Study Piece: Bach Prelude in G Major

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$49.00 $34.30

Learn This Amazing Piece on Bass!

Learn the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite no. 1 in G Major with step by step lessons and harmonic analysis along the way. This is a deep dive into one of the most popular pieces of solo bass repertoire!

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Study Piece: Bach Prelude in G Major

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite #1 in G Major is probably the most famous cello piece of all time and is a very popular piece for electric bass.

The Study Piece Coaching series of courses take compositions from the classical repertoire and coach 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 beginners.

How Long Are The Lessons?

The lesson lengths vary but the complete course contains over two and a half 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.

3 reviews for Study Piece: Bach Prelude in G Major

  1. Claudio Eluchans (verified owner)

    I love these courses and Mark’s commitment to trying to explain everything there is to know in the most efficient and simple way possible, both in terms of technique and music theory.
    At the end of this course you’ll finally own this piece so that you can play it on different octaves and fingering.
    I can’t wait for the next study piece!

  2. Chris Cantor (verified owner)

    This is the most amazing course I’ve done so far, suitable for intermediate to advanced bassists (I’m intermediate). It has helped me better appreciate the use of inversions, the use of diminished arpeggios, ascending chord tones alternating with descending scale notes, harmonic analysis, pedal tones, intonation and it is all in 16th notes, so plenty to keep me busy. (The secret here is to play 16ths as slowly as you have to to sound correct/nice and gradually increase the tempo staying correct). And as for stretching/moving up and down the neck, no contemporary music is ever going to look impossible after this – again the secret is to play as slowly as you have to at first, keeping it clean. It was also an insight into Bach and how he could use the rules and break them a plenty to produce great sounds. I’m still working on the piece but already wondering about the implications for my future walking bass. There are so many things in this course that will broaden my approach to contemporary music.

  3. Claudio Eluchans (verified owner)

    I love these courses and Mark’s commitment to trying to explain everything there is to know in the most efficient and simple way possible, both in terms of technique and music theory.
    I can’t wait for the next study piece!

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