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by Paul T. Smith
You must not think of yourself as a soloist but rather as an assistant and guide for the singer. Your sole duty is to help the singer to sound as good as possible. Therefore, the accompanist has an obligation to be of maximum assistance to the singer at all times - to lead, to wait, to listen carefully, to help in difficult spots and, above all, to understand psychologically who is the soloist and who is the accompanist. This book will provide examples and ideas for the pia
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You must not think of yourself as a soloist but rather as an assistant and guide for the singer. Your sole duty is to help the singer to sound as good as possible. Therefore, the accompanist has an obligation to be of maximum assistance to the singer at all times - to lead, to wait, to listen carefully, to help in difficult spots and, above all, to understand psychologically who is the soloist and who is the accompanist. This book will provide examples and ideas for the pianist to use for accompanying.
Contents include: The Intro. Intros for the Inexperienced Singer, Intros for Experienced Singers, Sections of the Piece (Patterns and Registers), Turn-Arounds, Modulations, The Last Section, Things to know about Singers, Changes under Held Notes, Turn-Arounds without Singer Holding Notes, More Things to know about Singers, Simplified Accompaniments -Mini Piece A & B, Singers and Performers whom the Author has Accompanied, Waltz for Alex, Brief Ballad.
The Pianist Accompanist
Intros for the Inexperienced Singer
Intros for Experienced Singers
Sections of the Piece (Patterns and Registers)
The Last Section
Things to Know About Singers
Changes under Held Notes
Turn-Arounds without Singer Holding Note
More Things to Know about Singers
- Mini-Piece A
- Mini-Piece B
Waltz for Alex
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