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Ibstrat

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Courante by Bach originally for solo violin.Little known fact- Bach invented an early version of the electric guitar called the "Loudenwerk".The guitar was connected to huge organ pipes and powered by 2 goats walking in circles.Unfortunately one of the goats broke free on the first trial and the instrument lay dormant until the 1940's.Bach is shown here attempting a primitive version of right hand tapping, a compostion entitled "Gavotte for Teacher"
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Uploaded: May 11, 2009 - 01:14:22 PM
Last Updated: May 11, 2009 - 01:31:18 PM Last Played: Sep 18, 2017 - 01:59:59 PM
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drakonis said 3115 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
Bach 'll Nail ya!
Tasty, you really have the "Haute cuisine for Teacher". Mein Gott, you always get my attention with bad puns... but I definitely stay for the gorgeous music. So nicely played, Mark. I assume the electric is easier on your hands? I think if good ol' JS laid his hands on modern instruments, he'd wig out. Too bad he didn't stick a-rondo that long. If you keep playing these, I'll be Bach for more!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Ibstrat said 3113 days ago (May 13th, 2009)
Thanks
for checking out Bach's song.I am currently working on "Bach in the Saddle" which should be posted soon.
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magnatone said 3115 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
Bach
MAN you are GOOD! my jaw's on the floor, as usual after listening to your amazing skill - thanks for this awesome treat!
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Ibstrat said 3113 days ago (May 13th, 2009)
I
find this difficult to play- lots of skipping around! Thanks for the great comment!
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composerclark said 3115 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
Dope!
I'm so glad you provide accurate historical information on Bach's pioneering work in the development of the electric guitar — the picture proves it better than any musicologist's treatise possibly could. Les Paul's main contribution to the development of the electric guitar was to visit Leipzig and become friendly with the goatherds (a little too friendly, some have suggested), who, once he had gained their trust, showed Les P. how Bach's guitar worked. "Very simple," said Les; "I bet I could do more with this if I had access to electricity!" Later, when some wall power outlets were pointed out to him, he did just that, and that is where the expression "Less is more" came from.

Now, about the music, very nice! I can't say I've ever heard this done on electric guitar before (the instrument for which it was originally intended), but it sounds great!
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Ibstrat said 3113 days ago (May 13th, 2009)
Bach
is known to have toured briefly with the band BCP- Bach, Couperin and Pachebel.They played many gigues together until Pachelbel was fired for writing music that was too "pop".The stories of their tours are legendary- apparently Bach once threw an entire organ through a stained glass window because Couperin played a parallel 5th in one of his solos.Many other famous classical pieces were originally written for electric guitar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ZnOZ5QNR4
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Char said 3115 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
Well,
I learn something new with every song I visit. Drakonis and Composer Clark certainly got into the spirited discussion of the electric guitar's history. I enjoyed the reverential and assured playing. And I won't be goated into any trivializing of your talent on any form of the instrument you choose to play. Of course, if Bach had had electrified instruments he would have knocked the tights off the audience. Thanks.
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Ibstrat said 3113 days ago (May 13th, 2009)
Thanks
for the comment.I forgot to mention that I am playing on an original 17th century goat-powered guitar.
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Feter said 3115 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
Bach for More
The Art ...the Heart ...and the guitar ...cant be wrong here ...
this is just right ..the tone give this a real flavor which I admire
personally over the classical ...mind blowing ...Deepest bow !!!!
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Ibstrat said 3113 days ago (May 13th, 2009)
Thanks
very much for the great comment Feter!
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mowguy3 said 3115 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
FANTASTIC
Thank you. I will shut up now.
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Ibstrat said 3113 days ago (May 13th, 2009)
Thanks
for the comment!
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lengold said 3115 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
As only
you can Mark - amazing.
Cheers
Len

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Ibstrat said 3113 days ago (May 13th, 2009)
I'm
sure that there are plenty of people that can play this way better than I can but thanks Len!
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sloparts said 3115 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
Bet ya can't do that again
The puns, not the music. I have no doubt about your ability to play this, or anything else your little heart desires on that guitar of yours my friend.

Wonderful piece Mark, thanks for sharing it and the wonderful story about Bach.

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3113 days ago (May 13th, 2009)
I've got
a few Bach puns left- so I'll post one every once in a while.
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Vic Holman said 3115 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
eddie van-bach
funny picture.
nice, precise execution.... the guitar, not the goat that wondered off into the meat market
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Ibstrat said 3113 days ago (May 13th, 2009)
I'm
feeling a little sheepish about all the puns- maybe I should Bach off a bit.
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paul f. page said 3115 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
Bach for more!!!
If you keep playing like this and raising the level of musical erudition here at MJ, I will definitely be BACH for much much more. This is beautiful, Mark. You have such amazing skill with the guitar and it is such an exquisite pleasure to hear this instrument played so well. Bravo, Maestro. This is wonderful. So, the ball is now BACH in your hands. More, please. (Ah. The last resonating note is spectacular!)
Peace.
Paul
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Ibstrat said 3112 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Thanks
Paul- praise from you means a lot- you are an incredibly talented artist.Wish I could play acoustic but my left hand continues to give me trouble!
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bud said 3114 days ago (May 12th, 2009)
Bach in Blach
Rock on Mark. Mighty fine playing Mark - truly a treat this morning.
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Ibstrat said 3112 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Thanks Bud
I considered recording it with massive distortion but it sounded pretty bad!
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Moviz said 3114 days ago (May 12th, 2009)
I don't
think he would have played any smoother than yourself Mark. This is a lesson in dexterity and concentration.... and it's so clever too, cheers M
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Ibstrat said 3110 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Thanks
Moviz- always glad to hear from you!
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guitapick said 3114 days ago (May 12th, 2009)
The Sonatas and Partitas...
...for Solo Violin are my favorite pieces in the whole wide woild...

