Accompanying the Jazz/Pop Vocalist by Gene Rizzo
Call Number: MT 239 .R59 2002
Publication Date: 2002-06-01
(Keyboard Instruction). 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.