Piano Duets are an important part of the Piano Partners beginning method and are designed to encourage family participation in the early education process by bringing the student, parent and piano teacher together. These piano pieces give the budding pianist an opportunity for further exploration into the vast piano repertoire.
The Piano Partners Beginning Method approach to learning piano brings the student, parent, and teacher together to work on:
- Learning new pieces
- Playing duets
- Developing technique
- Establishing basic rhythm patterns
- Inventing musical ideas
- Playing musical games
- Developing a discerning ear
- Organizing practice procedures
Piano Partners – Book 2
𝅘𝅥𝅮 The first piece, Romanian Dance, is presented in F Major. Then in staggered spots throughout the book it is transposed to all 12 possible keys – showing the student, as no other way can, the amazing possibilities of the piano via touch, sight and hearing.
𝅘𝅥𝅮 Other songs follow with accompaniments with different styles of accompaniments. Another brilliant concept is presented on page 17 –Major Chords (Circle of Fifths) with speed games developing from this exercise.
𝅘𝅥𝅮 Flexibility is available in songs such as Wayfaring Stranger where the student can play the melody part, the accompaniment part or both, depending on ability and choice.
𝅘𝅥𝅮 Some of the most popular duets have been Silly Dilly, Glee Reigns, Camptown Races, Oh Susannah and Oh When the Saints Go Marching In. Accompaniment styles range
𝅘𝅥𝅮 from block chords, broken chords, jump bass, Alberti bass, off beat accompaniments, vamp bass patterns and Indian style 5ths.
This book is part of the Piano Partners 3-Book Set.
Read a review of Piano Partners by Sandy Lundberg – I Will Not Teach Piano Without These Books: A Review of Piano Partners.