How to Play Baroque Pedal Points on Guitar

This is a neoclassical tool we can use in lead composition. We are going to look at extracts from Bach’s 1st Cello Suite, Prelude and Courante, see how Bach uses pedal points, then look at how we can apply this in our own playing. Extract from Courante in Bach's 1st Cello Suite This extract is from Bach’s Prelude in his first Cello Suite. You can see that from the second beat of this example, Bach is using the note D (fret 7 on the G string), and then chromatically ascending from D, and going back to D each time.