Unaccompanied Solo

Solo, without others

Unaccompanied Solo refers to a piece that is played without accompaniment while the piece is typically composed for a "melodic instrument", such as violin.

The term "Unaccompanied Solo" are usually used in Western classical music, such as Bach's "6 Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin" and Ysaÿe's "6 Sonatas for Solo Violin". These works require the performer to have advanced musical knowledge and performance skills, as they need to be able to interpret the piece without the support of other instruments, sometimes even have to deal with the harmony and melody simultaneously.

Example of Unaccompanied Solo

Yo-Yo Ma - Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Prélude (Official Video)

Writer: Frankie Chan