Below is the lesson for “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” by J.S. Bach.
A hauntingly beautiful organ piece by the great German composer J.S. Bach. Our arrangement contains some of the most memorable themes from this timeless piece. As so, I have split this arrangement into the following sections:
Intro, Theme 1, Theme 2, and Theme 3.
A lot of this piece has what we call in music as: Free Time. This means, you are free to play sections as you hear/feel. This can be noticed in our Intro. Certain phrases are played slowly, while others are played quickly. There is no right or wrong, and that’s what makes this type of music fascinating! You can put your own “style” into the performance. This piece calls for a lot of technical playing. Interestingly, “Toccata” means ‘a virtuoso piece of music’. Throughout the lesson videos, I will be describing my approach for the various techniques used and offering alternative ways (that may be easier) to perform the piece.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson