Description: In this piano masterclass, acclaimed pianist David Cook shows you why he’s been so in-demand with artists like Taylor Swift, Lizz Wright, Natasha Bedingfield, Jennifer Hudson, Marianne Faithful, etc. David discusses and demonstrates some key concepts for accompanying vocalists like harmonic variation, rhythmic variation, leading, following and more.
Topics Covered: understanding the singer’s needs, providing harmony, rhythm, countermelody, establishing a musical conversation, reharmonizing melodies, building a connection with the audience, supporting the melody, being musical, leading and following, etc.
Piano, Accompanying a vocalist, Harmony
David Cook has performed and/or recorded with:
Taylor Swift, Lizz Wright, Natasha Bedingfield, Marianne Faithful, Jennifer Hudson, Shayna Steele, Darius DeHaas, Billy Porter, Utada Hikaru, Sybersound, Martin Stephenson, Rees Shad, Bill Nelson, Kristen Hall, Yen, Jerry Jeff Walker, Baby Huey, Francois Moutin, Michael Blanco, Nicholas D’Amato, Greg Howe, Scott Sharrard, Al Street, Arun Luthra, Bob Reynolds, Mark Small, Sunny Jain, Alan Ferber, Asuka Kakatani, JC Sanford, Bjorkestra, Exegesis, Obed Calvaire, Dennis Chambers, Jay Collins, Quincy Davis, Shane Endsley, John Ellis, Nir Felder, Tomas Fujiwara, Janek Gwizdala, Paul Keller, Pete McCann, Donny McCaslin, John O’Gallagher, Ulysses Owens, Rich Perry, Lew Soloff, Victor Wooten, Buckwheat Zydeco, Dan Warburton, Ace Frehley, Rees Shad, Bloom, Fuzzy, The Memphis Pilgrims, Graham Parker, The Connells, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Blackfish, Dog Society, Hans Theessink, Nick Cave, Royal Crescent Mob, The Innocence Mission, The JudyBats, The B-52’s, Hugo Largo, Joe Henry, Syd Straw, Crumbsuckers, Agitpop, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Jennifer Rush.
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