J.S. Bach - 2 part inventions group

Hello everyone! I've been thinking about deepening my J.S Bach skills from the ground up, and will start with the 2-part inventions. Does anyone want to join? The idea is to start a practice diary dedicated to the 2-parts inventions. My goal is to get threw all of them, but you can of course practice how many you want! It's nice to have a time limit just to be accountable, so I'm thinking 2 months. That will be 18. july - 18 september. One or two updates a week would be great to stay in the flow. Who's in? :) PS: If you're on vacation and want to join at a later date, is absolutely fine! (PS: I've played the first one a little bit, but the others will be new to me) 

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  • Great to be part of this Bach adventure. My plan is simple: I will just start with the first one and see how far I will get (without being too much of a perfectionist) :) and I will also be away for two weeks without a piano in t he middle of August. So if I’m allowed I would like to add a couple of weeks in September. Will we upload here or in the diary? 

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    • Andrea Buckland Great, Andrea! I have intended the Diary-thread for video-uploads. PS: The journey goes on until September 24.! But of course, one can always submit videos after that date too. It’s just a general guideline :) 

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    • Gail Starr
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    Good afternoon, PianoFriends!  Started the lovely Invention in d minor on Saturday after watching Magdalena's lesson.  I found some of the fingering tricky, so I wrote it out and can share it if anyone is interested.  I have decided to try to start memorizing pieces, so let's see if I can do that for the next video! Sindre Skarelven has inspired me to try...

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    • Gail Starr Bravo! Love the clarity and tempo! FYI- I think Sindre has a spot on the practice diary for these posts.

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      • Gail Starr
      • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
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      Vidhya Bashyam Ah ha! I’ll check out the practice diary and change where I put my practice info. 👍

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    • Gail Starr Fantastic playing, Gail, like always!

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      Gail Starr so good! I'm playing hands separately and can't play this clear :) I started working on No. 1 but switched to this one as I like it much better, the long trills are killing me, specially the LH.

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    • Gail Starr Wow, Gail! This is so good already! I love how you play and articulate the left-hand. Yes, thank you   Vidhya  I have intended the practice diary-thread for video posts. Looking forward to the memorizes version! :D 

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    • Gail Starr sounds really good! Very nice articulation on the voices

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    • Parag Mehta
    • Mathematician & Teacher
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    Wonderful! Love how you stay away from the pedal… with the tempo and the lovely trills, this sounds nice and crisp. Speaking of fingerings, I think in general it would be a great idea for people to share their fingerings. It’s great to see the choices people make. I still prefer 5 —> 3 in the first invention.

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  • Hi everyone,

    I have really enjoyed listening to all the recordings so far. There’s much going on in these short pieces. So here is the first one in C major.

    https://youtu.be/ODgQ1rpuA2g

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    • Angela Fogg Sounds great Angela!

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    • Angela Fogg Wonderful playing, Angela! So delicate and appropriate touch for this music. 
      PS: If you want to, you can also re-post this in our group-journey thread in the Practice Diary section were we have most of our recordings :)  

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    • Angela Fogg you played this in a lively tempo and with a good touch! Sounds great!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
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      Angela Fogg Great playing and style, Angela!

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  • Thank you for your supportive comments. Here’s another one. I love the falling interval at the beginning of the second bar from Bb to C#. After the scale in the first bar it is not what you expect. Very dark…

    https://youtu.be/9ONRS8Fx9tk

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    • Great playing, Angela!! Love your trills!

      Angela Fogg 

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