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Debora Chen - J. S. Bach Selected Two-Part Inventions

By Mandolin Cafe
December 12, 2007 - 8:45 am

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Debora Chen

Debora Chen

Debora Chen, author of Standard Notation for the Tab-Addicted Mandolinist, has published a new book of mandolin duets entitled J. S. Bach Selected Two-Part Inventions, arranged and edited for two mandolins.

About the book:

J.S. Bach described his two-part inventions as a method "in which enthusiasts of the keyboard are shown a clear way to play cleanly in two parts." They are presented here as treble duets for two mandolins, but inspired mandolinists will enjoy learning to play both (equally melodious) parts, either to trade parts with a practice partner, or to record themselves and over-dub the other voice to hear the full effect of these ingenious examples of two-part counterpoint.

A guitar supplement with the mandolin II voice in tab and notation will be available in January, 2008.

For mandolinists trying to break away from tab, this edition supplies a useful tool: the score is provided in standard notation only (for reading practice), and the parts for mandolin I and mandolin II are supplied in both notation, and tablature—with suggested fingerings—for reference as necessary, or for the mandolinist who prefers tablature to notation.

The book includes Inventions 1, 3, 4, 8, 10,13, 14, 15, with score, mandolin I, and (in a pull-out booklet) mandolin II.

Additional information:
About the author
Author web site
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Other publications:
Standard Notation for the Tab-Addicted Mandolinist

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