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Intermediate Jazz Trumpet Duets PDF

Intermediate Duets for Trumpet is ideal for players with previous experience in the Jazz/Blues genre as it contains musical language (blues notes, jazz rhythms) direct from the great Jazz tradition.

This collection is tailored for both teachers and students, catering to players of slightly different abilities with its two parts. While the lower part poses a slightly more challenging aspect, it creates a wonderful opportunity for growth and development.

Emulating the improvisational spirit of Jazz, these nine original pieces guide players to 'Jazz up a tune' by employing blue notes, rhythmic variations, and dynamic nuances that infuse vibrant colors into their performance.

Enriching home practice sessions, classroom learning, or captivating performances, these pieces are replete with Jazz language, ensuring an engaging and inspiring musical journey for all trumpeters involved.

  • Grades 3-5
  • Intermediate Level
  • Jazz language and
  • Chromaticism used
  • Lower Parts more Rhythmically independent
  • Wider range
  • Intro + coda added


"In my experience, it's been so difficult to find interesting jazz duets. Finally they exist! Nick Homes nails it harmonically and melodically. They're both challenging AND fun.” James Suggs 

1. Bourbon Street Blues a lively blues in F, with classic blues intro and ending (1.15)

2. Hobo subtle variations in the theme challenge the student, supported by an elaborate lower part with plenty of ‘blue’ passing notes (1.10)

3. Ramblin’ Blues based blues in D, rolling jazz lower part with intro and coda (1.15)

4. Delta Blues a touch of Gershwin here.-work out which classic it references (1.12)

5. Fats a study in slowness (much needed today!), with time to focus on the beginnings and endings of notes, dynamics and vibrato

6. Memphis the use of the 6th note in the melody gives this piece a soulful feeling. The second time round the head the lead player can enjoy playing the melody in the higher register

7. Jive Blues features chromatic passing notes and embellishments with a lick or two of Louis Armstrong mixed in

8. Barrel House Blues quirky to and fro of parts interspersed with choice blues licks in this outing in D