The cello’s bass clef is kept very simple throughout, so you shouldn’t be any difficult syncopations to get your head around. Cantique de Noel, or O Holy Night. That said, the key is in D major, so you’ll only need to remember the two flats on the C and F notes. The violin and flute produce sounds at a similar pitch so both play melodies in the treble clef. Fynnjamin (2011/7/31), Violin 2 The other person can also play the violin or another instrument. This one is generally a little harder than the duets we’ve mentioned so far, with most musicians classing it as an intermediate level piece. 6 Product Type: Digital Sheet Music *#111618 - 7.08MB, 99 pp. There are also some loud forte sections of music as well as some long slurs, so Greensleeves will be a good way to improve your musical control and expression. The Flower Duet is another well-known classical piece from the opera ‘Lakme’. Of course, adding a couple more instruments makes things more complicated, but the piece is very simple to play. Longer pieces, on the other hand, will require both musicians to have their own stand in order to have enough space. 6 This is a string quartet, with music scores for two violinists, a violist, and a cellist. If You Are My Sunshine wasn’t familiar enough for you, then Jingle Bells must be; Everyone knows this one! It’s also composed in the key of G Major, so there’s only one sharp to remember on the F. The only thing to watch out for are the quavers that form parts of the higher pitch melody, as these can feel a little tricky to play at the 125bmp tempo. However, there are a few accidentals in some bars, which give the tune its sad, minor sound where necessary, so keep an eye out for those. For oboe, violin, viola, cello Scores featuring the oboe Content is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 License • Page visited 13,348 times • … Luckily, in most versions we’ve found, The Swan is played in the key of D major, so there are just two sharps on the C and F to watch out for. *#111617 - 8.59MB, 119 pp. Some famous classical violin duets include Bach’s ‘Concerto for Violin in D Minor’ or Beethoven’s ‘Duet for Violin and Cello in C major’, however, duets are common in other genres such as folk and alternative music too. 6 This arrangement is a quartet for 2 violins, cello and piano. If you love classical music, you’ll most likely enjoy figuring out this piece. • Page visited 13,510 times • Powered by MediaWiki As well as this, most of the notes are crotchets and a few quavers, so there are no tricky syncopations to practice. However, it’s played in ¾ so remember to count three crotchets per bar. The time signature is in standard 4/4 and the tempo is a chilled out 60bpm per minute, so you should have time to look at the notes ahead. The time signature is in ¾, plus there are a few bars of quavers and dotted crotchets to watch out for, so you might need to learn your part separately before jumping in and trying to play The Swan as a duet. That said, there are duo violin versions of this duet out there too. In this article, we’ve cherry-picked a selection of easy violin duets with various instruments (not just two violins) for you to try out. 8 This tune makes a great beginner duet, thanks to its slow, relaxed tempo which gives the musician enough time to read ahead. As well as this, the tempo is nice and slow, giving you time to get familiar with the notes ahead. 6 4 8 One beginner piece of music we found is played in common time, in the key of C major; So, there’s no sharps or flats to worry about. Instruments: Violin 1. 8 It’s also played in common time like many other beginner songs, so it isn’t too hard to count in. (-) - V/V/V - 2025×⇩ - Fynnjamin, Viola Greensleeves is an old English folk song, speculated to have first been composed in the 16th century by Henry VIII as a song for Anne Boleyn. - Being a well-known song, You Are My Sunshine’s melody is easy to remember so you won’t have to rely on sight-reading the notes so much. The setting of a poem by Cappeau which was written to celebrate the renovation of the Church organ in Roquemaure, on the west of the Rhone. The timing is also in 4/4 with a relaxed, moderate tempo which should give you enough time to read ahead without getting muddled up. 10 Yesterday is really easy to grasp thanks to being composed in the key of E minor, with a single sharp on the F note. The Swan is adored by most cellists for its smooth, tranquil sound and is usually categorized as an intermediate-advanced tune. Playing a tune with other musicians can be distracting if you’ve never tried it before, especially if they’re playing a completely different part to you. Find your perfect arrangement and access a variety of transpositions so you can print and play instantly, anywhere. 