Baroque Works for the Transition Level for Solo Piano
Dr. Tinka Knopf de Esteban
The next important step in learning to play contrapuntal works is to expand the point of imitation. The teaching purpose of this volume is to facilitate the future study of the Bach Two Part Inventions by working through a few of the more difficult minuets and the Short Preludes and Fugues. The teaching order in this volume has been designed to develop the control of the horizontal flow of the line through the points of imitation before introducing the highly structured subjects and countersubjects of an invention or a fugue.
• Menuets: Cm, G, Am, March in Eb, Short Preludes #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 2 sample realizations, blocking devices in chordal structures and learning points of imitation.