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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    • Jackie
    • Jackie
    • 5 mths ago
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    Oh my goodness, I just shared this and it disappeared! It's that kind of day. Today, I haven't had much time to spend on Invention 13 and haven't decided on an interpretation. I also realised that I need to do that on the second page before deciding on how I want to approach the first page. So rather than sharing a performance video with you, I will share a few minutes of me considering possibilities of how to interpret the second half. 

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      • Roy
      • Royhj
      • 5 mths ago
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      Jackie thank you so much for sharing this. the ease at which you absorb, explore and analyse is inspiring.

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  • Here’s number 13. This one is hard! I had to let go of any idea of perfection.

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    • Harriet Kaplan you learnt it so quickly! No. 13 is such a lovely one

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    • Natalie Peh oh, I learned this one as a teenager and then again a few years ago, so really it should be better than this! 

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    • Harriet Kaplan Well done, Harriet! I love this invention! 

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 5 mths ago
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      Harriet Kaplan Very good job, Harriet! Nice playing!

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    • Kerstin
    • Kerstin
    • 5 mths ago
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    Hi Sindre! Just for fun I looked through the Inventions and picked out number 12. Not as easy as I thought. Especially the thrills. Need still some time to play it. 🙋‍♀️

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    • Kerstin That's awesome, Kerstin! Looking forward to hear it 🙋‍♂️

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    • Jackie
    • Jackie
    • 5 mths ago
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    I just watched this video and thought you may find it interesting! 

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      • Roy
      • Royhj
      • 5 mths ago
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      Jackie "Notyness", "Bachground" 😂 but seriously, I really enjoyed this, and she's done a great job explaining how to isolate the melodic information in the piece. I will try it with the No. 4 inv. I'm working on now. Thanks for sharing, following her channel as well now

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    • Jackie  thanks for sharing this. It's a very useful analysis.

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    • Parag Mehta
    • Mathematician & Teacher
    • Parag
    • 5 mths ago
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    You all are doing such a remarkable job… with my mental move into the new house, I am missing out on the fun. But I nevertheless figured I ought to share this eccentric but magnificent score with you all if you haven’t yet seen it. See the last page for the “key”.

    https://s9.imslp.org/files/imglnks/usimg/0/03/IMSLP636781-PMLP3267-Bach_Inventio.pdf

    In Bach we trust ;)

    Best,

    Parag

     

    PS: Here’s one more Boekelman: https://s9.imslp.org/files/imglnks/usimg/8/80/IMSLP636780-PMLP1021406-Bach_Boekelman.pdf

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    • Parag Mehta thanks, Parag, for the very useful reference.

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    • Parag Mehta What a great resource! I'm very excited about getting a deeper theoretical knowledge of this work. Thank you for sharing it, Parag! 

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      • Agnes
      • Agnes
      • 5 mths ago
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      Parag Mehta Thank you, Parag, for sharing such a valuable resource.  It's very helpful in analyzing each piece.

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      • Kerstin
      • Kerstin
      • 5 mths ago
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      Parag Mehta Thanks a lot. Very useful in teaching and for me as well. LG Kerstin 🇩🇪

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 5 mths ago
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      Parag Mehta Excellent Bach editions! Thank you for sharing them, Parag!

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    • Parag Mehta this is super! Thanks sharing!

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    • Kerstin
    • Kerstin
    • 5 mths ago
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    Hi Sindre! Now I have made a video - not perfect, but it is a really nice piece. https://youtu.be/TNhHY7aTNzs
    LG Kerstin 🇩🇪

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      • Roy
      • Royhj
      • 5 mths ago
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      Kerstin beautiful playing

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    • Kerstin love the gorgeous phrasing very much!

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    • Kerstin Beautiful playing! Love your “hand choreography” and trills!

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      • Jackie
      • Jackie
      • 5 mths ago
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      Kerstin Absolutely lovely! Really well done!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 5 mths ago
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      Kerstin Wonderful playing, Kerstin! Sounds absolutely great!

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      • Kerstin
      • Kerstin
      • 5 mths ago
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      Jackie Thanks. Bach is one of my favorite composer. At the beginning of the year I played Toccata in e minor. Have the idea you played it too. Do you working on another Invention? 🙋‍♀️

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