what is an ‘invention’ ?
I’m still here, working away at the Bach Two-Part Inventions in a race against the baby clock. And the other day, while trudging through # 5 in E min (which, okay, is kind of difficult…ugh…stay in a *&^% key, Bach!), I realized that I had never encountered ‘invention’ as a musical term anywhere except in reference to…
Time in Two Parts
“I’ve recently started to finish learning Bach’s Two-Part Inventions.” This awkward sentence nudged itself into some of my written correspondence this morning, and I gagged a little when I reread it before sending. My first impulse was to emphatically land my finger on the delete key, and to retype something a bit more polished sounding. I’m revisiting…