Partita No. 2 in D min: Chaccone by J.S. Bach

There are, of course, a million things that one could point out as being done excellently, here.  As a teacher, however, I couldn’t help but immediately notice how well this young man was doing all the basics while performing something complex, and complex this piece is – it’s the longest and most technically challenging from the cornerstone of violin repertoire that is Bach’s 6 Sonatas and Partitas for unaccompanied violin.

“Look how low and relaxed his violin thumb is!” I was saying to myself as I watched him play.

“Look how curved and tall his violin fingers are!”

“Look how close he keeps his fingers to the strings to minimize effort and maximize accuracy!”

These are all things that we talk about in various ways and at different levels in lessons every week!  What a great example this is of someone who has turned all those individual ideas into habits that form the foundation of his masterful playing.  Please take the time to watch and enjoy!