Pit Stop Hop – Swing Piano Duet – Beginner (Grade 0-1)

Pit Stop Hop – Swing Piano Duet – Beginner (Grade 0-1)

(US) $3.77

(4 customer reviews)

Pit Stop Hop is a swinging piano duet in C major for beginner primo players at about the Grade 0-1 (ABRSM) standard.

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Grab a musical re-fuel with Pit Stop Hop, a swinging duet in C major for beginner primo players who are working towards the Grade 1 standard (ABRSM).

Motoring along at a steady 136 bpm, the catchy opening melody in the primo moves into pole position on beat 2 of the bar with a repeated rhythmic figure. The same rhythm is then echoed in the left hand a few bar later.

To simplify things for racing newbies, the primo player can play the first 4 bars with just the right hand, and then the next 6 bars with the left hand. The last 2 bar 'run' can then be played with both hands in the first and second time bars.

The middle section can also be split between the hands in a similar fashion - try experimenting and see what works for you.

Once you can play the primo part both hands together, try performing the piece with the play-along backing tracks. There are 4 MP3 audio tracks which come with the printable piano sheet music, including a slow-tempo practice backing track for the primo player. If you listen carefully, you'll be able to hear the car horn halfway through!

Pit Stop Hop reaches the chequered flag after a D.C. al Coda, ending with a cheeky acciaccatura grace note flourish in the right hand (waving to the crowd!).

With special thanks to Josie Swallow who came up with the fun title :).

Additional information

Audio Downloads

Performance MP3, Playalong Backing, Slow Tempo Playalong Backing




Boogie woogie, Jazz Swing



Time Signature



Beginner (Grade 0-1)


Sheet music

4 reviews for Pit Stop Hop – Swing Piano Duet – Beginner (Grade 0-1)

  1. Nancy Allen (verified owner)

    “Pit Stop Hop” is wonderful piece that I will be using for my students who will be giving an end of summer duet recital. This is a great teacher-student duet, but I will be using it for two siblings who are at different levels. I have several of Olly’s pieces and they are all so much fun. Olly, please keep up your good work of composing great music for us and our students!

  2. Ann (verified owner)

    A well balanced duet, and very effective. Only small changes of hand position needed, so very manageable once comfortable with notes in F position. Children love it 👍🏻

  3. Doris Kirke (verified owner)

  4. CARLO (verified owner)

    very exciting piece

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