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Accompaniment is the musical part which provides the
rhythm Rhythm (from , ''rhythmos'', "any regular motion, " generally means a " marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions". This general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time can ap ...
ic and/or
harmonic A harmonic is any member of the harmonic series Harmonic series may refer to either of two related concepts: *Harmonic series (mathematics) *Harmonic series (music) {{Disambig .... The term is employed in various disciplines, including music ...
support for the
melody A melody (from Greek#REDIRECT Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is appro ...

melody
or main themes of a
song A song is a musical composition Musical composition can refer to an piece or work of , either or , the of a musical piece or to the process of creating or writing a new piece of music. People who create new compositions are called s ...

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 Popular music is music Music is the of arranging s in time through the of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the aspects of all human societies. General include common elements such as (which governs and ), (and its ...
, a clear vocal melody is supported by subordinate
chord Chord may refer to: * Chord (music), an aggregate of musical pitches sounded simultaneously ** Guitar chord a chord played on a guitar, which has a particular tuning * Chord (geometry), a line segment joining two points on a curve * Chord (ast ...
s. In
popular music Popular music is music Music is the of arranging s in time through the of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the aspects of all human societies. General include common elements such as (which governs and ), (and its ...
and
traditional music Folk music is a music genre A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time to produce a composition through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and t ...

traditional music
, the accompaniment parts typically provide the "beat" for the music and outline the
chord progression In a musical composition File:Chord chart.svg, 250px, Jazz and rock genre musicians may memorize the melodies for a new song, which means that they only need to provide a chord chart to guide improvising musicians. Musical composition, music ...

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 The piano is an acoustic Acoustic may refer to: Music Albums * Acoustic (Bayside EP), ''Acoustic'' (Bayside EP) * Acoustic (Britt Nicole EP), ''Acoustic'' (Britt Nicole EP) * Acoustic (Joey Cape and Tony Sly album), ''Acoustic'' (Joey Cape ...

piano
,
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pipe organ
, or
guitar The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that typically has six string instrument, strings. It is held flat against the player's body and played by strumming or Plucked string instrument, plucking the strings with the dominant hand, while sim ...

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
bassline A bassline (also known as a bass line or bass part) is the term used in many styles of music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the universal cultural as ...
s simultaneously (chords and a bassline are easier to play simultaneously on keyboard instruments, but a
fingerpicking Fingerstyle guitar is the technique of guitar picking, playing the guitar or bass guitar by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, fingernails, or picks attached to fingers, as opposed to flatpicking (plucking individual notes with a ...
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 (e.g.,
Bobby McFerrin Robert Keith McFerrin Jr. (born March 11, 1950) is an American folk-jazz vocalist. He is known for his vocal techniques, such as singing fluidly but with quick and considerable jumps in pitch—for example, sustaining a melody while also rapidly ...

Bobby McFerrin
). Alternatively, the accompaniment to a vocal melody or instrumental solo can be provided by a
musical ensemble A musical ensemble, also known as a music group or musical group, is a group of people who perform instrumental An instrumental is a recording normally without any vocals, although it might include some inarticulate vocal The human voi ...
, ranging in size from a duo (e.g., cello and piano; guitar and double bass;
synthesizer A synthesizer (also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument An electronic musical instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound using electronics, electronic circuitry. Such an instrument sounds by outputting an el ...

synthesizer
and percussion); a trio (e.g., a rock
power trio A power trio is a rock and roll band format having a lineup of electric guitar, bass guitar and drum kit (drums and cymbals), leaving out the second rhythm guitar or Musical keyboard, keyboard instrument that are used in other rock music bands tha ...
of
electric guitar An electric guitar is a guitar The guitar is a fret (in the background, coloured white) and first four frets A fret is a space between two fretbars on the neck (music), neck of a stringed instrument. Frets usually extend across the fu ...

electric guitar
,
electric bass The bass guitar, electric bass or simply bass, is the lowest-pitched member of the guitar The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that typically has six string instrument, strings. It is held flat against the player's body and played ...

electric bass
and
drum kit A drum set – also called a drum kit, trap set (an abbreviation of the word "contraption") or simply drums – is a collection of drum , at the Battle of Gettysburg The Battle of Gettysburg () was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and aro ...

drum kit
; an
organ trio An organ trio is a form of jazz Jazz is a music genre A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time to produce a composition through the elements of me ...
); a quartet (e.g., a
string quartet A string quartet is a musical ensemble A musical ensemble, also known as a music group or musical group, is a group of people who perform Instrumental music, instrumental or vocal music, with the ensemble typically known by a distinct name. ...
in
Classical music Classical music generally refers to the formal musical tradition of the Western world The Western world, also known as the West, refers to various s, s and , depending on the context, most often consisting of the majority of , , and ...

