By clicking one of the links above, you can find out more about the compositions, both in terms of how they came into being, as well as performance and technical advice.



The 6 duets can be purchased from the Home page for £8.


Enquiries:
john@ukulele101.co.uk

Vienna

When I was writing the Etudes, I developed a number of fingerpicking patterns which work in 3/4 and 6/8. So, I thought I would adapt one to fit a duet, with the fingerpicking providing the accompaniment. Vienna evolved from that. The middle section came about just through playing, where I suddenly landed on this chord in a new key, and it worked, so I evolved the slow bit from there. I think it offers a nice break for both the audience and the players, as there is suddenly very little rhythm. It also makes the recapitulation sound a bit more refreshing when the genuine waltz returns.




This is a mid-level piece. Neither part has anything particularly daunting or technical. For that reason, it also offers a good opportunity for some musicality and expressiveness. The middle section can be played with either plucked or strummed chords. The effect is quite different, and you should try each and see which you prefer.