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Johann Sebastian Bach A Great Contributor Of Music Throughout the history of music many great composers theorists and instrumentalists have left indelible marks and influences that people today look back on to admire and aspire to No exception to this idiom is Johann Sebastian Bach whose impact on music was unforgettable to say the least People today look back to his writings and works to both learn and admire He truly can be considered a music history great Bach who came from a family of over 53 musicians was nothing short of a virtuosic instrumentalist as well as a masterful composer Born in Eisenach Germany on March 21 1685 he was the son of a masterful violinist Johann Ambrosius Bach who taught his son the basic skills for string playing Along with this string playing Bach began to play the organ which is the instrument he would later on be noted for in history His instruction on the organ came from the player at Eisenachs most important church He instructed the young boy rather rigorously until his skills surpassed anyones expectations for someone of such a young age Bach suffered early trauma when his parents died in 1695 He went to go live with his older brother Johann Christoph who also was a professional organist at Ohrdruf He continued his younger brothers education on that instrument as well as introducing him to the harpsichord The rigorous training on these instruments combined with Bachs masterful skill paid off for him at an early age After several years of studying with his older brother he received a scholarship to study in Luneberg Germany which is located on the northern tip of the country As a result he left his brothers tutelage and went to go and study there The teenage years brought Bach to several parts of Germany where he mainly worked as an organist in churches since that was the skill he had perfected
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