Guiitar-violin duets and pick-ups

October 29, 2005 at 02:38 PM · Hello everybody,

I've got two questions, so I'll just post them together:

1. Could anyone recommend a piece for guitar and violin (preferably for about grade 7 guitar part and advanced violin part?

2. I need advice and information on buying a pick-up for my violin. I'm discovering the wonders of playing violin with bands, and it's really quite fun. So could you give me information on the best quality pick-ups, best prices, and where to buy them (online preferably)? This is the best option for me I think because I can't afford an electric violin right now =)

Thanks for your help!

Replies (14)

October 29, 2005 at 04:14 PM · There's an awesome Piazzolla piece for violin and guitar (originally for flute) called Histoire du Tango (The History of Tango) and has 4 movements. However, I don't know what you mean by grade 7 guitar playing and the last movement is really hard. Look into it.

October 30, 2005 at 01:10 AM · L.R. Bagg is what i used for years. very happy with it. It is a microphone built into bridge

October 30, 2005 at 03:27 AM · Hi,

The Piazzolla is great. There are also sonatas for violin and guitar by Paganini and Giuliani which are nice (and recorded by Perlman and Williams).

Cheers!

October 30, 2005 at 03:53 PM · Search the archives here--there was a thread not too long ago with many listings. Also check Guitar Solo in California--they sell sheet music and will have many pieces for that combo.

October 31, 2005 at 04:25 PM · Music in Print for Violin and Guitar:

Acht Leichte Duos,

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Albinoni, Tomaso Giovanni ( 1671 - 1750 )

Sonata in A minor

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

-

Altdeutsches Album

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

-

Aus Ostprussiens Vorklassik,

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Bach, Johann Christian ( 1735 - 1782 )

Sonata in C (Nagel; Meunier)

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel KG

Bach, Johann Sebastian ( 1685 - 1750 )

SONATA IN G, BWV 1021 FOR VIOLIN AND CONTINUO (Uhlmann, F.)

Guitar and Violin

Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel KG

Beethoven, Ludwig van ( 1770 - 1827 )

Allegro [arr.]

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Behrend, Siegfried ( 1933 - 1990 )

Spielmusik

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Chiereghin, Sergio ( 1933 - )

Dialoghi,

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: G. Zanibon Edition

Corelli, Arcangelo ( 1653 - 1713 )

"Sonata in E minor, Op. 5, No. 8"

Guitar and Violin

Publisher: Musikverlag [Ludwig] Doblinger

Corelli, Arcangelo ( 1653 - 1713 )

"Sonata, Op. 5, No. 7, in D minor"

Guitar ,Violin

Publisher: Musikverlag [Ludwig] Doblinger

Di Lotti, Silvana ( 1942 - )

Duo In Eco,

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: G. Zanibon Edition

Diabelli, Anton ( 1781 - 1858 )

Drei Stücke,

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel KG

Diabelli, Anton ( 1781 - 1858 )

Duo in A

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Musikverlag [Ludwig] Doblinger

Döhl, Friedhelm ( 1936 - )

Pas De Deux,

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Harth Musikverlag [(Gerig)]

Febonio, Tom

Five Pieces for Violin (or Mandolin) and Guitar

Violin and Guitar

Publisher: Plucked String, Inc.

Giuliani, Mauro ( 1781 - 1829 )

Divertimento

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Giuliani, Mauro ( 1781 - 1829 )

Duo

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni

GIULIANI, Mauro (1781-1829)

Complete Works, Vol. 35: Guitar and Flute or Violin (Jeffery).

TECLA EDITIONS

TE095 complete set 35.00

GIULIANI, Mauro (1781-1829)

Complete Works, Vol. 36: Guitar and Flute or Violin (Jeffery).

TECLA EDITIONS

TE096 complete set 130.00

GIULIANI, Mauro (1781-1829)

Grand Sonata, Op. 85.

MASTERS MUSIC

M1401 complete set 5.95

GIULIANI, Mauro (1781-1829)

Grosse Serenade, Op. 82.

