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Old 10-09-2008, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, here's the deal. ive never touched a piano, or any serious musical instruement for as long as i can remember. But my favorite composer is Bach, I really really want to get into musical theory, and understand more about Counterpoint specifically, but I don't even know the basics! I didn't pay much attention in music classes.

Does anyone have any resources that will help me understand more about Baroque music? I, again, really want to learn this to gain a better appreciation and understanding. But, unfortunately, these resources aren't readily available to me, so I'm hoping someone here will know of a place I can go to online, to atleast get the basics, to understand. Im talking about the REALLY REALLY early basics, Im basically clueless on music bar a few terms. I dont really know how it works, what harmony is, what melodies are, etc.

I also understand I wont be able to get into the more complex stuff until I learn about the above, so please list some knowledgeable reccomendations!
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you should search some basic video lectures on internet.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Piano is a very hard instrument to learn yourself. So I'd recommend finding a piano teacher/ tutor if you're serious.

But other things to look at to help you learn:
- online videos/ tutorials
- look up baroque music on the net, see what you can learn about it
- basic music theory books/ internet site tutorials
- guide to learning classical music books/ internet sites (because once you've learnt about classical music is easy to move about in learning other things.)
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by shiseido_red View Post
Piano is a very hard instrument to learn yourself. So I'd recommend finding a piano teacher/ tutor if you're serious.
This is very true. You aren't going to get anywhere with out at least a few lessons just to learn the basics of technique and such. Piano can be extremely complicated especially when you're focusing on Bach.
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