David Harrod LRAM

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I am a skilled and experienced accompanist of singers and instrumentalists. I am classically trained and also work extensively in cabaret, with a particular interest in French and other European repertoire. I improvise fluently and imaginatively in various genres, transpose at sight and sight-read impeccably.
My work ranges from Busoni's violin sonata (for the BBC), through dance classes at The Place, performances of Argentine tango and evenings of jazz standards to the Impro Musical.
Several singers claim that I am their best accompanist.
I look forward to meeting and working with you.


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Accompaniment is the musical parts which provide the rhythmic and/or harmonic support for the melody or main themes of a song or instrumental piece. There are many different styles and types of accompaniment in different genres and styles of music. In homophonic music, the main accompaniment approach used in popular music, a clear vocal melody is supported by subordinate chords. In popular music and traditional music, the accompaniment parts typically provide the "beat" for the music and outline the chord progression of the song or instrumental piece. The accompaniment for a vocal melody or instrumental solo can be played by a single musician playing an instrument such as piano, pipe organ, or guitar. While any instrument can in theory be used as an accompaniment instrument, keyboard and guitar-family instruments tend to be used if there is only a single instrument, as these instruments can play chords and basslines simultaneously (chords and a bassline are easier to play simultaneously on keyboard instruments, but a fingerpicking guitarist can play chords and a bassline simultaneously on guitar). A solo singer can accompany herself by playing guitar or piano while she sings, and in some rare cases, a solo singer can even accompany himself or herself just using his or her voice and body