24 Graded original duets in various styles from Swing, Ragtime, Celtic, Contemporary, Comedy and more, for grades 6-8.
Written by music educator Keri Degg, this collection provides an excellent resource for music lessons (or just for plain old fashioned fun!). There are hints and tips at the start of each duet, and plenty of opportunities to practice leading skills and creative thinking throughout. Explore duets such as; Chinese lanterns (fairly minimalist), Mirrors (slightly contemporary in mood), Seventh Heaven (a swing number), The Homeland (Celtic style with a bagpipe-type intoduction), Bugs on the bananas (a theme and variations duet that takes us through various styles including Klezmer, Mozart and Faure), and many many more.....
More Graded Flute Duets is the sequel publication to our popular 40 Graded Flute Duets (Grades 1-5) book and although the pitch ranges are often kept on the fairly safe side (with the lower part being generally lower than the upper, so great for the slightly less confident player, or teacher/pupil duets), challenge is provided often through tricky rhythms and key signatures, the demand for effective imaginitive thinking and leading skills.
Click on the music player below to hear a digital interpretation of 'The Chase'; a Tom and Jerry type comedy duet in the grade 8 section which starts off amiable enough.....until the animal instincts kick in and all hell breaks loose! You can print off for free the full duet of The Chase on our Free Music and Resources page.
Review of More Graded Duets (Saxophone edition)
"This is a really good book of duets to play with either a duet partner or a more advanced pupil. There are lots of Challenges, interesting textures (the Desert Scapes duet has some really nice effects), catchy tunes in interesting & varied styles (I like the Bugs on the Bananas one which goes through Calypso, Doloroso, Klezmer, Mozart, and Faure variations!). There is plenty of humour, and I like the little directions from the composer at the top of each duet. One to pack in my bag every week!"