a mordent symbol (lower grace note). Mordent eliminated here since it's hardly possible. In the original, the double bars that occur within a piece were short, spanning only the inner 2 spaces of the tablature staff. M18 is an example of a passage in Sanz that leads people to wonder if he had a high G string on his 3rd course. Explanation of symbols: " = trill, generally starting on upper neighbor. # = vibrato. , = mordent, main note to lower neighbor and back to the main note. Strums: Arrowheads ^ and v indicate strums. Open strings in strummed chords were not shown in the tablature; add as many open strings as sound good. For a nicer appearance, redraw the arrowhead right at the top or bottom of its stem and white-out the printed one. 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 12. Last measure is 20. *** Download and edit out all material above and below the tablature. *** See my printing tips in the page, "General comments on the tablature". *** Print out starting with the title line just below. Passacalles. GS25c: Page 1 of 1. Baroque guitar (A D G B E). Leading measures: 1 10 17. Gaspar Sanz. ___ ___ ^ ^ ___ ^ ___ ___ ^ ^ ___ ^ ___ ___ ^ ^ ^ ___ ___ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | _____________v__________v____________v__________________________v___v____v______________________ ________0|_1___2_0_2|_3__________|_3___3____|_1___||_5_3_1_0|_1___5__|_3__________|___0____|____ __3_2_3__|_3___1____|_3__________|_3___2_0_2|_3___||________|_3___3__|_3___3_1____|_____2__|____ _________|_2___2____|____________|_____2____|_2___||________|_2___5__|_3_______3_2|_0___0__|____ _________|__________|_____3_2_0__|_____2____|_____||________|_____4__|_5___0______|________|____ _________|__________|_1_________3|_1________|_____||________|________|____________|_1_____0|____ _________|__________|____________|__________|_____||________|________|____________|________|____ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ^ ___ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___||____________|___0_1_0________|_3______________|_0______________|_1___||_0_____0|_1___0_5___ _3_||_1__________|_3_______3_1____|________________|___3_2_0________|_3___||___2____|_3_____3___ ___||___3_2_0____|_____________3_2|_3_2_0__________|_________2_0____|_____||________|_2_____5___ _0_||_________3_2|_0______________|_______3_2_0____|_____________3_2|_0___||_0___0__|___0___4___ ___||____________|________________|_____________3_1|_0______________|_____||________|___________ ___||____________|________________|________________|________________|_____||________|___________ ___ ^ ___ ___ ^ ___ ___ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ________v_______________________________________________________________________________________ ____|_3_____2____|_3_____0____|_1_______||_()___________________________________________________ ____|_3__________|_3_2_3___3_2|_3_______||_()()_________________________________________________ _3__|_3___0___0__|_3__________|_________||_()()()_______________________________________________ ____|____________|____________|_0_______||_()()()_______________________________________________ ___0|___________0|_______0____|_________||_()()_________________________________________________ ____|____________|____________|_________||_()___________________________________________________