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Accompanying the Jazz/Pop VocalistItem #: HL.00290527
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Written by Gene Rizzo.
A Practical Guide for Pianists. keyboard instruction. With Softcover with CD. 9x12 inches. 56 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00290527)
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The relationship between singer and accompanist is not always an easy one, but when it clicks, it's highly rewarding for both parties - and the audience. In this book/CD pack, author and pianist Gene Rizzo reveals the secrets to getting on a singer's accompanist A list, covering topics including: exploring song forms, intros and endings, writing a lead sheet, accompanying different vocal styles, descriptive accompaniment, tempo rubato, transposition and more. The book includes two complete songs, and the CD contains both full-version tracks and tracks with the piano part deleted for play-along practice. Appropriate for both solo piano accompanists and players who are part of a combo.