One of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most iconic pieces of music is the beautiful prelude from his first cello suite in G Major. It has become an integral part of modern culture, appearing in movie and tv soundtracks, played as background music in video games, taking up a fair amount of classical radio stations’ air time, and has been arranged for countless instruments and instrument combinations. But have you heard it on ukulele?
Bach’s Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 is just one of many pieces by the German kappelmeister whose music is part of the Grades curriculum at Ukulele Corner Academy. Below I’d like to share with you part one of my lesson on the piece — there are three more parts at the Academy! — along with a performance and a free download of the sheet music of my arrangement as well. I hope you enjoy.