Best fiddle duets
I need to get some good fiddle duets for some young students -- one is in Suzuki Book 1 and the other in Book 2.
Also, I'd love any suggestions for duets for Suzuki Book 4 level - doesn't have to be fiddle.
Some fiddle songs I played at that level ( although they where not duets):
By fiddle, do you mean actual fiddle? Teach a song- Angeline the Baker is a good one- and have one play the melody and the other rhythmic harmony, then switch for repeat.
here's a website called "fiddle duets" that says the music is for beginners. Free downloads. I hope this helps.
I enjoyed playing Pleyel duets in Suzuki book four. I believe that's also when we tackled Michael McLean Tangos.
I remember doing Pleyel and Mazas duets as a kid. I always considered it a special treat when my teacher would play the other part. Some things you never grow out of. :)
Thanks everyone! Keep 'em coming! At this point I'd love things that are already in a nice clever duet form -- yes, Michael McLean's duets are always great, good to be reminded of those!
Of course there are the Bartok Duos which start at a very straightforward level. On first encountering them during my second year of tuition I remember thinking that this was "real" music I wanted to play much more of.
The 12 horn duets by Mozart are available for two violins. Or violin and viola.
American and British Isles traditional fiddle styles are mostly solo . For a traditional duet genre there is Sweden and East Europe. In addition to the Bartok duets there are two books arranged by Mary Ann Harbar, published by Mel Bay. The Doflein series that I like to use has lots of duets.
Dont Op. 38 has a second violin part, which is generally easier than the regular studies (but not trivial -- a few double stops can be ignored, for example). Could be good for siblings a year or two apart. The second part never has the tune though.
I know that you asked for fiddle duets specifically, but I personally use Samuel Applebaum's duet series, which are graded duets. I think they're just terrific. You might already know about them, but thought I'd mention it anyways :). There might be a couple of fiddle tunes in there.