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
#1147879 - 11/27/07 12:03 AM Writing a good accompaniment.
vanityx3 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/17/06
Posts: 269
What are the techiques for writing a good accompaniment for yourself if your singing a melody.

I normally write my acommpaniments like this, which is rare to actually not make it boring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1PqA6c5_Ic

But I'm wanting to write acompaniments like this, but I just don't know how too. I especially like how it changes around 2:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP2uueB8Cc0&feature=related

or i'd like to write my accompaniments in this style
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7qGYAsHOOc&feature=related


how do you write acompaniments like this, cause I'm completly lost on how to do it. I've tried to play arpeggios and different things, but nothing sounds good.

My method for writing an accompaniment to something I sing is to play a chord progression on piano then start singing a song I've wrote to that progression. So I can get a good progression down, but I can't get past just chords.

What is some good advice you have?
_________________________
well I'm 20 years old, and I'm teaching myself piano.

Top
Piano & Music Acc. / Sheet Music


Sheet Music Plus Homepage
#1147880 - 11/27/07 04:48 AM Re: Writing a good accompaniment.
mahlzeit Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/24/06
Posts: 1910
Loc: Netherlands
"Something Corporate": Sounds like just arpeggios. Usually I don't care about voice leading, but for accompaniment I find you need to use that a lot.

The Pop Piano Book by Mark Harrisson has a lot of information on how to write accompaniment in different styles.
_________________________
No idea what chords you are playing? Reverse Chord Finder Pro will tell you!

Top
#1147881 - 11/30/07 11:38 PM Re: Writing a good accompaniment.
vanityx3 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/17/06
Posts: 269
I actually learned the first part of the the Something Corporate song. It's so much easier than it sounds, and you were right it is arpeggios basically.

All you have to do is hold the sustain pedal down the whole time. The Right hand only has 3 notes it ever plays. =).

Just Alternate an F and Bb above the F in the right hand while playing a Bb note in the left hand. The play a D note in the left hand while playing alternating between a F and A in the right. Next play a G note in the left while alternating F and Bb in the right. Then lastly play a Eb note in the left while alterating a F and Bb then going to alternating F and A, then back to alternating F and Bb. It sounds really cool, listen to the song to get the rhythm right.
_________________________
well I'm 20 years old, and I'm teaching myself piano.

Top
#1147882 - 12/01/07 03:18 AM Re: Writing a good accompaniment.
mahlzeit Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/24/06
Posts: 1910
Loc: Netherlands
And voice leading. That's why the right hand almost always plays the same notes.
_________________________
No idea what chords you are playing? Reverse Chord Finder Pro will tell you!

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Our latest Issue is available now...
Piano News - Interesting & Fun Piano Related Newsletter! (free)
-------------------
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.
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
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
Who's Online
141 registered (ando, ajames, AndresD, AmateurBob, 41 invisible), 1836 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75599 Members
42 Forums
156310 Topics
2295666 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Another reason to love the MP11
by Markarian
12 minutes 12 seconds ago
Digital Piano for a Musical
by well23
29 minutes 50 seconds ago
Carrying Bah for Rokit 6 G3 monitors?
by Mta88
29 minutes 57 seconds ago
Supplemental instruction?
by TwoSnowflakes
53 minutes 28 seconds ago
Mason & Hamlin BB with Live Performance
by eugene_bb
Today at 12:50 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
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