"Toccata Arpeggiata"

Composed for chitarrone by Johann Heironymus Kapsberger (Libro Primo D'Intavolatura di Chitarone, Venice, 1604.)

Transcribed for guitar by Richard Yates (Soundboard magazine, Fall 2000.)

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Title:     Toccata Arpeggiata.
Composer:  Kapsberger.
Date:      1604.

Tuning:    DADGBE.
Time sig:  1/1.

This version of the "Toccata Arpeggiata" in tablature uses the same tuning 
(6th string = D) as Richard Yates' transcription and should give identical 
results.  If you got here without reading the main page (see above) first, 
let me mention that you might find the other setting of Richard's 
transcription, where I tune the 1st string down to D, somewhat easier 
on the left hand.  

The chords in this toccata are meant to be arpeggiated, but the arpeggiation 
pattern is left up to you, the performer.  Richard Yates notes that: 

    Paul O'Dette simply plays pima-pima-pima-pima for each chord.

    Hopkinson Smith plays pimi-aimi-paim-paim for each chord.

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                                 Toccata Arpeggiata.                              Page 1 of 1.
  DADGBE.  Orig. for chitarrone.  Leading measures: 1 11 22 32 43 53.              Kapsberger.

                                                                                                
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