Bach For the Future

Bach with the notes.

Music is mysterious.  This music is familiar to me, yet I didn't know its name, or had forgotten it. Here, for a musical novice is another teaching tool, one where you have the notes scrolling and also can visualize in color the music.  Technology is helpful to me, in this situation.

Bach, Air on the G string (Air on a G string, string orchestra)

Bach is Beautiful

I love this piece with the animation of music because I have never learned to read music, but learn visually. Maybe it is a mental block, but the beauty of this is the opportunity for people like me, who are musically illiterate to enjoy the depth and heights of a great piece of music.

I don't know what it is, but this piece is inspirational. It gives me an opportunity to be renewed, to escape this world for a moment and to be touched by emotion.  I can sense where it is going, but it always surprises me in its intensity.  The pauses are equally powerful. Just as some people love to play with words, I sometimes feel Bach is playing with music here.

Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, organ

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Benjimester 6 years ago from San Diego, California

That's awesome! It's like playing an old school video game while listening to good music.

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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan

Awesome Video lefs! I loved it. I don't really pay attention to the names of the notes in reading music. I very much read music as illustrated in the first video. Up's and downs and I know how they sound. Don't have to know the name of the note to produce the sound. I've sung in choirs and solo's too .. reading the placement of the notes and not the name of them. lol I LOVED this! Thanks for sharing!

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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

lefseriver great explanation of what makes those beautiful sounds. Visual representation makes it fill in the blanks. Especially for those that can't read a lick of music.

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lefseriver 6 years ago from Northern Minnesota Author

Thanks for the comments. I thought these videos were interesting; glad you all liked them.

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John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I really enjoy this piece as well. Nice hub. I've always wondered how this piece would sound if the player used all of the strings (G,D,A E), instead of just the G.... ;-)

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