In This Chapter
- Working with a lead sheet
- Figuring out what to play
- Understanding different types of accompaniment
- Adding a more interesting bass part
- Accompanying on guitar
If you play piano or guitar, at some point you’ll be asked to accompany another musician or group of musicians. Maybe it’s playing behind a singer at church, or backing up your children’s choir at school, or even vamping behind a harmonica soloist in a blues band. Whatever the situation, you’ll be expected to provide at least rudimentary backing to the primary musicians.
If, along with this request, you also are handed a page of detailed ...