Piano Sketches Duets 1 is a fantastic collection of new pieces for exploring the art of duet playing. Suitable for students working at the 'easy' technical level, the book features a range of appealing and accessible styles, from the Baroque-inspired 'Glorious Pastime' to the playful 'Crazy Clown' and pop ballad 'Just for You'. As well as being great fun to play, these pieces offer pianists an adventure in texture, melody, and harmony, and will help to develop good ensemble playing.
*6 original plus memorable pieces for piano four-hands
*Suitable for pianists around the level of ABRSM Grades 2-3 and for ensemble options at GCSE
*Technical level of Primo and Secondo parts shown individually on the page
*Wide survey of styles and moods, including contemporary and new takes on Baroque and Classical
*Carefully measured technical challenges and helpful fingering
*Backing tracks (Primo and Secondo parts recorded separately) available on a Companion Website, with slower 'practice tempo' tracks and exemplar performances for some pieces
Vitalij Neugasimov trained as a pianist, organist, and teacher. He worked at Vilnius choir school 'Liepaites', from 1999 until 2012, serving as Head of the Jazz Department between 2001 and 2009. He now has a busy career as a singer, keyboardist, and composer.