Playing Together - Etiquette and Tips for Duet Playing
Duets for Similar Parts
The following are some of our suggestions for duets with similar parts:
Alfred Contest Winners
4 books of Original Piano Duets
(Grades 1-4, each book going up in level)
A fun collection of sometimes jazzy, sometimes folky cheerful pieces for children, written by U.S. composers known to the ‘Alfred’ following.
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library (from Beginners up) – lots of hits from the shows.
Early books have easy-on-the-eye large notation and arrangements are good.
The Red Carousel Duets (Beginners to Grades 4-5)
Interesting harmonies. Easiest piece Chinese Dragon Festival, all on black keys.
6 Dance Duets (Grades 1-2)
Dances from different parts of the world, very attractive.
Jazz, Rags and Blues Duet book 2 (Grades 3-4)
Very attractive, pupils need a good sense of rhythm. Some with equal secondo part but more needs teacher rather than student on secondo.
A Treasure Chest of Duos (Grades 1-7, either primo or secondo) & Duets for Fun
A full collection of original and arranged pieces right through the centuries. Some with 2 easy parts some for teacher and pupil, some for 2 teachers or players. Super value!
Progressive Duets, Vols 1 and 2 (Grades 3-5 both players)
Tunes for Two, Easy Festival Duets Book
Nice and tuneful, traditional style, not jazzy. Also suitable for adult learners.
The Joy of Piano Duets arr. Denes Agay (Grade 3 upwards)
Packed with good things!
Microjazz for several levels. Need/lead to good rhythm.
Boosey & Hawkes
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