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Piano Instruction: J.S. Bach Invention no. 8 in F, BWV 779, using a spring forward wrist and hand rotation, Two Videos

I introduced my tutorial by playing a snatch from Edna-Mae Burnam’s Dozen a Day, Book 1, no. 3 “Hopping.” It was the springboard for the wrist motion I use when playing Invention 8 in F Major.

I also enlist a hand rotation for a stream of 16ths in descending sequence, measures 4-6, and wherever else this configuration occurs in the course of the composition.

The Subject or main idea of Invention 8 is explored in a separate hands, slow practice approach, and I include the devices Bach employs in the Development section on p. 2. The counterpoint or dialog and overlap of voices are fleshed out in my final playing in tempo.

I had previously rendered the Invention at a slower speed, but preferred a brisker tempo.

Tutorial:

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Piano Instruction: Analysis J.S. Bach Fugue in C minor, BWV847 (Videos)

This first video represents Part One of my Discussion and Analysis of the Fugue, BWV 847, inclusive of the Exposition. (I use the Palmer edition)

In the course of a fugue, the SUBJECT should always be fleshed out in whatever voice it appears, but an awareness of counter-subject one, counter-subject 2 and motivic, imitative devices cloaking the subject is always required.

Part Two: Analysis Fugue, BWV 847

Part Three: Analysis Fugue, BWV 847

The manuscript below incorporates the theoretical mapping of Jose Rodriguez Alvira

http://www.teoria.com/articulos/analysis/BWV847/index.htm

RELATED: Prelude in C minor, BWV 847 (Harmonic Analysis)

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