on Bach Shapes II for bass clef.

The bass clef books are in stock! was nice enough to write up the new book:

I now have all of the books below available for bass clef! Now I just need to buy a bass. Enjoy!

Bass Clef Version of Bach Shapes II is done!

Happy to say that you can now pick up a copy of the Bass Clef version of Bach Shapes II in my shop. It’s officially out July 20th, and I’ll have the print edition in stock by July 28, ready to ship on the 30th. The book contains so much more than the first book, I think you’ll enjoy it!

Trailer here for the treble clef edition:

Summer Workshop Series!

I’ve decided to do three more free Zoom workshops this summer, on the books and more. The first one will be July 5, a Monday at 11am. As always, recordings will be shared after the event so you don’t need to be there in real time, but I would love it if you were! Sign up for the first workshop is here:

We’ll discuss working on Bach Shapes II with doubles, namely the clarinet, but this will include general ideas on practicing the material. Please do send questions in advance as well!

In other news, Bach Shapes II Bass Clef is almost finished and will be available in print and digital by July 20th!

Bach Shapes II Press Release


April 25, 2021 New York, NYBach Shapes II: Exercises in Bach for Treble Clef Instruments is the third major release in the Bach Shapes series, following the release of Bach Shapes: The Etudes in March of 2021.  A compendium of Bach for all treble clef instruments, the book includes 150 pages of scale and interval patterns from Bach’s music along with harmonic analysis, jazz applications, etudes and more. It will be released in paperback, Kindle, and PDF ebook on May 25 on and

“Four years in the making, Bach Shapes II takes the concept of using Bach’s melodic shapes for instrumental practice to a new level. I’ve included much more in the direction of jazz improvisation, so you can learn how to apply the shapes to standard progressions. Transcription examples from great jazz players like Paul Desmond, Charlie Parker and Cannonball Adderley help illustrate the connections between Bach’s music and jazz.  On top of that there is still plenty to work with on a technical level, including articulation work, tricky intervals and more.” – Jon De Lucia, author.

The author is a saxophone player and is writing from that perspective, but the books have become popular with all instrumentalists as a means to make one’s daily practice more musical. Throughout 2020 De Lucia has been sharing tutorials on this subject on his Youtube Channel,, along with blog posts and other social media. 

Bach Shapes has been praised and used by such player educators as Andrew Sterman (Phillip Glass Ensemble), Lincoln Goines, Walt Weiskopf, Miguel Zenon, Dino Govoni, Caroline Davis, Dana Colley (Morphine) and has been sold at Roberto’s Winds, Boston Sax Shop, Groth Music, Jamey Aebersold Music and more.

Preorders for print and PDF start May 10th at and Kindle and print will go on sale on Amazon on May 25th.

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Bach Shapes II

by Jon De Lucia

Release Date: May 25, 2021

Imprint: Musaeum Clausum Press

Paperback, ebook PDF and Kindle

Pages: 150

Retail Price: $29.95

Press Contact: Jon De Lucia, 617-283-5279,

About the Author

Jon De Lucia is a woodwind performer based in Brooklyn, NY. He has released three albums as a leader, most recently As The River Sings on Fresh Sound New Talent in 2017. He is a Jazz Professor at the City College of New York and has studied with Lee Konitz, Andrew Sterman, Bill Pierce, George Garzone, Greg Osby, Joe Lovano and many more. His interest in the music of the baroque led to the forming of the Luce Trio, a new take on early music for saxophone, electric guitar and bass. This group has performed on WQXR’s Bach 360 and released Pieces, Vol. 1 on Musaeum Clausum Recordings. He can be found regularly performing in the NYC area with such musicians as Bill Crow, Michael Kanan, Putter Smith, Billy Mintz, Chris Tordini and more.