Classical music
can accompany a solo
singer Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist (in jazz and popular music). Singers perform music (arias, recitatives, songs, etc.) that can be sung accompaniment, with or a capp ...

singer
; a
rock band A rock band or pop band is a small musical ensemble A musical ensemble, also known as a music group or musical group, is a group of people who perform instrumental or vocal music, with the ensemble typically known by a distinct name. So ...
or
rhythm section A rhythm section is a group of musicians within a music ensemble or band (music), band that provides the underlying rhythm, harmony and Pulse (music), pulse of the accompaniment, providing a rhythmic and harmonic reference and "beat" for the rest ...
in rock and pop; a
jazz quartet In music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the universal cultural aspects of all human societies. General definitions of music include common elements su ...
in jazz); all the way to larger ensembles, such as
concert band A concert band, variously also called a wind ensemble, symphonic band, wind symphony, wind orchestra, wind band, symphonic winds, symphony band, or symphonic wind ensemble, is a performing ensemble consisting of members of the woodwind instrum ...

concert band
s,
Big Band A big band is a type of musical ensemble A musical ensemble, also known as a music group or musical group, is a group of people who perform instrumental An instrumental is a recording normally without any vocals, although it might incl ...

Big Band
s (in jazz),
pit orchestra A pit orchestra is a type of orchestra that accompanies performers in musicals, operas, ballet Ballet () is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance The Italian Renaissance ( it, Rinascimento ), a peri ...
s in
musical theatre Musical theatre is a form of theatrical Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of performing art that uses live performers, usually actor, actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience ...
; and
orchestra An orchestra (; ) is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music Classical music generally refers to the formal musical tradition of the Western world The Western world, also known as the West, refers to various ...

orchestra
s, which, in addition to playing
symphonies A symphony is an extended musical composition File:Chord chart.svg, 250px, Jazz and rock genre musicians may memorize the melodies for a new song, which means that they only need to provide a chord chart to guide improvising musicians. Musi ...

symphonies
, can also provide accompaniment to a
concerto A concerto (; plural ''concertos'', or ''concerti'' from the Italian plural) is, from the Late Baroque (music), late Baroque era, mostly understood as an instrumental composition, written for one or more solo (music), soloists accompanied by an or ...

concerto
solo instrumentalist or to solo singers in
opera Opera is a form of theatre Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of performing art that uses live performers, usually actor, actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a s ...

opera
. With
choral music A choir (; also known as a chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers. Choral music, in turn, is the music written specifically for such an ensemble to perform. Choirs may perform music from the classical music repertoire, which spans f ...
, the accompaniment to a vocal solo can be provided by other singers in the
choir A choir (; also known as a chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers. Choral music, in turn, is the music written specifically for such an ensemble to perform. Choirs may perform music from the classical music repertoire, which spans ...

choir
, who sing harmony parts or
countermelodies In music, (German for ''primary voice'') or is the main melody, voice, chief part (music), part; i.e., the counterpoint, contrapuntal or melodic line of primary importance, in opposition to . (German for ''secondary voice'') or is the seconda ...
. Accompaniment parts range from so simple that a beginner can play them (e.g., simple three-note
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chords in a traditional folk song) to so complex that only an advanced player or singer can perform them (e.g., the piano parts in
Schubert Franz Peter Schubert (; 31 January 179719 November 1828) was an Austrian composer of the late Classical period (music), Classical and early Romantic music, Romantic eras. Despite his short lifetime, Schubert left behind a vast oeuvre, includin ...

Schubert
's
Lieder ''Lied'' (, plural ''Lieder'' ; , plural , German for "song" and used indiscriminately for every kind of song in German) is a term to describe setting poetry to classical music Classical music generally refers to the formal musical tradition ...
art song An art song is a vocal music Vocal music is a type of singing Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist (in jazz and popular music). Singers perform music (arias, recit ...
s from the 19th century or vocal parts from a
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motet In Western classical music Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both Religious music, liturgical (Religion, religious) and secular music, secular music. Historically, the term 'classica ...
).


