This is by far the most famous movement of the suites. It starts off with a simple yet beautiful arpeggio pattern and becomes complicated fast. A technical challenge for sure, but totally worth the exercise. Bad-ass thumb position included!
The melody lines of this Allemande make a beautiful movement between highs and lows. A great practice for scales, has a few not-so-simple position movements, but no finger-twisting madness.
A vivid French dance in a 3/4 rhythm. This is a great uptempo exercise with some really difficult intervals. Better warmup those fingers!
A slow but oh-so beautiful piece, a perfect warmup with a few triads and a simple yet powerful melody. This is a great piece to get started.
A very open, gentle, and friendly melody. Another movement in 3/4 - typical for minuets - which is not too difficult. If you've never played Bach on your bass, start here. Make sure you learn Minuet 2 as well, they belong together.
The second part of this suite's Minuets, the only minor movement of Suite 1. It has a few difficult intervals jumping between the outer strings, but definitely doable. Play it together with the first Minuet.