Accompany Yourself For The Piano Have you at any time wanted to accompany your self or others while vocal range ? The desire to do so is probably the key motivations to get a surprising number of cello students. Yet countless students feel afraid of this idea. Some times , it seems hard enough to play the piano part by itself. How will anyone ever learn to perform at the same time - and also carry a track ?
Don't give up! a chance to accompany yourself for the piano while vocal range is a skill like every other. And like every skill, it can be educated. (Didn't I say exactly the same thing about improvisation not long ago ?)
If you already have an excellent grounding in cello basics, such as having the notes, knowing your current scales, reading songs - great! you do have a very firm foundation for learning the way to accompany yourself. You can now learn to read a "lead sheet," a kind of musical shorthand. (Don't worry, if you've already learned to read traditional songs , you'll find this a piece of cake.)
A lot of take , rock, country, as well as other contemporary music can be noted down in this nonclassical format. These lead sheets tend to be collected in books called "fake books." rolling around in its simplest form, charge sheet consists of a one line of notes which pick out the beat , accompanied by chord notations above.
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In accompanying your self or others using a lead sheet approach, the particular vocalist takes the particular melody, and the accompanist plays the chords. Pretty simple, really.
But wait, you say , don't you have to choose the melody using the right hand, although singing it as well ? Actually - this also is the big magic formula of accompanying your self - you don't. In reality , it sounds better if you don't.
Remember, the goal of an accompanist * even when accompanying themself - should be to get free from the way of the performer. The singer has got the melody, the voice has the spotlight. If your piano is plunking out the melody underneath , it pulls awareness away from the voice.
If you want to sound wonderful when you're accompanying your self , you'll need to try something called "chord cello." This is, as the identify implies, a style of playing in which the cello plays primarily chords, and leaves the beat to the vocalists, or simply another instrument.
Here's what you need to do to go along with yourself and appear great doing it:
• Learn to sing the particular melody (if you can't try this , what's the point?) • Play the chords, because noted in the lead sheet, with your appropriate hand • With your still left hand, play the origins - your still left hand takes on the particular role of the string bass in a punk trio
Not only will your music appear better this way, however it is easier too! all you need to do is appear ahead on the lead sheet to the next chord that's coming up, and also pick out a largemouth bass line with your still left hand.
With some practice and some assistance from your teacher, you can learn to go along with yourself on the cello.
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Published on Nov 6, 2012