J.S. Bach Partita in A Minor (Sheet Music and Practice Guide)

The J.S. Bach Partita in A Minor is a huge part of the flute repertoire. But tackling this piece is far from easy.

Even non-musicians can tell just by listening that this piece is a doozy. However, you shouldn’t let that keep you from learning the music.

Once you do learn it, you can take advantage of what you learn when studying other pieces of music.

What You’ll Get:

  • Detailed practice notes
  • Tips to learn the piece
  • Example exercises for practice
  • Sheet music with minimal edits

Why This Edition?

Some other editions include a few notes, but none are as detailed as this one. Plus, as someone who has played the piece, I’ve had to learn it and learn it well.

The edition is a digital download, so you’ll get everything right after you buy it. Then, you can add the file to your iPad or print out the sheet music and exercises.

Your Arranger

Hi! I’m Hannah, and I’m a flutist, blogger, and arranger. After years of struggling to learn music, I found some ways to do it. And with the Bach Partita being a huge piece, I knew I needed to share my tips to help others learn it.

Having a good edition is vital, especially when it comes to Baroque music. But you can still use this practice guide if you already have another edition of the Bach Partita.

That way, you can compare the editions and figure out which one you want to perform.

What Other Editions Do You Recommend?

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Do You Offer Refunds?

Unfortunately, I can’t offer refunds on digital downloads. However, if you’re unhappy, let me know. I’ll do my best to help you out.

How Can I Buy the Bach Partita Practice Guide?

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Time Management for Busy Musicians

Time management for busy musicians may seem impossible. But if you have the skills and knowledge, you can make the most of your time.

Whether you struggle to practice “enough” or wish you could just relax more, I’ve been there. Every musician feels guilty when they don’t practice.

But sleeping and spending time with friends is essential. If you just hole yourself up in a practice room, you’ll miss out on a lot.

Time management IS possible!

Gone are the days of struggling to balance everything. You don’t have to skip meals or sleep less just to improve your playing.

After starting the flute “late,” I didn’t have hours a day to catch up to my peers. I HAD to make it work in a couple of hours a day.

Within a few years, I graduated with a bachelors in flute performance. Three and a half years after that, I completed my master’s degree.

Now, I’m a full-time freelance blogger and arranger. So I don’t have all the time in the world to practice. But I still make it work.

Do you want more of your time back?

Imagine getting to go to bed at a reasonable time. Or spending more time with friends and family. How about watching that Netflix show everyone’s been talking about?

You CAN have it all, and your musicianship doesn’t have to suffer.

What would it feel like to:

  • Get plenty of sleep?
  • Not forget or skip meals?
  • Enjoy life as a human outside of music?
  • Dedicate time to other interests?
  • Look forward to practicing?

Time Management for Busy Musicians can help!

Time Management for Busy Musicians is a comprehensive guide to help you be productive in and out of the practice room.

I know what it’s like to:

  • Feel like I’m behind my peers
  • Spend time practicing instead of with friends
  • Wallow in guilt for not practicing “enough”

And I also know what it’s like to:

  • Spend time with my friends and family
  • Play just as well as any other musician my age
  • Trade my guilt for pleasure

Now, it’s your turn.

You don’t have to waste time practicing or trying to decide what to practice. And you don’t need to feel guilty for putting your instrument away.

We all deserve time to relax and step away from music. Whether you do that for a few days or even an hour a day, you should.

Music is great, but it shouldn’t consume your entire life. Even if you’re a professional musician.

You’ll get:

  • A guide that you can download and/or print
  • Access to slides with more information
  • Lifetime access to all of the materials
  • Access to me, the program creator

Who am I?

After starting the flute in high school, I quickly realized that I wanted it to be my main instrument. But I knew that I probably wouldn’t get into music school the next year.

So I practiced my butt off (efficiently, I’m talking quality over quantity). My junior year, I transferred from community college to a state university to study flute performance.

Even then, I still didn’t have all day to practice. I had classes, and I made some non-musician friends in my dorm. And I wanted to spend time with them!

Once school was over, I sadly had to take a dreaded day job. While I could still practice, I had to spend up to 10 hours at work in a day. That limited the time I could spend playing my instrument.

Now, my mission is to help other practice efficiently and enjoy the process.

Music should be fun!

Whether you’re currently in music school, a professional, or play for fun, you want to enjoy it. You deserve to enjoy it.

If you know how to practice well and manage your time, you can have fun as a musician. You won’t have to sacrifice other parts of your life to maintain or build your skills.

Who is the guide for?

The guide is for any musician looking to manage their time better. If you feel like you don’t have enough time to practice or do anything else in your life, you need this guide.

Students can learn to balance music and their classes. Working professionals (in and out of music) can learn to balance their practicing with all of their work.

Will I ever lose access to this guide?

You’ll retain access to this guide for life. Once you purchase, you’ll receive an email where you can download the guide.

If you lose that email or the download link, email me from your purchase email. Then, I can resend you the link.

C.P.E. Bach Sonata in A Minor (for Alto Flute)

The C.P.E. Bach Sonata in A Minor is a significant unaccompanied work for the flute. It’s also an excellent piece to play on the alto flute.

And sure, you could use the original version since you’re playing alone. But the alto flute is in G, which means it will sound a fourth lower than the same melody on a C flute.

