READ ME: The Month of J.S.Bach! 🌊

Discovering one of the greatest Composers!

This month we want to focus on the music Johann Sebastian Bach! There is probably no musician out there who doubts the genius of this composer, all of his pieces are masterworks, from the shortest solo works who his great concertos. Who doesn't know the Chaconne? Who hasn't stumbled upon the Christmas Oratorio? This month, we'll follow this composer with the classical guitar!

What makes the music by Johann Sebastian Bach so special for you?

Some Lessons to get you started:

Find here all our lessons and Live Sessions on J.S.Bach!

The What:

  • We are going to explore the genius of Bach!
  • We will be sharing the exciting with fellow members!
  • The aim is to practice them every day and post progress updates!
  • You choose how much time you will invest , but you commit to practicing them regularly.
  • A watch party featuring your submissions will take part at the end (date below!)

The When:

The How:

  1. Start by choosing a piece by Bach you always wanted to learn

  2. After some practicing, go to our Updates thread and post a video, an audio or simply a text about it!

What do you love about Music from Bach? Let us know! ↓

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    • Joe Cooke
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    • 2 yrs ago
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    I am a multi-instrumentalist who delves into composition intermittently.  Probably, I have spent more time studying the violin and piano, but I like the intimacy and intricacy of the guitar.  Some guitar masters I have admired include Leo Kottke, John McLaughlin, Steve Howe, Christopher Parkening, Andres Segovia, Eliot Fisk, Andrew York and Manuel Barrueco.  I would like to compose and record my own compositions and improvisations, so I am trying to work in some study of harmony and counterpoint, in classical and jazz contexts.  Ottman, Aebersold, Baker, Wilmot and Peter Schubert's texts may prove helpful.  I have arranged some Baker cycles for guitar, clarinet, cornet, violin and piano; such exercises help me to explore timbral and tonal dimensions of the instrument.  When I work with scales, I use Segovia, Emile de Cosme's Woodshedding and Weiskopf's Around the Horn.  I have also explored Lateef's Repository and Slonimsky's Syllabus, when working with cornet or piano; these are studies that I would like to extend to guitar as well.  In my quest to develop a good technical foundation for the guitar, I have accumulated a number of books: Willard's Required Studies, Vinson's Classical Guitar Collection, Hill's First 50 Baroque Pieces, Hill's Great Arpeggios and Schott editions of Sor, Tarrega and Mozart.  These are all recent acquisitions that I am just beginning to work through.  As I progress, I hope to build a repertory that encompasses a broad range of periods and styles, including the music of Bach.

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