Accompanying the Jazz/Pop Vocalist
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Accompanying the Jazz/Pop Vocalist

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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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Found in:  Jazz Keyboard LessonsPop Keyboard LessonsJazz Piano LessonsPop Piano Lessons


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.

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