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

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(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
124 registered (anamnesis, Albert Brighten, amv256, accordeur, 36251, 34 invisible), 1239 Guests and 13 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
*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
Topic Options
#374484 - 12/21/07 04:10 PM WTC Difficulty Comparison
playadom Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/21/06
Posts: 1366
Loc: New Jersey
For those of you who have experience with many of these fugues, how does no.16 in g minor (Book I) compare with the rest of the WTC? It seems easy(only a few weeks to learn), so would I be correct in saying that it's one of the easier ones in the set?

This and no.2(same book) are the only ones I've learned, so I can't compare them well.
_________________________
Practice makes permanent - Perfect practice makes perfect.

Top
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
#374485 - 12/21/07 04:16 PM Re: WTC Difficulty Comparison
Bassio Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/24/03
Posts: 2480
Loc: Alexandria, Egypt
All I have to say that No.2 (having played it) is supposed to be one of the easiest.

It is regularly used by teachers as the first fugue to be played in the set.

Although theoretically, No.10 can be easier, since it is only has two voices.

Top
#374486 - 12/21/07 05:45 PM Re: WTC Difficulty Comparison
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 18755
Loc: Victoria, BC
The g minor Fugue (XVI) from the first book is certainly one of the easier fugues to play, and, like many of the fugues, it can be articulated in many different ways. One should, however, adopt a phrasing and stick with it throughout when the subject appears. It is a good first four-voice fugue for those who haven't played four voices yet.

Regards,
_________________________
BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Yamaha C2 from 2003
by RaindropPrelude
05/27/15 09:38 PM
"Tone" and "balance"
by qazsedcft
05/27/15 05:38 PM
Which Beethoven sonata has this rhythm?
by JoelW
05/27/15 02:56 PM
Shipping a concert grand by air cargo...How do they do that?
by Piano Practice
05/27/15 02:51 PM
A pianist's 'touch' affects sustained tone - NOT!
by prout
05/27/15 01:40 PM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,446 Registered Members
44 Forums
164,386 Topics
2,411,421 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

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