One of my adult students is excited about learning this treasured miniature, and it just so happened that I stumbled upon one of my you tube posted instructions that will assist both of us in our forthcoming two-way musical exchange.
(After I put a piece away it’s nice to know I can reference its timely review)
What I embrace in this composition (no. 3 of “Six Preludes from the Klavierbuclein for W.F. Bach) is its brilliant repository of counterpoint and engaging harmonic rhythm. While it doesn’t modulate to distant keys, it well uses the resources of F Major in an ear-catching manner.
Learning its form and structure, while being attentive to decisions made about articulation, infused with a theoretical awareness makes for a delightfully enriching learning experience.
Revisiting the salient features of this mini-masterpiece:
Two interpretations with different bass groupings