After getting bored with my piano lessons a few months ago, I decided (a few days ago) that I wanted to get back into piano playing for fun. I really enjoy playing the piano but didn't enjoy the lessons that I was taking at all.
My primary reason for getting back into the piano was to be able to accompany myself (primarily using chords) when singing. I spent a few hours yesterday just finding the chords online to various songs and roughly singing along while playing them. However, the accompaniment doesn't sound very 'full', but rather just a chord played every line or so.
A few years ago, I was in a show alongside another actor, who was a very talented musician. Sometimes during breaks, he would sit down at the piano and he would accompany the cast in just singing various songs. However, despite using what looked like very similar online sources for chords as I am, his playing combined with the singer's voices to create a sound that sounded like it could be performed, unlike my basic chords.
Is there anything I can do, any exercises or techniques, that will make my chord-playing sound like a proper accompaniment? I assume it's to do with how the chord is played (in terms of alternating fingers or playing each note of the chord one after the other, etc).
Thanks for any help, Oli.