Play a Duet with a Community-Embedded Musician

Community-Embedded Musician and bassist, David Connor challenges students from the Houston Symphony’s High School Residencies to make these times in isolation more exciting by playing a duet with a Community-Embedded Musician!

Step 1: Listen!

Listening to a good recording is a great first step in learning a new piece of music. Dave, Patricia, and Rainel collaborated from their homes to create these videos. Gliere’s Gavotte is for advanced students and Dvorak’s “Goin’ Home” from movement 2 of Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” for intermediate students.


 

Step 2: Download and learn the music:

Click on the instrument name to download the sheet music for each piece you’d like to learn.

INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS
Dvorak’s “Goin’ Home” from Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”, mvt 2 (Largo) 

Part 1
violin
viola
flute
oboe
clarinet
alto saxophone
tenor saxophone
horn
trumpet

Part 2
cello
bass
bassoon
trombone
euphonium
tuba

Part 1 & 2
harp

ADVANCED STUDENTS
Gliere’s Gavotte

Part 1
violin
flute
oboe
clarinet

Part 2
viola
cello
bass
bassoon

 


 

Step 3: Play along with the opposite part:

There are three play-along videos for each piece:

  • Violin (Part 1)
  • Bass (Part 2)
  • Violin and Bass (Part 1 and 2 together)

Try playing along with each of these and see which one is the most comfortable for you to play with. Any of them will work since they are all lined up to the same metronome click-track.

DVORAK’S “GOIN’ HOME”

Part 1:

Play along with bassist, David Connor

Part 2:

Play along with violinist, Patricia Quintero

Part 1 & 2:

Play along with both!

GLIERE’S GAVOTTE

Part 1:

Play along with bassist, David Connor

Part 2:

Play along with violinist, Rainel Joubert

Part 1 & 2:

Play along with both!

 


 

Step 4: Record your part to sync together

Follow along with Dave to record your part using the video below and by clicking HERE to download the step-by-step handout.

 


 

For questions:
This type of project is new for everyone, so there are no silly questions. Please feel free to ask questions. Your orchestra or band director(s) will be able to help, but please feel free to email CEMProject@houstonsymphony.org if you have a question for Dave or one of his Community-Embedded Musician colleagues.

 

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