Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1132842 - 01/30/05 03:15 PM Elaborate and nice accompaniment
LSW Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/28/05
Posts: 44
Hi there,
I am a new forum member. I have a Grade 6 ABRSM qualification but I have not been playing a piano for long. I would like to ask whether there is a way to compose nice and elaborate accompaniment for the left hand? Many a time I played the songs in a "fake" book but I could not make nice accompaniment, besides playing out the chords. Please advice.

Thanks a lot!

Top
Piano & Music Accessories
#1132843 - 01/30/05 10:37 PM Re: Elaborate and nice accompaniment
gregjazz Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/27/05
Posts: 316
Loc: CA
You can walk bass in the left hand. Playing chords, however is more practical for when playing in a jazz ensemble.

The best accompaniment is one which mixes bass, some simple chords (try some root+7th voicings). Play sparsely, but very rhythmically accurate and you'll get that really full sound without having to play many notes.
_________________________
Greg Schlaepfer
Orange Tree Samples
http://www.orangetreesamples.com

Top
#1132844 - 02/01/05 06:50 AM Re: Elaborate and nice accompaniment
Seaside_Lee Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 2167
Loc: Blackpool, UK
Yep...you can try walking bass lines

You can also try...
arpeggiated chords
rolling 10ths
boom chucks
stride patterns

all will make your playing more interesting

remember its all about timing

There are some great resources at :-
learnjazzpiano.com for free (however I tipped the pianist...I thought it was only fair ;\) )

Also pianomagic.com which is a pay for piano site but, worth every cent IMHO \:D


Lee
_________________________
Twitter: @Seaside_Lee

Top
#1132845 - 02/02/05 01:08 AM Re: Elaborate and nice accompaniment
LSW Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/28/05
Posts: 44
Hi Seaside Lee and GregJazz,
Thank you so much for your advice. I will try on it. More suggestions, anybody?

Thanks \:\)

Top

Moderator:  sharpsandflats 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Exorcist movie main theme
by Danijelcro
09/23/14 12:03 PM
Free Cunningham Piano Company Grand Piano
by Rich D.
09/23/14 11:05 AM
Baldwin capo: a metallic-buzz sound generating system
by A443
09/23/14 11:00 AM
MP11 sustain pedal (F30) release: possible issue?
by kanadajin
09/23/14 10:59 AM
Chopin - Scherzo 1 Help
by YoungNoir
09/23/14 10:22 AM
Who's Online
141 registered (ajames, Aljon, accordeur, 45 invisible), 1557 Guests and 20 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76290 Members
42 Forums
157709 Topics
2316555 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission