A duet is a piece of music performed by two people. It doesn’t matter what instruments they’re playing (or voice part they’re singing) – the most important thing is that the music features exactly two people. Duets are like a conversation between two people. You have to pay attention to each other and react and respond to what the other person is doing musically in order to stay together.
This video, featuring oboist Kathryn Simpson and horn player Steve Simpson, is a great introduction to duets for young musical learners. It demonstrates some duet basics including:
Watch and listen!
Find more information and activities about duets in the full activity guide: Duets – Musical Teamwork for Two