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Tunes for Two Series

Each Tunes for Two collection consists of individual spiral-bound duet books presented in score form with melody on the top line and harmony beneath. This works great for lessons where teacher and student can take turns playing the parts.

Individual duet books are available for Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses, and Mandolins. Some collections also include Soprano Recorder and Alto Recorder duet books.

The tunes in each book of each series are in the same keys and most include guitar chords. For instance, a violinist and a cellist could play a wedding together if they each had the appropriate Wedding Fiddling for Two book.

* = Companion CD available




Descriptions of Collections

Barn Dance Fiddle Tunes for Two
36 traditional tunes arranged into 22 medleys. A companion CD with these tunes is also available.

Blues Fiddle Tunes for Two
31 traditional and original bluesey arrangements. Challenging rhythms and ample sharps and flats.

Busking Fiddle Tunes for Two
A “busker” is someone who performs in a public place for money. These 36 tunes were carefully selected from 19 of the previously published “Tunes for Two” collections. Most of these tunes have guitar chords.

Cajun Fiddle Tunes for Two
31 traditional Cajun tunes plus three Deborah Greenblatt originals written in the Cajun style.

Canadian Fiddle Tunes for Two
A collection of 32 traditional jigs, quicksteps, reels, and waltzes that are sure to promote positive energy.

Celtic Fiddler’s Songbook for Two
33 traditional Celtic fiddle tunes with words written for the tunes by various Celtic poets, including Robert Burns, and Thomas Moore.

Celtic Sampler for Two (Duet Book Options: violin, viola, cello, bass, or mandolin.) 22 tunes curated from seven different previously published celtic related collections of Debby’s arrangements from the Tunes for Two series.

Classical Fiddle Tunes for Two - Volumes 1, 2, and 3
These three volumes contain a total of 138 classical tunes. Volume 1 contains the easiest arrangements. Volume 2 contains tunes that are a bit more difficult, and Volume 3 has works that are even more challenging.

Czech Fiddle Tunes for Two
A collection of 42 traditional mazurkas, polkas, and waltzes arranged in 13 different keys. This is a wonderful opportunity to widen your key signature comfort zone.

Danish Fiddle Tunes for Two
31 traditional Danish tunes.

Easy Animal Fiddling Tunes for Two
33 kid-friendly tunes are arranged for two instruments and voice, with lyrics and chords for back-up musicians included.

Finnish Fiddle Tunes for Two
41 irresistible Finnish melodies and harmonies in varying moods, styles, and tempos. A compelling selection of humpas, menuets, polkas, polskas, schottishes, waltzes, etc.

French Fiddle Tunes for Two
This collection of 37 traditional French tunes contains many different dance forms including a couple of bourees, mazurkas, as well as a branle, a farandole, a galop, a schottische, and a tarantella.

Gardening Fiddling Tunes for Two
26 traditional gardening related tunes.

Gow Family Scottish Tunes for Two
46 tunes composed by 18th century Scottish fiddler, Niel Gow and his sons, William, Andrew, Nathaniel, and John. Includes airs, jigs, laments, reels, strathspeys, etc.

Holiday Tunes for Two (Duet Book Options: violin, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, soprano recorder, alto recorder.)
Celebrate 25 holidays with these 40 festive tunes. Some even have lyrics.

Hungarian Fiddle Tunes for Two
39 traditional Hungarian tunes.

Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two
32 traditional Irish tunes. A companion CD with these tunes is also available.

Klezmer Fiddle Tunes for Two
32 traditional Klezmer tunes. A companion CD with these tunes is also available.

Mexican Fiddle Tunes for Two
33 traditional Mexican tunes. There are songs of revolution, songs of love, songs to get folks dancing, and songs to help you sleep.

Norwegian Fiddle Tunes for Two
47 traditional Norwegian tunes.

O’Carolan Fiddle Tunes for Two
32 tunes composed by the great blind 17th century Irish harpist and poet, Turlough O’Carolan.

Playford English Country Dance Tunes for Two (Duet Book Options: violin, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, soprano recorder, alto recorder.)
37 tunes selected from John Playford’s “The English Dancing Master” (1651).

