“Bach” is a german word for brook/creek/beck, a small watercourse. The composer Johann Sebastian Bach (born 21. March after the Julian calendar/ 31. März 1685 after the Gregorian calendar; deceased 28. Juli 1750) was german and his name sounds like the brook. My bosses can’t pronounce his name correctly and I have seen Mulder in the x-files pronounce the name just as badly, so I guess it’s difficult for Anglophones.
The “a” is pronounced like the “u” in “bucket” and not like the “a” in garden. The “ch” is a very difficult sound for the Anglophones, it is not pronounced like “ck” or “k”. It has a completely different sound and there is no word containing this sound in english.
When you say a “ck” or “k” you lift a part of your tongue up to your palatine and tongue and palatine get contact. Then the tongue goes down fast and clicks. You don’t do that with a “ch” in german. To pronounce a german “ch” the tongue must not get contact with the palatine. Instead, let your tongue lie behind your teeth, drag it a bit to the back and try to narrow the larynx, now exhale. That’s a german “ch”. It sounds like the wheezing of Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (the original trilogy). Or maybe like a mixture of Darth Vader with a hissing cat (don’t imagine the looks 😉 ).
I hope you have fun on testing. 🙂