Bach, J.S. - The Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 0846-0894

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john b

Bach, J.S. - The Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 0846-0894

Post by john b » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:55 am

John Blyth 4:09 PM Aug 15•Comments off
The note I've been posting today:
To the best of my knowledge this is not only the first time these pieces have been comprehensibly adapted for solo guitar, but the first time they have been made publicly available, and for free, and the first time anyone has recorded the entirety of such a collection. Indeed, but for two or three preludes from Book One, it may be the first Youtube outing for almost all of these in a solo guitar adaptation.
The scores are here, for free download:
https://sites.google.com/site/biglywots ... red-guitar

The playlist on Youtube of me playing them all, in the order in which they got their final edit (this is useful to know, for technique development, and since in general, except for--many, many--tricky spots, there are generally fewer fingerings later). I know these aren't polished performances--they exist to demonstrate playability and technique, and to show something of my interpretive ideas in case I don't get around to preparing more finished ones (I always have other big projects on the go; you try adapting and learning and performing 96 complex, unidiomatic pieces in little over a year, and get back to me with how that went):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 5tlSwp8dtM

(I will be sticking this message in a number of places, so if it looks familiar, um, I just want to get this stuff out there, for glory and for Bach)
John Blyth
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Chimensch

Re: Bach, J.S. - The Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 0846-0894

Post by Chimensch » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:09 pm

The link above doesn't work, but I found this one:

https://sites.google.com/site/biglywots ... red-guitar

john b

Re: Bach, J.S. - The Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 0846-0894

Post by john b » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:41 pm

Thanks, links fixed now. j

Nodrog

Re: Bach, J.S. - The Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 0846-0894

Post by Nodrog » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:56 pm

Wow! You sure can read music very well! Thanks for all that work.... I downloaded the files and added the Youtube audio so I could understand what how the pieces move along.
I have enough work for years I think. Thanks again!

john b

Re: Bach, J.S. - The Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 0846-0894

Post by john b » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:13 pm

It seems that it is going to be a small matter to make TAB versions of these too: soon, quite soon. Would it be preferred to have TAB-only or to have the regular notation below? Paradoxically, TAB-only would take longer to do, as the verification process is more complex.

john b

Re: Bach, J.S. - The Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 0846-0894

Post by john b » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:11 pm

OK, TAB of the first 12 preludes and fugues is there now.
Tell all your friends.
There will be more eventually.

https://sites.google.com/site/biglywots ... red-guitar

john b

Re: Bach, J.S. - The Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 0846-0894

Post by john b » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:57 pm

A few revisions have been made to volume one, notably the F major prelude is now notated more conventionally i.e. right key signature.
The TAB version still has the old one, but it shouldn't matter. Also V.1 has a new introductory essay/excuse. j

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