Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-)

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Date: Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 5:48 am

Julien Claassen wrote:

Kind of sad, if true. In Bach's day, musicians were EXPECTED to be able
to take a melody whistled or sung by anyone in their audience - a melody
they might have never heard before - then sit down and improvise
contrapuntal pieces on it. Even including 4-voice fugues.

My piano instructor taught me that - I used to be able to improvise 2-3
part contrapuntal pieces that same way.

If many modern classical musicians can't do the same thing today, it
says more about the inadequacy of musical training these days than any
difference between jazz or classical musicians.

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[LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Sat Jun 19, 1:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), alexander, (Sun Jun 20, 1:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), M Watts, (Sun Jun 20, 11:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Mon Jun 21, 10:09 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Niels Mayer, (Mon Jun 21, 2:26 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), M Watts, (Mon Jun 21, 10:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Mon Jun 21, 10:19 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Niels Mayer, (Mon Jun 21, 7:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Stephen Stubbs, (Tue Jun 22, 12:55 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Joep L. Blom, (Mon Jun 21, 9:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Joshua Boyd, (Mon Jun 21, 9:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Niels Mayer, (Tue Jun 22, 1:14 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Tue Jun 22, 9:46 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Niels Mayer, (Tue Jun 22, 9:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Josh Lawrence, (Fri Jun 25, 2:59 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Tue Jun 22, 9:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Niels Mayer, (Wed Jun 23, 1:37 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Niels Mayer, (Thu Jun 24, 7:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Wed Jun 23, 3:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Mon Jun 21, 8:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Sun Jun 20, 3:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Josh Lawrence, (Sat Jun 19, 9:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), M Watts, (Sun Jun 20, 11:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Sat Jun 19, 10:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Rustom Mody, (Sun Jun 20, 2:42 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Stephen Stubbs, (Sun Jun 20, 1:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Sun Jun 20, 3:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Mon Jun 21, 10:26 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Sun Jun 20, 8:02 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Rustom Mody, (Sun Jun 20, 11:38 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Sun Jun 20, 3:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Joep L. Blom, (Sun Jun 20, 7:59 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Sun Jun 20, 11:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Mon Jun 21, 10:29 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Mon Jun 21, 10:17 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Rustom Mody, (Mon Jun 21, 4:04 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Sun Jun 20, 8:13 am)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Jack O'Quin, (Sat Jun 19, 10:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), Julien Claassen, (Sat Jun 19, 10:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] A Bach in appology and completeness :-), david, (Sun Jun 20, 5:48 am)