Bach Minuet in G
Free Classical Piano Music

The Bach Minuet in G is a well-recognized piece that kids enjoy playing. (I have found that "famous piano music" is a real draw for piano students!)  

Give your young students page one of this free classical piano music to start with; the first version here has a much easier left hand part than the original. 

Here is the first part of the Minuet.  Note that the final phrase has an altered left hand, to make it easier for beginners to play:

Bach Minuet in G for piano, in one page

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The following video features 6 pieces from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena, starting with the one presented on this page:

Now below is just page one of the original, with no ornamentation. 

Playing the octave stretches in the left hand greatly adds to the difficulty of putting this piece together!

Bach Minuet in G page 1, for piano

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And here is the full original minuet, with some of the common ornaments written out. 

Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, Minuet in G, the standard arrangement
Christian Petzold, the

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This famous piece is from the charming Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. But it was probably not written by Johann Sebastian Bach at all! A Wikipedia entry says,

"Most of the entries in the 1725 notebook were made by Anna Magdalena herself, with others written in the hand of Johann Sebastian, some by sons Johann Christian and Carl Philipp Emanuel, and a few by family friends such as Johann Gottfried Bernhard and Johann Gottfried Heinrich.

Although the 1725 notebook does contain work composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, it also includes works by many other composers. The authorship of several pieces is identified in the notebook itself, while that of others was established by researchers. The composers of still others, including several popular songs of the time, remain unknown.

"The Minuet in G major is a keyboard piece included in the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach and often attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, but it is now usually attributed to Christian Petzold. However, even today it is still quite unknown who composed this piece, partly because it was copied anonymously into the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach."



The links to the Bach Minuet:


Download easy arrangement of Bach Minuet in G 


Download page 1 of Minuet in G from Notebook for Anna Magdalena (not simplified)


Download complete free classical piano music Bach Minuet in G 



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Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

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