Definition

An accompanist is a musician who plays an accompaniment part. Accompanists often play
keyboard instrument A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument A musical instrument is a device created or adapted to make Music, musical sounds. In principle, any object that produces sound can be considered a musical instrument—it is through purpose that t ...
s (e.g.,
piano The piano is an acoustic Acoustic may refer to: Music Albums * Acoustic (Bayside EP), ''Acoustic'' (Bayside EP) * Acoustic (Britt Nicole EP), ''Acoustic'' (Britt Nicole EP) * Acoustic (Joey Cape and Tony Sly album), ''Acoustic'' (Joey Cape ...

piano
,
pipe organ #REDIRECT Pipe organ #REDIRECT Pipe organ #REDIRECT Pipe organ The pipe organ is a musical instrument A musical instrument is a device created or adapted to make Music, musical sounds. In principle, any object that produces sound can be consid ...

pipe organ
,
synthesizer A synthesizer (also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument An electronic musical instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound using electronics, electronic circuitry. Such an instrument sounds by outputting an el ...

synthesizer
) or, in folk music and traditional styles, a
guitar The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that typically has six string instrument, strings. It is held flat against the player's body and played by strumming or Plucked string instrument, plucking the strings with the dominant hand, while sim ...

guitar
. While
sight-reading Caravaggio's ''Rest on the Flight into Egypt'' (1594–96) In music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time to produce a composition through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the universal cultural ...
(the ability to play a notated piece of music without preparing it) is important for many types of musicians, it is essential for professional accompanists. In auditions for musical theater and orchestras, an accompanist will often have to sight read music. A number of
classical Classical may refer to: European antiquity *Classical antiquity, a period of history from roughly the 7th or 8th century B.C.E. to the 5th century C.E. centered on the Mediterranean Sea *Classical architecture, architecture derived from Greek and ...
pianist thumb The thumb is the first digit of the hand A hand is a prehensile, multi- fingered appendage located at the end of the forearm The forearm is the region of the upper limb between the Elbow-joint, elbow and the wrist. The term forear ...

pianist
s have found success as accompanists rather than soloists; arguably the best known example is
Gerald Moore Gerald Moore CBE (30 July 1899 – 13 March 1987) was an English classical pianist A pianist () is an individual musician who plays the piano. Since most forms of Western music can make use of the piano, pianists have a wide Piano repertoire, ...
, well known as a
Lied ''Lied'' (, plural ''Lieder'' ; , plural , German for "song" and used indiscriminately for every kind of song in German) is a term to describe setting poetry to classical music Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions ...
er accompanist. In some American schools, the term
collaborative pianoCollaborative piano is a discipline of music that combines piano performance, accompaniment, and music pedagogy (and often, vocal coaching). Genres Instrumental literature One responsibility of the collaborative pianist is to perform the piano ...
is used, and hence, the title "collaborative pianist" (or collaborative artist) is replacing the title accompanist, because in many
art song An art song is a vocal music Vocal music is a type of singing Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist (in jazz and popular music). Singers perform music (arias, recit ...
s and
contemporary classical music Contemporary classical music is classical music Classical music generally refers to the formal musical tradition of the Western world The Western world, also known as the West, refers to various regions, nations and state (polity), ...
songs, the piano part is complex and demands an advanced level of musicianship and technique. The term ''accompanist'' also refers to a musician (typically a pianist) who plays for singers, dancers, and other performers at an
audition An audition is a sample performance by an , , , or other performer. It typically involves the performer displaying their talent through a previously memorized and rehearsed solo piece or by performing a work or piece given to the performer at t ...
or
rehearsal A rehearsal is an activity in the performing arts that occurs as preparation for a performance A performance is an act of staging or presenting a play, concert, or other form of entertainment. It is also defined as the action or process of car ...

rehearsal
—but who does not necessarily participate in the ensemble that plays for the final performance (which might be an
orchestra An orchestra (; ) is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music Classical music generally refers to the formal musical tradition of the Western world The Western world, also known as the West, refers to various ...

orchestra
or a
big band A big band is a type of musical ensemble A musical ensemble, also known as a music group or musical group, is a group of people who perform instrumental An instrumental is a recording normally without any vocals, although it might incl ...

big band
).


Accompaniment figure

An accompaniment figure is a musical gesture used repeatedly in an accompaniment, such as: *
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and other
arpeggio '' and continue as accompaniment. A broken chord is a chord (music), chord broken into a sequence of notes. A broken chord may repeat some of the notes from the chord and span one or more octaves. An arpeggio () is a type of broken chord, in ...

arpeggio
figures *
Ostinati In music, an ostinato (derived from Italian: ''stubborn'', compare English, from Latin: 'obstinate') is a motif (music), motif or phrase (music), phrase that persistently repetition (music), repeats in the same musical part (music), voice, frequent ...

