This course provides an in-depth analysis of this remarkable Prelude and Fugue from Bach’s ‘48’ and will be particularly relevant to any performer preparing the piece, to anyone needing to write programme notes, to anyone seeking insight into Bach’s style or to techniques of analysis, or to anyone wanting to know how a Fugue is constructed. We'll be unpacking the details of melodic, rhythmic, harmonic and structural design, exploring how textures, modulations, and motivic development are used to paint the musical tension of the work, and considering what this implies for interpretation.
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Hi, I’m Gareth and I'm passionate about developing ‘the all round musician’.
Nearly 35 years of music examining with ABRSM, work with the BBC on Radio and TV, experience on the international concert platform, as a published composer and arranger, have brought rich resources to the 40 years of teaching in which I've engaged.
Scholarships at The Royal College of Music, Oxford University and St. Paul’s Cathedral gave me fantastic opportunities to learn from the best musicians, scholars and teachers. Working as Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School then provided a wonderful opportunity to develop my teaching skills.
Teaching individuals and groups of all ages, and at all stages of development have refined a teaching approach that I hope is fun and engaging, and focused on explaining things clearly and logically. And that is what these courses are all about - understanding the basic principles with clarity, then going deeper, applying them to your musical life and liberating yourself as a musician.
It’s a rich and amazing journey, and I can’t wait for you to join me today!
PreviewLesson 1 - The 48 Preludes & Fugues (5:53)
StartLesson 2 - The Prelude (52:01)
StartLesson 3 - How is a Fugue Constructed (29:00)
StartLesson 4 - The Subject (Internal Construction) (17:40)
StartLesson 5 - The Countersubject (Internal Construction) (12:46)
StartLesson 6 - Further Statements of the Subject (10:12)
StartLesson 7 - Episodic Material & Concluding Thoughts (24:00)