Watch the Sonata No.1 for Solo Violin online guitar lesson by Tony Smotherman from Classical Flatpicking Explorations
"Sonata No.1 for Solo Violin" captures the true essence of what a Bach piece should be. This excerpt contains plenty of counterpoint, melodic motifs, and Baroque stylings. The challenge of this piece comes down to fingerings throughout. A few are quite tricky, it's important to use correct fingers in order to play through each of the changes here. Make special note of the arpeggios used and what chords they correlate to. For fun, use the outline of this piece to combine your own major and minor arpeggios to construct your own caprice.