Bach Violin Music

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Bach wrote some of the most famous violin passages in classical music. Learn how to play several passages of Bach's music in this free violin lesson video from a professional violinist and composer.

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The violin traces its roots back to the early 1500s in Italy. There was a time when violin makers, called “luthiers,” introduced a number of quality instruments to the market. Some noted manufacturers from that period, like Stradivarius, are still recognized for their high level of violin craftsmanship. Modern pop music has incorporated the use of violin, drawing it out of its classical shell. Artists like the Dave Matthews Band, bluegrass group Nickel Creek, and atmospheric rockers Sigur Ros have all utilized the violin in their compositions, helping the instrument evolve its sound to adapt to all music. In this free video music lesson, an expert will walk viewers through several passages of music written by the great Johann Sebastian Bach and explain every line and every measure. She will explain several of the musical symbols in this piece and how to read each note. By the end of this series you'll sound like you belong in Bach's orchestra. So watch our expert demonstrate how to play passages from Partita No. 2 and Sonata No. 1 and become a better violin player.

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