The study of string instruments should include ensemble playing at the earliest possible stage. There is much to be gained from the playing of duets. Each player learns how to listen to the other and in a short time develops an awareness of balance, musical phrasing, intonation and tone quality. This type of training is excellent preparation for participation in larger groups. This collection of folk tunes and selections from the classics has been chosen because of their melodic beauty and technical value. They have been skillfully transcribed and edited by Samuel Applebaum.