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I just wanted to share a free PDF I just finished of Bach's Prelude 20 in A Minor from the Well Tempered Clavier Book II. It's a really interesting piece to play, with it's spiraling chromaticism. I'm going to be posting more and more free Bach related PDF's on my new site as I continue work on Bach Shapes II, the second in my series of melodic material derived from the music of J.S. Bach. Here is the link to the PDF:

http://www.jondelucia.com/product/well-tempered-clavier-prelude-20-duet/

And here is a short instagram clip of me playing the beginning, there are two more pages after this:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnFM9EmAL9E/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

If you're interested in the first Bach Shapes, it is currently on sale on my site with the discount code 'NASA'. Check that out at bachshapes.com. I hope you will take a look, and let me know what you think! Thanks,
Jon
 

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Hello everyone,
I just wanted to share a free PDF I just finished of Bach's Prelude 20 in A Minor from the Well Tempered Clavier Book II. It's a really interesting piece to play, with it's spiraling chromaticism. I'm going to be posting more and more free Bach related PDF's on my new site as I continue work on Bach Shapes II, the second in my series of melodic material derived from the music of J.S. Bach. Here is the link to the PDF:

http://www.jondelucia.com/product/well-tempered-clavier-prelude-20-duet/

And here is a short instagram clip of me playing the beginning, there are two more pages after this:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnFM9EmAL9E/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

If you're interested in the first Bach Shapes, it is currently on sale on my site with the discount code 'NASA'. Check that out at bachshapes.com. I hope you will take a look, and let me know what you think! Thanks,
Jon
Thank you for posting! Look forward to playing this! (Err, trying to, anyway.)
 

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It can be done quite slow! Looks like a lot of ink on the page, feel the eighth note pulse, not the quarter note.
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Thanks for transcription.
I'll try to find someone to play it with.
I've played a lot of Bach on flute but not sax.
 

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Thank you, Jon! This is highly inspirational.Haven't played Bach on saxophone since my colledge years.Which is like year of '93...'94../
 

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Hello everyone, just wanted to post that I fixed a couple of errors in the second half of this duet, and have updated the file on my site. Feel free to download again at www.jondelucia.com/shop. These are works in progress towards my next book, so some corrections are inevitable. I just finished another WTC piece, this time for soprano and tenor. Once I've play tested it I will post it here as well. I am currently prepping my original quartet scores and a few for my 5 sax octet that will be on sale on my site as well. Thanks for checking it out!
 

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Hi everyone, long time no see. I'm starting a FB Live workshop series on ideas from the Bach Shapes books if you are interested. This week is Circle of Fifths shapes from Bach, that can be adapted for jazz and improvisation inspiration. Something like this, but diatonic vs dominant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmCes6SZ1NM&t=30s

You can watch it on Jon De Lucia Music on Facebook on September 10th at 11am, this Thursday, or on my site, embedded here:
https://www.jondelucia.com/new-fb-live-workshops-starting-september-10th/

I'm also running a promotion for the print edition of the book, $14 plus shipping gets you Bach Shapes and my CD As the River Sings out on Fresh Sound New Talent.

That's it, hope you can join the workshop, I'll be taking questions and posting on Youtube later along with a PDF download.
 
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