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Chansons et Danses du Languedoc (for two guitars) Arnaud Sans
Nine easy duets from French folk melodies
The French region of Languedoc's folk melodies are famous for their beauty, and in this set, Arnaud Sans has made nine easy duets inspired by that beauty. Guitar 1 's part is often easier than Guitar 2's and always carries the melody line, while the ac companiment is reserved for Guitar 2. The parts are melodic and pleasant, but also a little lacking, as they aren't particularly adventurous in their harmonies and, in spite of their rustic origins, sound a little"safe." Perhaps making the duets on the easier side meant sacrificing one or two elements that might have improved them. However, I could easily see younger players getting some fun out of this little set.