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Jun 29, 2020 - 1:16:50 PM
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Bach wrote a series of these pieces as a roadmap to show how contrapuntal music 'works'.
I had to split it up into two parts because this is keyboard music and not that banjo-friendly.
If you like this kind of music you should check out John Bullard, who is a member here and also has a web presence.

Patrick P on banjo, me on guitar 

Edited by - Laurence Diehl on 06/30/2020 06:29:13

Jun 29, 2020 - 1:56:42 PM

479 posts since 2/6/2018

I second that. John is amazing.

Jun 29, 2020 - 2:37:02 PM

749 posts since 11/27/2005

Yes!
And Laurence, you're pretty amazing, too!

Jun 29, 2020 - 5:18:30 PM
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Foote

USA

377 posts since 3/25/2009

Very nice indeed. Reminded me of when my old band, 8th Avenue String Band, played it as a medley with the Wm. Tell Overture. Now that's bluegrass!


Jun 29, 2020 - 9:27:58 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Mike Rowe

Yes!
And Laurence, you're pretty amazing, too!


hahaha - thanks Mike! I think JSB deserves the credit though, how can anyone write this stuff?

Jun 29, 2020 - 9:29:22 PM

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quote:
Originally posted by Foote

Very nice indeed. Reminded me of when my old band, 8th Avenue String Band, played it as a medley with the Wm. Tell Overture. Now that's bluegrass!


Love it! You guys actually got gigs huh?  smiley

Jun 29, 2020 - 10:02:32 PM

Foote

USA

377 posts since 3/25/2009

We did well for eleven years, playing California festivals as well as the bars and clubs. We often closed a festival set with Wm Tell. It killed. One time at the Strawberry Festival near Yosemite, we played it Saturday night before the headliner while they stampeded a herd of horses in the meadow next to the audience. Our bass player had played in a band in LA that did all classical on bluegrass instruments and he brought the idea to the band. We did a few numbers. I always enjoyed the Bach and the challenge of working the sheet music onto the neck. Here's a set we did at Strawberry in 86 if interested:
youtube.com/watch?v=vHWUygVtuh8&t=6s

Jun 29, 2020 - 10:57:57 PM

Patrick P.

France

1723 posts since 3/18/2004

Funny, looks very similar to a tune we played a few years ago laugh
Guitar Laurence, Banjo Patrick p.
For those interested, tab at my home page
 


Jun 30, 2020 - 10:27:33 AM

2036 posts since 1/21/2003

Nicely done Laurence. In college I took a music appreciation course and I remember the phrase "contrapuntal profundities". Not sure I understood it then or whether I do now, but it sounds erudite and well, just cool. It's also probably the only thing I remember from the course.

Patrick and Lloyd, enjoyed your offerings too.

Jun 30, 2020 - 12:11:30 PM

197 posts since 4/17/2011

If anyone’s interested in practicing these, there’s a book/CD by the guitarist Barry Galbraith called “Play Along with Bach.” All the inventions are notated in two parts and recorded (on guitar) with each part hard-panned right/left for, well, playing along.

Jun 30, 2020 - 2:12:06 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

23780 posts since 6/25/2005

Another superb Diehl production.

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