Discover the hidden inner world of Bach's music!

The Colorful BACH sheets visually aid the learning, understanding and performance of Bach's music. Márta Ábrahám, violinist and Bach researcher, makes learning easier, faster and more efficient with her innovative scores!

ABOUT ME

Dr. habil. Márta Ábrahám

I am a violinist, Bach researcher, professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest and concertmaster and artistic director of the Ábrahám Consort early music ensemble.

Since 2012, I have been deeply researching and analyzing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

My mission is to renew and facilitate the learning and performance of Bach’s violin works for today’s young generation of musicians.

Hidden time code and symbols in Bach's music

In the course of my extensive research in music theory and performing arts, I managed to decipher the logical system and symbolic meaning of Bach’s musical language.

I discovered the musical connections and non-musical contents of the movements of the Three Partitas and Solo Sonatas series (BWV 1001-1006) embedded in a complex system.

The time-code hidden in the structure of the Chaconne and the decoding of the symbolic meaning of the three violin fugues brought a breakthrough and a paradigm shift of musical historical importance.

Based on the results of the analyses, I developed my innovative music pedagogy method Colorful BACH.

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The Colorful BACH scores offer new perspectives on Bach's music

Visual polyphony

Colorful BACH is an innovative music pedagogy method with visual tools; with colors, Roman and Arabic numerals, it differentiates the parts and the components of music based on a uniform system of music theory.

The colorful sheet music shows polyphonic music in a revolutionary new way, in its layers, helps orientation in the sheet music like a map, and makes the structure and structure of Bach’s violin works transparent.

Thus the interpretation and performance of the Chaconne and fugues is no longer an effort, but an intellectual experience pleasing to the eyes and ears.

Colorful BACH publications – technical books, manuals, posters – help everyone to better understand and experience the message of Bach’s music.

Navigation

  • The colored sheets show the inner order of the polyphonic structure of the Chaconne and fugues,
  • they highlight the themes embedded in the polyphonic fabric, counter-subjects, blockages, translations, double counterpoint,
  • they make it possible to follow the horizontal-vertical musical processes,
  • they shed light on correct part-leading,
  • they make the shape and structure of the fugues transparent.

Analysis

  • The colored sheets are based on the most authentic original source, the autograph manuscript preserved in the Berlin State Library,
  • are based on detailed formal, structural and motivic analyzes of the composition
  • explore Bach’s intentions, compositional tools and the concept he implemented,
  • they illuminate the unparalleled richness of Bach’s musical language.

Interpretation

  • The colorful sheets make the memorization and learning process of the Chaconne and fugues easier
  • they raise the interpretation of fugues to a higher intellectual level,
  • they provide guidance on speaker issues, creating a solid foundation for a polished interpretation.

Get closer to Bach's music!

Traditional (black) sheets

(colored) Colorful BACH sheets