Funny you mention Bach... a lot of modern day composers "borrow" from him! Had it not been for 15th 16th and 17th century mathematicians finding better ways to calculate the 12th root of two, Bach would not have been able to write so beautifully and successfully in every key. Being able to divide the octave into 12 equal intervals is a work of genius and artMore than you might expect. I (apparently) borrow as much as I can from any source, and classical music contains the foundations of so much of the popular music that shows up today. Look at Rachmaninoff's influence in popular, and you can find parallels in most other composers as well. While experimenting with MuseScore, I had just composed my first short ditty to get grounded on notation and start back down the path to composing, and see what it can do to help me. Especially to see if tracks can be imported into my DAW. I sent the link to my best friend, and he said it reminded him of Bach!
Hmm. I'm basically a guitarist. Bach?? How did that stuff get in there???