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Maneki Neko Sound Files

Still needs some refining, but give our music a listen. We welcome your comments and will continue to upload new-and-improved performances here.

Transcription of Bach's Fourth Cello Suite (by Catt)

I made this transcription in the spring of this year (2005). I worked on it over a period of three months, all the time receiving helpful advice from Keigo Fujii, my guitar teacher. Compared to Bach's music for keyboard instruments or the violin, his cello suites are highly suited to undergoing transcription for guitar. When transcribing music of this sort, the addition of bass notes is always a troubling task. I took special care not to overdo it when adding bass notes on this transcription. Instead, I focused on using harmonics and open strings to make the piece resonate well on the guitar.