Watch the Prelude In D online guitar lesson by Dave Celentano from Classical Concepts for Rock Guitar

This abbreviated version of "Prelude in C# Major" (transposed to D major for guitar) is taken from Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier" book one. The time signature is in 3/4, meaning you'll count three beats (quarter notes) per measure, and the 8th notes count as '1 & 2 & 3 &'. The tempo is a brisk 240 beats per minute, so ramp it down to a modest speed for starting out.