Bach’s Invention in C major from 15 two-part inventions is one of the best known pieces in this collection. Although technically much more challenging than the easier minuets from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach, this invention is still quite accessible to keyboard players of modest ability. The composer wrote this and other pieces from this collection for the instruction of his eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann. Just like many of his keyboard works, the invention in C major sounds beautiful on the organ because of its imitative polyphonic style. In this video, I will teach you how to play, practice, and master this exceptional composition.
If you want to study this and other inventions by Bach I recommend G. Henle Verlag Urtext Edition of Inventions and Sinfonias BWV 772-801.
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Don't have an organ at home?
Download paper manuals and pedals, print them out, cut the white spaces, tape the sheets together and you'll be ready to practice anywhere where is a desk and floor. Make sure you have a higher chair.