Duet Books

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  1. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    Duets are one of my favorite things to do on trumpet. Me and my friend get together frequently to read through duets.

    They are so beneficial because they work your reading, listening, blending, technique AND endurance.

    What duets or duet books do you like? Recommend me some so I can buy them.


    I especially like the Neihaus jazz duet books, and Dialogue for two trumpets by Eugene Bozza.
     
  2. Bachstul

    Bachstul Mezzo Forte User

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    Specifically, from your context you're looking for trumpet/trumpet duets?...No trumpet/piano,...... trumpet/violin,etc.... correct?
     
  3. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    Right. Two trumpets.
     
  4. operagost

    operagost Forte User

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    Amsden's duet book (in treble clef, of course) isn't bad.
     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Bach 2 part invention (Yeah, this is a stretch, but the bass part works well on my 4-valve flugel)
     
  6. Al Innella

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    Bugs Bower "Bop Duets",Dick Hyman's Modern Jazz Duets[Counterpoint for six valves] and Charlie Small's Duets.
     
  7. wiseone2

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    The Mel Broiles books have challenging and fun duets.
    Wilmer
     
  8. RG111

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    The Bob Nelson books (4 in all) are great fun, as are Chris Gekker's duets.
    Roy Griffin
     
  9. Huggy Bear

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    Gekker duets are awesome....good recommendation, Roy! Also, check out 14 Duets For Trumpet and Trombone...Edited by Mr. Michael Sachs (my favorite classical player) and Joe Alessi (aka the skull!). They can be played with two trumpets, two bones or trumpet and boner together. Get them. Live them. Be them. Love them.

    Love,
    Huggy
     
  10. Vulgano Brother

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    Don't forget recorder and clarinet duets. The former are great for transpostition as well, and the latter can really stretch range and technique.

    Fun stuff!
     

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