Polish Fiddle Tunes for Two
34 tunes appropriate for weddings, parties, and other occasions. Includes kujawiaks, polkas, mazurkas, waltzes, etc.

Polka Sampler for Two 19 tunes curated from four different previously published Scandinavain related collections of Debby’s arrangements from the Tunes for Two series.

Ragtime Fiddling Tunes for Two
20 ragtime tunes arranged for string duets. The syncopated rhythms, the excursions out of first position, and the unexpected harmonies are sure to challenge the adventurous student, and the professional.

Renaissance Fiddling Tunes for Two
28 traditional Renaissance tunes. A companion CD with these tunes is also available.

Romanian Fiddle Tunes for Two
38 traditional tunes from Romania. Some of these tunes are quite comfortable with a fast-as-you-dare approach. Includes tunes in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/8, 7/8, and even 5/16 time.

Russian Fiddle Tunes for Two
31 traditional Russian tunes.

Scandinavian Sampler for Two 20 tunes curated from four different previously published Scandinavain related collections of Debby’s arrangements from the Tunes for Two series.

Scottish Fiddle Tunes for Two
42 traditional Scottish tunes. A companion CD with these tunes is also available.

Singing Cowboy Fiddling Tunes for Two
28 traditional and original cowboy and western influenced songs arranged for two instruments and voice. Lyrics and chords are included.

Singing Fiddling Tunes for Two
34 traditional and original songs arranged for two instruments and voice. Lyrics and chords are included.

Singing Sailing Fiddling Tunes for Two
29 traditional and original sailing and boat inspired songs arranged for two instruments and voice. Lyrics and chords are included.

Skinner Tunes for Two
40 tunes by the great Scottish fiddler/composer/dancing master, J.S. Skinner (August 5, 1843 - March 17, 1927).

Swedish Fiddle Tunes for Two
49 traditional Swedish tunes.

Telemann Sonatas for Two Violins
This collection features eight melodious works for you and your colleague to enjoy. The first six are canons, and are a bit easier than the other two sonatas in this collection. No guitar chords are included.

Train Songs for Two
35 songs and tunes inspired by trains and train folk. 27 of these arrangements include lyrics.

Waltz Sampler for Two (Duet Book Options: violin, viola, cello, bass, or mandolin.) 22 traditional tunes curated from 18 different previously published collections of Debby’s arrangements from the Tunes for Two series.

Wedding Fiddling Tunes for Two
38 tunes organized in the order of the festivities at a traditional wedding. A companion CD with these tunes is also available.

Welsh Fiddle Tunes for Two
43 traditional Welsh tunes featuring jigs, polkas, reels, and waltzes.


Other String Duet Collections

Mozart Family Duets
This collection consists of 38 pieces by three generations of the Mozart family: Leopold Mozart, his son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and his son, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart.

Quantz Duets
These late baroque gems are full of wonderful harmonies, shared melodies, and a variety of moods. There are ten individual “Quantz Duets” part books available... Violin A, Violin B, Viola A, Viola B, Cello A, Cello B, Bass A, Bass B, Mandolin A, and Mandolin B. Build a duet with each part in the clef that each musician prefers.

Viola Fiddling Tune Book and Cello Fiddling Tune Book
This collection includes 27 hoedowns, polkas, jigs, waltzes, and rags. The tunes in the Viola version and the Cello versions are in the same keys. Guitar chords are included. Companion CDs with these tunes are also available.

Book of Rounds
40 tunes in 13 keys from 12 countries. The lyrics for 27 tunes are included, with handy indexes to organize it all. Volumes with these same tunes are available for Fiddle, Viola, Cello, Soprano Recorder, Alto Recorder, Tenor Recorder, and Bass Recorder. Easy to intermediate.

Canons for Three
Many of these 65 old melodies work with just one musician, or two musicians, but when you are fortunate enough to have two other folks by your side, you are in for a real treat. These pieces are a great introduction to the pleasures of chamber music, with rich harmonies, quirky rhythms, and occasional lyrics.


“Greenblatt’s books of duos, trios and quartets are indispensable for any event or festivity--be sure to have them all on hand.”
- Stringendo, October 2012, Journal of the Australian Strings Association,
used by permission of AUSTA National Journal Editor

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