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#930266 - 03/29/05 06:52 PM Duet Book  
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What kind of duet(or four hands) book do you use?

I'm searching for an easy but good resource for some elementary students (Alfred level 1-2-3). Any recommandation will be appreciated.

Thanks~!

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#930267 - 03/29/05 07:57 PM Re: Duet Book  
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Are you looking for both parts to be comparable...student/student parts, or good teacher/student duets?

Let me know which you prefer, and I'll list my favorites.

Charlene

#930268 - 03/30/05 05:42 AM Re: Duet Book  
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A while back I posted some duet material on the board. I don't know how to 'dig it out'. Here is it again:

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Piano Duet Music


Beethoven: Grosse Fugue, Op.133/134
Three Marches Op.45/1-3
Sonata in D, Op.6


Bizet: Jeux d’enfants (12 pieces)


Brahms: Hungarians Dances
Waltzes, Op.39


Clementi: Sonata in C Major


Debussy: La Mer (arranged by the composer)
Petite Suite


Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Opp.46/72


Faure: Dolly, Op.56


Grieg: Norwegian Dances, Op.35


Liszt: Les Preludes (arranged by the composer)


Mendelssohn: Allegro Brilliant, Op.92
Variations in Bb Major, Op.83a


Moszkowski: Spanish Dances, Op.12


Moussorgsky: Sonata


Mozart: Sonatas K.381/401/358/521/497


Rachmaninov: Six Pieces, Op.11


Ravel: Mother Goose


Saint-Saens: Pas Redouble, Op.86


Satie: La Belle Excentrique
Parade


Schubert: Divertissement a la Hongroise, Op.54
Fantasy in F minor, Op.103
Rondo in A, Op.107
Three Military Marches, Op.51
Two Marches, Op.121


Schumann: 12 Pieces for Large and Small Children, Op.85
Kinderball, Op0.130


Stravinsky: Five Easy Pieces
The Rite of Spring (arranged by the composer)
Three Easy Pieces


Weber: Sonatina in C
Adagio
Romanza
Mazurka
Menuetto

#930269 - 03/30/05 02:13 PM Re: Duet Book  
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Charlen,

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Originally posted by cranky woman:
Are you looking for both parts to be comparable...student/student parts, or good teacher/student duets?

Let me know which you prefer, and I'll list my favorites.

Charlene
I would love to have both recommandation, if possible. Thanks.

#930270 - 03/30/05 03:24 PM Re: Duet Book  
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I wish I had someone to play a duet with smile


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#930271 - 03/30/05 09:52 PM Re: Duet Book  
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The duets listed below range in level from 2-4. Hopefully these will give you some ideas. There are also some wonderful youth concertos for the easy levels too, but that's another thread!

Here's some great Duets for student/student

Piano for Two, books 1-5 - Carol Matz (pub. FJH)
Kaleidoscope Duets, books 1-4 - Jon George (pub Alfred)
Just for You and Me- Dennis Alexander (pub Alfred)
Two at One Piano, books 1-2, - Jon George (pub Summy Birchard)
Treasures for Two, books 1-2 - Martha Mier (pub Alfred)

Here's some fun Teacher/Student duets:

Twelve Classic Duets - Weekley & Arganbright (pub kjos)
Sparklers - Susan Ogilvy (pub Alfred)

You can't go wrong with Robert Vandall or Melody Bober duets. They are almost always wonderful! Robert Vandall is pub. by Myklas (which just got bought out by Alfred) and Melody Bober is pub. by FJH. Just spend some time at the music store looking at their music to see what's best for your students. Most of their duets are sold separately.

Good luck!

Charlene

#930272 - 03/30/05 11:29 PM Re: Duet Book  
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Andrew and Cranky Woman, thanks for your suggestions. Both my 7 year-old son and I are studying piano with the same teacher, and I'd love to play a duet piece with him at next recital. smile Any particular pieces are suitable for mother-son team? BTW, both of us are still in elementary level, about level 2.

Thanks in advance for your help!

#930273 - 03/31/05 06:36 AM Re: Duet Book  
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Curious Mom,

The Piano for 2 books by Carol Matz are great. Try books 1 and 2. Both parts are comparable, and the pieces sound harder than they really are.

Robert Vandall's duets are great, too. Most of them are sold individually.

Try these:

Lazy Day Blues
The Hiking Song
Triple Dip - this is a trio
March Promenade - trio, again

Actually, the entire list in my previous post for student/student would work for you and your son.

I'm off to the MTNA national conference this weekend, so I'll check the publishers for new duet material and get back to you next week.

Good luck!

Charlene

#930274 - 03/31/05 09:32 AM Re: Duet Book  
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Thanks a lot, Charlene! I'll wait for your updates.

Our teacher is also going to the conference. It's nice to know your teacher is paying attention to his own professional development! smile

Have fun at the conference!

#930275 - 04/01/05 09:53 PM Re: Duet Book  
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What a wonderful information!

I may go out to music stores tomorrow and look for those books mentioned above (even though they often don't have things if I am specifically looking for.)

Thank you all for great input! thumb


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