0.0/10 Although the term ‘concerto’ actually means four parts, this piece still sounds great as a duet between a flute and a violin. Most stands can display two sides of A4 sheet music at a time, but there are some more expensive options that can hold four pages at once too. That said, even the simplest of tunes can be hard to get up to speed with straight away. 4 In fact, a cello rock band called Rasputin covered Wish You Were Here and it sounded fantastic. This is a string quartet, with music scores for two violinists, a violist, and a cellist. 10 VIOLIN QV2020 The All-Flash Storage Array Your CFO Would Design. Of course, adding a couple more instruments makes things more complicated, but the piece is very simple to play. An example of such a collection is the Highland/Etling Violin Quartet Series: Set 1[see link below] Best Wishes, Ruth Brons. (-) - V/V/V - 2002×⇩ - Fynnjamin, Cello The tune was the band’s first track to be performed solo by Paul McCartney, alongside a piano backing track. Most of the notes forming the lower and higher octaves here consist of crotchets, minims, and quavers, so you shouldn’t find yourself struggling with complex syncopations or rhythm sections. As you can imagine, the violin mostly takes on McCartney’s vocal melody, whereas the piano part stays the same. This can make things more interesting by letting you switch parts around. - The song can be transcribed into different keys, but most are composed in the key of Bb major. If you’ve got more than two musicians that want to have a go playing a simple piece of music together then Sarabande by Handel is a great option. The time signature is in ¾ so you’ll need to count three crotchets per bar, rather than four as in standard common time. There are violin quartet arrangements available. In the original Spring music score, the violin has some tricky rhythm sections, however, the simplified version we’ve found only uses crotchets, quavers, and minims, so you shouldn’t find it too hard to pick up. So, you’ll need to concentrate on counting either six quavers or three quavers per bar, depending on where you’re playing. The tune is played in a ‘cantabile’ style, which means smoothly with expression. While your violist will just have to read treble clef, the Violin 4 part will not be too high. Once you’ve got the hang of it, there’s no doubt you’ll impress your audience too. This means you’ll need to play Eb and Bb, rather than E and B. In particular, the low notes can seem slightly different from the melody you’re used to hearing. *#111616 - 9.44MB, 127 pp. Suitable for beginner or intermediate players, includes PDF sheet music files with audio MIDI, Mp3 and Mp3 accompaniment files as well as interactive sheet music for realtime transposition. Wish You Were Here is a well-known song by the rock band Pink Floyd. If you’ve got a friend that plays the flute, then the tunes below will sound great partnered up with a violin…. This means you have two lines of music that each person plays simultaneously, which is slightly harder to read but saves a bit of space on your music stand. The part that makes playing the original Canon in D difficult, is the combination of fast tempo and semi-quavers. That hard part is getting used to sliding your fingers across the violin’s fingerboard to hit different notes, rather than lifting them and placing them into a different position. Sarabande is played in D minor, so there’s only one flat on the B to be aware of, with the occasional accidental. *#111615 - 10.91MB, 146 pp. Violin can pair up well with the warm richness of a cello, so let’s take a look at some great duets for these instruments below…. 8 Become a Musicnotes Pro - Plus member today and receive PDFs included with every song plus take 15% off all digital sheet music purchases! But, there’s always the option of slowing down your metronome and gradually building up the pace. So, you might need to turn the speed of your metronome down and practice slowly, before building up the pace. Top Easy Violin Sheet Music The popular Fiddle Collection, Famous Fiddle Tunes in special and unique arrangements for violin and piano. Violin 1 (and Flute, Oboe) There can be sharps on the C and D in places too, however, so be aware of the occasional accidental being added into the melody. In particular, the key of E major can be tricky to sight-read, as there are four sharps on the F, C, D and G notes. The tune is often used as backing tracks for various TV programs and films for its tranquil, relaxing vibe. But don’t let that put you off, there are easier, simplified versions out there that can be played alongside other instruments, as well as piano. If you find this finger placement a little tricky, practice the Bb major scale before you start playing and repeat sections of the tune until you feel confident hitting the right note. Adolph Adam set it to music. Additionally, Ashokan Farewell is written in ¾ rather than 4/4, so it may take some extra concentration to play in time. These easy violin duets feature various instruments such as piano, cello and flute. 2 A violin duet is when two musicians perform a piece of music together using at least one violin.