Mudcat Café message #206100 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19973   Message #206100
Posted By: Amos
03-Apr-00 - 02:10 PM
Thread Name: What does 'dueling' instruments mean?
Subject: RE: What does 'dueling' instruments mean?
The archetype in widely known tunes was "Dueling Banjos", in which a rapid series of riffs were played back and forth between the two players, building, echoing and expanding a theme.

I don't know of any more formal definition than that, FWIW.