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For me this isn't terribly difficult. Play the lower staff with the left hand, the upper staff with the right. I use 2 and 4 in each hand since they are more even in length. However, I might change that to take the F# in the left hand with 3. Play right hand over left, not left over right. It's harder to hit the G# in the right hand when reaching ...


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why so many answers say clavichord? this was originally intended for harpischord, where you might (or might not) have had two manuals (keyboards). of course, it can be played on organ, clavichord, and piano, but easily works on one keyboard. It's a bit awkward. You have to plan out the choreography, but it really isn't terribly difficult. One hand plays ...


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I play those with 5 on most of the upper notes, and a 4 here and there on a black key... thumb on the lower note except when it's a black key then usually 2. Practice them blocked (i.e., as an interval sounded together) then open to play as written.


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I recently bought a Dolmetsch spinet harpsicord after playing piano my entire life. As I just retired I was going to build a harpsicord but found the spinet. I have found the touch to be very different. Of course, there are no dynamic changes or pedals so there is an interpretive learning curve. However the greater difference is the care the harpsicord ...


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If you take a look at the St John's Passion by Bach, it is surprisingly operatic with its use of turba choirs and the kind of introductory chorus and the dying scenes. It is true that Bach was employed by churches for large stretches of his time (as opposed to his time in Köthen, for example), including his final years. But if you take a look at his magnum ...


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Go to Wikipedia and look up the articles on each of these composers. At the bottom, under "References" you will find bibliographies of well-regarded printed book biographies of each of these composers, as well as books on music history. Hit the library and look them up and read them. Are you asking about what kind of instruments in general, or about the ...


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There are fantastic lectures from prof. Robert Greenberg from I think Berkeley. His lectures on all these giant bigger then life composers on the teaching company website. He goes in depth their life, work, and also their caprices. Very informing and a plus entertaining. About Bach he played on the organs of the noblemen that he was employed by. He wasn't a ...



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