Chris Gekker’s famous 44 Duos for Trumpet. Let’s see what Chris has to say about the purpose of the book, here is an excerpt from his forward:
These duos are intentionally short; the idea is for the two players to practice matching and blending while staying fresh. I have tried to cover a wide variety of challenges regarding intonation, rhythm and key signatures. Feel free to alter note shapes, styles of articulation, dynamics and tempi.
To address certain rhythmic problems, I have borrowed ideas from various composers, including JS Bach, Igor Stravinsky, Samuel Barber, Maurice Durufle, and Alec Wilder.
Check out the first duets in the samples, then gran an immediate PDF download above.