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New compositions and arrangements from 13 leading composers
Duets in a variety of configurations – for two pupils of a similar standard, for pupil-teacher, or pupils of different standards – plus some trios
A wide range of musical styles, from traditional melodies to jazzy and pop-style pieces
Varied techniques, introduced progressively• Fun musical games and top tips for duet playing
A number of the pieces from the book will appear on the ABRSM 2021 & 2022 Piano Syllabus, where duets are featured for the first time at Grades Initial-Grade 3
Piano Star Duets is an exciting book of 26 duets at early beginner to Grade 2 level, containing fun new compositions and arrangements in a variety of styles by leading educational composers. All pieces have been tried out – and approved! – by children. This collection will capture the imagination of young pianists everywhere as they are introduced to the joy of ensemble playing.
David Blackwell is an award-winning composer and freelance arranger, writer and editor. He has published numerous books of educational music and has presented workshops all over the world.
Karen Marshall is a practising piano and classroom music teacher with pupils from 4 to 72 years. She is a regular speaker and workshop presenter and has been widely published. She is the compiler of the ABRSM Encore (Piano) books.
Tim Budgen is an illustrator of children’s books. His clients include Hachette and Random House, and for ABRSM he has illustrated the Piano Star series.