Copyright Douglas Niedt. All Rights Reserved. This article may be reprinted, but please be considerate and give credit to Douglas Niedt. The earliest polyphonic and contrapuntal music was mostly performed by singers. Therefore, when talking about counterpoint, we speak about a piece or passage being written in 2, 3, or 4 "voices" even if it is performed by an instrument. Instead of saying "voices", sometimes we also casually refer to them as "parts".
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Take the Full Course on This Piece! This piece is from the Lute Suite 1, and is often played as a solo without the other pieces in the suite.
However, there are some stretches that may prove challenging. The rhythm is a repeating pattern throughout, which gives it a dance-like quality.
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Video Lesson: Learn JS Bach’s ‘Bourrée in E Minor’ for Guitar
This piece is arguably one of the most famous pieces among guitarists. Bach wrote his lute pieces in a traditional score rather than in lute tablature , and some believe that Bach played his lute pieces on the keyboard. Bach" that has written "aufs Lauten Werck" "for the lute-harpsichord " in unidentified handwriting. It also demonstrates counterpoint , as the two voices move independently of one another. Robert Schumann quotes the first 14 notes of this memorable theme transposed to G minor in 3 of the Op. There also appears to be an echo of this reference in the next fugue, 4.
Bourrée in E minor
Bach, JS – Bourree in Em