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Ideas for an easy-ish duet, anyone?

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Tingalingle Wed 16-Jan-13 22:45:58

Grr, typed this and seem to have lost it. Or posted it somewhere odd. Not sure which.

DD has been 'volunteered' for her school talent show and has to sing a duet with her friend (apparently she didn't get to choose what to do, so I'm just glad it's singing rather than dance/hopscotch/martial arts!).

Any ideas? Both girls can sing, luckily, but whereas DD has two modes -- in-yer-face belting, and sweetish soprano -- the friend is quite a mellow alto, so they sound a bit... odd, put together. Like trying to find a tune for trumpet-with-cello.

They're 10 and 11, so needs to be easy-ish, and easy to get hold of!

I'm sure there must be something that has a question and answer, or a verse each, that DD would pass as being a duet? Disney? Lloyd Webber? Just can't think what.

Theas18 Sat 19-Jan-13 11:41:42

Any dream will do from Joseph and the amazing technicolor dream coat. Nice tune and descant that is very singable.

Tingalingle Sat 19-Jan-13 20:35:25

Ah -- DD says that would be a good one if the friend agrees!

soda1234 Mon 21-Jan-13 21:17:21

Sorry if this is too late. My dd and her friend recently sang "What is this feeling" , the loathing song, from Wicked. She is a soprano and her friend an alto, it isn't easy though and they are 15/16 yo, may be worth a look.

Picturesinthefirelight Mon 21-Jan-13 21:28:25

Loathing is quite tricky as is For Good (common Gcse duet). What about Naughty from Matilda- they could do a verse each then chorus together and possibly cut the middle bit.

Theas18 Mon 21-Jan-13 21:35:42

Agree the wicked duets are not easy.

Tingalingle Mon 21-Jan-13 22:32:45

Not too late at all, and thanks for the ideas. Agree that the Loathing song is great but a bit tricky (DS did rather a splendid Elphaba on stage a couple of years ago, but he was older.

Off to look up Naughty...

Picturesinthefirelight Mon 21-Jan-13 22:57:18

If they are good at harmonies they could do When I Grow Up but that's probably best not attempted without someone to help like a music teacher.

MordionAgenos Tue 22-Jan-13 11:56:35

I'd say that Loathing was much easier to sing than Naughty. DD2 sang loathing with another girl at a showcase last autumn, and she's doing Naughty in a festival next month. Loathing is very wordy, but the vocal parts are much more straightforward, both note-wise and rhythmically, than Naughty. And of course, Loathing is designed as a duet, which Naughty isn't. For reference, DD2 and her friend are both 9.

When I grow up is a fabulous song - but yes, again, it's trickier than you might think......

Picturesinthefirelight Tue 22-Jan-13 12:17:33

Dd recently sang Quiet at a charity show. Now that's wordy!!!! The timing is very tricky too.

I know naughty isn't designed as a duet but I liked how they performed it at the Olivier's as a quartet. It sits nicely in the voice too.

MordionAgenos Tue 22-Jan-13 12:27:47

DD2 is doing Quiet at the festival too! She's a glutton for punishment. grin

Tingalingle Wed 23-Jan-13 13:26:20

Ho hum.

Given DD is currently rejecting everything the friend suggests, and vice versa, I think it'll be a duet that goes

What shall we sing?
I dunno
How about this?
Nah, that's boring...

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