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    Registered Users Posts: 65 ✭✭✭ rockerdude15


    Don't know if this is in the correct section but I had a question about playing the melody line on piano.
    I've been playing piano for two and a bit years(I could read my 4 years prior to being able to play piano, I knew how to read notes)
    Anyway, my piano teacher always tells me play the melody line with the chords.
    We usually play contemporary stuff and not classical.
    I ament accompanying a singer so is that alright just to play the melody line with the chords all the time?


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  • With contemporary stuff, I guess it would be normal enough to play chords only in the left hand but not in classical or jazz. Are you playing block chords only or arpeggiating/ alternating bass notes with rest of chord?




  • rhapsody wrote: »
    With contemporary stuff, I guess it would be normal enough to play chords only in the left hand but not in classical or jazz. Are you playing block chords only or arpeggiating/ alternating bass notes with rest of chord?

    yeah I play block chords, sometimes I arpeggiate and fill in parts with the bass notes.




  • well depending on the song, you could maybe develop things a little- I mean generally the accompaniment is based around chords, but there's alot more embellishment you can include. I wouldn't expect just a single melody line in your right hand. Have you talked to your teacher about it?


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