This site is a visual/aural analysis of the C Major Invention BWV 772 by J.S. Bach using Flash animation.
Type of Material:
This site would be an excellent assignment or analysis model for students studying 18th century counterpoint
A current browser with Flash is needed to operate this site.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The major learning goals are to understand how the phrase and motivic ideas are generated and used in this Bach Invention.
Target Student Population:
The target student population is college level theory, analysis and counterpoint students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
The student would need to know how to read music to understand this site.
The content is accurate and clear. There is no text accompanying this site to explain the analysis but the visual animation is clear in demonstrating various compositional means of generating, using and linking musical ideas in 18th century counterpoint.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The reliance on a visual analysis alone, is interesting and offers students the opportunity to use the site for their own interpretation. A complete lesson on this invention would most likely need verbal, written and notated analysis to accompany the site. The site has great potential for reusability and could be inserted in a number of ways into an instructors teaching sequence.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site is easy to use.
Other Issues and Comments:
This site is part of a larger excellent site devoted to music theory tutorials, exercises analysis and articles call Teoria.com or Teoria Music Theory Web.
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