Sight reading duet books

Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by Shredgrhog, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Shredgrhog

    Shredgrhog Member

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    Anybody know of some duets for treble and bass clef for reading practice? It's for a bass player and I to practice reading together. Any style is cool but I'd rather not read the top of a piano part if possible!!
     
  2. willyboy

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    Bach's 2 Part Inventions are really great for this. A good source of melodic ideas, too.
     
  3. guitarjazz

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    Oh, yes. They are bridge well worth crossing.
     
  4. Guitarchitecture

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    +1 on the Bach Inventions.

    You might want to pick up some string quartet music and try reading through the violin/cello parts with the bassist as well. You'll always be missing some voices - but it'll give you some perspective on writing lines. Schubert's a good place to start. In fact I'm going to go listen to Death and the Maiden right now.
     

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