Ostinati
figures (repeated lines) or, in popular music,
riff A riff is a repeated chord progression In a musical composition File:Chord chart.svg, 250px, Jazz and rock genre musicians may memorize the melodies for a new song, which means that they only need to provide a chord chart to guide improvisi ...

riff
s Notated accompaniment may be indicated
obbligatoIn Western classical music Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both Religious music, liturgical (Religion, religious) and secular music, secular music. Historically, the term 'classical m ...
(obliged) or
ad libitum In music, biology, and drama, the phrase ''ad libitum'' (; from Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was originally spoken in the area around Rome ...
(at one's pleasure).


Dialogue accompaniment

Dialogue accompaniment is a form of
call and response Call and response is a form of interaction between a speaker and an audience in which the speaker's statements ("calls") are punctuated by responses from the listeners. This form is also used in music, where it falls under the general category of A ...
in which the lead and accompaniment alternate, the accompaniment playing during the rests of the lead and providing a drone or silence during the main melody or
vocal The human voice consists of sound In physics, sound is a vibration that propagates as an acoustic wave, through a transmission medium such as a gas, liquid or solid. In human physiology and psychology, sound is the ''reception'' of such ...
. van der Merwe, Peter (1989). ''Origins of the Popular Style: The Antecedents of Twentieth-Century Popular Music'', p.320. Oxford: Clarendon Press. .


Notation and improvisation

The accompaniment instrumentalists and/or singers can be provided with a fully notated accompaniment part written or printed on
sheet music Sheet music is a handwritten or printed form of musical notation Music notation or musical notation is any system used to visually represent aurally perceived music played with instrument (music), instruments or singing, sung by the hum ...

sheet music
. This is the norm in
Classical music Classical music generally refers to the formal musical tradition of the Western world The Western world, also known as the West, refers to various s, s and , depending on the context, most often consisting of the majority of , , and ...

Classical music
and in most large ensemble writing (e.g.,
orchestra An orchestra (; ) is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music Classical music generally refers to the formal musical tradition of the Western world The Western world, also known as the West, refers to various ...

orchestra
,
pit orchestra A pit orchestra is a type of orchestra that accompanies performers in musicals, operas, ballet Ballet () is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance The Italian Renaissance ( it, Rinascimento ), a peri ...
,
choir A choir (; also known as a chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers. Choral music, in turn, is the music written specifically for such an ensemble to perform. Choirs may perform music from the classical music repertoire, which spans ...

choir
). In
popular music Popular music is music Music is the of arranging s in time through the of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the aspects of all human societies. General include common elements such as (which governs and ), (and its ...
and
traditional music Folk music is a music genre A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time to produce a composition through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and t ...

traditional music
, the accompaniment instrumentalists often improvise their accompaniment, either based on a
lead sheet A lead sheet or fake sheet is a form of musical notation Music notation or musical notation is any system used to visually represent wikt:aurally, aurally perceived music played with instrument (music), instruments or singing, sung by the hu ...
or chord chart which indicates the
chord Chord may refer to: * Chord (music), an aggregate of musical pitches sounded simultaneously ** Guitar chord a chord played on a guitar, which has a particular tuning * Chord (geometry), a line segment joining two points on a curve * Chord (ast ...
s used in the
song A song is a musical composition Musical composition can refer to an piece or work of , either or , the of a musical piece or to the process of creating or writing a new piece of music. People who create new compositions are called s ...

song
or piece (e.g., C Major, d minor, G7, or Nashville Numbers or Roman numerals, such as I, ii, V7, etc.) or by "
playing by ear Playing or learning by ear is the ability of a performing musician to reproduce a piece of music they have heard, without having seen it Musical notation, notated in any form of sheet music. It is considered to be a desirable skill among musical pe ...
". To achieve a stylistic correct sound the accompaniment pattern should remind or imitate the original version using simila
rhythms and patterns
Chord-playing musicians (e.g., those playing
guitar The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that typically has six string instrument, strings. It is held flat against the player's body and played by strumming or Plucked string instrument, plucking the strings with the dominant hand, while sim ...

