This is a collection of six full-band accompaniments that I have used over the years for different student applications:
• Singing alone
• Singing in a group
• Choral Singing
• Playing on an instrument (all C instruments)
All work is original: the accompaniments were created and recorded by me.
Every accompaniment is recorded in a different musical style. With each song, there is an introduction and a bridge between the different sections. The main melody is usually played on a Piano sound, so the musician will know when to come in. The other parts are played on different instruments. Please know that with some of the songs, the melody is not played note-for-note. This was done intentionally, to allow the musician to sing/play more freely. This could also provide some opportunity for improvisation.
There are no DEMO recordings with this collection. This is because different users might choose to perform the songs in different ways: vocally, instrumentally, as a “theme and variations”, as a melodic improvisation, or perhaps a combination of all these. The musician will have to listen to each recording more than once, to figure out how the musical arrangement works.
Lyrics are not provided for the reason stated above, but can be easily found online. Most of the recordings have 3-4 verses. The musician will have the freedom to decide which verses to sing or not to sing, which verses to repeat, or which verses to sing or play as an instrumental interlude.
This collection was not meant to be used for learning the songs. Therefore, before attempting to sing/play along with these accompaniments, the musician should be familiar with the melody of each song.