Bach in March WEEK 1: Practice Updates
Welcome again to Bach in March! Bach is the composer closest to me and I can't wait to share this March with you in practicing Bach. This is the thread where we'll all be posting our biweekly updates for this month's community challenge.
For those who have been here before - you may post video or audio updates just as you did in Discovering Schubert Month! And for those who are new - uploading a video to youtube is often the best way to go! You can then post the youtube link to your video, or embed it directly in your reply.
The introduction and welcome to Bach in March will give you orientation for the community challenge activities, and provide you with a schedule of relevant livestreams, performance opportunities, and repertoire suggestions.
I'm always curious to hear about your practice experience and encourage you to write replies. If you can't think of where to start, here are some questions to jog your mind:
- What piece did you choose? How did you learn about it?
- What's a favorite passage of yours in the piece?
- What's one musical or technical decision you made while practicing your piece?
Feel free to make these updates as short or long as you wish!
Happy Bach Sounds!
I don't know why I love so much playing Bach music. It is something very difficult to explain. It is something that refresh your mind, body, spirit... everything that is you. So, when I play the piano I always begin with Bach and if there is time for another composer, it is great; but if there is not much time, it's perfectly ok, only Bach... It could call a complete addiction but, I hope you agree: a very healthy and happy addiction.
Well, I am so glad to have a Bach month, thanks to Hilda and Dominic. My first video is such a beautiful piece as the French Suite nº 5 BWV 816, cheerful and bright music. It seems that Bach composed it in a happy moment of his life, in Köthen.
I would like to make more videos this month, at least an abridged version of the Goldberg Variations which I am playing because of the Tonebase Longterm Community Challenge.