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My First Bach for Piano

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Learning to play the piano with Bach
Easy to intermediate pieces by the master

• Bach as a teacher
• Easy piano pieces
• For beginners with basic knowledge

Learn from the master. Johann Sebastian Bach composed countless pieces specifically for his many students. My First Bach contains many of these educational pieces which are, for the most part, arranged in increasing difficulty. Easy two-part chorales and dances are followed by more demanding little preludes, two-part inventions and the first Prelude from the Well-Tempered Clavier.

Difficulty guide: 2-3
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Approved Exam Music

Recommended for the following exam grade(s):

ABRSM ABRSM Piano (2023 to 2024)
Grades: 1
ABRSM ABRSM Piano (2025 to 2026)
Grades: 1


Give yourself to be happy and quiet (BWV 510)
Deal with me, Lord (BWV 514)
Piano Piece in F major (BWV Anh. 131)
Aria Enlightening thoughts of a tabacco smoker (BWV 515)
Chorale I will stand here beside you (O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden) from St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) (two-part)
Aria We have a new governor (BWV 212) from Peasant Cantata
Polonaise G minor
Menuet D minor
Menuet A minor (BWV Anh. 120)
Musette D major (BWV Anh. 126)
Menuet G major (BWV Anh. 114)
Menuet G minor (BWV Anh. 115). Menuet G major (BWV Anh. 116)
Praeludium C major (BWV 939) from Little Preludes
Praeludium C major (BWV 924) from Little Preludes
Praeludium C minor (BWV 999) from 6 little Preludes from Johann Kellner's collection
Inventio No. 1 C major (BWV 772) from Two-part inventions
Invention No. 4 D minor (BWV 775) from Two-part inventions
Inventio No. 8 F major (BWV 779) from Two-part inventions
Inventio No. 13 A minor (BWV 784) from Two-part inventions
Menuet from French Suite C minor (BWV 813)
Musette from English Suite G minor (BWV 808)
Menuet from French Suite E major (BWV 817)
Praeludium C major from Well-tempered Clavichord I (BWV 846)
Chorale I will stand here beside you (O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden) from St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) (four-part)

Item Details


  • Part 1: Piano
Category: Piano Repertoire
Publisher: Schott
Publisher's reference: ED 22058
Our Stock Code: 1373264
Media Type: Paperback (38 pages [score])

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