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101 Easy Practice Duets for Trumpet

By Brad Carman

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Trumpet, Brass Duet - Easy/Beginner
Composed by Brad Carman. Etudes and Exercises, Technique Training. 63 pages. Published by Brad Carman (S0.219327).

Item Number: S0.219327

101 Duets, 63 pages.

These duets are written with the first year trumpet player in mind, although the collection can be effective for use with intermediate players as well. The collection will work as a great compliment to any beginning band or trumpet method book, as it introduces and reinforces basic concepts throughout. Unlike many progressive duet books this book does not get too hard too fast, yet exposes young players to a lot of essential concepts and musical variety.

For maximum accessibility, many of the duets are 8 to 16 bars long, written with half-notes and quarter-notes in parallel 3rds, predictable harmony, and very modest range (eventually expanding down low G and up to C in the staff). There is only very sparse use of dotted rhythms and triplets, and no pick-ups, 8th-note up-beats, or 16th notes.

However, this collection is unique in that is also features less-familiar accidentals, contrary motion (which tends to challenge young ears, especially among brass players), independent rhythm and counterpoint, major and minor, modal and whole-tone compositions, less-familiar time signatures, (3/4, 3/8, and 5/4, especially), and even an introduction to the circle of 4ths.

A majority of the duets come without tempo, style, or articulation markings to allow students and teachers the freedom to mix it up as much as possible or as necessary based on skill level. (Beginners are encouraged to play at a slow, steady tempo with a very big sound for all duets unless otherwise marked or directed by their teacher.) Many duets are presented more than once to offer additional challenges or in order to make comparisons between major and minor, or different keys and time signatures.

These can be used as bite-sized confidence builders for budding brass players, sight-reading and intonation studies for intermediate players, or as very basic material for the introduction of transposition, ornamentation, or the "small" horns. Excellent for the studio teacher and a great, easy resource for busy band directors with ambitious beginners.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Darlayne Coughlin
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2017-05-09 12:57:45.0 Great Supplement to Method Book

    Using with both beginners (near the end of year 1) and players nearing the end of their 2nd year - it's been a nice supplement to what they get from their method book.

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  • 5

    javierarau
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2017-05-08 21:15:55.0 Excellent book!

    I really like these duets. It's a truly unique collection and perfect for private lessons. Here are a few of my favorite aspects: 1. They're short. It is easy to play a few in each lesson which keeps things lively and it's perfect for kids with shorter...

    attention spans. 2. There is a lot of variety. There are classical-sounding pieces, little fanfares, lyrical pieces, lots different time signatures - and there are actually way more than 101 duets in there - many have 2 or 3 versions in different keys or different time signatures. 3. There are practical hints and little suggestions on every page that encourage listening and creativity. Very easy to use in lessons for teaching all the little things, like resting on beat one, playing off-beats, reading 3/8, etc. 4. The range is perfect. Kids that haven't gotten up to D in the staff yet won't feel discouraged, and kids that have probably won't miss the high notes. I recommend this for any studio teacher or middle school band director.

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  • 5

    Bryan Kujawa
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2017-05-04 11:33:48.0 Excellent

    Well written. This is from my perspective as a band director and brass player, I approve!

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