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Which Bach?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Schwinn, Dec 9, 2003.


  1. Schwinn

    Schwinn

    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    I'm looking for a J.S. Bach book and I noticed 3 on www.bassbooks.com that are oriented to BG.

    Which one do you think is the best put together? What material does each have? Any one used these books? Thanks!

    3 Bach books (BG)
     
  2. mr e

    mr e

    Nov 17, 2003
    nyc
    i have the mel bay j.s. bach for bass and think its great. the cd helps, but it was better for me to plug the notes into an audio editor in order to slow the tempo down for practice.

    i've been wanting the 2 part inventions, however, i can't find someone local to play them with.

    good luck, let me know how your choice goes!
     
  3. ole Jason

    ole Jason Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Louisville, KY
    Are you sure you want to buy a book? It may be of more use to take the original music (most of which is freely available) and come up with your own fingerings. If you're playing a 4 string bass you would have to play some things an octave up or down from what is written but most things work out fairly well. Here are some links to the sheet music

    http://icking-music-archive.org/scores/Instr.html#bach
    http://www.mutopiaproject.org/

    Nightwish is great :)
     
  4. Schwinn

    Schwinn

    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    Thanks guys!

    That link I posted doesn't seem to work anymore...hmmm.

    I decided to go with the Mel Bay book by Bunny Brunel.

    Jason, I wanted something that was "packaged" and transcribed for bass to make learning difficult music a little simpler...thanks anyway though.

    Curious...why the hell do some of these books have tabs? Weird for classical type stuff!