Gavottes II (BWV 1012) by JS Bach (1685-1750)
Grade 2 Early Intermediate
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.
Bar 3,14,18 – Right Hand 6 running notes (mi-mi-mi)
Part B has some tricky fingering. Good news is Part B is only played once in Gavotte 2. Part A is played 5 times and Part C is played 2 times. The order is AA-BA-CA-CA. Besides Part B’s fingering, practice on the alternating fingering. After that you can go learn gavotte 1 which gives good practice to your pull offs or if you know both Gavottes already, even better! Now you can play the entire Gavotte together. (Gavotte I – Gavotte II – Gavotte I)