Bach 4th suite prelude bowing in The Fingerboard Posted September 7, 2016 · Report reply Please forgive me if this is a naive-sounding question, but does anyone else hear a definite bass line (the last note of the preceding bar + first note of the bar) in this piece? If I could play this (which I can't, yet) I would want to bring those two notes out somehow, not just the first note of every bar. Definitely Joe. This is something Bach did regularly with his solo music. The great thing abut Bach's music is it is so resilient and so compelling that you can perform it successfully and meaningfully using any number of styles. It works no matter what. Play it the way that it speaks to you. If others don't like it and your livelihood does not depend on ticket sales or recording sales, then just play it for yourself. Starting off understanding what is the current concept of how Bach heard his music is useful, but not holy.