BREITKOPF & HAERTEL

EB6672 flute (violin) & guitar 19.00

Glise, Anthony LeRoy

Secession, The Sonata for Violin and Guitar

Guitar, Violin

Publisher: Willis Music Company

Gragnani, Filippo ( 1767 - 1812 )

Sonata, Op. 8, No. 1

Guitar, Violin

Publisher: Alfred A. Kalmus Ltd.

Gragnani, Filippo ( 1767 - 1812 )

Sonata, Op. 8, No. 2

Guitar, Violin

Publisher: Alfred A. Kalmus Ltd.

Gragnani, Filippo ( 1767 - 1812 )

Sonata, Op. 8, No. 3

Guitar, Violin

Publisher: Alfred A. Kalmus Ltd. [England]

Handel, George Frideric ( 1685 - 1759 )

Sonata in C

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Musikverlag [Ludwig] Doblinger

Handel, George Frideric ( 1685 - 1759 )

Sonata in D minor

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Musikverlag [Ludwig] Doblinger

Handel, George Frideric ( 1685 - 1759 )

Sonata in G minor

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Musikverlag [Ludwig] Doblinger

Handel, George Frideric ( 1685 - 1759 )

Sonata, Op. 1, No. 11, in F

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Musikverlag [Ludwig] Doblinger

Handel, George Frideric ( 1685 - 1759 )

Sonata, Op. 1, No. 4, in A minor

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Musikverlag [Ludwig] Doblinger

Ibert, Jacques ( Francois Antone ) ( 1890 - 1962 )

Paraboles I Et II, For Violin And Guitar, [arr.]

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: BG Éditions

Kelterborn, Rudolf ( 1931 - )

Music for Violin and Guitar

Guitar, Violin

Publisher: Heinrichshofen's Verlag

Komter, Jan Maarten ( 1905 - 1984 )

Andante in D

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Donemus

Komter, Jan Maarten ( 1905 - 1984 )

Divertimento in G

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Donemus

Küffner, Joseph ( 1776 - 1856 )

Drittes Potpourri Aus Der Oper "Tancred",

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Küffner, Joseph ( 1776 - 1856 )

Serenade, Op. 68

Guitar, Violin

Publisher: Heinrichshofen's Verlag

Leisner, David ( 1953 - )

Sonata for Violin and Guitar

THE14440151 violin & guitar 12.00

Publisher: Theodore Presser Company

Lohse, Horst ( 1943 - )

Lyrics For Violin And Guitar

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Lorenzini, Danilo ( 1952 - )

Pastorale for Violin and Guitar

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni

Mace, Thomas ( 1613? - 1709 )

Prelude for Violin and Guitar

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: BG Éditions

-

Meisterwerke Der Englischen Klassik, For Violin And Guitar

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus ( 1756 - 1791 )

Vier Kleine Stücke, For Violin And Guitar

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

-

Musik Aus Frankreich, For Violin And Guitar

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

-

Musik Aus Italien For Violin And Guitar

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Niehaus, Manfred ( 1933 - )

Suite for Violin and Guitar

Guitar, Violin

Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel KG

Paganini, Niccolo ( 1782 - 1840 )

Duetto Amoroso,

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Paganini, Niccolo ( 1782 - 1840 )

12 Duos, For Violin And Guitar, , Vol. 1 ,Vol 2

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Paganini, Niccolo ( 1782 - 1840 )

Grand Sonata (M.S.3)

Violin,Guitar

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.

Paganini, Niccolo ( 1782 - 1840 )

Moto Perpetuo, For Violin And Guitar

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Paganini, Niccolo ( 1782 - 1840 )

4 Sonatinas For Violin And Guitar,

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Peermusic Classical (Peer-Southern Concert Music)

PAGANINI, Niccolo (1782-1840)

Cantabile (Schwarz-Reiflingen).

MASTERS MUSIC

M1400 violin & guitar 4.95

PAGANINI, Niccolo (1782-1840)

Centone di Sonate No. 1 - 6 (Schwarz-Reiflingen).

Centone di Sonate No. 7-12 (Bulatoff).

ZIMMERMANN

ZM11190 violin & guitar 19.00

ZM21240 violin & guitar 36.00

PAGANINI, Niccolo (1782-1840)

Grand Sonata for Violin and Guitar (Schwarz/Reiflingen).

