Classics For Bass: Prelude #1 in C Major


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Learn the Prelude in C Major from The Well Tempered Clavier by Bach with step by step lessons and harmonic analysis along the way.





Study Piece: Bach Prelude in C Major (WTC)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ‘Study Piece: Bach Prelude In C Major’ Course

This prelude is the first piece in the famous Well Tempered Clavier series by Bach. The WTC consists of a Prelude and Fugue in every key from C major through to B Major. The Prelude in C is probably the most famous of all these pieces.

The Study Piece Coaching series takes compositions from the classical repertoire and coaches you through the pieces in step by step lessons as if you had a bass teacher right there with you.

Mark gives a brief background as well as some important tips on learning the piece before breaking down small bitesize sections and the hurdles they are likely to present. There is also harmonic analysis included so you can study the theory behind the piece and see the melody as more than basic notes on the page.

What level of player is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at intermediate level players and above. The Prelude demands a medium level of technical facility. This is NOT for absolute beginners.

What Skills Will I Develop?

You’ll develop your repertoire and improve specific aspects of technique such as position shifting, note control and joint barring. You’ll also develop your harmony knowledge and your chord tone skills.

How Long Are The Lessons?

The lesson lengths vary but the complete course contains over two hours of video content.

How is the course presented? Do I Download Anything? 

The course is hosted on the Talkingbass website so there are no video files to download. Download links are provided for the written music. The link will be sent in your welcome email and is also provided on the Study Piece lessons menu.

Is There A Time Limit On Taking The Course?

No. You can take as long as want. There are no time limits

Do I Have Lifetime Access To The Course?

If you purchase the course then yes, you have lifetime access to the course and its material.


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