This is a real treat. Thanks for the post. You know...I was wondering about that goat that got away...I heard something about him blundering into Mozart's glass harmonica...
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Ibstrat said 3110 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Actually
I heard that the goat seriously injured Bach's bass player forcing J.S. to play bass with his feet.
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Ed Hannifin said 3114 days ago (May 12th, 2009)
Your use of the whammy bar,
...while appropriate to the period, was microtonally incorrect, as your pitch quavers veered into the Neo-Post-Phrygian mode for longer than was common in Baroque times... You did, however, use the proper organ stops to introduce feedback much as Bach himself would have done, just prior to the drum solo... Using catgut strings from still living cats may have aided the resulting howls to be period correct, although we imagine them to have deuced difficult to tune...

This is a lovely tribute to the counter-evolving European music tradition just at the point where Eastern modalities were combined with the polka bassline...

Many of these motifs were incorporated into the horn stabs that so distinguished his later work, 'Gavotte To Get You Into My Life'...

To know that, true to period conventions, you played all of this with your teeth, is truly remarkable....

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3110 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Actually
I have not played with my teeth since 9th grade when the guitar strings got stuck in my braces and I had to go to school with a guitar stuck to my face.
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LunaTrick said 3114 days ago (May 12th, 2009)
Really interesting
To hear Back in this way... almost an organ quality to the guitar... I think he would have approved. Cheers!
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Ibstrat said 3110 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Thanks
for checking out my playing-the Bm suite is amazing, I'm not doing it justice but it's fun trying!
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AcetyleneJukebox said 3114 days ago (May 12th, 2009)
Big bad Bach
Gee, if old Uncle Johann could have got his hands on a Marshall stack. Real nice performance. Very much enjoyed.
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Ibstrat said 3109 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
I am
currently working on a time machine- if successful I will bring a Marshall back to 1675.
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announcer said 3113 days ago (May 13th, 2009)
Nothing is true
Anyone reading this page should note that nothing said on this page is true ... except the part about this being a nice bit of guitar picking. :)

Good stuff from the master.
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Ibstrat said 3108 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Thanks
for the comment- I enjoyed your Deep Purple tribute!
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LonePineMusic said 3112 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Nicely Played!
Such a smooth sound! The nice thing about the e-guitar is that it'll sustain as long as you need it too - unlike a lute.
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Calchas said 3111 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Damn!
...Now I won't be able to play the acoustic guitar for several days...Just kidding Mark! This is actually inspiring. But then...it's BACH for crying out loud!

Well executed friend! Enjoyed VERY much!

Be well!

PS: LOVE the picture!
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Daugrin said 3110 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Bach-n-Ed a winner!
A success! Clean electric without big hair reverb, and guitar hero attitude, just our favorite German inventors glorious lines, thank you for this outing. This takes courage to do, and a lot of work to pull off, well done.
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damiengh said 3110 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Goat and Tab (Guten Tag)
Maybe the goat didn't want to have to make the rounds during the rehearsal period, or just figured he'd wait until a tab version of the tune came out.

NIce work as usual. Though challenging in it's execution, you manage to convey it with your terrific sensitivity and softness of heart like a wisp of wind through a wheatfield.
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trasher1966 said 3110 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
bach for more
outstanding,.....I grew up with my mother playing and teaching music and never took any lessons from her, which I truly regret as she was a huge fan of Bach. Now that she has passed I truly love classical music. Well done. I am a fan
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kassia said 3109 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
who knew
fascinating info about Bach. poor goats. This is fantastic. A difficult piece, I'm sure, but you make it sound effortless.
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yamenyamani said 3109 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
braviesimo
ok there is no more music than the classic............
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Sigmund said 3109 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
I doubt
Bach could have played this piece so well on the guitar! Nice job - this sounds fairly challenging to play and you play it very well. Thank you for sharing this.
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Doug Somers said 3099 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Superbus maximus mein herr
I don't even want to think about how your fingers do that. You always have an impressive showing Mark and this is no exception. You keep the lines moving with discipline and grace.

Many thanks,
Doug

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Bob6stringer said 3090 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Crispy! Swingy!
What can I say, Mark? Not a thing, this is all hero worship. This just pops along with a crisp swing.
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ziti said 3085 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
what??
i cannot tell you how great this is...the tone is so calming and the touch so expert....amazing playing.

my hero

truly

your humble servant
z
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MarkHolbrook said 3084 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Love the description...
Somehow I can just picture Bach chasing the missing goat!

Your guitar work is simply stunning.
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davidsmith99 said 3082 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Splendid.
BachVolt!
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Boundless said 3065 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Glad you dropped by
at my last posting's page so I got to hear this
- which somehow escaped me. Lovely, Mark.
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my favorites' top list.

Fine work.
Thanks !
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Jarvoid said 2925 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
What the ...
hey superb,that Bach is a geenieyouse and so are you..I had much more vulgar attempt at something like this...and blow me it's gone ..what the ..I must repost it...never mind,this is quite sooperb and i seem to have missed out on some of your other stuff from this year ....I thought I had subscribed but you know what this site can be like sometimes !
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