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

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

(US) $3.77

(4 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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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!



Thanks to Jana Polianovskaia and Annelene for such a fun performance - with percussion section accompaniment!


Additional information

Audio Downloads

Performance MP3, Playalong Backing, Slow Tempo Playalong Backing




Jazz Swing



Time Signature



Beginner (Grade 1)


Sheet music

4 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

  4. Lou Ann Pope (verified owner)

    So much fun to play!!

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