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:
Resources on Tonebase: Magdalena Stern-Baczewska Course: Intro to J. S. Bach’s Keyboard Music
Ben Laude Live session: Bach Invention No. 1: Analysis for Performers
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!
You guys are all doing such an amazing job with these inventions that I feel compelled to join in. I have not played much Bach in my life, so learning this set will be really good for me. I thought I'd start learning number 13 today as I like that one very much! I am planning to do learn of one invention per day (weekdays), finish it the next, and hopefully have it memorised and somewhat polished by the third day. That's the plan, anyway. So here goes for the first half of invention 13 - warning - still some balance issues that I didn't pick up until I heard the recording...
Watching everyone else, felt like I had to share where I'm at, even though not even half way through. Been working on No. 4 for the past two weeks, decided to record in three different speeds, I'm really not sure yet how to play this. Anyway, reached the switch to F major and the long trill... next time :)
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.