Group-journey threw J.S. Bach - Two part inventions!

This thread is a group-thread dedicated to J.S. Bach Two part inventions. The point is that we can discover them and go deeper into them together, and motivate each other in the prosess of learning and practicing them. 

Who is this for? This is for everyone who wants to join! 
What's the goal? You define your own goal, with how much you want to learn. But try to commit to learn 1, 2, 3, or how many you like. Share your goal with the rest of us! 

Why learn two part inventions? In Bach's own words (of course translated to english) "Honest method, by which the amateurs of the keyboard – especially, however, those desirous of learning – are shown a clear way not only (1) to learn to play cleanly in two parts, but also, after further progress, (2) to handle three obligate parts correctly and well; and along with this not only to obtain good inventions (ideas) but to develop the same well; above all, however, to achieve a cantabile style in playing and at the same time acquire a strong foretaste of composition."

Some recording links on Spotify: 

Glenn Gould 

https://open.spotify.com/album/42SxOjm6223yaSs0vH9Um6?si=z91-IcooSq6o3vQ4ny5zyg

Jansen/Rysanov/Théeden https://open.spotify.com/album/2607OCLeDNFKNOO01OVd9P?si=uxSNmxM2Rle_SKYUpLLGyQ

András Schiff 

https://open.spotify.com/album/7B6F306xdRIC0A1Rka5cbg?si=J6mliKjDTk2h2gw9p91Rog

 

Resources on Tonebase: Magdalena Stern-Baczewska Course: Intro to J. S. Bach’s Keyboard Music

https://app.tonebase.co/piano/home?tbModal=courseModal&tbModalSlug=magdalena-stern-baczewska-intro-to-bachs-keyboard-music-pt&currentSearchModalTab=all

 

Ben Laude Live session: Bach Invention No. 1: Analysis for Performers

https://app.tonebase.co/piano/live/player/bach-invention-1-ben-laude

 

For everyone joining: Please make a post of your personal goals threw this journey. Remember every goal is fine! I hope participants will share video-updates regularly, so we can follow each others progress! 

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  • Hi everyone, hi my wonderful Bach team mates! 

    I'm sharing Invention No. 7 in E minor.

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    • Vidhya Bashyam thanks very much! I soon found myself quite charmed by this invention too :)

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    • Sindre Skarelven thank you very much!  I've had good fun playing these inventions with everyone on this thread :)

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    • Natalie Peh brava, Natalie! well done! It‘s such a wonderful invention!

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    • Andrea Buckland thanks very much! I totally agree, it really is good fun to play :)

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
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      Natalie Peh Sounds great, Natalie! Beautiful voicing, cantabile as Bach wanted to show with these pieces.

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    • Juan Carlos Olite thank you very much, Juan. It’s such an inspiring experience sharing Bach with so many Bach fans :)

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      • Gail Starr
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      Natalie Peh Such smooth phrasing and lovely dynamics.  Thank you for sharing!

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    • Gail Starr thank you very much, Gail! 

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  • Here is my take on the E-flat major inversion! I love the switches of scales and modes in this one. 🎶

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    • Sindre Skarelven sounds beautiful! Played with a certain grace and lilt to it! 

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    • Sindre Skarelven Very enjoyable as always! 

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    • Sindre great playing, Sindre!

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      Sindre Skarelven Beautiful playing and sound, Sindre! Accurate in tone and style.

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Andrea Buckland Vidhya Bashyam Natalie Peh Thank you so much for all your nice words, my Bach Friends!  

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      Sindre Skarelven Lovely energy and perfect ornamentation!  And, of course, your brilliant brain has memorized yet another one.  (Je ne sais pas comment tu le fais si parfaitement chaque fois!)

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    • Gail Starr Merci beaucoup! Tu es vraiment gentille mon amie!  

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  • Here’s No. 11 - kind of a sleepy one. I don’t know why the preview isn’t showing here.

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    • Harriet Kaplan Very pretty! So much variation in the inventions. 

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    • Harriet Kaplan I like the sleepy ones. Well played, Harriet!

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    • Harriet Kaplan nice playing! Played in an understated yet captivating way!

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      Harriet Kaplan Nice playing and right tempo!

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    • Thank you Vidhya Bashyam  Andrea Buckland  Natalie Peh  Juan Carlos Olite

      I struggled with this - the tempo, the ornaments, bringing out the subject. Not where I would want it but definitely a good exercise to try!

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    • Harriet Kaplan Beautiful playing! Sleepy in a good way, I guess. 

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    • Sindre Skarelven thank you!

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      • Gail Starr
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      Harriet Kaplan Not sleepy, but wonderfully spooky!  Great job!

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