Easy duets

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Laudiesdad69
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Easy duets

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:00 am

I am looking for some beggining level duets to try with my wife and daughter. Can anyone recommend any pieces? I don't know where to begin.

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Re: Easy duets

Post by Lovemyguitar » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:21 am

Yes, do an online search for: Eythor Thorlaksson, The Guitar School. When you get there, type in "duets" in its search box, and you will find two free, downloadable volumes of easy guitar duets composed by Eythor Thorlaksson. Some of these are quite nice and musical.

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Re: Easy duets

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:47 am

Lovemyguitar wrote:Yes, do an online search for: Eythor Thorlaksson, The Guitar School. When you get there, type in "duets" in its search box, and you will find two free, downloadable volumes of easy guitar duets composed by Eythor Thorlaksson. Some of these are quite nice and musical.
Thanks, I'll check it out!
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Re: Easy duets

Post by Cass Couvelas » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:55 pm

Have a look at Celso Machado's Modinhas and Ponteios. Very enjoyable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcU96cFzUgw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pgc2EMWoUo
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Re: Easy duets

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:15 pm

I enjoyed the videos, but while they would be easy for me, they aren't going to be for my wife. I really liked the first one. I did check out Eythor Thorlaksson, The Guitar School and found an easy peasy duet that I will work on with my wife. She has only been playing since December. Anyway, something we can work on together.

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Re: Easy duets

Post by James Tranlong » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:21 pm

I once played the harmony part of "A Rosa Vermelha".

https://youtu.be/4FZiRa1aF3w

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Re: Easy duets

Post by musikai » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:22 pm

You might find some nice duos here:
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Re: Easy duets

Post by chien buggle » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:31 pm

evangelos boudounis has a great guitar method book called debuto, it has a lot a really nice duets that are perfect for beginning students

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Re: Easy duets

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:56 pm

James Tranlong wrote:I once played the harmony part of "A Rosa Vermelha".

https://youtu.be/4FZiRa1aF3w


I really liked that one.

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Re: Easy duets

Post by Jim Davidson » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:42 am

I'll +1 Celso Machado. I played his Sambinha when I was first starting and I loved it. Still get it stuck in my head from time to time.

Giuliani's Polonaise Concertante Op. 137/02 is also worth looking at.
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Re: Easy duets

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:16 am

Jim Davidson wrote:I'll +1 Celso Machado. I played his Sambinha when I was first starting and I loved it. Still get it stuck in my head from time to time.

Giuliani's Polonaise Concertante Op. 137/02 is also worth looking at.
I had never heard of Celso Machado before. I am now a fan. These duets make me want to find a duet partner and play Sambinha. This is very similar to the music I did with my last duo partner before he moved away. This is great, thanks to all of you I found some easy ones for my wife, and some really nice ones for myself, and a partner for a duet, if I can find one in Eugene Oregon.

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Re: Easy duets

Post by Joe de V » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:46 pm

Mel Bay Publications have a volume named "Graded Guitar Duos"Volume One by Mark Small. It includes 16 different pieces from various periods.
An ideal volume for beginner students and it won't break your bank at $9.95 First Publication was in 2001.

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Re: Easy duets

Post by powderedtoastman » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:08 am

Schott also has a book called Guitar Duet Collection, which has some nice things in it. I have not purchased the whole book, but just a couple of individual pieces from it that are available as digital downloads. If the rest of the book is as good as the ones I did buy, then I think it would be a great choice!

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Re: Easy duets

Post by Adrian Allan » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:48 am

please have a look at my collection of student and teacher duets

You can play the intermediate part, and the students can play the beginner parts.

You will find it on Lulu. It is called "Guitar Folksong Duets for Pupil and Teacher".
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Re: Easy duets

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:31 am

Joe de V wrote:Mel Bay Publications have a volume named "Graded Guitar Duos"Volume One by Mark Small. It includes 16 different pieces from various periods.
An ideal volume for beginner students and it won't break your bank at $9.95 First Publication was in 2001.
Hey, for 9.95 you can't go wrong. I will order this one on payday!

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