ZIMMERMANN

ZM10370 violin & guitar 14.50

PAGANINI, Niccolo (1782-1840)

Sonata concertata (Schwarz-Reiflingen).

ZIMMERMANN

ZM10490 violin & guitar 15.25

PAGANINI, Niccolo (1782-1840)

Sonatas (24) for Violin and Guitar,

Volume 1, Volume 2.

ZIMMERMANN -

violin & guitar each 22.00

PAGANINI, Niccolo (1782-1840)

Sonatas (6) for Violin and Guitar, Op. 3.

MASTERS MUSIC

W7117 violin & guitar 7.95

PAGANINI, Niccolo (1782-1840)

Sonatas (6) for Violin, Op. 2 (Schwarz-Reiflingen).

MASTERS MUSIC

M1395 violin & guitar 5.95

PAGANINI, Niccolo (1782-1840)

Variations (60) on Barucaba, Op. 14.

G. HENLE

HN00473 violin & guitar 19.95

Patachich, Ivan ( 1922 - )

Duo for Violin and Guitar

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest

Patton, Michael

Gypsy Mandolin. Original work for mandolin, violin or other melody instrument and guitar.

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Plucked String, Inc.

Petrov, Andrei P. ( 1930 - )

Two Old Melodies for guitar and flute (also for clarinet, saxophone, viola, violin etc).

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Editions Orphee, Inc.

Piazzolla, Astor, (1921-1992.)

Histoire Du Tango

Pour Flute or Violin et Guitare.

Lemoine ©1990 $42.95

Pick, Richard Samuel Burns ( 1915 - )

14 Songs of Love. Arranged with practical contemporary guitar accompaniments by Richard Pick. For guitar and voice or guitar with melodic instrument. Includes: Anon.: I Will Give My Love An Apple; Go ’way From My Window; Martini: Plaisir d’Amour; Purcell: What Shall I Do? from Dioclesian; Music for a While from When I Have often Heard from The Fairy Queen; Dido’s Lament from Dido and Æneas; I Attempt From Love’s Sickness to Fly from Indian Queen; Dowland: Awake, Sweet Love; If My Complaints Could Passions Move, Come Again, His Golden Locks, Think’st Thou Then By Thy Feigning?; Campion: When laura Smiles. The selection of these specific songs was occasioned by singers who brought them for performance, desiring guitar accompaniments. The main thrust of these arrangements is to provide practical accompaniments to be used on the modern classic guitar. Performed with other instruments (such as flute or VIOLIN) as purely instrumental works, these pieces are thus uncommonly useful. 36 pp. Press Reviews.

Violin ,Guitar

Publisher: Editions Orphee, Inc.

Quagliati

Toccata for Violin and Guitar

Guitar, Violin

Publisher: BMG Ricordi S.P.A.

Reichardt, Johann Friedrich ( 1752 - 1814 )

Sonata in B flat

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Reichardt, Johann Friedrich ( 1752 - 1814 )

Sonata in D

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Reinhardt, Bruno ( 1929 - )

Music for violin and guitar

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Israeli Music Publications, Ltd.

Rolla, Alessandro ( 1757 - 1841 )

3 Duos, For Violin And Guitar,

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Rarities For Strings Publications

Sammartini, Giovanni Battista ( 1701 - 1775 )

Sonata in G

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Oscar Zimmerman Publications

Scheidler, Christian Gottlieb ( 1752 - 1815 )

Duo in D

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Musikverlag [Ludwig] Doblinger

Smith Brindle, Reginald ( 1917 - )

Five Sketches For Violin And Guitar

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd.

Støyva, Njål Gunnar ( 1948 - )

Ludi Circenses Sonata for Guitar and Violin

Guitar, Violin

Publisher: Norwegian Music Information Center

Telemann, Georg Philipp ( 1681 - 1767 )

Canons, For Violin And Guitar, 9, [arr.]