guitar
,
piano The piano is an acoustic Acoustic may refer to: Music Albums * Acoustic (Bayside EP), ''Acoustic'' (Bayside EP) * Acoustic (Britt Nicole EP), ''Acoustic'' (Britt Nicole EP) * Acoustic (Joey Cape and Tony Sly album), ''Acoustic'' (Joey Cape ...

piano
,
Hammond organ The Hammond organ is an electric organ invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert and first manufactured in 1935. Multiple models have been produced, most of which use sliding #Drawbars, drawbars to vary sounds. Until 1975, Hammond organs ...
, etc.) can improvise chords, "fill-in" melodic lines and solos from the chord chart. It is rare for chords to be fully written out in music notation in pop and traditional music. Some guitarists, bassists and other stringed instrumentalists read accompaniment parts using
tabulature tablature from the book "Orphenica Lyra" by Miguel de Fuenllana (1554). Red numerals (original) mark the vocal part. Tablature (or tabulature, or tab for short) is a form of musical notation Music notation or musical notation is any system us ...
(or "tab"), a notation system which shows the musician where on the instrument to play the notes. Drummers can play accompaniment by following the lead sheet, a sheet music part in music notation, or by playing by ear. In pop and traditional music, bass players, which may be
upright bass The double bass, also known simply as the bass (or by other names), is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed (or plucked) string instrument String instruments, stringed instruments, or chordophones are musical instruments that produce so ...
or
electric bass The bass guitar, electric bass or simply bass, is the lowest-pitched member of the guitar The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that typically has six string instrument, strings. It is held flat against the player's body and played ...

electric bass
, or another instrument, such as
bass synth A synthesizer (also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument An electronic musical instrument or electrophone is a musical instrument A musical instrument is a device created or adapted to make Music, musical sounds. In p ...
, depending on the style of music, are usually expected to be able to improvise a
bassline A bassline (also known as a bass line or bass part) is the term used in many styles of music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the universal cultural as ...
from a chord chart or learn the song from a recording. In some cases, an
arranger In music Music is the of arranging s in time through the of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the aspects of all human societies. General include common elements such as (which governs and ), (and its associated c ...
or
composer A composer (Latin wikt:compono, ''compōnō''; literally "one who puts together") is a person who writes musical composition, music, especially classical music in any form, including vocal music (for a Singing, singer or choir), instrumental mus ...

composer
may give a bassist a bass part that is fully written out in
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music notation
. In. some arranged music parts, there is a mix of written-out accompaniment and improvisation. For example, in a
big band A big band is a type of musical ensemble A musical ensemble, also known as a music group or musical group, is a group of people who perform instrumental An instrumental is a recording normally without any vocals, although it might incl ...

big band
bass part, the introduction and melody ("head") to a tune may have a fully notated bassline, but then for the improvised solos, the arranger may just write out chord symbols (e.g., Bb G7/c min F7), with the expectation that the bassist improvise her own
walking bass A bassline (also known as a bass line or bass part) is the term used in many styles of music, such as jazz, blues, funk, Dub music, dub and electronic music, electronic, traditional music, or classical music for the low-pitched Part (music), ins ...

walking bass
part.


See also

*
Accordion Accordions (from 19th-century German ''Akkordeon'', from ''Akkord''—"musical chord, concord of sounds") are a family of box-shaped musical instruments of the bellows-driven free reed aerophone, free-reed aerophone type, colloquially referred ...

Accordion
left hand *
Comping Comp, COMP or Comps may refer to: Places In England: * Comp, Kent In France: * Comps, Drôme * Comps, Gard * Comps, Gironde * Comps-la-Grand-Ville * Comps-sur-Artuby Arts, entertainment, and media ;Music *Accompaniment, especially in jazz **Co ...
*
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*
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*
Figured bass Figured bass, also called thoroughbass, is a kind of musical notation Music notation or musical notation is any system used to visually represent aurally perceived music played with instrument (music), instruments or singing, sung by the hum ...
(Basso continuo) *
Guitar picking Guitar picking is a group of hand and finger techniques a guitarist A guitarist (or a guitar player) is a person who plays the guitar The guitar is a fret (in the background, coloured white) and first four frets A fret is a space betwee ...
*
Hauptstimme In music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time to produce a composition through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the universal cultural Culture () is an umbrella term which encompasses the soc ...
*
Strum In music, strumming is a way of playing a stringed instrument such as a guitar, ukulele, or mandolin. A strum or stroke is a sweeping action where a finger or plectrum brushes over several Strings (music), strings to generate sound. On most str ...


References

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