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#1120826 - 08/03/07 06:09 AM Whats the easiest Bach PDF to start with?  
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Any ideas about an easy, satsifying piece of Bach? I would like to take on my first piece - which is goong to be painfully slow (so something slow would be good) I was thinking of the Bach Gounod thing, but I cant spell Gouned.) are there any more please, I can check out?

Any PDF sites for Bach

Thanks all - I am really enjoying the forum

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#1120827 - 08/03/07 07:36 AM Re: Whats the easiest Bach PDF to start with?  
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One of the first piece i learned after 3 months was the Prelude 1 in C from the WTC. Require arpeggio's knowledge and I'ts easy and nice and famous...
Using the search engine you may find sites that offers the pdf for free. Ie: http://gardenofpraise.com/key21bi.htm

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#1120828 - 08/03/07 10:02 AM Re: Whats the easiest Bach PDF to start with?  
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I prefer Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring. But it's just my preference.
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#1120829 - 08/03/07 10:06 AM Re: Whats the easiest Bach PDF to start with?  
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Try this:

First Lessons in Bach


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#1120830 - 08/03/07 11:14 AM Re: Whats the easiest Bach PDF to start with?  
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I'm just starting to play, like you, and I first learned a very easy arrangement of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring". You can see me playing it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZMmi4kLAfo

I went on with the Menuet BWV Ahn. 114, from the Ana Magdalena Bach album, but it is really harder! I haven't recorded it yet, but here is good video about it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxe5zC1-cWM

I'm now involved with the "Prelude in C" from the Well Tempered Clavier. You can see a performance of this piece (also not mine) here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRBV1WMJtI4


My piano stuff compilation is at http://materialpiano.4shared.com/ (updated October 20, 2007).
#1120831 - 08/03/07 12:01 PM Re: Whats the easiest Bach PDF to start with?  
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he he, I read that as 'also mine' and was amazed by the 'artistic gestures' at the end of the prelude for somebody "just starting to play"... smile

The notes of the prelude are easy to acquire but I think giving a good performance is at least an order of magnitude harder...

Easiest PDF!? - piece has evolved into song thanks to iPods and now (before I can even get used to song in fact) it's suddenly mutated into PDF thanks to free downloads; whatever next...!?

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#1120832 - 08/03/07 12:09 PM Re: Whats the easiest Bach PDF to start with?  
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Here's a list that gives a lot of classical pieces sorted by difficulty.

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/Graded_Pieces_All.pdf

There are a couple of Bach pieces listed at level 1 and quite a few at level 2.

Hope this helps you find some music to work on.

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#1120833 - 08/03/07 12:30 PM Re: Whats the easiest Bach PDF to start with?  
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You can download free PDFs of all of Bach's music here:

http://www.greatjsbach.net/Work.php3


and here:

http://olyama.livejournal.com/2663.html


These are all public domain.


Mel


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#1120834 - 08/03/07 02:08 PM Re: Whats the easiest Bach PDF to start with?  
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Wow thats a lot of help - so its the prelude or Jesu? I will check the out

thanks
Zero

#1120835 - 08/03/07 02:21 PM Re: Whats the easiest Bach PDF to start with?  
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Dannylux I just ordered the First lessons in Bach

Now has any one got a majic pill for muscle memory? wink

thanks

Zero

#1120836 - 08/03/07 02:28 PM Re: Whats the easiest Bach PDF to start with?  
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try Mussette in D or Minuet in G(?), which is a common first Bach piece to start. after that, you can try Prelude in C major (WCT1 no.1).

Musette in D:
http://www.sheetmusicdigital.com/scorchitem.asp?id=GM10000112&Scorch=Selected

#1120837 - 08/05/07 03:46 PM Re: Whats the easiest Bach PDF to start with?  
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My first Bach piece was Little prelude in F major. It made me wanna practise =)

Here's two links I found from youtube if you want to listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PK2V8vtoHc&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK5KDk9jces


Very good suggestions you've gotten here thumb


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#1120838 - 08/08/07 02:42 AM Re: Whats the easiest Bach PDF to start with?  
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I just taught my kids Minuet in G and they really liked it. I picked it because it had a nice up tempo bounce and it has nice patterns that were very benificial in improving their overall finger dexterity. It was like getting them to do exercises without telling them they were doing exercises.... :-)
Don't tell them though.

Here is a site that has some good stuff at different levels.
http://www.gmajormusictheory.org/Freebies/freebies.html


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#1120839 - 08/08/07 02:54 AM Re: Whats the easiest Bach PDF to start with?  
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I like Jesu, but even easier and shorter is the Small Prelude in C Major, which I found on Pianostreet.com. I'd never heard it before, as I'm not a huge Bach fan, but it's quite pretty.


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