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Through history, there have been a lot of significant composers who have left their mark on the musical sphere. By Mozart, to Beethoven, to Chopin, to Brahms, each famed composer has had an effect on the music we listen to today. But, possibly among the most influential of all composers is Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach's impact on music history cannot be over-exaggerated. Bach played a important role in affecting many later composers, such as Mozart and Beethoven, as well as many modern musicians, highlighting polyphonic music and music form, and created amazing works of canonic songs that still resonate with listeners now, over 250 years following his passing. Born in March of 1685, Johann Sebastian Bach was born into a family of musicians. His father, Johann Ambrosius, was the courtroom trumpeter for the Duke of Eisenach and manager of the musicians in the town of Eisenach in Thuringia. "For many decades, members of the Bach family during Thuringia had held positions including organists, city instrumentalists, or Cantors, and the family name appreciated a wide reputation for musical ability." (www.baroquemusic. bach/html). This would, of course, influence Bach in several ways. In a young age, Bach was taught to play the violin and harpsichord with his own father, and was later initiated into the art of playing the manhood by his own uncle. It wasn't a surprise that youthful Bach was a willing student and became highly adept in those instruments. After the passing of his parents at age 9, Bach went to live with his brother Johann Christoph, at Ohrdruf, in which he spent much of his youth. While living with Christoph, Bach has been given the chance to observe the co.. .