Proper Pronunciation Guide

Bach

[bɑk]

Tips:

  • Pronounce the letter “a” as
    /ɑ/—like the same letter in the word “father.”
  • Pronounce the letters “ch” as
    /k/.

Practice Sentences:

James enjoys playing Bach's violin sonatas.
Wynton Marsalis hosted a program, which was titled "From Bach to Ellington."

Definition:

  • (proper noun) German composer (1685-1750) who epitomized the Baroque style and period of music, pre-dating the Classical period.

Notes:

Bach’s full name is Johann Sebastian Bach [ˏjo͜u hɑn sə ˏbæs ʧən bɑk].

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