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Erik Veldkamp is, hands down, the best trumpet duet writer around. He has been adding a ton of books to his catalogue here at qPress, and this book you are viewing now is book 1 in a 5 book collection of Progressive Jazz Duets for 2 Trumpets. Containing 60 Swing Duets in total, each volume of this set has 12 Swinging Blues compositions, all original, with each set being more advanced than the next.
Volume One is made up of beginner duets. The first few pieces only go up to a C in the staff, then D, then E, and only makes it to the top of the staff for the last note of the last tune, as a perfect segue into Volume Two. What all five books have in common is that they all swing, they are all rooted in the blues, and they all have the characteristic charm of Erik’s writing. What I love more than anything is a book for younger players that does not seem like it was written for children. No matter what age you are, this book will be a great addition to your study and well suited to teaching studio use.
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Listen to Erik Perform Duet No.6
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