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: BG Éditions

Telemann, Georg Philipp ( 1681 - 1767 )

Partita No. 5 in E minor for Violin and Guitar

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Musikverlag [Ludwig] Doblinger

Telemann, Georg Philipp ( 1681 - 1767 )

Sonata in F Minor for Recorder (or Flute, Oboe, or Violin) and Basso continuo. TWV 41:f1.

Ausgabe for Recorder (or flute, oboe, or violin) and guitar. (R. Butmann)

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel KG

Veracini, Francesco Maria ( 1690 - 1768 )

Largo for Violin and Guitar from Sonata, Op. 2/ 6 (Scheit).

DOBLINGER

GKM110 violin or flute & guitar 16.35

Visee, Robert de ( ca. 1650 - ca. 1725 )

Suite in D Minor for one melody instrument (flute, recorder,or violin) and guitar (F. Uhlmann)

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel KG

Visee, Robert de ( ca. 1650 - ca. 1725 )

Suite in G Major for one melody instrument (recorder, flute, or violin) and guitar(F. Uhlmann)

Violin, Guitar

Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel KG

November 3, 2005 at 09:59 AM · wow

November 3, 2005 at 04:03 PM · For the piece of music. Paganini wrote quite a few violin sonatas accompanied by guitar. Some of them are less difficult then what the standard you think when you hear his name. I recommend the 6th sonata.

November 3, 2005 at 07:14 PM · Since you're wondering about bands too, there are the famous Sonny and Brownie duets, with the harmonica part arranged for violin ;) Guaranteed to draw applause, maybe even the clap.

November 4, 2005 at 08:42 PM · Since you brought it up, Jim...you may like (if you haven't heard them already) the Mississippi Sheiks, a guitar/fiddle country blues duo from the 30's. Dylan covered a couple of their tunes on one of his CD's.

BTW, a ton of flute/guitar stuff works for vioin/guitar. Not always--sometimes it's a little too "flutey" for the violin, but most of it works.

November 5, 2005 at 01:11 AM · Mike, their name always made me think there were some kind of contemporary group, like Blind Boys of Alabama. Then I learned they were from the 30s. Either they recently got discovered again, or I somehow just missed them. I looked up one or two songs and they really didn't do much for me. Blues fiddle just doesn't grab me for some reason though I'm a big fan of other folk music from that era. It's my favorite music, actually. Do you know enough about them to recommend a CD or song?

November 7, 2005 at 02:40 AM · Jim, I had a cassette of them (maybe still do), but I don't have the info. Theirs is not like typical Mississippi (delta) blues, it's more like country blues, lots of strumming on the guitar. The violin, for the most part, doubles the vocal line as in old Cajun tunes of that era. They do the earliest version of "Sitting on Top of the World" that I've ever heard, and I've heard many. I like the 2 tunes Dylan covered on "World Gone Wrong"--the title tune, and "Blood in my Eyes."

November 7, 2005 at 05:46 PM · If you go electric, and simply want to amplify your acoustic violin...check out the fishman pickups. They're small and easy to use and sound natural. If you want the BEST result, go completely electric. ZETA makes the best electric violins out there and you can usually get them on ebay for $1000 or less. I tour almost 100 shows each year and I play the ZETA Strados. It's a great purchase and it'll never let you down.

November 8, 2005 at 11:08 PM · Greetings,

just done a small recital for violin and guitar. Surprised to see one of the main works not on Clint`s list: Demillac- Suite in Medieval Style. This piece was written about 50 years ago and has the most beautiful melodies and rythnmically exciting movements to balance. On the whole, guitarists are less enthusiastic because they say the kind of chords used are extremely demanding and unusual- you need a pretty good player. Also did the Paginin stuff. Nowhere near as difficult as his show off pieces and a real pleasure to @play. You can choose your level of interpretation in a sense. That is, you can play them simply and directly in lower positions and they sound great, or you can imagine the kind of holy cow up the g string kind of Moses Fantasy stuff and do similar things in appropriate places. Great works that shoudl be played a lot more often. Shaham recorded them in about 1994 I think.

Cheers,

Buri

November 12, 2005 at 04:37 PM · Shertler makes excellent pickups. And there are others. Try Electric Violin Shop for advice on it.

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