Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
90 registered (accordeur, Albert Brighten, AndrewJCW, 36251, AmandaH, 19 invisible), 1186 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Topic Options
#1054378 - 01/06/05 08:11 AM Advice regarding editions of Bach works
ossk8ter Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 453
Loc: Dallas
I would appreciate suggestions regarding the best editions for beginners of Bach's Notebook for Anna Magalena Bach, as well as his WTC. Many thanks.

Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1054379 - 01/06/05 09:58 AM Re: Advice regarding editions of Bach works
signa Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
Schirmer has a couple of sheet music books called "First Lessons in Bach (Book I, II)" containing some easier and short pieces from AM.Bach notebook, French/English suite or partitas. they are good books to start with a lot of variety on technique emphasis. the good thing about these 2 books is that there are editor fingerings marked on every piece, which is very helpful for beginners.

i have Dover edition of WTC, a good cheaper edition but with no fingering marks at all.

Top
#1054380 - 01/06/05 12:37 PM Re: Advice regarding editions of Bach works
ossk8ter Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 453
Loc: Dallas
Thanks Signa

Top
#1054381 - 01/06/05 07:04 PM Re: Advice regarding editions of Bach works
pianojerome Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 9868
I also have the Dover edition. It is very good. One of the problems with it, though, aside from the lack of fingerings, is that each prelude or fugue (except for the prelude in C from book 1) is crammed onto two pages. I actually downloaded a photocopy from the Schirmer edition for one of the fugues, because the print in the Dover edition was too small for me (the Schirmer edition had that particular fugue on 4 pages, rather than the 2 in Dover)

I would still recommend this edition (books 1 and 2), and the summary on the back of the book is very interesting.
_________________________
Sam

Top
#1054382 - 01/06/05 08:35 PM Re: Advice regarding editions of Bach works
signa Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
i like my WTC dover edition, because i always make my own fingerings anyway. but for fugues, it could be difficult because i have never played any fugue yet and don't really know how the best fingering goes for a fugue. i checked the version at 'sheetmusicarchive.net' for fugue no.2 which has fingering marked on it. i need at least some fingering reference for my first try.

i always like the compact sheet music pages because a piece would have less pages to turn. i am not crazy about any larger print edition at all.

Top
#1054383 - 01/07/05 07:03 AM Re: Advice regarding editions of Bach works
mikewu99 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/08/03
Posts: 314
Loc: Audubon, PA
I really like the Alfred Masterworks editions of 2/3 Part Inventions and the French Suites (lots of explanatory notes and historical information), so I'd seriously consider them for WTC and Anna Magdalena. My son (10 y.o.) is currently working from Alfred's "First lessons in Bach" which I believe is made up of pieces from Anna Magdalena and WTC.

Top
#1054384 - 01/07/05 07:12 AM Re: Advice regarding editions of Bach works
ossk8ter Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 453
Loc: Dallas
Thanks for the responses everybody. The Alfred Masterworks sounds interesting due to the extra stuff. I'll check all of these out.

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
Back to School Music SALE!
Save 10% in our online store
.
Just enter SAVE10 in the coupon box during checkout. *
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
* Sale does not apply to advertising, how old requests, or any non-tangible items. Can not be combined with any other promotions. Ends August 31, 2015
(ad) Teaching Children Music
Teaching Music to Children
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Has anyone used Leila Fletcher method?
by blueston
08/28/15 10:35 PM
Beginner self study resources for mostly non-classical music
by Hine
08/28/15 06:56 PM
Question about 25 preludes of Burgmuller
by ster100
08/28/15 05:04 PM
Changing my mind?
by chasingrainbows
08/28/15 04:55 PM
Is it important for my fingers to stay on the keys?
by nights
08/28/15 04:43 PM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
80,560 Registered Members
44 Forums
166,490 Topics
2,439,983 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission