‘Pentatonic in 3’ from Rosamund Conrad’s Delightfully Easy Piano Duets: Book 1
An easy jazzy piano duet for beginners and intermediate players using the pentatonic scale.
This duet is a firm favourite. Although it is the only one to venture out of the five-finger position, it is actually one of the easiest. It’s great to get beginners reading and feeling three-in-a-bar this early on.The two pianists get to swap around with each other, taking turns to play the tune, and a high drone on A (the 5th note to complete the pentatonic scale).
The Intermediate part is swung; play it nice and lazily. It may initially seem like a lot of notes, but it consists of the same pattern repeating, so once you get your head around the pattern, it’s all yours.
The beginner part repeats a very simple pattern, but sounds different when it comes round again, because it is harmonised differently by the intermediate part.
The harmonisations are quite jazzy and sometimes a bit adventurous. Stick with it, you will be rewarded when it all comes together!
This digital download allows the buyer unlimited printing rights for use within their teaching studio. Hard copies of the whole book can be purchased for £7.50 from the composer’s website.
Note Reading, Rhythm
Beginner (Initial), Early Intermediate (Grade 3)