If you want to perform this piece on the alto flute and have it sound more authentic, it makes sense to transpose it. However, most flute players don’t know how to, which is where this edition comes in.

You’ll receive:

  • Digital download of the score
  • The movements in the original order
  • Option to redownload a lost file
  • A surprise

Why this edition?

When you buy any other edition of the C.P.E. Bach Sonata, it will be in the key of A minor. That works fine when playing a flute or even a piccolo.

But if you play that version on the alto flute, it will sound in E minor. Maybe that’s not a big deal, but it can be weird to hear as the player and as an audience member.

As I’ve started to play the alto flute more, I’ve realized how important it is to transpose parts. You can get away with not doing it for a solo piece, but it’s a nice challenge to learn the piece in a different written key.

Plus, if you do that, you can play a duet of sorts with someone who plays the C flute. Then, you don’t have to transpose on sight.

Also, this is a digital download, so you can print it as soon as you get the confirmation email. Then, you don’t have to wait for me to ship you the music.

Your arranger

Hi there, I’m Hannah, and I’m a flutist, arranger, and content creator. I’ve arranged a few solo flute works for the alto flute.

After about four years of playing the alto flute consistently, I’ve found that it’s nice to play things in the correct key. Even if you’re just playing alone, you never know when you might play with someone else, and having the right edition is crucial.

Who is this edition for?

This edition is for anyone who wants to learn or re-learn the C.P.E. Bach Sonata in A minor for the alto flute. It’s great for students as well as teachers who want to play with other people.

Flute choir directors who want to have a massive performance of the melody will also enjoy having this edition on hand.

Do you offer refunds?

Unfortunately, I can’t offer refunds on digital downloads. However, I’ll do whatever I can to help you if you aren’t happy with the purchase.

Can I preview the score?

Here’s a preview of the first page!

How can I buy the C.P.E. Bach Sonata in A Minor?

Download now!

Mozart Quartet in D (for Flute Quartet)

Do you love the famous Mozart Quartet in D? The piece was written for flute, violin, viola, and cello.

And I don’t know about you, but I don’t know any string players near me, so I can’t play the original version. That’s why I arranged a version for a mixed flute quartet.

If you know three other flute players and have access to an alto flute and a bass flute, you can make it work. This edition works with the original flute part, or you can read the revised version from this score.

You’ll receive:

  • Four separate parts
  • Complete score
  • Instant download
  • Option to redownload a lost file
  • A surprise discount code

Why this edition?

As a flutist, I know how the instrument works. That made it easy for me to translate string parts to fit the various flutes. The Mozart Flute Quartet is a huge part of the repertoire, but string players are hard to find.

If you buy this edition, you can play all of the parts and record them. You can also play the piece with fellow flute players in your band or flute choir.

Also, you don’t have to wait for a print edition to arrive in the mail. If you use an iPad for sheet music, you can download the file and import it to forScore.

Otherwise, print the pages you need using your own printer. That way, you can start learning the piece immediately.

Your arranger

Hi, I’m Hannah, and I’m a flutist, arranger, and content creator. After seeing a lack of fun arrangements for flutes, I decided to fill that gap.

My experience playing the flute has made it easier to make arrangements playable. The last thing you want is to have to struggle to breathe or to have tons of notes that are impossible to play.

Who is this arrangement for?

This arrangement is for flute students, teachers, and flute choir directors. If you’re looking for some new chamber music, you can play with other flute players.

It’s also great for score study and comparing to the original. If you’re a composer looking to write for flutes, let this version guide you!

Do you offer refunds?

Unfortunately, I can’t offer refunds on digital products. However, I will do my best to help you find a solution.

Can I preview the score?

Here’s a preview of the first page!

How can I buy the Mozart Quartet in D?

Download now!

Telemann 12 Fantasias (for Alto Flute)

Do you love playing the Telemann Fantasias for Flute? Would you like to play them on alto without them sounding in the incorrect keys?

Now’s your chance to download a transposed version of all 12 fantasias in one!

The alto flute is an amazing instrument, and it can be fun to play C flute pieces on it. Sure, you don’t have to transpose these unaccompanied works.

However, doing so can help you perform a more authentic version of the fantasia you want to learn.

In this version, the Telemann Fantasias are all written a fourth higher. That way, when you play the alto flute in G, the notes will sound a fourth lower.

Soon enough, you’ll be able play these solo or even with a friend. You can play the alto and the C flute, and you’ll sound in tune.

What You’ll Get

  • All 12 Telemann Fantasias (transposed up a fourth)
  • One convenient file
  • The ability to print the music or read it on an iPad
  • Unlimited downloads in case you lose the file
  • Bonus discount code to use on forScore and More

I had a fun time arranging these solos for the alto flute. If you’re looking to improve your playing with music you know, give these a try.

You can use them as a student, teacher, or performer.

Happy fluting!

Preview the music:

Who Is This Version of the Telemann Fantasias For?

This version of the Fantasias is for anyone who plays the alto flute. If you want to play more Baroque music on the instrument, give this edition a try.

Advanced players shouldn’t have a problem learning the music. However, it can take time to learn the different keys.

Do You Offer Returns?

Unfortunately, I can’t offer returns on digital sheet music. If you’re unhappy with the download, please email me at hannah(at) hannahbflute(dot)com.

I’ll do my best to resolve the situation!

I Have More Questions. What Do I Do?

Contact me via email, the contact page, or through Instagram DMs.