The In Recital: Duets range offers a terrific collection of some of the most musically engaging duets by leading composers and arrangers. The selection is diverse too and you will find original duets as well as duet arrangements of classical themes and popular songs. The purpose of the series is to focus on this fabulous repertoire with the intention of motivating students with entertaining pieces and outstanding arrangements. Comprising six levels that feature a comprehensively levelled curriculum, with gentle transitions between each stage, In Recital: Duets has something for all students, even those who work ahead at their own pace!
This is Volume One - Book Five, which contains material suitable for Intermediate Pianists, with wonderful pieces such as Debussy’s Clair De Lune and Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag, addressing a wide variety of different musical and technical abilities as well as different genres.
The enclosed companion CD is a superb teaching and learning tool which help to get the best from students. Listen to the demonstration recording as a reference to hear the personality of each track and then Play-along with the performance tracks. As a further aid, the series provides practice tips, rehearsal suggestions, and duet performance strategies to help students be even more successful!
I like the way the pages are set out - left side for the second hand and the right side for the first hand. This is the first duet book I have tried but there looks as if there are some easy ones and others more challenging. Anonymous
- (Spalding, United Kingdom)
The repertoire is varied, and the tips and CD make it easy to comprehend and make the most of the songs.
I really like the arrangements of all the songs, and have great fun playing the duets both with and without the other part! Anonymous
- (Reading, United Kingdom)