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    hello everyone

    what do u guys suggest starting piano but with bach music?

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    Prelude in C major is pretty easy.
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    The Notebook for Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, while not strictly Bach, is generally nice and simple.
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    Minuet in G major from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach.
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    Anna Magdalena Notebook: a selection of course, here's my recommendation:

    Minuet in G major, BWV Anh. 114
    Minuet in G minor, BWV Anh. 115
    Minuet in G major, BWV Anh. 116
    Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anh. 119
    Minuet in A minor, BWV Anh. 120
    Minuet in C minor, BWV Anh. 121
    March in D major, BWV Anh. 122
    Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anh. 123
    March in G major, BWV Anh. 124
    Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anh. 125
    Musette in D major, BWV Anh. 126
    March in E-flat major, BWV Anh. 127
    Polonaise in D minor, BWV Anh. 128
    Polonaise in G major, BWV Anh. 130
    Minuet in D minor, BWV Anh. 132

    I also recommend the old but still reliable 'Edition Peters' abridged version (edited and fingered by Emil von Sauer)
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    The Anna Magdelena Notebook, in any number of various editions, or the Schirmer edition, a collection called, funny enough, "Beginner's Bach" - which contains (graded for beginners) pieces from the Anna Magelena Notebook, other extracts from Bach, (with that Prelude in C from the Well Tempered Klavier, book I) and some few by one or more of his sons.

    The Two Part Inventions and three part Sinfonias are definitely for a bit later.

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    The Anna Magdalena book will get you started. Yeah, the inventions are a bit harder to get started with. I'd just do some Beethoven (one of the simple piano sonatas, e.g.) and come back to Bach (pun intended) to deal with some two-part inventions, and maybe some three-parts to. Then, pick some relatively easy simple preludes & fugues from the WTC or the first contrapunctus from KDF, and then a French Suite, and then tackle some heavenly Goldberg Variations, and then...

    Well, you get the idea
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    Do NOT pedal was the first thing I was told by my teacher when I started playing Bach.
    Prelude 1 in c would be good to start with but the fugue is a lot harder.
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    There are actually some very approachable pieces from the French Suites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quietfire View Post
    There are actually some very approachable pieces from the French Suites.
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