Arranged by Wesley Schaum. Educational Piano. Softcover. 32 pages. Duration 7200 seconds. Schaum Publications, Inc. #0520. Published by Schaum Publications, Inc. (HL.645425).
ISBN 9781495081545. UPC: 008148005208. 9.0x12.0x0.124 inches.
A great music educator once said, "Rhythm is caught, not taught." Duet playing provides valuable experience developing a sense of rhythm. These duets are designed for two students at the same level - primo and secondo parts are of equal difficulty. Both parts are fun to learn because both players are given interesting acompaniments as well as melodies. It is suggested that a student alternate parts, learning the primo part for one piece, the secondo part for the next, etc. This gives valuable sight-reading experience with both hands in treble clef and with both hands in bass clef. Duet playing provides an excellent opportunity for ear training, too. Emphasis should be placed on listening carefully to both parts so that the melody can be heard clearly and the accompaniment subdued.This book includes many classic hymns such as: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, Blest Be the Tie That Binds, Come Thou Almighty King, Fairest Lord Jesus, Faith of Our Fathers, Father Lead Me Day By Day, Fling Our the Banner, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, God of OUr Fathers, Holy Holy Holy, Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam, Now the Day is Over, Onward Christian Soldiers, Stand Up Stand Up for Jesus, What a Friend We Have in Jesus.