Bach for Beginners Book 1 Author:Charles Vincent, Johann Sebastian Bach For many years the study and practice of the works composed by John Sebastian Bach have been considered indispensable to all Pianists and Organists, but only in a few instances have attempts been made to introduce, to absolute beginners, the educational advantages to be derived from a study of the works of this great musician and teacher. — Bach ... more »took great delight in the musical education of his own family. When his eldest son W. Friedemann was 9 years old the father gave him lessons and wrote for him the "Little Clavier Book." Later we read of him giving lessons to his second wife Anna Magdalene, who became her husband's diligent pupil in Clavier-playing. Together they kept a muscal note book in which were written her favorite pieces, also the various studies and airs the husband composed for her to practise.
A careful perusal of this "Note Book" has suggested the compilation of a series of graded material for beginners, the first book to be selected entirely from this very interesting "Note Book."
(Notes from the person entering this information: This piano book, the pieces taken from Anna Magdalene's Note Book, was published in 1911. A clavier is simply a piano, and today we refer to J. S. Bach by his non-anglicized name, Johann Sebastian Bach.)« less