qPress Music Publishing published my 3 Mixed Duet books for the beginner and intermediate player today.
This series of duets were written for brass players who are playing in their first year. I have always found it very helpful to practice duets, because you have to play in time (and in tune) and listen to each other.
Book one of his mixed duet series is made of duets with a very moderate level of rhythmic difficulty and a range that does not exceed E in the staff. These are easy and approachable, but are full of challenges that make this book a perfect addition to your studio routine with your youngsters. Too often, easy duet material is made up of juvenile melodies, but what if there were beautiful compositions to play, even for beginners? That is where this book fits in.
Book two of his mixed duet series is made of duets with a more intermediate level of difficulty and a range that reaches up to G above the staff and to A below low C. By gradually expanding the range in both directions (assuming you began with book 1) learners build confidence and increase their accuracy over time. These studies are beautiful, inventive, and idiomatically written. If you are in need of music in your studio that young players can learn and ENJOY, while being of high enough quality for public/recital performance at the same time, this is the book for you.
Book three of his mixed duet series is made of duets with what I am calling Intermediate + level difficulty. This still includes a range that reaches up to G above the staff, but now it includes more chromatics and accidentals as well as more complicated rhythms overall. These duets are in a variety of styles, including jazz, making the stylistic element a new challenge as well.