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The Etude in e minor, No. 2 (The Great), appeared in Soundboard magazine back in October 1975. It was contributed by Jack E. Curtiss. As you can see in the credit line - edited, revised, fingered, composed, pedalled, & realized by J. Estabrook Curtiss - Mr. Curtiss labored mightily to shape a musical idea from the genius of Vector Leah-Dobosch into a guitar work for the ages.
The piece was published in tablature, and I worked it up into my easy-to-read, ascii tablature to share with the world. Years later, in February 2011, I bit the bullet and dug the original off a piece of microfiche - remember that?
I flipped the negative into a positive, reconstructed all the staff lines, cleaned it up quite a bit, and added it here. It's still a whopper of a file size, so I hope you appreciate it. While the ascii tab is neat and clean and oh-so-efficient, there is something warm and friendly about Jack's original, handwritten tablature.
Pour everything you've got into it and see why the subtitle "The Great" is a feeble, feeble understatement. Hey, Jack, thanks for the belly laughs! Let me hear from you, if you're still out there.
And here's the same thing as above, in about 200k fewer bytes.
Title: Etude in e minor, No. 2 (The Great) Composer: Vector Leah-Dobosch Editor: J. Estabrook Curtiss Source: Soundboard magazine Date: October 1975 Tuning: standard (EADGBE) Time sig: 6/8 Leading measures for the ascii tab staffs: 1 6 12 18. IMPORTANT!!! After printing, you must add 3 fermatas by hand: Measure 1: first note. Measure 18: last chord. Measure 25: first (and only) chord. *** Download and edit out all material above and below the tablature. *** Print out in a fixed-width font. Etude in e minor, No. 2 nach Vector Leah-Dobosch (The Great) 1788-1909 edited, revised, fingered, composed, pedalled, & realized by J. Estabrook Curtiss Molto assai. Leggerissimo e piu espress. que poss. pp , , , cresc. _______ ___ _______ ___ _______ ___ _______ ___ _______ ___ _______ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ________________________________________________________________________________ ______0_0_0____0|____0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0__ ______0_0_0____0|____0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0__ ______0_0_0____0|____0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0__ ___12_______11__|_10_______9__|_8_______7__|_6_______5__|_4_______3__|_2________ ________________|_____________|____________|____________|____________|__________ ________________|_____________|____________|____________|____________|__________ mf fp pf mpf ___ _______ ___ _______ ___ _______ ___ _______ ___ _______ ___ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ________________________________________________________________________________ ___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|__________ ___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|__________ ___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|___0_0_0___0|__________ _1__|_0__________|____________|____________|____________|____________|__________ ____|_________4__|_3_______2__|_1_______0__|____________|____________|__________ ____|____________|____________|____________|_4_______3__|_2_______1__|__________ rit. ris. , > > > > > acc. e cresc. ___________ ___________ ___________ _____ _____ ___ ___ ___ ___________ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ________________________________________________________________________________ ___0_0_0_0_0|___0_0_0_0_0|___0_0_0_0_0_|_0_0_0_0_0_0|_0_0_0_0_0_0|_0_0_0_0_0_0|_ ___0_0_0_0_0|___0_0_0_0_0|___0_0_0_0_0_|_0_0_0_0_0_0|_0_0_0_0_0_0|_0_0_0_0_0_0|_ ___0_0_0_0_0|___0_0_0_0_0|___0_0_0_0_0_|_0_0_0_0_0_0|_0_0_0_0_0_0|_0_0_0_0_0_0|_ ____________|____________|_____________|____________|____________|____________|_ ____________|____________|_____________|____________|____________|____________|_ _0__________|_0__________|_0___________|____________|____________|____________|_ dim. e rall. D.C. a tempo , mor. rall. ___________ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ________________________________________________________________________________ _0_0_0_0_0_0_____||___0____|_0____|_0____|_0____|_0____|_0____|_H12_____||______ _0_0_0_0_0_0_____||___0____|_0____|_0____|_0____|_0____|_0____|_H12_____||______ _0_0_0_0_0_0____*||___0____|_0____|_0____|_0____|_0____|_0____|_H12_____||______ ________________*||________|______|______|______|______|______|_________||______ _________________||________|______|______|______|______|______|_________||______ _________________||___0____|_0____|_0____|_0____|_0____|_0____|___0_____||______ Ticanu, Monday, April 8, Mcmlxviii.
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