Bela bartok 2

“Duet for Pipes” is great for students who are not quite advanced enough for fugues but have skills in managing two melodic lines at once. After nine measures of the first voice are presented, the right hand joins in with the second “pipe.” This is good practice for shaping two independence lines. Alternating eighth notes and triplets pose a challenge from some. Numerous accidentals, including double flats, add to the dissonance and increase the initial difficulty of learning the notes. An even, legato touch effectively adheres to the cantabile marking.


Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow


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