Trott, Josephine. Easy and Progressive Violin Duets
Ms. Trott was a popular and influential violin teacher and composer during the early twentieth century. These fun, first-position duets were composed by Trott as part of her out-of-print book Melodious Foundation Studies. The duets progress in difficulty. Each duet is paired with selected technical material from the same book, adapted and edited by Cora Cooper to create “etudes” relating to each duet. Some more sophisticated techniques addressed in these works are syncopation, up- and down-bow staccato, harmonics, fourth-finger extensions, double stops, left-hand pizzicato, and ornaments.