What Ho Jeeves – Charleston Swing Duet – Beginner (Grade 1)

What Ho Jeeves – Charleston Swing Duet – Beginner (Grade 1)

(US) $3.77

(3 customer reviews)

What Ho Jeeves! is a 20s jazz swing duet in D minor for beginner primo players at about the Grade 1 (ABRSM) standard.

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Description

Step into the 'Roaring 20s' with this jaunty piano duet for four hands, inspired by the P.G.Wodehouse 'Jeeves and Wooster' stories.

What Ho Jeeves! is in the key of D minor and moves along fairly quickly in 'cut common time' - a 2-in-a-bar feel, which is characteristic of 20s swing music. The secondo player acts as the 'rhythm section' keeping a steady stride style 'vamp' while the primo player presents the cheeky melody in octaves.

This piece will suit primo players at about the Grade 1 (ABRSM) standard.

Keep a close eye on the dynamics and if you can, try to swing the secondo part quavers so that they have a tied-triplet feel:

What Ho Jeeves! comes with a play-along backing track featuring the secondo part, plus bass and drums rhythm section.

As always, start slowly (check out the slow tempo practice backing) and gradually increase the tempo.

I hope you have as much fun playing What Ho Jeeves as I did composing it!

Additional information

Audio Downloads

Performance MP3, Playalong Backing, Slow Tempo Playalong Backing

Instrumentation

Duet

Style

Jazz Swing

Tempo

Allegro

Time Signature

Duple

Level

Beginner (Grade 1)

Format

Sheet music

3 reviews for What Ho Jeeves – Charleston Swing Duet – Beginner (Grade 1)

  1. jensalmon (verified owner)

    This is a great beginner piece to use as an introduction to the world of backing tracks. I have used this with pupils of varying abilities and all of them love it!

  2. Louisa Löffler (verified owner)

    My son plays the piano since half a year and he was very delighted to play such a swinging piece!

  3. Leanne Rogers (verified owner)

    Great fun

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